Umbria Romance, Inspiration Wedding
Thanks to the past few weeks of glorious sunshine that overwhelmed us with exhilaration and buzz, we decided to gather our gear and get out and organize a springtime shoot. A magnificent 17th-century villa, cozily perched on a hilltop overlooking the green Umbrian valleys, is the backdrop for this shoot, of which we are very proud. We at Sugar Cookies, together with Eleonora (wedding planner from Dream On Wedding who designed the set-up), wanted to convey images of freshness, delicate pastel shades, with a touch of classic elegance but not too lavish.
The location was splendid: the marble work gleamed in the sunshine creating well-defined volumes; the details of the interior decor and the elegance of the original, antique wallpaper took us back in time to the pomp and splendor of life in an authentic Italian Country Villa. The look designed for the bride was intentionally simple: a sheer, white classic gown, with just a crystal band around the waist – perfect in our opinion for this particular shoot.
The simplicity and candor of the bride were very apparent and striking when set against the elaborately decorated halls of the Villa, creating a scenario where she, the bride, was the real protagonist of the scene. The only touch of affection – the long veil bellowed by the gentle spring breeze! The banquet hall was simply magical: an antique veranda with splendid marble effect frescoes and romantic decor from the 1800s in keeping with the style of the country Villa, were alone a wonderful work of art – all this was gloriously illuminated by an enormous glass window that overlooks the Italian style gardens.
The mise en place was designed in great detail; the large oval table and antique chairs were placed in the center of the hall affording a wonderful view of the gardens. Despite being elaborately set, the table maintained a certain amount of lightness and freshness thanks to the clear glass used on the table and the excellent choice of soft, delicate flowers.
White hydrangeas, ranunculi, tulips, English roses, and carnations were gathered together in a pale yellow and antique pink chrome box. The harmony of color is interrupted only by the slight hint of aqua-green in the drinking glasses, on the chairs and by the silverware on the table.