When this delightful couple reached out to us to capture their wedding in Apulia, it was an immediate honor. Envisioning azure skies, crystal-clear seas, charming farmhouses, delectable cuisine, and the iconic olive groves that define this enchanting region, we eagerly anticipated the celebration. We hold dear the memories of a Swiss couple who chose the beautiful Tenuta Monacelli, nestled among olive trees just a stone’s throw from Lecce, to declare their love.
The day commenced with the couple’s preparations in the early afternoon. Two separate rooms at the estate accommodated bridesmaids and groomsmen, while the bride had the privilege of using the main tower, the tallest structure at Tenuta Monacelli. The bride’s gown remained concealed until the moment of dressing, unveiling a spectacle that left everyone in awe.
Following the preparations, the groom and guests joined us on a coach to reach the venue for the ceremony: the Church of San Matteo in the heart of Lecce. Accompanied by his father, the groom walked down the aisle, followed by pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen. The bride made a fairytale entrance in a stunning Rolls Royce, driven by her brother. The emotional union at the altar was met with applause and tears of joy.
After the heartfelt ceremony led by the French-speaking priest, the newlyweds exited the church amidst well-wishes and a shower of petals. As the sun began to set, we made our way to Tenuta Monacelli, already adorned with picturesque lights that stood out against the blue sky during the magical blue hour.
Seizing the last rays of sun and the azure sky, we captured unforgettable shots of the couple amidst the olive groves and the enchanting atmosphere of the estate. An opportunity to immortalize the beauty of the moment before the start of the aperitif, marking the beginning of an unforgettable evening.
The couple’s grand entrance into the villa, greeted by applause, signaled the start of a toast that marked the beginning of dinner. With the estate lights aglow, guests moved between the string lights and olive trees for a unique dining experience. Heartfelt speeches from close relatives added a personal touch, moving everyone present.
After the poolside cake cutting, the evening unfolded with dancing, singing, and the sweetness of Nutella crêpes. A perfect finale for such a special day, where love triumphed under the starry skies of beautiful Puglia.
In conclusion, the wedding in Apulia at Tenuta Monacelli was a dreamy experience, an emotional journey amidst tradition, scenic beauty, and shared love. The choice of this Swiss couple to celebrate their destiny in Italy made the day even more memorable, confirming Puglia as the ideal destination for fairytale weddings. The magical atmosphere, unforgettable captures, and shared emotions made this wedding a unique experience, nestled among olive groves and the blue sea of the captivating Tenuta Monacelli.
For couples seeking a destination wedding that combines romance, tradition, and natural beauty, Apulia stands out as a hidden gem. Known as the “heel of Italy’s boot,” this region offers a picturesque backdrop for couples looking to exchange vows in a unique and unforgettable setting.
Puglia boasts a diverse landscape that includes rolling hills, historic olive groves, and a stunning coastline along the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The charming countryside is dotted with traditional white-washed trulli, adding a touch of fairytale magic to the surroundings.
Puglia is steeped in history, with ancient towns and cities showcasing Baroque architecture, medieval castles, and Roman ruins. Lecce, known as the “Florence of the South,” is a prime example of the region’s rich cultural heritage. Couples can choose to exchange vows in historic churches or amid the timeless beauty of centuries-old olive groves.
One cannot speak of Apulia without mentioning its delectable cuisine. From fresh seafood along the coast to locally-produced olive oil and wines, couples can treat their guests to a culinary journey that reflects the region’s gastronomic excellence. A Puglian wedding is not just a celebration of love but also an indulgence in the finest flavors the region has to offer.
Puglia is renowned for its warm hospitality and the genuine warmth of its people. Choosing a destination wedding in Apulia allows couples and their guests to immerse themselves in authentic Italian experiences, from traditional folk music to lively festivals that capture the essence of local culture.
Our experience at Tenuta Monacelli perfectly encapsulates the timeless romance that Apulia offers. Nestled amidst olive groves, this picturesque estate provides an idyllic setting for couples seeking a blend of sophistication and natural beauty. The historic charm of the venue, combined with the warmth of Apulian hospitality, creates an atmosphere where love blossoms and memories are crafted.
In conclusion, a Apulian wedding at Tenuta Monacelli is not just an event; it’s an enchanting journey where couples can declare their love surrounded by the beauty of nature and the rich cultural tapestry of Apulia. From the captivating landscapes to the heartfelt traditions, Apulia offers a canvas upon which couples can paint their love story, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Choosing Apulia for a destination wedding is an invitation to embark on a romantic adventure, where every moment is infused with the magic of this timeless Italian region.