Old World romance really comes alive in this inspirational shoot. From the wedding venue to the vintage highlights, this ceremony could easily be any bride’s wished-for day.

The wedding reception table is beyond dreamy with its clear chairs for seating and a table runner of sheer and light fabric dressed with luscious yet subtle greenery. The neutral shades are just what is needed to make this Italian style wedding, which takes place in New Orleans, stand out!

Details for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

When you can't go to Italy, create your own Italian haven. That's pretty much the message that's written all over the Lauren Carroll  & Satchel Planning spread. If you've always dreamed about having an Italian wedding, you don't have to hop on a plane and jet off to the European nation. Plenty of gorgeous spaces exude the same romantic and chic atmosphere.

The inspiration board further shows us how to combine minimalism and touches of quintessentially Italian wedding planning styles. The result is an awe-inspiring spread that serves as a road map for putting together a romantic and elegant Italian-themed wedding on your turf.

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Color Palettes for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

Simple and elegant is the theme of the day as displayed through the editorial colors. Much like most Italian-themed nuptials, white is the predominant wedding color that is suitable for a minimalist affair. Brown, gold, and green are the other hues that create the minimalist Italian style aesthetic. Subtle hints of blue and red are perfect additions to the theme.

Clear acrylics, gold-toned accents, and distressed elements further highlight the beauty of this wedding style. We also love how every detail is uncomplicated but collectively, each element plays a role in creating the air of romance and elegance that is characteristic of Italian style weddings.

What to Look for in Venue for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

You also don't have to set off to New Orleans to add a little bit of Italian magic to your big day. Instead, you can work with the Lauren Carroll & Satchel Planning ideas to convert just about any space into your ideal minimalist Italian wedding venue. Using the editorial as a guide, a venue that conjures up memories of Florence, Sicily, Tuscany, or Venice fits the bill.

Overall, you'll want to explore vineyards, courtyards, and country villas for a dreamy minimalist affair. It's also worth noting that the location doesn't need to be modest or understated because the theme is best highlighted through the wedding decor choices.

Wedding Dresses & Accessories for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

Most Italian-chic bridal ensembles are usually chic, elegant, and laidback. The bride's ensemble includes an off-white, floor-length satin wedding dress. The lace details on the bodice and slip-silhouette give the overall look a touch of glamor. Tossing a brown and white-colored pashmina over the dress presents a styling option when the weather is a bit chilly.

There's nothing else that could dress up the bridal look, other than the thematic wedding bouquet and the wedding band that she’s set to slip on after the exchange of the vows. The choice of peep-toe boots brings a casual flair to the ensemble and it also highlights the laid-back aspect of most Italian nuptials.

Reception Decor for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

We can't get enough of how the inspiration board is filled with simple yet richly detailed elements. Candles take the center stage in this case, and we can see them set around both the ceremony and reception venue. Gold candle holders and olive leaves give the overall aesthetic an Italian touch.

The lace table runner with cascading olive leaves is simply stunning, and it’s elevated with stems of white roses and sprigs of hawthorns. Paired with the clear acrylic chairs and long banquet table, guests are up for a lovely trip thanks to your custom Italian locale. A simple tablescape with white plates and gold-tone flatware completes the look.

Menswear for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

The groom's ensemble gives us ideas of the type of menswear you'll see at a minimalist Italian style wedding. A navy blue suit is a decent choice paired with a white shirt and brown shoes that match the bride's footwear. This isn't a tie or bow tie occasion, and keeping the look simple also aligns with the day's theme.

A different shade of blue would work for the groomsmen. If it were a beach wedding, white-colored ensembles wouldn't be a terrible choice for the groom and his groomsmen. Also, besides the buttonholes, the groom and his groomsmen won't need pocket squares or waistcoats for this look.

Bouquets & Boutonnieres for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

The wedding bouquets and boutonnieres for a minimalist Italian wedding might be simple but they create a striking impression.  White roses, anemones, garden roses, tulips, and white stalks are some of the wedding flowers that are perfect for an Italian-inspired bouquet. Olive leaves, Italian Ruscus, and sprigs of hawthorns complete the look.

An arrangement made up of a single white rose, olive leaves, and some springs of hawthorns is suitable for the buttonholes as well. The bespoke tablescape also makes use of similar blooms and olive leaves with an emphasis on including as much foliage as possible in the floral design.

