‘The colour scheme for the day 1 was blush. My maids’ and bothfc our mothers’ outfits coordinated! in this shade of pink. And the^M pictures looked

One wedding, 165 guests, over 1,000 white flowers, 2,000 candles, a menu to die for and some seriously glamorous Brazilian dancers.

This is how Insta-star Camila Carril married Anthony Sidoli at Villa di Maiano, Italy, on 26th August 2017 (and we’re not jealous at all…)VMy make-up was by Tom Ford, who flew^^ tin talented make-up artist Lori Woodhousej, for the big day. She created two incredible^f^ Iloofcs for me -1 didn’t want anyone else!


The squad ‘Throughout the whole process, my six bridesmaids were my rock. On the day, my maid of honour, Carol, made everything run smoothly – she’s so easy-going, she even ran around town with my cousin Priscilla to find me a hair clip to go with my veil – a last-minute emergency! Priscilla made us laugh all day long with her infectious, bubbly personality, my friend Lais was really on top of the small details (I could trust her to fix my dress or veil every five seconds!), and Maria and Emma helped with many of the bigger aspects of the wedding. Maria oversaw all of the speeches and Emma actually taught us our first dance! I put Nina in charge of social media – she took over my Instagram to get the best bits covered, and she did such an amazing job.’

Tear-jerk moments

‘My six beautiful bridesmaids wore|f^^ custom-made dresses by new designers Rewritten. (Oh, and Agent Provocateur classic pink robes while getting ready

Ashi Studio made my ceremony. It was a real statement piece, with “wow factor”. I loved my Casadei bridal shoes -1 wore them through in the morning!)

‘We held the ceremony at Chiesa Di Ognissanti. / 1 llt’s located on a piazza in central Florence Red carpet lined the aisle and we put flower arrangements of blush and white roses with eucalyptus on each of the benches in the church’

Camila’s gowns in numbers

20 seamstresses

30 embroiderers

2.5-metre train

4-metre pearl- beaded veil

290 hours of work 5 weeks to complete

The dress of my dreams! I asked Ashi Studio to make the train 2.5 metres long and scattered with pearls

The gowns ‘I decided very early on that I wanted two dresses: one for the ceremony and the other for dinner and dancing. The first was inspired by Grace Kelly’s timeless wedding gown – I wanted something elegant and classy, but with real impact. I loved the way it fell around me in a circle – it certainly made a statement! But the intricate stitching was my favourite part; it took a month to complete. The second was designed by Galia Lahav. I met her during Paris Haute Couture Week and knew instantly I wanted a gown by her. What she created was perfect. It let me move freely, but still looked beautiful and clung in all the right places.

Anthony wore a midnight-blue tux and an off-whit, pocket square by Tom Ford. The groomsmen wore \black suits and they all had white rose buttonholes’

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Thevenue ‘When we first saw our venue, we instantly knew it was The One. Nestled in the green hills between Fiesole and Florence, with its lush grounds, private chapel and farmhouse where organic olive oil is produced, Villa di Maiano just blew us away.

However, organising a destination wedding when you’re not there to oversee everything is nearly impossible, so I had to think fast and hire a planner. Thankfully, I managed to secure Juli from Savvy Event Studio, who ensured that every detail was executed to perfection. I really don’t know if I could have done it without her.’

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‘We had white hydrangeas, cream roses and verdant foliage everywhere to create a beautiful fairytale feel’


‘Imet my florist, Vincenzo Dascanio, on Instagram. He created the most spectacular flower arrangement above the head table, with lily of the valley, wisteria, [eucalyptus and golden candelabras

The decor ‘We were so proud of the villa decoration – it looked breathtaking. I wanted an off-white palette of flowers for the day: my bouquet was lily of the valley and my bridesmaids had white roses. My favourite arrangement? The wisteria, lily of the valley and eucalyptus that hung over our reception table – it looked magical and smelt amazing! Our event designer arranged all of the candles for us. They looked so pretty on all the pathways, creating a cosy and romantic atmosphere. And we put Jo Malone candles, perfume and soap in all the bathrooms.’

‘We were welcomed into the reception by our carnival

$ dancers and capoeira guys. It was such a special moment: the Brazilians loved it, but our British friends went crazy!

‘We’re big foodies and didn’t want people to go hungry. Canapes of carpaccio, roasted vegetables and Italian cheeses were handed out while everyone mingled. For the sitdown meal, we had tomato tartare with fresh burrata, followed by the main course of homemade tortellini and beef fillet with sage-roasted potatoes and spinach. We had two desserts: the five-tier white and gold one was mostly for decoration. It actually had four dummy layers, with a single layer of traditional fruit cake. Then we served vanilla, chocolate and custard pastries.’ 0

The most memorable part of the day?

‘My husband’s speech. I am Brazilian and he is English, and we were concerned about the language barrier for our guests, so we decided to put screens up with translations on. But, to my utter surprise, Anthony went completely out of his comfort zone and learnt half of his speech in Portuguese. It totally blew me away. Plus, dancing all night with our friends and family – we literally didn’t stop and it was the best party ever.

‘We had a 10-piece band from the UK called ART E Collective, who performed during the dinner.’

We had actually seen them play in a bar in London I and knew we had to have them at our special day.

It’s lovely when details come together like that’

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