Brooke & Paul
The romance of an elopement always gets our hearts beating a little faster in these parts. Brooke & Paul flew Dan Cartwright and Playback Studios to capture their day as it unfolded (you might also remember their engagement photos we featured earlier this year).
The couple met at home – they grew up on the same street! Brooke tells “We actually both lived in the same street and met when we were 13 years old. We had a crush on each other for years and finally got together at the age of 20.”
The couple got ready together at the beautiful Luna Baglioni. Brooke remembering one of the funnier stories of the day. “Paul was unable to tie to bow tie! Everyone tried and for some reason no one could get it right. All males in the hotel came to our room and tried their best, but …..nothing. An employee grabbed Paul’s hand and ran him over the street to a designer suit store and the owner of the store gave Paul a new completed bow tie which was 200 euro! But insisted it was on the house and to have a beautiful day. Such a kind heart that man had.”
Brooke chose a strapless ballgown from Miss Gowns, noting “My dress way tulle overlay-ed with lace, it had a sweet heart neck line with a removable lace bodice. The dress was A-lined and moved beautifully.”
Brooke and Paul were married at Cavalli Palace. Brooke noting “We were legally married in one of the buildings which is the only place you can legally sign the documents.”
Of their photographer, Brooke remarks “Dan Cartwright was simply amazing, I loved having him around and still miss him. He was our friend when we needed him to be, always making us laugh and then serious and professional when he was working. I was relaxed around him and he made me laugh constantly. I can’t even explain how much he nailed the brief.”
Back at their hotel, Luna Baglioni the couple exchanged their vows privately.
Paul and Brooke worked with My Italian Wedding Wedding Planner to plan every element of their day – right down to an intimate reception for two.
The couple flew Playback Studios to Venice to capture their wedding day in motion, the snow capped mountains setting the scene for the story to be told in a very special way.
Congratulations Brooke and Paul! Thank you for sharing your beautiful elopement with us! Thank you to Dan Cartwright for sharing today’s festivities with us!
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