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Romantic European Style Wedding Inspiration

A palette of contrasting colors creates an air of subtle sophistication with continental overtones at Milwaukee's Villa Terrace.
Sherri Hildebrandt
Villa Terrace European-inspired wedding

Take an airy, Italian Renaissance-style villa and deep, moody hues and you’ve got the template for a stunning study in contrasts, the inspiration for Cherry Blossom Events’ elegant design. Add a sparkling chandelier and billowing drapery from Chance Productions for an ever-so- lovely day at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, a romantic venue overlooking Lake Michigan that transports you and your guests to another place and time.


A bouquet with a little drama? Yes, please! This stunning collection of hellebores, lily of the valley, double tulips, sweet peas and ranunculus ranges from lightest lavender to lusty violet, set against pristine white florals. From Briar Loft.


Make it a black-tie affair in this classic suit, adorned with a simple boutonniere of purple hellebore and spirea for subtle color.


Pleated perfection is the name of the game with this divine creation from Curtis and Cake. Thin layers of pleated rice paper are carefully wrapped around the cake and covered in fondant for a chic architectural statement.


Crystal-clear plates with fluted rims are edged in gold, as is the glassware; gilt flatware from Event Essentials adds to the sparkle. Stylish napkins from BBJ Linen and a delicately pleated menu card by Saffron Avenue complete each setting.


Our bride goes for sleek sophistication with this look, courtesy of Wide Eyed Bride.


Steal away for an intimate moment on the veranda. The bride floats in an ethereal gown of lace and tulle from Brandi’s Bridal Galleria, Etc.


The refined gray-on- gray invitation suite by Saffron Avenue hints at the classic fête to come.


Guests can pause and reflect on the day at this smart table, courtesy of A La Crate Rentals, with chairs from Canopies. Briar Loft’s centerpieces of garden roses, spirea, hellebore, tulips and ranunculus grace the tablescape.

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