Palazzo Contarini Polignac: a Romantic wedding in Venice Italy
Two worlds melted together in a wedding at Palazzo Contarini Poligac, in Venice.
Giulia and Gabriel got married in Venice at Palazzo Contarini Polignac on a sunny day of June. She’s from Italy, he’s from Libano, two different worlds connected by the strong love of these two beautiful guys.
We were so happy when we received their request for organizing their wedding in Venice, that we had no doubt on the location for the reception: the Palazzo Contarini Polignac would have been perfect for them and so it was.
But before telling you about this beautiful palazzo facing the Grand Canal, let’s know this touching couple who sent us this sweet review about our work.
When we met Giulia and Gabriel, we truly understood what love is. Their eyes were the reflection of their admiration for each other and their simplicity was the synonym of pure love.
The thing that touched us the most was seeing Giulia smiling a lot with Gabriel, her laugh was a sincere as a sign of their deep complicity, this is one of the reasons why we chose daisies as their wedding flowers.
The orthodox ceremony at San Giorgio dei Greci church
Giulia and Gabriel got married at San Giorgio dei Greci church with an Orthodox wedding ceremony, which is characterized by the touching rite of the crowns, the symbol of a new beginning. Through this ritual, the bride and the groom become the king and queen of a new family, choosing to share both responsibilities and privileges.
Attending an Orthodox wedding ceremony is always moving, even if it’s not the first time for us. We perfectly remember Nelea and Edward’s wedding, for example, which was incredibly touching as well.
Then, after the ceremony, the just-married couple took some time for the photoshoot, which partially took place on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, where they had St. Mark’s and the Doge’s Palace as a background.
The wedding reception at Palazzo Contarini Polignac
Palazzo Contarini Polignac is an elegant Venetian palazzo built around the mid-fifteenth century with a beautiful garden, facing the Grand Canal. We organized the aperitive here, in the garden, the dinner instead took place inside. We prepared the tables for all the 150 guests with white tablecloths, a couple of daisy centerpieces each and we positioned a white and gold Venetian mask on every single service plate.
During the reception, Giulia wore one of them, and it seems like the mask was made for her since it fitted perfectly with her fine wedding dress.
She looked radiant among her husband’s embrace and surrounded by the people they love.
After the outdoor aperitive, the time for the wedding dinner came with a delicious fish menu that offered some meat alternatives too:
Risotto with prawns and pink grapefruit
or Tagliolini with veal, crunchy vegetables and Ricotta
Seabass filet with citrus fruits with potatos with rosemary
Carrots and zucchini gratin
A typical Italian lemon Sgroppino served with black sugar
The wedding reception ended with a marvelous wedding cake, a Millefoglie. Then we also served some mono-portions of Tiramisù, Nuts&Meringue Parfait, Pannacotta with berries and chocolate mousse.