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Villa Styles: Incorporating Italian Influence Into Your Wedding

August 16, 2016
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Italian Villa Wedding Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography  

Planning a destination wedding is on many brides’ wish list, but due to a number of factors—budget, guest travel, language barriers, etc.—it often isn’t a reality. Luckily, you and your guests don’t have to board a plane for a villa-style wedding. No matter where you’re planning on tying the knot, certain design elements can bring the Italian villa styles of your dreams right to your doorstep. This event, featured on Style Me Pretty, showcases BBJ Linen products, and the overall look is stunning. Though it feels like you’ve arrived in Italy when looking at these photos, this actually took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! Take a look at how everything came together.

Villa Terrace in Milwaukee Wedding Venue | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography  

Finding a venue that conjures images of a grand estate can be a bit of a challenge, but this event nails it. The stately gate at the Villa Terrace in Milwaukee welcomes guests into lush gardens, inviting them in for an unforgettable event.

Silver Duet Table Linen White Wedding Decor  | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography 

The tables have just the right number of guests, allowing for intimate, lingering conversations. The relaxed outdoor setting is casual yet elegant, reminding us of a long leisurely meal with family and friends.

Silver Duet Table Linen with Indigo Glassware Wedding Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography 

At the tables, our Silver Duet table linen pairs with indigo glassware – a perfect complement to the corresponding vintage blue and white dishes. The light fabric is flowy in the wind—absolutely gorgeous. The grey runner and Halls French country chairs set the perfect tone to complete this look.

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Blue China Wedding Table Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography 

Each place setting is adorned with blue and white dishes and soft gray napkins wrapped in marble napkin rings. Pieces of rough marble accent the look, calling to mind the statues and art of Italy.

Villa Wedding Decor Centerpiece | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography  

We love the way the landscaping mimics the lush floral arrangement, and these low centerpieces allow the whole table to take part in the conversation. The accents of greenery and blooming white flowers add to the earthy vibe.

Villa Wedding Tablescape and Centerpiece Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography  

We especially love the attention to detail in this look—the gray napkins and marble napkin rings match the floral arrangements’ container, and the blue dishes complement the blue glass. The loosely designed floral arrangement invokes an organic and casual—yet romantic—feel.

Bride Wedding Name Place Card Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography 

We love the elegant place cards and the simple flatware, which let the scenery shine while accenting the natural beauty of the space.

Blue Federal Shantung Table Linen for Wedding Decor | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography  

Of course, any villa-inspired wedding needs on-theme eats! At this event, guests enjoy plates of charcuterie, fruits and olives, as well as artisan breads. The soft blue table drape brings back the color from the glassware and plates on the guest seating tables. Get the look at your event with our Federal Shantung table linen. This is the perfectly European-style appetizer table, giving guests something to snack on while waiting for the reception to begin.

Italian Marble Gray Ombre Wedding Decor Theme | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography 

The Italian marble theme continues at the dessert display with a gray ombré tower of macarons, and a tiered cake featuring marbled fondant. Petit fours sit atop a luxurious mix of gray linen that’s reminiscent of marble, and coordinating floral arrangements offer a bit of color. The marble candlesticks and an accent dish of pears and artichokes complete this scene.

Bride and Groom Italian Villa Wedding | BBJ Linen
Photo Credit: Roots of Life Photography 

Villa-inspired looks are absolutely stunning for wedding décor. You can bring the all the elements you dream about from Italian villas—fresh gardens, low lush floral, Carrara marble, long romantic meals, breathtaking views—and make this style your reality.

Villa Styles Italian Influenced Wedding Decor

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