Alice & Andrea | Retro Style Wedding at Town Hall

I’m a real sucker for city hall nuptials – maybe for their simplicity, or the nostalgia they elicit. Whatever the reason, Alice and Andrea’s wedding at an Italian town hall is a perfect example of what makes them so special…

A storm of confetti was the perfect way to kick of the celebration!

After the ceremony, the bride and groom took a few portraits among the autumn leaves, then joined their guests at a nearby restaurant for lunch.

Lunch took place at a restaurant in the same building as the town hall…

Instead of numbers, tables were named after different shapes of pasta. Guests found their names on cards nestled into brown bags of spaghetti, farfalle, and others.

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  Since we weren’t having a church ceremony, we were looking for a nice location with a town hall and nearby restaurant. We found it in Verdello, with a beautiful town hall located in an 18th-century villa, and the restaurant was located in the same building just a few steps away.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  We wanted our wedding to be more like a big party with family and friends than a wedding following the “classic wedding rules.” That’s why we didn’t go for a white dress and tuxedo – we just wanted to look nice and comfortable to receive our guests. In a stylish way of course.

What was your favourite moment or part of the day?  The best part of the day was just after the ceremony, when we eventually got the chance to relax and spend time and have fun with our guests.

What advice do you have for other brides?  You’ll receive lots of advice, so the best thing to do is to take it all in, then just let it be and go with the flow. We wanted to avoid bridezilla moments and just enjoy the process of planning our wedding.

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day?  It was the perfect day, just as we wanted it to be. Great people, fine food and wine, and a sophisticated but easy going party to tell everyone that we got married!



Photography: Giuli & Giordi / Ceremony venue: town hall in Verdello Bergamo, Italy / Reception venue: Villa Giavazzi / Bride’s attire: Vivienne Westwood / Groom’s attire: Tom Ford


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