“I’m from Melbourne, Australia and David’s from Houston, USA so we knew it had to some kind of destination wedding. I fell in love with Venice the first time we went. There’s something magic about the city. I knew I wanted a garden wedding but finding a well-kept, manicured garden on the Grand Canal proved to be rather difficult. In the end, we found the most perfect, intimate setting at the Palazzo Venart right on the Grand Canal. It’s a 15 th Century Venetian Palace that took 2 years to restore to its former glory. They took the original wood and gold-leaf ceilings and personalized every single room. We wanted a really intimate wedding so I really loved that the Palazzo Venart doesn’t feel like a huge hotel, it’s like a beautiful home. We privatized the Palazzo Venart for four days so it could just be our ‘home’ during our special weekend with our nearest and dearest. We flew Shonel from Australia to Venice for the actual wedding weekend. Sometimes I am still in awe of how amazing of a job both my planner and Shonel did because of how logistically difficult it was to plan and execute but every single detail about the wedding was just perfection.