Do you ever feel like the wedding planning is just getting too much? Are you overwhelmed by all there is to do? Do you sometimes feel like your wedding is not about you and your man anymore? Do wish you could just run away and elope…
Meet our gorgeous couple, Gianni and Efi… they didn’t run away… but seeing their romantic Italian elopement in Venice could persuade the sanest of brides and grooms to do just that…
We decided to marry in Venezia, Italy because Venezia is the most romantic city in the world!
I saw my dress on a website and loved it straight away. I like the pink colour and all the details of white!!
Our wedding photographer, Luca Fazzolari was the best photographer imaginable! He made us so happy, very professional and funny too! Thank you Luca for your wonderful photos.
Gianni and I met in the summer of 2010 in a village 500 km from my home. I was on holiday and my man was a barkeeper at a beach bar I went to.
We had many friends in common and one of them arranged for us all to go out together. When I saw Gianni that first night, I was so crazy about him. He said that I was his future wife and the mother of his children. But we didn’t talk outside! That was just our thoughts!
After that night we met another night and I could’ t keep it in any longer, so I told to him that I liked him. He felt the same for me too.
The next day we had our first date and we’ve been together ever since.
My proposal was so romantic ! He was totally stressed but so sweet, it was at the same place as our first date!! He said so many romantic things and it was so unique.
If I could impart any words of wisdom to future brides? The only thing that you have to do is enjoy!!! Do all the details and prepare with love and patience.
And the most memorable part of our wedding? When my man proposed of course :)
What an absolutely ADORABLE couple and incredibly romantic setting, Venice in Italy. Is it your dream to elope? I’m sure every couple has a moment when the wish they could ;)
Founder and Editor of the WTW blog. Sonia set up Want That Wedding over 5 years ago - after her own wedding day.
During the planning process, Sonia realised she had a mad crazy love for all things wedding and continues to be a total wedding obsessive to this very day!
Happiest when swooning over newlyweds real weddings or beautiful wedding dresses... she's also an incurable romantic who is rather fond of anything that glitters.
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