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Real Wedding | Ida & Marc-Antoine

Tell us a little about yourselves!

We are Ida and Marco, we met during our studies in Dublin, Ireland in 2011. Marco was studying IT and Ida was studying Interior Architecture when they met. After 7-8 years in Dublin, they moved to Oslo to be closer to ida’s family.

Today we live in our apartment in the heart of Oslo with our three fur babies, our dog Asterix and our two ragdolls, Idefix and Milou. 

Why did you decide to get married where you did?

We found our wedding planner LaLindi on social media, and we fell in love with the aesthetics and atmosphere she had created with previous weddings. We looked into getting married in Oslo and or Lyon, where Marco is from, but because our guests were travelling from locations such as Dublin, Geneva, Oslo and Lyon, we decided to do a destination wedding for both ourselves and our guests. It also helps that Italy has some of the best food and wine and through our travels we have fallen in love with the aperitivo culture. And of course not to mention, Italy has more stable weather.

We decided to have our symbolic ceremony and party in Tuscany in May and we are going to have our legal civil ceremony and a small and intimate reception with close family and friends in Oslo this coming July.

How many guests did you have?

62 were invited and 50 made the trip to Italy.

What was your budget?

We went beyond our initial budget of €25K and ended up with a total of approximately € 30K - but it was worth it in the end, looking back at the amazing weekend we had with all our guests.

Tell us about your outfits.

I fell in love with my dress a couple of years before the wedding. Knowing that I didn't want anything ordinary and hadn't found anything that I felt was me in a traditional bridal shop, I ended up with a dress from the Danish brand Ganni. The dress was handmade, with pearls and beads, making the dress weigh at least 2kg.

I had conflicting thoughts about whether or not to wear a veil and I decided to create a large bow with a train to elevate the dress to a more bridal look. The dress also needed to be altered in the waist for a little less A-line shape, since Im only 1.60m height, I decided to hand sew a belt and to hide the belt with the bow and train. On the train I decided to embroider our new family name Weum-Pelletier and the date of our wedding in Tuscany, 11.05.2024.

With the shape of the dress having a nod to the 60s, I decided on continuing on that period with the rest of the styling, with the hair, the makeup giving a Scandinavian and natural look, the Mary Janes and black cat eye sunglasses- making the look more cohesive.

For the second dress, I found a mirror disc slip dress in silver from & Other Stories, which I decided to style with a shirt dress with a big collar from Ganni and with heeled mules from ATP.

Marco wore a navy, double breasted suit, a white shirt with cognac colored loafers, giving a classic, cool, slightly Italian vibe. The suit was paired with a light blue linen handkerchief and cufflinks from a small business we found during our Christmas holiday in Lyon.

What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?

Everything, if you are allowed to say that! We wanted our wedding to be cohesive throughout - from small to big details. Our main priority was to give our guests a weekend they wouldn't forget, especially since so many took days off work and even brought some of their families along for the trip. Many guests made it into a holiday, spending time in Italy before and after the wedding.

But perhaps the most important was our wedding planner Valentina from LaLindi. None of us speak Italian, and we wouldn't have come across the vendors and location without her.

Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate?

Our pets couldn't make the trip to Italy, so we wanted to incorporate them in the wedding by adding their faces to napkins found on Etsy.

Our Lego guest book was very important to incorporate, we both have a love for Lego and we wanted to create a new wall piece for our apartment, with Lego minifigures. Our guests were able to create their own min figure to represent themselves, using their imagination and creativity. We ended up creating an oak wood frame for the lego minifigures and hanging it up on the wall in our living room.  

For us it was important that all aspects of the wedding with all the details, big and small, felt cohesive and nothing was out of place. We wanted our wedding to represent us, by having a relaxed, fun and colourful aesthetic and atmosphere. We also just wanted the wedding to be unique.

Any tips for couples getting married?

Remember, it is your day! It can be hard to guide yourself through everyone's opinions, but in the end it is your day and it is most important that you are satisfied and happy. It is all about you as a couple and the journey you will now begin as a married couple.

I also would like to recommend, not rushing off to a honeymoon (unless it's a long one, and you can spend a couple days in bed right after the wedding) and back to work once your wedding day is over, because the stress and the emotions leading up to the wedding day and on the day itself will bubble over once celebrations end.

Are there any vendors that you would like to tell us a little more about?

We were thrilled by our photographer and videographer Samantha Rivieccio both during our day and the results after. Both Marco and I are a bit camera shy, but she made us feel relaxed and we ended up enjoying being in front of the camera. She also used a combination of digital camera, old school camera and a super 8 to capture our day, and we love the result. Loved it so much we struggled to select the photos for our thank you cards.

Photography & Super 8 Film: Samantha Rivieccio @samantharivieccio | Planning + Styling: LaLindi @lalindi_bryllup | Flora: Criluflower @criluflower | Ceremony + Reception Location: Villa Castelletto @villacastelletto_ | Celebrant: Brides MOH/cousin | MUA: Giulia Petreni @giuliapetreni_makeupartist | Hair: Elena Mersi @elenamersihair | Catering, Beverages & Cake: Glicine | Stationery: Design and printed by Bride with Etsy @etsy | Entertainment: Genesi Music @genesi.musicservice | Ceremony Dress: Ganni Repeat @ganni with Handmade bow by the bride | Reception Dress: & Other Stories @andotherstories | Suit: Boggi Milano @boggimilanoofficial suit with Eton @etonshirts shirt, Vagabond shoes @vagabondshoemakers | Engagement Ring: Nangi Fine Jewelry @nangifinejewelry | Wedding Rings: Inherited rings from brides family, resized | Shoes: Mary Janes from Vagabond @vagabondshoemakers | Handkerchief & Cufflinks: Le Colonel @lecolonel_official | Brides Sunglasses: Le Specs @lespecs


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