Updated: Jan 8, 2019

Today's post is all about a romantic inspirational styled shoot that we organised last year together with a great team of wedding vendors all based in our home town Turin (vendor's list below). The models Cristina and Alberto are a real life couple, a detail that helped us a lot by adding romance and real emotions and feelings to our photos. It only takes one look at the photos to see that Cristina and Alberto are truly in love. The two models were prepared separately and didn’t see each other before being ready for the shooting: in this way we could catch their fun and emotions when they eventually saw each other.

In the last months a beautiful exhibition titled “Monet and the Impressionists” brought to Turin many Impressionist masterpieces from all over Europe. We were stricken by the evanescent atmosphere of the paintings, which gave us the inspiration needed to start this project. We tried to recreate the bohémien feel of life in France at the end of the 19th century, and to insert in the shots details recalling to our minds the masterpieces of the Impressionists.

It was only too easy to find an appropriate location in the quiet and beautiful countryside of Piedmont, in North West Italy: the Piedmontese countryside is a hidden pearl, filled as it is with ancient villas and farmhouses, excellent vineyards and beautiful landscapes, all while not being as exploited by mass tourism as other better known Italian regions are. The chosen location was Villa Malfatti, a 19th century patrician villa, situated at the heart of a magnificent ancient park in the beautiful town of San Giorgio Canavese. The villa features both an Italian and an English garden, a large portico and a splendid ancient greenhouse.

Simmi Floral Design, a renowned workshop based in Turin, provided and set up floral compositions and decors. Simmi’s Camilla Marchetti aimed at realizing a fresh boho chic setup, taking care of the tiniest details. She chose simple flowers and arranged them in sparse yet elegant compositions. The bouquet was simple, natural and romantic, and was composed as if flowers were picked by the bride herself in the woods. The colour palette ranged from sage-green to dove-grey, with hints of dusty blue and tea rose. The dresses were designed and realized by Maura Brandino and Enrico Pettinà, who own the atelier “Il Sogno” in Turin. Maura did a beautiful job in transfusing the romantic atmosphere of that time into the dresses’ style and colors. The groom’s outfit was inspired by our idea of the iconic Parisian painter, while the bride was meant to be his Muse, the source of his inspiration and the object of his love. For the groom “Il Sogno” realized a dusty blue velvet waistcoat, matched with tobacco trousers and an ascot tie. The bride’s dress turned out to be a two piece: a lace bodice and a tea rose tulle gown.

Style and Decorations: Simmi Floral and Event designer Hair and make up: Rosanna Curci Cake and sweets: Agripasticceria DolceMente ConTorta Jewels: My Golden Age Models: Cristina e Alberto (real life couple) Location: Villa Malfatti, San Giorgio Canavese, Italy

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