An intimate wedding ceremony among love and late-summer warmth and the shade of olive trees.
A celebration to remember – a few shared days together with family and friends in a private paradise.
The perfect balance of modern and vintage, of rustic simplicity and understated elegance.
The couple loved the idea of an Italian wedding, and were introduced to the stylish, rustic charms of Puglia by Madama.
After initial meetings with Elisabetta in London, and having fallen for Madama’s Masseria Ulivi from its featured page on our website, the couple visited Puglia with the team, and quickly confirmed both Puglia, and our Masseria Ulivi, as the venue they’d dreamed of for their classy vintage wedding.
Ulivi was perfect, not just because of its effortless mix of rustic Mediterranean charm and manicured modern style, but because the couple loved the idea of it as not just wedding venue, but as a place the whole wedding party could stay for three nights, enjoying the venue’s first-class amenities, food and service. And the private swimming pool, in Puglia’s late-summer warmth, was a big hit too!
With the perfect location secured, the Madama team worked with the couple and our family of trusted suppliers to ensure every detail of the day was perfect. We went shopping with the bride in London on a hunt for the perfect dress, and worked with one of the best patisseries in Puglia to design the bride’s dream cake, based on designs she had picked out.
We even rustled up a vintage Vespa scooter – what could be more Italian? – at the bride’s request, which added a unique splash of character, class and fun to the day!
After the big day, the couple wrote to Madama to thank the team for our work:
“We simply cannot thank Madama enough for creating the most amazing wedding for us!
“From the very beginning we were satisfied that our big day was in the best of hands and that you truly understood what we wanted and went above and beyond to provide.
“The venue was amazing, it was everything we wanted and more! The food, flowers, photographs and entertainment were first class – all thanks to you and the recommendations you made. Madama really excelled in matching what we wanted with their services, in fact you probably provided more than we could have imagined!
“Communication was faultless and we always felt assured that you were in control, with your calm and organised approach to every aspect of the day.
“We highly recommend Madama – what a fantastic service. Both of you really made us feel like the wedding was important not only in our eyes but in yours. Needless to say the weekend had all the wow-factor we had hoped for and everyone loved their trip to Puglia before leaving with fantastic memories.
“Thank you so much for the most incredible weekend of our lives!”