7 Elements We Loved From Camille Co & Joni Koro's Destination Wedding
Camille Co had always wanted to have a destination wedding, particularly somewhere with a nippy weather. Camille and husband Joni Koro did a pre-wedding photo shoot with Mayad Studios in Palawan, but a beach wedding was not an option for them.
"I really told Joni na I have such an oily face. So sabi ko, gusto ko fresh ako 'pag kinasal tayo. I want the weather to be cold," Camille tells Metro.Style in jest, adding that "the main reason talaga why we wanted it to be a destination wedding was also because Joni’s family and friends are all from Finland or Europe, so we wanted it to at least be possible and easier for all his family and friends to attend our wedding."
According to photographer Pat Dy, the temperature during the #CoKoro springtime festivities was at 10 degrees, and we love how some of their guests layered their outfits with stylish cover-ups.
Camille and Joni wanted their wedding to either be held in southern Spain, southern Italy, or southern France. The couple eventually decided on Italy because they love how Italian food is so filling, and the charming and laid-back ambiance of the Tuscany region suits the rustic aesthetic Camille was going for.
Thanks to her blogger besties and the amazing photographers from Team Pat Dy, it felt like we were all transported to Siena to witness each and every moment unfold in this beautiful rustic wedding stylish brides-to-be would definitely want to take cues from. Below, we listed down all the elements we loved from this special occasion:
1. The charming Tuscan countryside setting
The 3-day wedding festivities were held at Villa Catignano, a 17th century villa in the Tuscan countryside. The intimate venue proves to be a favorite for intimate gatherings with its classic architecture, picturesque villa, and idyllic gardens. It's got the irresistible, lovely ambiance of an Italian luxury accommodation, too, with its interiors defined by "beautiful fireplaces, living rooms with hardwood flooring, frescoed walls, precious prints and beautifully crafted furniture." Every nook is Instagram-worthy. Whether it's a morning, afternoon, or evening event, Villa Catignano looks breathtaking.
A rustic welcome party setting for Camille and Joni | Photo from @villa_catignano
Cozy setup for Camille and Joni's welcome party | Photo from @stiatti_fiori_
Photo from @hunninko
Photo from @vinaguerrero
Photos from @villa_catignano
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2. The quaint and charming wedding ceremony setup
The ceremony was held at Villa Catignano's Italian garden that was dressed up with white rose petals scattered on the aisle and tall pampas grass lending that rustic charm to this springtime wedding. The flowers were arranged by Stiatti Fiori.
Photo from @stiatti_fiori_
Photo from @villa_catignano
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Photo from @nicole_andersson
3. The hand-tied bouquet
To complement her sleek minimalist Lela Rose wedding gown, Camille went for a hand-tied bouquet whose casual appeal was perfect for the countryside setting. The combination of the deep red, green, brown, and pink on her bouquet punctuated her immaculate and impeccably stylish gown.
Photos from @patdy11
Photo from @caliberking
4. The cozy, dreamy, and intimate reception setup
The reception was apparently supposed to be held outdoors, but since it rained, it was moved to Villa Catignano's Tinaia Hall instead, which can accommodate 120 guests for a sit-down dinner. Dressed up with a canopy of lights, two long tables, and pampas grass accents, the venue exuded romance in a very stylish way. The running centerpieces on the tables featured flower arrangements that follow the style of Camille's bridal bouquet. Adding to the dreamy glow of the place were votive candles and tall candle holders. The after-party was held in the other room just across the Tinaia Hall: The Grey Hall.
5. The place cards
Delighting their guests with a personalized touch, Camille and Joni had place cards with wine and gold accents. The calligraphy was by Em Garcia.
Photo from @vernenciso
6. The stage (or lack thereof)
Forgoing the elaborate stage design that has seemingly become a standard for parties these days, what served as the stage for the reception of Camille and Joni was the entrance to the hall. It's so laid-back and devoid of frills it made the celebration even more fun and unique.
7. The traditional Italian millefoglie wedding cake
There was no extravagant and tall multi-tiered cake in sight serving as a focal point at this Italian reception. Instead, this couple went for a traditional Italian millefoglie wedding cake, which is a popular choice for Tuscan events. Among the highlights at the reception was definitely the moment when this extraordinary cake was expertly created on the spot.
Photo from @davidguison
Congratulations and best wishes to Metro.Style cover stars Camille and Joni!
Photos from @nicole_andersson @villa_catignano @vernenciso