Elopements are one of the most romantic adventures a couple can have. For Emily and David, their wedding experience led them to Italy where they celebrated their nuptials with an enchanting elopement in Milan.

“Instead of eloping in Lake Como or Amalfi Coast,” the couple shares, “we fell in love with the romantic allure of Villa Arconati in Milan." 

With its stunning gardens, frescoes, and fairytale-like design, Villa Arconati is often referred to as “Petit Versailles.” To complement its aesthetic, the couple wanted their wedding ceremony décor to have a pop of color. With the spring season bringing so many options for colorful wedding flowers, the design team chose flowers inspired by the sunny color of the villa.

The final floral arrangements included a seasonal palette of pink, fuchsia, lilac, and white with a blend of pink and apricot baby’s breath, lilac delphiniums, carnations, roses, and sweet peas. These gorgeous wedding flowers made for a perfect elopement ceremony setting, surrounding the couple in a semi-circle beneath the Pompeo Statue. 

Emily and David’s elopement in Milan had the same stylish details as a traditional luxury wedding, with beautiful invitation suite. The power pink invite also featured an emblem of the villa, fuschsia sealing wax, and handwritten calligraphy. 

The wedding team combined an air of regality with contemporary touches for the tablescape, using vibrant floral accents. Along with the mismatched blooms, the rest of the wedding table was dressed with bone china pottery and a place settings that were both regal and vintage.

Finally, a two-tiered wedding cake was displayed with a minimal design that was understated, yet elegant enough to complement the stately surroundings of Villa Arconati. 

As the couple strolled around the grounds of Villa Arconati, The Fashion Wedding photography team captured a collection of exquisite images. Dressed in a light and flowy wedding gown, the bride was the epitome of “bridal chic” – the picture-perfect representation of an elopement in Milan.


Location: Villa Arconati; Planner: White Emotion; Floral: Figli dei Fiori; Rentals: Smacrent; Stationery: Beautiful Letters; Wedding Cake: Rampart Pasticceria; Bridal Gowns: Vera Wang for Atelier Mada; Hair & Makeup: Mariano Sabatelli; Bridal Shoes: Atelier Mada; Tuxedo: Bencivenga; Jewelry: Sharra Pagano; Photography: The Fashion Wedding