Just mar­ried — Ital­ian style

The Sunday Times - - Confidential - Ni­co­lette Casella

PAY­ING homage to their Ital­ian her­itage, top Perth hair­dresser Melissa Ge­su­aldo mar­ried her long-time part­ner, prop­erty de­vel­oper and in­vestor Adam Zorzi, in an uber-stylish wed­ding in Puglia last week­end.

Fam­ily and friends from around the world flew in for the five-day ex­trav­a­ganza, with the large WA con­tin­gent in­clud­ing

Melissa and Jamie Karl­son, Clover and Ben Tana, Sophia and Troy Barba­gallo, ABC pre­sen­ter Char­lotte Ham­lyn,

Joanna and Tony Mil­lard, Gar­rett and Caitlin Pren­diville, Adam’s brother lux­ury builder Adrian Zorzi and Mel’s sis­ter Natasha Ge­su­aldo of Bal­loon Co. Mel, who reg­u­larly tends to the tresses of mod­els at New York Fash­ion Week and celebri­ties as a L’Oreal am­bas­sador, was a breath­tak­ing bride in J’Aton Cou­ture.

The gown was a dress of dreams fea­tur­ing glass beaded French lace and a plung­ing neck­lace em­bel­lished with strands of glass pearls and stud­ded di­a­monds.

J’Aton de­sign­ers Ja­cob Lup­pino and An­thony Pit­torino said: “Melissa’s dress was in­spired by the art deco era. As dra­matic as the sil­hou­ette was, it was pared down and stream­lined to com­ple­ment Melissa’s petite frame.”

Adam opted for a dap­per grey suit for the wed­ding cer­e­mony at Os­tuni Cathe­dral and a crisp white tux for the re­cep­tion at Masse­ria San Domenico. Both suits were from the Tana fam­ily’s Parker and Co. Cinzia Br­us­chini, named the world’s top wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher, cap­tured all the day’s spe­cial mo­ments in­clud­ing a fun flash mob ren­di­tion of Fat­boy Slim’s Praise You.

With guests and the new­ly­weds post­ing un­der the hash­tag #zorztrulli, images had In­sta­gram­mers drool­ing with envy. There was a hens party in Paris (think a long ladies lunch on the Seine and high tea at the Ritz), a bach­e­lor party in Lon­don, a wel­come din­ner with tra­di­tional Ital­ian danc­ing and hand-painted tam­bourines with per­son­alised por­traits of guests, and a flam­boy­ant re­cov­ery beach party.

“The wed­ding was every­thing we had hoped for, with the fo­cus just be­ing to cre­ate great me­mories in an amaz­ing lo­ca­tion with our clos­est friends and fam­ily,” the cou­ple told Con­fi­den­tial.

The Zorzis are now hon­ey­moon­ing in the sun­shine in Si­cily.

Perth hair­dresser Melissa Ge­su­aldo and de­vel­oper Adam Zorzi af­ter their Puglia wed­ding. Pic­ture: Cinzia Br­us­chini And, from the top, the guests in­cluded Melissa Karl­son, Tony Mil­lard at the beach party and Char­lotte Ham­lyn, Karl­son, Cassie Har­wood-Jac­quet and Clover Tana with Melissa at her hens party in Paris.

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