Winter brides, take note: pick Baroque-inspired details and berry-rich blooms for a seasonal celebration to wow
Images: Rebecca Yale Photography
Want to add a splash of dark glamour to your wedding? Look no further than the exotic sophistication of Venice, with its iconic waterways, breathtaking architecture and decadent elegance all serving as key defining factors.
Let the mystery of masked balls and sweeping stately homes inspire you further - we're talking hand-stitched lace masks, embroidered laces in shades of daringly anti-bridal black and rich, rich florals: blood-red roses, plump peonies and twirls of dark green foliage, all tied together with a silk ribbon.
Whether you're eloping (by gondola, naturally) or holding a wedding that is the ultimate in destination-sophistication, fix your eyes on this visual feast, where no detail is too small or insignificant.
Decorations - from the stationery to the cake, in contrasting Gatsby-esque colours of black and gold - serve only to add to the opulent feel, with wax seals and velvet ring boxes the pitch-perfect finishing touches.
But don't just take our word for it: scroll through the images below and prepare to fall in love...
Planning/Styling: Scent of Orchid Flowers: Madness Flowers MUAH: Organic Brides Dress: Claire Pettibone Shoes: Lascia Mandolesi Groom's Suit: Area 2 Rezzonico Hair accessories: Hushed Commotion Ring: Trumpet & Horn Ring box: The Mrs Box Calligraphy: Written World Calligraphy Wedding cake: Ibrido Di Tea Venue & Rentals: Hotel Ca'Sagredo