Food for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

The board shines a light on the dessert table, and the choice of a distressed table is the first striking thing about the arrangement.  It's also a lovely touch how the drawers of the table are filled with lush greenery and some white blooms. The main attractions are the two all-white cakes embellished with olive leaves and sprigs of hawthorns,

Acrylic cake stands tie in with the minimalist theme, and maybe if there were any additions, vintage candles would do the trick. An authentic Italian menu is befitting for the occasion with elegant pasta dishes, cured meats, and wine to wash it all down.

Wedding Invitations for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

Even the wedding invitations depicted on this board embody the elegant simplicity of the minimalist Italian-style wedding. Save the date cards and the actual wedding cards give guests a glance at what the couple has in store for the big day.  White stationery with gold-colored text in a calligraphy font captures the spirit of the Italian style.

The stamps are the only details that introduce hints of color and they also appear to depict well-known Italian symbols. To include some accents, the olive leaf motif is one of the characteristically Italian symbols that is a perfect addition to the stationery suite.

Favors & Gifts for a Minimalist Italian Style Wedding

Off the bat, deliciously scented vintage candles are some of the best wedding favors for a minimalist Italian fete. Sugar-coated almonds, also known as "confetti," are a lovely choice and they are usually presented to guests in odd numbers.

Decorated silver teaspoons, small "Capodimonte" ceramics, and small bottles of olive oil are other befitting minimalist Italian wedding favors. The presentation also counts and small hessian bags work well for the minimalist theme. Small plants like succulents and bonsai are also lovely sustainably-conscious wedding favors. Last but not least, bottles of the region's finest wines and liquors are always a hit.

Minimalist Italian-Style Wedding

I bet you’d never have guessed that this minimalist, Italian-style wedding inspiration shoot from Lauren Carroll Photography & Satchel Planning & Design took place in the heart of New Orleans! With just the right amount of details, this team created a gorgeously chic look with a neutral-filled brown, white, and green wedding color palette that totally works with the beautiful venue, Il Mercato.

Whimsical calligraphy wedding invitations | Lauren Carroll Photography
Candle in fireplace wedding ceremony backdrop | Lauren Carroll Photography
Greenery table runner | Lauren Carroll Photography
Candles in fireplace | Lauren Carroll Photography
Green bridal bouquet | Lauren Carroll Photography
Italian style wedding ideas | Lauren Carroll Photography
Il mercato in New Orleans wedding venue | Lauren Carroll Photography

Candles make the fireplace a warm place to say ‘I do’ and are mirrored as an element in the reception table design. The ghost chairs bring modernity to the look and when set against the warm wood of the farm tables and vintage candlesticks – it’s perfection! Calligraphy and the wispy fabric table runner bring in a touch of Old World romance that fits both with the history of New Orleans and the source of inspiration – Italy!

Whimsical calligraphy | Lauren Carroll Photography
Candles in fireplace wedding ceremony | Lauren Carroll Photography
Vintage dresser with foliage drawer as a cake display | Lauren Carroll Photography
Il Mercato wedding venue New Orleans | Lauren Carroll Photography
Whimsical calligraphy place card | Lauren Carroll Photography
Scattered candles and greenery table runner | Lauren Carroll Photography
Chic Italian style wedding | Lauren Carroll Photography
New Orleans wedding venue Il Mercato | Lauren Carroll Photography
White and berry boutonnière | Lauren Carroll Photography
Ghost chairs | Lauren Carroll Photography

Isn’t that such a fabulous inspiration shoot!? It definitely looks and feels ‘Italian,’ and like most Italian woman, the bride is styled to perfection. She looks laid back and relaxed but still perfectly chic. Plus, her peep-toe boots are such a unique touch to walk down the aisle in!

Credits: Photography: Lauren Carroll Photography // Event Planning: Satchel Planning & Design // Floral: Leaf + Petal NOLA // Cake: Kat’s Cakes // Rentals: distressed|rentals & revival + Event Rental // Candles: Firefly Ambiance // Calligraphy: Smallchalk // Table Runner: Silk & Willow // Models: Catherine & Devin // Venue: Il Mercato in New Orleans, Louisiana

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