Ombretta & Mauro – a 30s and 40s inspired wedding in the Lakes

Posted on March 1st, 2013 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hello lovelies!

It’s eventually Friday! I spent my week working, working, thinking about which haircut I’d like to have next week, working…what else?
Well, I also had time to write this little post which I’ve been waiting to share for a while…this is Ombretta and Mauro’s wedding…can you believe it’s a real one? Their look is amazing!

They got married in hotel Lido Palace in Baveno (Lago Maggiore) a few years ago now, but I thought these photos by Piero Gatti are simply amazing! What do you think?

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Their wedding was entirely inspired by the ’30s and ’40s fashion and style. They arrived at the town hall using a green Dodge – a proper vintage car they bought and restored using original spare parts.

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Ombretta’s wedding dress belonged to her grandmother and she only adapted it to fit her. I love all the details of it, expecially the original hair band, simply amazing!!! I have to say that I’m not a fan of callas, but that bouquet perfectly suits her outfit.

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Not only did the bride and groom wear vintage gowns, but also their guests were inspired by the same fashion style! Amazing!

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Ombretta says that “everything started in 1988 when I listen to “That’s all right mama” by Elvis Presley an old album belonged to my father. I completely forgot the Duran Duran and felt in love with the fabulous world of the ’50s. After a few years I got into the  ’40s style and fashion, the swing and the early jazz”.

A passion that as Ombretta and Mauro explain has soon become a style of living – so not only did the style of their wedding was influenced by it but also their everyday life (their house is a little “museum” of art deco furniture and decoration!

Photographer: Piero Gatti
Location: Hotel Lido Palace
Car: Ombretta & Mauro’s car (available to rent)

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