Outside of South Africa, if there’s one location in the world that’s my happy place, it has to be Italy. Hands down. Which isn’t really a surprise, since I’m half Italian, and I’ve lived there and travelled extensively. But it never gets tired or old or been there done that. And when it’s been a while (which it has for me right now), I get this palpable longing to visit again and breathe it in. Happily, that longing just got a little bit satisfied for me with today’s bridal inspiration, which is like a slice of Italian wedding heaven. First off, it’s shot on the most gorgeous Italian estate you can imagine. Add in exquisite Claire Pettibone gowns on the models (who look like mythological sisters), headpieces from Enchanted Atelier, and lush, elegant florals in classic shades of white and green. A touch of romantic calligraphy? Check. Susie Saltzman rings? That too. And with beautiful images by Magnolia & Magpie Photography to round things out, it’s pretty much the most perfect way to start a week I can imagine. Sigh…
Cameo of Magnolia & Magpie gave us some insight into the shoot:
The inspiration behind this photo shoot was the painting “Ophelia” by John Everett Millais. The color scheme and styling elements all centered around the greenery, gardens, and lawns surrounding the Italian estate where we shot. We tried to highlight the natural elements in every shot; from wild, free-flowing florals to invitations styled with rosemary and olives. The estate itself hearkened back to traditional, European gardens and the feeling of being lost in a piece of art was inescapable!
Photography: Magnolia & Magpie Photography | Styling: Honey & Cinnamon | Floral: ISA Events | Stationery: Tara Spencer | Dresses: Claire Pettibone | Bride’s accessories: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart (headpieces); Susie Saltzman (jewellery) | Hair & makeup: Stella Mongodi of Organic Brides | Venue: The Villa Spada (private residence) | Model agency: 4 Upper Models | Workshop hosting: Michael & Carina Photography