A gondola ride gets even more romantic with this berry wedding inspiration. Dianna Sabb describes it as a fairy tale, and we couldn’t agree more! The rich hues and the bride’s long-sleeved gown make it the perfect inspiration for a fall or winter wedding. In fact, red, purple and berry are some of our favorite seasonal shades! Further inspiration comes from the beautifully adorned gondola boat. Hanging lanterns, garlands of greenery and a seat turned into a cozy lounge are just a few of our favorite parts. Diana shares all the details of the dreamy shoot with us here.


What could be more perfect than a romantic gondola, beautifully rich florals and a couple madly in love? A boho-chic lace gown, vibrant bouquet and a sweet little poodle set the scene of this peaceful Venetian-inspired wedding shoot. There is something magical taking place when cruising through the picturesque canals in the arms of your new husband! From the deep, dreamy color palette to the groom’s ultra modern suit, we fell head over heels over how perfectly this shoot turned out. Plus, the cake was the most delicious cake we’ve ever tasted!


We wanted to incorporate dark, rich European textures and bold tones into this waterway fairy tale. We interlaced rich purples, reds and greens with hints of gold and soft luscious fabrics. Our goal was to infuse Italian vibes into the shoot without having to trek halfway across the globe. We hope many other couples think outside of the box and create a unique theme for their weddings!


Venue: The Gondola Getaway

Photography: Kelly McDaniel Photo

Coordination: Diana Sabb Events & Design

Florals, Decor Rentals: Exotica Designs

Photography Assistant: Austin Guerrero

Makeup, Concept Design: Kayla Arielle Artistry

Hair: Shanni Lambson

Wedding Dress: Tara Lauren

Dress Boutique: Mary  Me Bridal

Tux: Tux Rentals On The Go

Cake: Amazing Cake Creations

Calligraphy: Pirouette Paper

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