Amanda Burigatto & Patrick Brogan were married on May 31, 2009 in the Father of the Bride's hometown of Concordia Sagittaria outside of Venice Italy. The bride wore a Junko Yoshioka dress, shoulder length veil doubled with a CastleBride Couture Adelaide and red Valentino shoes. The bridesmaides each work white and accessorized their hair with the Jamie CastleBride Couture pieces. After the ceremony in the Cattedrale San Stefano, whose original structure dates to the seventh century B.C., all of the 140 guests both from Italy and the US were taken to the city of Venice and escorted onto private Vaporetti (water taxis) to the reception location.
The "Sale del Ridotto" in the former Palazzo Dandolo--which is now the Hotel Monaco--was the site for the Baroque reception of the. The "Sale del Ridotto" were the original gambling rooms of Venice in the 14th and 15th centuries and served as a meeting place for artists, writers business men. The adoption of the only made it easier for all classes to entertain in these rooms and meet secretly. It is said that Casanova partook in the games and debauchery of the Sale del Ridotto often.
The newlyweds took photos in Piazza San Marco, the Ponte Rialto and some of the most picturesque spots in the city of Venice. The rain showers ended up being a blessing, clearing the otherwise packed Piazza to get some wonderful photos! The bride and groom arrived at the reception, just in time for the bride to change her white veil to the crimson piece that matched her red shoes. The room filled with Crimson and White plumes recreated the Baroque feel of the past and the handmade Venetian masks given to each guest as a gift from the bride and groom evoked the feelings of indulgence and celebration of the past!
Bride & Groom: Amanda Burigatto & Patrick Brogan
Wedding Location: Venice, Italy
Date: May 31, 2009
Photographer: Simone Ferron
Castle Bride Pieces worn:
Aldelaide paired with Shoulder Veil & Blusher for ceremony
Melbourne in Crimson for reception
Bridesmaids: Jamie in silk
Maid of Honor: Jamie with Crystal