• Sarah Nantel

OUR RUSTIC ITALIAN INSPIRED WEDDING


Today, Mark and I celebrate our wedding anniversary. Where the heck has the time gone!? I know everyone says that, but honestly, time has just flown by!

I thought it would be fun to take a look back on our wedding day, so here it goes;


Our wedding took place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the summer. I love DIY's and being crafty so almost all of my details were handmade or purchased from Etsy. Our theme was Italian, vintage, rustic & romantic which I felt was reflected in the soft colors, the simple and sweet florals, my romantic lace and tulle gown, and lots of wood and lace details throughout.


Quick backstory – My mom, sister, and I had traveled to Italy in the summer of 2011 and I fell in love with everything from the food, the cities, the wine, and the culture. Fast forward to when we were choosing our venue, I knew I wanted something as amazing as Italy itself. Bonterra really brought me back to that amazing trip I had taken the year before with its beautiful patio, delicious food, and its rustic old-world charm. The ambiance of Bonterra’s patio was the perfect place for us to say I Do and celebrate with our family and friends.


I love my Lazaro wedding dress so much. Not only was the mermaid style perfect for me, but the mixture of tulle and lace was exactly what I wanted! For the reception, I added a Lazaro beaded satin belt to mix things up. It was stunning! For our wedding party, I chose the colors and fabric for the girls. We went with two tones of coral chiffon, but had them choose which dress they liked best on their bodies. Mark and I thought grey/black was best for the guys so we kept it classic.


One of my favorite parts of our wedding day was our "First Look" at a little overgrown garden/fountain that we often took walks through as a couple. When I look back at the photos of this day, it honestly makes me so happy. Although years go by and styles change, there is very little I would do differently. Our wedding day was so perfect and I’m so happy to be on this journey with Mark.


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Wedding Photography: Katch Studios | Wedding Venue: Bonterra Trattoria Restaurant in Calgary, Canada | Floral Design: Blue Hydrangea Floral Boutique| Thank You Card Design: Chic Weddings by Jamie Irene | Wedding Dress: Lazaro






A brown rustic wedding invitation laying on a piece of lace and burlap.

A Lazaro satin wedding belt embellished with pearls and crystals.

A white Lazaro wedding dress off lace and tulle hanging from a window on the wedding day.



A pair of rose gold crystal wedding shoes for a bride.

A pair of rose gold crystal wedding shoes for a bride.

A bride and grooms wedding rings laying together amongst flowers on the wedding day.

A bride in a tulle and lace wedding dress and a groom in a grey suit standing under some trees next to a fountain on their wedding day.

A bride in a tulle and lace wedding dress and a groom in a grey suit standing under some trees next to a fountain on their wedding day.

A Tiffany box sitting on a concrete bench with the bride and groom on their wedding day.

A bride and groom standing together holding a romantic bouquet of flowers.

A bride in a tulle and lace wedding dress standing with her groom in a grey suit on their wedding day.

A bride in her lace and tulle wedding dress posing with her groom on their wedding day.

Wedding bouquets of fresh romantic flowers laying together.

A singer at a wedding standing at a microphone singing to guests.

A tray of champagne flutes on a brown tray lined with a white cloth being passed out at a wedding.

A white plate filled with bruschetta being served to guests at a wedding.

A string of lace displaying guests names at a wedding.

A wooden stand with lace rows displaying guests names at a wedding.

A guest book being signed on a table next to a vase of flowers at a rustic iItalian Inspired wedding.

A wooden post displaying some wooden signs at a rustic Italian wedding.

Some wooden signs at a rustic Italian inspired wedding with Italian city names written on them.

A large bouquet of babys breath tied to a chair with a white satin ribbon at the aisle of an Italian inspired wedding.

A vase of garden flowers sitting in a clear vase at a rustic Italian inspired wedding.

A bride on her wedding day wearing a lace veil getting ready to walk down the aisle.

A bride on her wedding day wearing a lace veil getting ready to walk down the aisle.

A bride wearing a lace and tulle Lazaro wedding dress is holding a bouquet of garden flowers on her wedding day.

A groom wearing a grey suit is standing waiting for his bride on their wedding day.

A wedding party dressed in their wedding attire is waiting for the bride as she walks down the aisle on her wedding day.

A bride wearing a lace and tulle Lazaro wedding dress is holding a bouquet of garden flowers on her wedding day walks down the aisle with her father.

A bride wearing a lace and tulle Lazaro wedding dress is holding a bouquet of garden flowers as she walks down the aisle with her father on her wedding day.

A bride in a tulle and lace Lazaro wedding dress hold her grooms hands at the alter on their wedding day.

A bride wearing a lace and tulle Lazaro dress holds her grooms hands under a crystal chandelier on their wedding day.

A bride and groom kiss under a crystal chandelier at their rustic Italian inspired wedding.

A bride and groom kiss under a crystal chandelier at their rustic Italian inspired wedding.

A table elegantly set at a rustic Italian inspired wedding with garden flowers, wooden rounds, and mason jars wrapped with lace.

A bride wearing a lace Lazaro wedding dress is holding a large bouquet of romantic garden flowers on her wedding day.

A table of cake pops and a wooden sign at a wedding.

Bride and groom cake pops at a wedding.

A table set at a rustic Italian inspired wedding with garden flowers, wooden rounds, and mason jars wrapped with lace in front of a wall of wine bottles.

A table set at a rustic Italian inspired wedding with romantic garden flowers, wooden rounds, and mason jars wrapped with lace awaits guests.

A thank you note sits on a table set at a rustic Italian inspired wedding with romantic garden flowers, wooden rounds, and mason jars wrapped with lace awaits guests.

A table set at a rustic Italian inspired wedding with romantic garden flowers, wooden rounds, and mason jars wrapped with lace awaits guests.

Lace wrapped mason jars on top of wooden rounds old a beautiful garden bouquet on top of a wooden shelf in a rustic Italian restaurant.

A bride and groom kiss under a crystal chandelier at their rustic Italian inspired wedding.

A bride and groom walk off into the sunset on their wedding day hand in hand.

A rustic buttercream white wedding cake decorated with succulents on a wedding day.

A close up shot of some green succulents on a white wedding cake at an Italian inspired wedding.

A rustic barn window displayed at a rustic Italian inspired wedding with white calligraphy writing on it.

Lace wrapped mason jars on top of wooden rounds old a beautiful garden bouquet and sit beside a bride and grooms engagement photo on top of a wooden shelf in a rustic Italian restaurant.

A bride and grooms sweetheart table is topped with a white linen table cloth and show off a beautiful garden bouquet in a lace wrapped mason jar on top of wooden rounds finished off with a mr. and mrs. burlap banner in a rustic Italian restaurant.

A bride in a lace and tulle Lazaro wedding dress is kissing her groom in his light grey suit beneath a brick archway in a rustic Italian restaurant.

A delicious Italian white chocolate cheese cake plated on white plates with a spring of mint at a wedding dinner.

Homemade jam jars tied with twine are stacked as wedding favours at a rustic Italian inspired wedding.

A bride and groom dance together beneath the stars as guests watch.

A bride and groom standing in an elevator.

A bride and groom kiss beneath a crystal chandelier on their wedding day.

A bride wearing a lace Lazaro wedding dress is holding a large bouquet of romantic garden flowers on her wedding day.

A table set at a rustic Italian inspired wedding with romantic garden flowers, wooden rounds, and mason jars wrapped with lace awaits guests.

A green, pink, yellow and white wedding bouquet over a seating chart with lace and clothes pins.

Bride and Groom kissing each other on their wedding day on a rustic patio.





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