An Ethereal Reception at a Puglian Castle

Floating fabric installations created a dramatically atmospheric space for a candle-lit reception at a Puglian castle dating back to the 1500s.

A Puglian castle dating back to the 1500s alluringly set the tone for an atmospheric Italian wedding. Floating fabric installations revealed hidden dimensions infusing cool stone interiors with warmth and elegance as they hung beneath the grand archways of The Castello. Bringing a feeling of modernity into the historic space, UK stylist Rebecca Marie was the creative director behind the dramatic styling. A romantic candle-lit tablescape came to life with a color palette of muted and earthy tones. Textures were layered with poetic botanicals, naturally-dyed napkins, and delicate handcrafted crockery adorned with intricate details, and artful stationery.

The romantic reception was masterfully captured by Joseph Kinerman and Faye Wilde Photography.


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“Remarkable indoor spaces such as the grand arches stood out as a cherished feature we were eager to integrate into the design.”

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“Delicate and naturally dyed napkins added a touch of intimacy and introduced subtly modern textures to the table settings.”

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SS The Castello

Rebecca Marie’s Styling Tips

  • Consider investing in fabric installations that ethereally drape above the table, adding drama and softly contrasting with stone surroundings.
  • Opt for long tables adorned with simple yet texturally rich decor elements, using muted colors and natural materials.
  • Look for historical or open stone venues that complement the rustic-modern aesthetic.
  • When choosing intricately shaped spaces, keep table decor relatively simple to allow the venue’s beauty to stand for itself. Let the venue’s features guide your design choices, resulting in potent atmospheric styling.

Photography / Joseph Kinerman & Faye Wilde Photography

Creative Direction, Styling & Production / Rebecca Marie

Location / Castello Monaci

Flowers / Abigail Floral Studio

Linen & Fabrics / Mia Sylvia

Stationery / Gray Starling

Fashion / Watters

Makeup / Amy Rose


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