On the big day itself, the bride woke up to a major surprise: The weather forecasted rain until 9 p.m.
“We wanted the weekend to be as much of a surprise to us as to our guests,” Whitney said.
“I trusted our incredible planner to bring our vision to life at a place I had never been, and she and her team did an exceptional job.”Keep reading to see how Whitney and Michael's magical Italian wedding came to life, as captured by the talented Aaron Delesie!
Whitney and Michael had a clear vision for their destination wedding: They wanted it to be a nonstop party and a true celebration of their venue, southern Italy.
Villa Tre Ville—which came highly recommend by their local planner and friends who had visited the area—was the center of the weekend's festivities.
We made an executive decision to pull everything together at the last minute.”And it did come together, with one minor glitch.
The ceremony location—a grassy cliff overlooking the water—was now soaking wet!The two connected near the slopes when Michael admitted to Whitney that "he didn't know how to ski." His next move was to ask Whitney to teach him—but he (surprise, surprise) ended up being a pro himself. Fast forward two years to June 2015, when the couple visited Michael's ranch in Texas. “It was just the two of us, in the most special place to us in the world, no one around for miles. We cried and laughed the whole way down the hill,” Whitney told .A few days later, the couple visited Italy for a celebratory trip—and that's where wedding planning began.At the end of the night, the bride changed into her final dancing dress by Naeem Khan.Also, we have to note the monogrammed pillows and railing in the background of these photos.They also personalized the gifts by adding their monogram on basically everything inside (and outside) of the wicker tote!