Almost one here has passed since Maria from Bianco Bouquet called me. They have in mind the idea to realize an inspirational Styled Shot in an Italian Villa, for the Russian magazine Weddywood. Of course, I was absolutely enthusiast to be their partner in crime, also if a styled shooting is something that I don’t often do. Also if I was pretty satisfied with how the final work turned out, I needed nine months to put a few (!!) of my favorites in a row and publish them here on the blog… more or less like giving a birth (but without the same pain, I guess). In this work, I also tried something slightly different in the color correction and tonal grading that I usually adopt for my works, and it suddenly became the base for all the 2018 wedding season. Let me know if you appreciate it in the comments, and let’s see what will change in 2019!
Something more about the shooting at the very end of the post, before a couple of funny ones!
Photographer: Francesco Spighi, Wedding planning and coordination: Bianco Bouquet Weddings & Events, Venue: Villa Cora, Stylist: The Tuscan Beauty Wedding, Wedding gown and suit provided by: Le Spose di Mori, Wedding dress: Berta Bridal; Groom Suit: Carlo Pignatelli, Sweets and cakes: Dolce Lab, Flowers and Decors: Giardino delle Fate, Videography: Elena Mannocci
Something about this Styled Shot in an Italian Villa
Villa Cora was the chosen venue for this Italian inspirational shooting, with a French touch. This is a luxurious villa located in Florence, Tuscany, which does not seem so bright outside but – once you open the doors – it takes on a completely different look. Built in the XIX century, the Villa has a Hall of Mirrors – La Sala degli Specchi – that instantly turns any bride into a fairy-tale princess. Taking into account the fact that European countries have always had an influence on each other, the team of Bianco Bouquet decided to add a bit of French mood to the shooting, which perfectly harmonizes with the XIX century style of the villa. Wedding invitations combine a golden color and pastel shades of pink and light menthol, reminiscent of the style of the French confectionary house Laduree. It was also reflected in the creation of the sweet table, the main character of which was the macaroon pyramid.
The day of the shooting pleased everyone with sunny weather. It was cold as hell, but you could never say that, from the pictures! The morning began with the bride&groom prep in a spacious room and continued in the charming halls and the beautiful garden of the villa. We were all pretty inspired on the day, full of energy and ideas. Everyone was trying to make something of their own, trying to end up with a beautiful fairy tale. The young couple tried to show their emotions in the photo, trying to put the viewer in their shoes, imagining themselves in their place and make the wedding of their dreams come true.
But it was not as easy as you can imagine (Itold you that it was damn cold, right?)! Have a look at how tired we (THEY!) were at the very end of the day! :P