THE GOWN & GARB In her career as a bridal consultant, the bride sees many bridal gowns. Her choice was a silk gown with a 19th century feel; she customized it by adding vintage lace. Lorenza chose two different pairs of wedge shoes for the celebrations and cowboy boots for rustic photos at Kurtz Orchards. Salvatore incorporated the other love of his life, his motorcycle, in his attire; his grey custom-made suit by Acapella Clothing featured a special lining, embellished with the Ducati logo. THE CEREMONY A shared love of nature inspired Lorenza and Salvatore to have an outdooor wedding in a beautiful atmosphere at Gracewood Estates, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Ceremony music was by Nick Cuda, a guitarist they first heard play at their favourite restaurant, Crêpe Brasserie. He composed wedding songs for them and included “Over the Rainbow” in the repertoire, the bride’s down-the-aisle music. The couple exchanged custom-made rings: the bride’s was engraved with orange blossoms and elegant squares set with black diamonds; the groom’s was engraved with a single orange blossom and paisley designs, also accented with black diamonds. THE RECEPTION A beautifully-decorated tent was the setting for the reception celebrations. Since this was a wine-region wedding, the couple chose local wines, a 2010 Cabernet Merlot and a 2011 Pinot Grigio from Pillitteri Estates Winery. Lorenza and Salvatore chose a not-so-common country song for their first dance, Timing is Everything sung by Garette Hedland in Country Strong. PHOTOS BY Fig Photography | | 289.217.1919 Wedding Essentials 2013 99