Linda is graphic designer for Meccano Floreal and creative director for Il Lazzaretto and Silvia is a former Basketball player and founder of Pink Basket Official. Together they travel the world on bicycle.
The couple held their ceremony at Palazzo Reale, at the very centre of Milan and right next door to Piazza Duomo. "In Italy it’s compulsory to marry have a civil ceremony at the council, so we choose the nicest in our town. We wanted to marry in Milan because we met and live there and it was very important for us to have our ceremony in Milan. Inspired by the 1950's in Italy, the couple arrived at the ceremony driving a vintage FIAT 500. We chose photographers Ordine della Giarrettiera to capture our day."
The reception was the day after Linda and Silvia's civil ceremony in Valle del Curone, which is about one hour north of Milan amongst untouched nature. The couple held their reception at Galbusera Nera - a very secluded and intimate venue in the middle of the hills and the vineyards. "There are no cars allowed at the location and the venue could only be reached by a fifteen minute walk. We enjoyed aperitifs and dinner outside with stunning views of the sunset on the vineyards." The couple preferred a relaxed approach with their 40 guests and didn't wish to allocate seats or a specific seating arrangement.
"We wanted our families and friends to celebrate with us, especially our friends whom we consider to be our family. Sleeping at Galbusera Nera, waking up in the middle of nature and spending the following together was just incredible!"
For the ceremony Linda and Silvia both wore matching Dolce & Gabbana dresses and heels. The following day for the couple's reception the couple changed from florals and pinks into black. Silvia wore a simple and comfortable Paul Smith dress and Linda wore a black jumpsuit from Max Mara.
"The ceremony was beautiful and touching however, our party the day after was incredible. Everything was very casual and perfect. We had so much fun! We just followed our own style and tried to keep everything very simple, but refined."
Ceremony location : Palazzo Reale Milano @palazzorealemilano | Reception Location : Galbusera Nera
@agriturismolacosta | Photographer : Ordine della Giarrettiera @ordinedellagiarrettiera | Entertainment : Jazz Lag @jazzlag | Flora: Potafiori @ potafiori | Catering, Beverages + Cake : Galbusera Nera @agriturismolacosta | HMUA : Giulia Ronzoni | Stationery : Linda, the bride | Ceremony Dresses + Shoes : Dolce & Gabbana | Reception Outfits : Paul Smith (Silvia) + Max Mara (Linda) | Rings : Tiffany + Co |