Tessa and Alex’s long-awaited wedding on the 17th June 2022, at Pettolecchia La Residenza in the picturesque region of Puglia, Italy, was a celebration of love, resilience, and a reminder that love conquers all obstacles. Originally planned for a different date but postponed twice due to the global pandemic, this wedding was a testament to their unwavering commitment to each other.

The festivities kicked off with a vibrant welcome event at Lido Bambù, a beautiful beachside venue where the guests were greeted with warm embraces and a dazzling sunset over the Adriatic Sea. The atmosphere was filled with joy and anticipation as everyone savored a variety of delectable canapés, mouthwatering pizzas fresh from the wood-fired oven, and crisp glasses of prosecco. It was the perfect way to set the tone for the weekend.

The following day, the wedding day itself began with an elegant welcome drinks reception at Pettolecchia La Residenza. The venue, a stunning and historic Italian villa, provided a charming backdrop for this special occasion. As guests sipped on refreshing aperitifs, they were serenaded by live music, adding a touch of sophistication to the ambiance.

One of the most memorable moments of the day was when Alex arrived at the ceremony site in the venue’s olive grove on a Vespa. This iconic Italian scooter added a touch of whimsy and playfulness to the solemnity of the event. Tessa, radiant in her wedding gown, descended the aisle, and the look of love and anticipation in their eyes was palpable. The ceremony, set under the dappled shade of the ancient olive trees, was a heartfelt and emotional exchange of vows, sealing their love in front of their closest friends and family.

After the ceremony, guests moved to a beautifully appointed dining area, where two long tables stretched across the garden, adorned with elegant, neutral florals. The soft color palette of the decor perfectly complemented the natural beauty of Puglia. As the sun dipped below the horizon and the stars began to twinkle overhead, the atmosphere was enchanting. Delicious Italian cuisine, including locally sourced ingredients and wines, graced the tables. The newlyweds and their guests enjoyed an indulgent feast, celebrating their love and the rich culture of Puglia.

Nastia Vesna, a talented photographer renowned for capturing the essence of Puglian weddings, masterfully documented every moment of the day. Her images beautifully conveyed the emotions, details, and beauty of the celebration, ensuring that these precious memories would be cherished for a lifetime.

As the night grew darker and the stars shone brighter, an electrifying atmosphere took over. The wedding party transitioned into an afterparty, where an incredible live band from the UK performed. The dance floor came alive as guests grooved to the rhythm, celebrating this extraordinary love story. The live band’s energetic performance and the joyous camaraderie among the guests created an unforgettable and fun-filled evening.

Tessa and Alex’s wedding at Pettolecchia La Residenza in Puglia was more than just a celebration of their love; it was a testament to their resilience and the power of love to overcome any obstacle. The beauty of the venue, the delicious Italian cuisine, the joy of their loved ones, and the skill of Nastia Vesna in capturing it all in her photographs made this a wedding in Puglia to remember. It was a day when all the postponed dreams came true, and love triumphed, leaving everyone with the belief that even in challenging times, love can conquer all.

Venue | Pettolecchia La Residenza

Photographer | Nastia Vesna

Videographer | Each & Every Moment

Catering | Il Fagiano