Desiree + Emilio’s Wistful Woodsy Romance

//Desiree + Emilio’s Wistful Woodsy Romance

Their Story

Happy Anniversary to Emilio & Desiree Sulpizio! Desiree works here at Commellini Estate and has been a bit bashful about posting her wedding photos. When the office team got a hold of them, we couldn’t help but do a little blog post about it. Their wistful woodsy romance and all of their details were just too sweet not to share…..Desiree and Emilio celebrated their love with their closest friends and family on a gorgeous September day. After a long time doing distance, their dream became a reality as they stepped into their forever together.  Their wistful woodsy romance was one that the Estate will never forget and was a beautiful declaration of their love for one another.

How they met:

 Northwood Middle School as awkward 7th graders


Desiree: Vice President of Operations at Commellini Estate

Emilio: Physician 

First Look

First Impressions:

They were really good friends at first and their relationship didn’t go much further than some AOL instant messages.

First Date: 

Movie at Village Center Cinemas

First Dance Song:

Stand By Me- Florence and the Machine Version

Bridal Party

Wedding Desserts:

Italian Cookies made by Desiree’s Grandma (Pizzelle & Biscotti), Chocolate Chip Cookies by Emilio’s Mom, Apple Pie, Italian Fruit Cake, Smore’s Bar, and Gelato shots (served during dancing/late night snack)


Food & Beverage- It is very important for Italian families to make sure there is plenty of food and drink throughout the entire day.  We started with a Welcome Wine Bar before the ceremony, did specialty cocktails and appetizers following, had a full bar, full dinner with wine at the tables, dessert bar, roast your own Smore’s bar, and ended the night with tiny scoops of gelato tray-served.

Wedding colors/theme:

 Nature/Woodsy was our theme with hints of Oxblood Maroon and Gold



Emilio flew into Spokane to surprise Desiree who thought she was fixing a leaking ceiling in the La Cappanna at the Estate. She was pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a letter from Emilio and then was greeted by her future fiance who popped the question. Desiree happily said “yes” and the rest is history!


Favorite Ceremony moment:

 Desiree: The whole thing. I cannot pick, from walking down the aisle with my dad hands shaking, to seeing Emilio waiting for me, to being pronounced for the first time. Start to finish I was crying with joy.

Emilio: When I first saw Desiree and when my groomsmen shared words of wisdom.

Favorite Reception moment:

Favorite reception moment: Desiree & Emilio: Toasts & Dancing

Surprise Elements:

Tarantella- we did a traditional Italian folk dance to kick off the dance floor

Mr. & Mrs. Sulpizio

Advice to other couples: 

 Figure out what is important to you and try not to worry about the other details. Also when it comes to the day of, try to be as present as possible. It also goes by sooo quickly, it best to remember to relax and just enjoy each moment


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By | 2019-02-05T22:18:55+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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  1. Donna White October 18, 2018 at 12:21 am - Reply

    What a wonderful tribute! We’re so glad we were in attendance. Looking forward to many more anniversaries! Welcome Desiree! Love, The Whites (Aunt Donna and Uncle Jim )

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