Steeped in antiquity and artisanal motifs, we’re romanced by this Folk inspired gown by Naeem Khan. A classical silhouette, yet adorned in textural, bold embroidery and billowing bell sleeves, worthy of a fashion-forward bride. The daisy dotted braid is the perfect styling touch to finish it off.
The undeniably fashion-forward Emily Yates took this title in trumps. Her knack for styling-up a simple slip style gown with bold accessories didn’t go unnoticed. Baroque pearl earrings by A.B. Ellie, a pearl dotted veil by Twigs & Honey and Zimmermann raffia embroidered kitten heels on paper sounds like a lot, but it was absolutely just the right amount of adornment. We love that she didn’t follow any bridal rules and was uniquely herself (including the daring reception outfit change to a crop top and flares!).
Looking like they’ve been plucked straight from Sofia Copolla’s, ‘The Virgin Suicides’, this bridal party was spilling with an effortless, natural beauty. Simple, tonal flowing silk gowns by Miss Crabb paired with tousled locks and kitten heels gave off an air of ease and comfortability, and beautifully contrasted with the more tailored, classical style of the bride. The styling completely threw out the rule book when it comes to bridesmaids (Note: white bridesmaids dresses and the lack of bouquets), but it undeniably works as a modern-day, fashion-forward bridesmaid look.
While there are a few more classical details than the organic and undone style we usually gravitate towards, we couldn’t go past the drama and overall attention to detail of this wedding by stylist BiancoAntico. The styling so seamlessly fuses with the venue, with a keen eye for proportions and scale. The candelabras and floating clouds poetically placed in seemingly random (yet highly strategic) arrangements at varying heights, draw your eye down the length of the space, while draped canopies focus the eye up towards the light-flooded ceiling. Stepping into the space, guests are immediately transported to a magical soirée reminiscent of grandiose banquets of the yesteryears.
Just weeks out from their wedding day, this couple’s booked venue was forced to close, however, this mischance made way for a fortuitous plan B and a revamped styling brief that surpassed all expectations. Set amongst a stunning seaside warehouse once used for storing old fishing boats, the table styling by The Wedding Care beautifully honored the history of the space to create a wholly unique, magical experience for guests. Ageing foliage, driftwood, mottled glass plates, weathered stationery, bass candelabras and textural linens covered tables, while lanterns crafted from ancient fishing traps were suspended from above. Every detail of the styling was so well-considered and evidently inspired by the venue, a true testament to how important it can be to work with a talented wedding stylist who is not only a true creative, but able to hustle and make magic happen at the drop of a hat!
Stationery & Signage
Inspired by an authentic artisanal essence, the paper goods of this seaside wedding by Michaela McBride embraced the beautiful nuances of raw torn edges and soft, tactile papers. Invitations and welcome cards were wrapped in twine and sealed with gilded wax, while seating plans were poetically hand-penned by Cecilia Boschi Calligraphy. Each piece steeped in an essence of time and thoughtfulness to detail and subtlety, beyond the over designed and mass printed suites we can so often see these days.
Dancing the night away under a canopy of celestial lights… need we say more? We love the simplicity of this lighting design, the key here is low hanging and en masse to create an intimate and ambient atmosphere for guests.
Selecting just one ceremony venue was no easy feat, but we kept on returning to the incredible Villa San Giacomo, nestled amongst the cliffs of seaside Positano. It’s all in those breathtaking and unbeatable views of the Italian coastline… exchanging vows to the sound of waves lapping along the shoreline below, fishing boats docking into bay and the smell of salt drifting through a light summer’s breeze. It’s small and intimate in size, but the experience all makes up for it.
A hidden gem tucked away in the Italian countryside, Abbazia di San Pastore has all the character we’re drawn to for a reception venue, and then some. Think ancient architecture, crumbling walls, poetic archways, dramatic ceilings, a secluded yet accessible location and plenty of ‘Plan B’ options. It is distinctly Italian and completely unique to this corner of the world, you won’t find anything else like it.
Fuelled with emotion and an intoxicating tension, Joel & Justyna beautifully captured couple Micah and Joseph on their special day. Every photo was so artfully composed with a careful eye for composition, capturing the mood of those fleeting, authentic and intimate moments with pure precision and an unmatched skill for light and depth of field that only a truly skilful eye could execute.
While the success of reception photography can often be dependent on the success of the overall reception styling, we couldn’t deny Lorenzo Accardi‘s talent for encapsulating the space and details of this destination wedding so poetically. It’s clear the couple had an eye for aesthetics and thoughtfully curated styling, and Lorenzo has so effortlessly captured that with a myriad of images down to every detail. The table settings, floral arrangements, stationery, dramatic tablescapes are all showcased and shot in a way that honors the intricate textures and beautiful golden light of the space.
What we look for in a destination wedding photographer is someone who can capture not just the drama of a scene but how it felt to be there, through their frames. The drama and symmetry of the Italian landscape and architecture of this wedding was so masterfully captured by photographer Cinzia Bruschini, the juxtaposition of the bold garden structures beautifully spotlighted the intimacy of the table setting nestled between. Every capture was composed with a careful eye for balance and proportions of detail within the frame, taking advantage of unique vantage points to showcase the grandiose of their surroundings, something so prevalent within all her work.
Described as ‘masters of lights and composition’ by this couple, and it couldn’t ring more true. Evergreen are poetic storytellers, crafting dramatic videos steeped in ethereality and deep emotion, intoxicating the senses with subtle yet intimate details. Here, a dress softly blowing in the wind, birds in flight skimming above fields of wheat, the setting sun pouring through stained glass windows, a single shared kiss… all slowed down to drink it all in, ever so softly. It’s a more artistic interpretation of wedding videography than what we have become accustomed to (usually more of a documentary or atmosphere driven style), and we’re here for it.
Tattoos on the morning of your wedding… can you get any more unique? A shared special sentiment between the couple, etching their wedding date onto each other’s skin as a forever keepsake and memory of their day. Not for the faint-hearted.
A truly intimate sunset elopement amongst the undulating clifftops of Puglia, Italy. We couldn’t think of a more romantic setting to exchange vows, or a better team than Monica Leggio and Giuseppe Marano to capture it all, on 35mm film no less. Everything about this elopement is raw and deeply emotive, no fanciful styling or extravagant itineraries to be seen here, just the two of them, wrapped up in their own magical world.
If there’s one wedding we wish we had an invite to, it would be this dreamy seaside soirée at Masseria San Domenico in Puglia. We couldn’t go past the drama and attention to detail of this wedding. Everything from the custom pearl beaded J’aton Couture gown, the lucrative seaside Apulian location, the celestial white cotton marquee nestled between olive groves, the rattan chairs (we need them!), the abundance of wild blooms suspended from canopies, draping from tables and bursting at the ceremonial alter… it was all incredibly executed beyond our wildest dreams. No expense was spared here, but above that, every detail was so tasteful and harmonious with the next and so beautifully captured, it was evident some real creative talent was behind this wedding.
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