destination wedding langhe
Welcome Dinner in the Wine Cellar
It all began with an authentic Italian experience: a tasting of the very best wines along with typical Italian aperitifs.
A luxury destination wedding within the kingdom of the vineyards: the Langhe. On the eve of the wedding the couple, the Lebanese groom and his Ukrainian bride, welcomed their guests at la Torricella, a farm holiday venue with a Wine Spa, offering wine tasting in the cellar: a way to thank them for having come such a long way and to enjoy the wine and the aperitifs on the terrace, giving them a chance to experience a slice of authentic Italian life.
On the day of the wedding two people from cultures with very different traditions came together in the splendid, renowned Italian region and offered their families and friends a unique, exclusive moment in a luxurious, evocative venue set in the Piedmontese hills of the Langhe area: il Boscareto Resort & spa.
Excellent food and drink is a must in this place: a Michelin 2 starred restaurant, together with noble, elegant wines from the Batasiolo cellar, including the highest quality, prestigious cru di Barolo.
The guests, who were granted exclusive use of the whole venue and the spa, were able to attend the event in the swimming pool, making the most of the sunshine, relaxing and tasting good wines, and were then able to take advantage of personalised services, such as the private hairdresser and make-up artist brought together on the spot to meet all the beauty requirements of the fairer sex.
The wedding reception proper began at sunset: it was a genuine wedding party – the civil ceremonies had already been conducted in Switzerland, where they are resident – with the triumphal entry of the newly-weds, a moment known as the Zaffe in Arabic, accompanied by Middle Eastern music, including popular Lebanese wedding songs like “Mabrouk”, and then they took up their places on the terrace with its view of the Langhe hills to enjoy the gourmet Italian aperitifs. The live music, befitting perfectly the cultural melting pot which had been created, continued with the band, which had studied the two cultures and extended their repertoire specially for the occasion (and may I just say, this is what real bands do), delighting the guests with typical Lebanese wedding dances mixed with popular Ukrainian ones, and not omitting Italian traditions for the occasion with tunes like ‘O Sole Mio’ and dances like the Tarantella.
The seated dinner followed in the grand salon in an ethereal setting: floral decorations of white roses alternating with pink ones, in accordance with the bride’s elegant taste and also reflected in her hairstyle, enhanced by a silk creation by Cristina & Signorina.
The Master of Ceremonies, the best friend of the bride, sitting between the newly-weds, entertained the guests with the readings and toasts loved by foreigners, and got the beautiful bridesmaids involved during the dinner which made the event even more emotional.
The fairytale became even more magical with the cutting of the cake in a typical Italian garden in the Langhe hills, lit up by many small LEDs scattered around the venue and a breath-taking blaze of firework fountains to complete a very elegant and scenic setting. At the end of a day dedicated to the true Italian “dolce vita,” there was also an ice cream cart during the evening party.
Last but not least, throughout the day the guests were immersed in a sensory experience, the atmosphere laden with the exotic Middle Eastern scents so dear to the newlyweds, creating an extra sense of emotional involvement that made the wedding day unforgettable.
To make them feel at home I diffused the scent of Lebanese cedar using essential oils and candles. The cedar in the flag of Lebanon symbolises immortality and steadfastness and is considered a monument to eternal love in La Morra, in the Langhe District, their favourite wine region!
. Venue: Il Boscareto Resort & spa – Langhe e terre del Barolo – UNESCO World Heritage
. Food: Ristorante La Rei di Fabrizio Tesse – one Michelin star
. Wines: cantina Batasiolo
. Welcome Dinner: La Torricella Agriturismo, Cantina Diego Pressenda
. Color Palette: blush pink and white
. Fil Rouge: il vino e la Dolce Vita italiana
. Bridal Headpiece: Cristina & Signorina
. Flowers: white Roses and blush pink Roses
. Bouquet: Eucalyptus and Lavender
A sensory and emotional experience: a land fragrant with the fresh smell of the first rain to fall on the vines – a shimmering mosaic pool looking out on the vineyards – essential oil of Lebanese Cedar – Barolo DOCG – Mabrouk
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