A Modern Day Dolce Vita Wedding, Monaco Style
If you're thinking of a destination wedding, just take one look at this chic South of France stunner and your answer will be YES! A color palette of soft natural blush tones, set against a uber-luxury Monaco venues, sets the scene for this sweet celebration. From the Engagement to the Honeymoon with the stunning wedding in between, My Riviera Wedding sprinkled beauty and elegance into every aspect of the day and beyond, and the results have us breathless. The celebration was perfectly captured by Fine Art Curation member Sarah Stefani. Take a trip to Nice in the full gallery and videos below...
From Sarah Stefani: "In an era where getting married abroad holds an even stronger significance than it used to, to fulfill a childhood dream to be wed in what has to be the world’s most iconic fairytale place – Monte-Carlo, was made possible for one couple through My Riviera Wedding and the Monte Carlo SBM.
“Stars shining brightly, champagne bubbles fizzing, hearts pounding with anticipation… Magical celebrations in exceptional locations, where flair for elegance, excellence and service is elevated to an art form.” It is every girls’ dreams to marry their very own Prince one day. Nothing made this modern day fairytale more real than the story of how Lithuanian Gabriele met her very own ‘Prince’, Colombian-born German-raised, Federico."
Monte Carlo – an exceptional setting in which to celebrate your love, one beautiful early summers night. Two star struck lovers’ eyes meet over a glass of champagne while their eyes play hide and seek behind the beauty of the decor that the space of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo patio enthralls. It ended with Gabriele being whisked off into the sunset to the Tête de Chien in a collectors S1 E Type convertible Jaguar, following the very route that the likes of Tony Curtis and Roger Moore revved their engines – a dream for every movie lover who wishes to follow in their very tracks.
Once arrived, with a 360 degree view to include Monaco, Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat and beyond, with the setting sun playing with the shadows of this ephemeral spot where lovers unite, both then knew that they were made to be for one another. Little did they know that they would return one day to celebrate their love once more in a more meaningful way. They began their trip down memory lane by starting off their evening underneath the flower gardens of the one of the world’s most legendary hotels at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo.
Here, is the world’s biggest hotel wine cellar - a paradise that remains decidedly hidden from the sun and one that left our two wine connoisseurs entirely enchanted thanks to a private tasting with their master sommelier. After the couple had enjoyed a drink in the shade of the Mediterranean sun at the legendary Casino Square, the couple made their way to admire jewellery at Vitale 1913, where the engagement ring had been custom-made to measure.
Late afternoon the couple continued enjoying the sights with a beautiful walk roaming the streets of Monte-Carlo, followed by a romantic champagne sundowner in the comfort of their suite overlooking the Principality. Fast forward a year, and following in Grace Kelly’s and HSH Prince Rainier III’s footsteps, our modern day couple chose to say their vows in an intimate setting, right in the heart of the Principality of Monaco, in the stunning gardens of the legendary Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo.
Time to put on the bespoke made-to-measure Geraldine Daulon Paris wedding dress. The moment was breathtaking. The Mother Nature “Hana” dress by Geraldine Daulon inspired by faraway lands with delicate hand embroidered flowers inspired by blossom trees, gold detail on the upper body and a floor length sweeping “Izanami” kimono made Gabriele the picture-perfect modern dignified bride. Between cocktails served in the outdoor terrace of the exotic gardens of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo overlooking the sea and Palace, our couple was taken aside to have their private photos taken in the gardens, under the wooden canopy lining the alley way reminiscing gardens of far-away lands.
After the session, a meaningful surprise organized by My Riviera Weddings followed - a spin on the world’s most iconic F1 racetracks in a baby blue Lady Blue Jaguar E-Type from 1966. After the motorized adrenaline rush, a beautiful dinner among guests was served in the majestic Excelsior Salon at the Hôtel Hermitage.
Photographer: Sarah Stefani | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: My Riviera Wedding | Floral Designer: Dandelions and Grace | Dress Designer: Geraldine Daulon | Rentals: Monte Carlo SBM | Accessories: Maison Vitale 1913 | Venue: Monte Carlo SBM | Venues: Monte Carlo SBM, Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo, Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, Monte Carlo Beach | Filmmaker: Jino Agnelli | Drone pilot: Heliosart | Wedding Ring: Maison Vitale 1913 | Bride: Gabriele Tevainyte | Groom: Federico Uribe | Lingerie: Maison Jeanne Young | Make up Artist: Irina Awad | Hair dresser: Agnes Doussot | Ring box: Voeu du Coeur | Beach Blazer: 209 mare | Jewelry: Birsenaite Jewelry | Accessories: Made with love by Natalia | Bikini: Golden Section Bikini | Stationery: Summer Yang