When I first saw WPIC alumni Jennifer LaVie’s wedding on Facebook last year I was floored! She has this magic touch to make everything she does stand out and does it in such a way that it is romantic, unique and different than anything else I have seen. Prince Edward Island is lucky to have her and her company, Kiss the Bride.
Her very own wedding in the Italian countryside gave me goosebumps and I practically begged her to let us feature it (okay, okay I really and truly did beg her). If romance, sunsets and true love are your thing, then this one’s for you!
Congratulations, and thank you for allowing us to share your gorgeous wedding and heartfelt words with us, Jennifer and Shawn!
“Going to Italy has been a dream of mine for a long time, and I assumed that it was a long way off. I certainly never thought I’d get to go for something as amazing as photographing a wedding. Shawn & Jennifer are a very lovely, genuine couple, so to travel to such an incredible place to photograph the wedding of such an incredible couple literally was a dream come true for me. I am so grateful to have been invited along to be a part of their beautiful wedding adventure in Italy.” -Heather Wilkinson of Heather Wilkinson Photographer
“A lot of people questioned us when we decided to get married so far away from home. It wasn’t easy, but it was definitely worth it. We had a ton of stressful paperwork to endure for the legality of being married in Italy as well as through the church. We struggled against language barriers, culture differences, time zones. We delayed the wedding for over a year to allow extra time for everyone to plan and save (including us). In short, it felt like we waited a decade. We now look back at that time with so much happiness. It was absolutely the most amazing 3.5 weeks of our lives. Side note – thank you to my mom who at times literally pulled me through days where I thought I couldn’t endure the stress any more.
Cocktail Catering & Handmade Gelato: Bar Gelateria Tre Archi
Rehearsal Dinner: Ristorante Re Squarchio Petritoli
Travel: Travel Deals – Janet Ingham – Your Destination Expert
Cocktail Venue: Osteria de Le Cornacchie
Photo & video: Heather Wilkinson | photographer
Accessories: Accessories by Talia
Stationery: Noteworthy Design Co.
Flowers: Roberto Monaldi
Italian Planner: Italian Weddings in Le Marche Blog – Wedding Planner Marche