Sophia and Philip Thorer may have met through Munich’s nightlife scene in 2008, but it wasn’t until they reconnected at a friend’s birthday party nearly nine years after their whirlwind world romance took center stage. flight. A few years after the relationship, Sophia, who lives in Germany, longed to go somewhere for her birthday after spending months in the shelter on the spot. Philip planned a trip to Portugal for Sophia’s birthday, but he didn’t know he’d have another mid-trip gift in store for July 25, 2020.
“I know almost all brides say [it]but I did not expect [it]”, explains. “Philip suddenly went out onto the balcony and got out [one] knee and said, ‘I know it’s your birthday, but you would [give] the greatest gift in the world and to become my wife? ‘”
When it came to planning the wedding on September 28, 2021, the couple packed their bags and headed to Polignano a Mare in Italy. “We immediately fell in love with the aesthetics of the Masseria: simple and elegant,” says the bride. “We also wanted as many guests as possible to stay in our venue so that we could be together not just on the wedding day.”
As a doctor, influencer and half of a fashion and lifestyle website called The Skinny and The Curvy One, Sophia is known for her flawless taste, which was present during the planning process. “I had a very clear idea of what everything should look like,” she shares. “Philly trusted me in this area and gave me a free hand.”
That said, planning a destination wedding during a global pandemic is no easy feat. Sophia reveals that the celebrations were originally scheduled for May, but were eventually postponed to September. However, with the help of Alessandra Linoci Events, the couple enjoyed a classic yet chic day, definitely worthy of a double twist. Read on for an intimate look at this 30-person evening, photographed by Danilo & Sharon.
“It was very important for me not to follow any trends and create a very individual but still classic look,” Sophia shares. The couple found a happy balance between timeless and trendy with these elegant Wedding Mark invitations.
Sophia prepared for the big day by enjoying drinks with her inner circle and perfecting her skincare routine. “Since I am a doctor and skin care is my main subject, I am very attentive to my skincare routine,” shares the bride. “Retinol is one of the best studied active ingredients and ensures a youthful looking skin. Those who have never used the active ingredient should sneak in gently. To get ready for the day, Sophia did a JetPeel to get bridal skin that was glowing, dewy and really like that.
I saw this dress long before I got engaged, and it felt like me.
The bride was stunned with a Newhite off-the-shoulder dress, which she said was love at first sight. “I saw this dress long before I got engaged, and it felt like me,” Sophia shares. “The designer of the dress is in the United States and due to the pandemic it was impossible to see the dress live or try it on. I had a Zoom call with the stylist and she showed me the dress. After that, I ordered it by accident. Very risky in retrospect! ”
“Since my dress had a slit so you could see the shoe well, I chose Loeffler Randall’s eye-catching gold shoes and in addition large gold earrings,” she adds. She also carried a beautiful bouquet of roses. Sophia completed the accessories with an elegant hairstyle and a spritz of her unmistakable perfume of hers, Acqua e Zucchero by Profumum Roma.
Philip opted for a sleek yet modern look, complete with a tailored Loro Piana tuxedo jacket and matching double-pleat trousers all supplied by Suitsupply, silver cufflinks and leather Baudoin & Lange loafers. “Stitched in gold to the inside of the jacket collar was ‘The Honeys’,” shares the bride. “That’s what all our friends call us. The whole event was called “Their Honeys Wedding”. ”
Since Sophia and Philip’s special day was postponed for a few months, the bride had a little more time to think about her outfit. For the perfect finishing touch, she took advantage of bridal stylist Annika Maria, who created the bride’s dress for their civil ceremony. “I wanted something other than a veil and had exactly what it should be in mind: a long cape with tulle sleeves,” says Sophia. “A great alternative for all brides who don’t want to wear a veil.”
The bride slipped down the aisle with her mother and best friend. “Unfortunately my dad couldn’t be at the wedding, so I wanted the two most important people in my life (next to Philly) to accompany me down the aisle,” she adds.
“Sophia and Philip wanted to keep the decoration of the ceremony minimalist but with a distinctive feature not to be taken away from the beautiful garden of the Masseria”, says the planner Alessandra Linoci. “Indeed, we decided to set up the ceremonial space in a minimal style with a simple arch of the backdrop covered with voluminous layers of floating fabrics in pure white.”
For a touch of personality, the couple incorporated a wine ceremony into their intimate nuptials. “It describes us perfectly as a couple,” explains the bride. “We just love wine.”
Before exchanging the wedding rings, the couple recited the personalized vows. Sophia remembers that there was not a dry eye among her guests.
The happy couple retreated down the aisle for a live performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)”.
After the ceremony, the party of 30 dined under a cascade of twinkling lights. “For Sophia it was essential that the table be refined, elegant and modern, including luxury details,” says Linoci. “We played with different textures, from extremely fine fabrics, such as the flowing silk runner and soft linen, to crystal glasses and concrete props.”
Linen napkins, sophisticated menus and touches of blush pink and pearl gray completed the setting in style.
Sophia wanted her bridesmaids to feel their best, so she chose a dark champagne tone and allowed everyone to choose their own silhouette. “I found a shop that guarantees this tone, so my bridesmaids could individually choose different dresses there,” she shares. “I found it very beautiful because all the girls felt at ease in the end and each individual personality was perfectly emphasized.”
What about Philip’s groomsmen? They nailed the black tie dress code with their tuxedos.
For dinner, guests sipped Campari Orange cocktails and enjoyed Rotondo Catering’s delicious Italian cuisine. “We wanted a very traditional menu that tasted like Grandma cooked it,” Sophie shares. “The pasta was the most important part”.
Before the dinner started, the couple escaped for a few moments alone and to take some wonderful photos with their team of photographers Danilo and Sharon.
“We are both very fun loving people,” Sophia shares. “We enjoy good food, wine, music and fun with our friends. Therefore, the atmosphere and the party were also very important to us. ”
We both have never experienced so much love in one day.
Before dinner, the couple shared a few words of gratitude to their loved ones. “We have never experienced so much love in one day,” shares the bride. “Our guests have just made this day the best day of our life.”
Music took center stage throughout the celebration, with performances by David Blank, Quinze and Ultra Live Band. “During the meal there were the classics of Italian pop”, she brides. “To make it a party after the meal, we had a singer who performed with live party hits and instantly blew everyone away.”
For dessert, Rotondo Catering delivered a white three-layer cake with lemon cream and a smattering of fresh flowers.
“We didn’t want an eternally long menu, but to dance with our friends as soon as possible,” the brides share. “So, he went straight from our dessert to the dance floors.”
Looking back on their day, Sofia says the best investment they made was hiring a wedding planner. “Everything happened digitally, [so] unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to visit our location or have a rehearsal dinner, ”he shares. “But with Ale by our side, it wasn’t a problem. She visited the location for us and sent us photos and videos of everything. ” When you have someone on your side who understands your vision, anything is possible.