We’ve been to some pretty epic wedding and events before, but few are as memorable as the one we’re sharing with you today. Late last year, we had the honor of attending the Engage!17: Italy event for wedding professionals around the world who came together in Venice. On the final night of the summit, the best of the best of the Italian wedding industry produced a party that was completely awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, and totally to-die-for. This formal gala is bursting with brilliant wedding ideas for a grand evening in Italy or anywhere in the world but this party took place at the famous Belmond Hotel Cipriani. The stunning property housed the lavish cocktail hour indoors in what felt like an old wine cave (but grand in size) before guests moved to the lawn for a tented dinner that was encased in anything but an ordinary wedding tent.
Entertainers and artists kept us mesmerized during cocktails with mini shows going on throughout the event space.
After cocktails were complete, guests were ushered to the garden where a long floral-flanked hallway lead to a tent that was more like a glass greenhouse than party pavilion.
Once we arrived inside, we were met by the most colorful decor imaginable! Each table was its own color palette, each covered by a giant matching lampshade. Once everyone entered, the shades rose up high above the tables and revealed beautiful candlelit floral centerpieces and dinner settings below. I’ve never seen anything like it! The centerpieces rose to the ceiling in time for dinner! The creative mind of VINCENZO DASCANIO is among the most talented in our industry and he not only designed this but he designs destination weddings too!
We like to suggest that event spaces be designed from floor to ceiling, keeping in mind all areas the eye travels to but this gala takes that idea to an entirely new level. No inch was left uncovered, no detail spared, and no element anything less than unforgettable.
This truly magical night was a highlight for everyone at Engage!17: Italy and I’m sure you can see why! But it wasn’t just about the decor…
The entertainment was spectacular once again. It seemed as though each song brought with it a new group of performers and singers, all in costumes as grand as the decor around the room. And the talent was equally as inspiring. Nu Art Events really does it like no other!
This night went well into the morning with musicians like these to keep the energy going. I will never forget this party – it was that good. I hope it inspires you and your destination dreams as much as it has for me!
Event Team: Photography: Betsi Ewing Studio + John Cain Photography | Hosts: Engage Summits + Host Venue: Belmond Hotel Cipriani | Video: Elysium Productions | Concept, Design & Decor: VINCENZO DASCANIO | Entertainment & Artistic Direction: Nu Art Events | Planning: Venice First – bespoke events & luxury travel | Lighting & Sound: Tecnoluci | Sparkling wine: Ferrari Trento |Wine: Masi Agricola |Escort Cards, Table Numbers + Menu Design: Two Paper Dolls | Event Furniture & Linen: Oltre il Giardino Venezia | Greenhouse Design: Le Coperture