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Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life, so it’s not surprising that these plans are often made far in advance to make it a dream day to remember.

Laura and Kyle chose to get married at the Italian Villa two years prior to their big day and in August we welcomed them to our luxury Dorset wedding venue. Our brilliant events team worked closely with them in the build-up and during their event to provide memories to cherish forever. Using our network of quality and trusted suppliers, we made their vision come to life.

The venue’s grade II listed gardens provide a delightful backdrop for wedding events. Laura and Kyle chose a stunning colour theme, reflected in the red flower arrangements, suit accessories and bridesmaid’s dresses. This worked as an amazing compliment to the ornamental lake’s flower borders on a summer afternoon.

It’s a fun addition to have something a little different on your wedding day and to keep everyone cool, the Little Beau ice cream bike was on hand during the drink’s reception. This also gave the happy couple an opportunity to have their pictures taken around other parts of the grounds: Alliance Photography Studios provided their usual top-quality service to capture the events of the day.

Food plays an important part in the celebrations and Beales Gourmet provided an inspiring menu to wow the guests. The wedding breakfast started with Italian antipasti platters of cured meats, marinated olives, crostini canapés and dips. Dorset pork fillets followed, served with herb polenta, asparagus, roast beetroot and a Purbeck cider jus, finishing off with a baked Alaska for dessert. Later in the evening, a mouth-watering hog roast was available to those partying into the night.

We always strive to create the perfect day for our guests, summed up perfectly by the beautiful bride Laura:

“From the bottom of our heart The Italian Villa you are one in a million and it sings volumes that you are so passionate about making people’s dreams come true, you really are the best wedding venue ever!!!!”

And in return, our senior wedding and events coordinator had this to say:

“Laura and Kyle were such a lovely couple to plan their wedding with over the past 2 years and we were so happy to see their dream wedding become a reality and to play a part in it… a fantastic day for a fantastic couple”

If you can picture having your special day at this enchanting wedding venue, get in touch via our contact page or call on 01202 816074