ITALY STOLE MY HEART

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I am so thrilled to finally be blogging about this amazing experience!

Some of you may remember at the latter part of last year a team of us traveled to Italy to take part in a styled shoot organised by Italian Wedding Planner Jo of Accent Events. It’s taken several months for us to be allowed to share the images with you due to exclusivity, however TODAY the shoot is featured in Wedding Ideas Magazine and can be purchased all around the country!!

So, without further delay let’s go behind the scenes and show you just how special Italy and its people are and give you a small glimpse of what we all got up to in 48 super filled hours!

Art Hotel Villa Fiorella - WOW, where to start? The hospitality provided to us from every member of staff at this beautiful boutique hotel was utterly outstanding! We were looked after so well, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel was still open to the public whilst we were there shooting, so not only did we get to witness how well they treated their guests, we were given the same exceptional service. I do truly believe if you chose to elope and tie the knot at this venue, you wouldn’t be disappointed. The service, location and oh my days the food are out of this world! Set in the hills about Sorrento with the most amazing views you can’t help but feel utterly relaxed. Getting married aside, if you ever get the chance to visit I highly recommend you get yourself booked in to this place and enjoy a little slice of heaven!

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Team Work….

When working with new people it’s important to get it right, to feel at ease and relaxed in each others company. Styled shoots are no exception to the rule, you really have to communicate well and understand what vision the shoot creator wants to achieve. Thankfully, Jo of Accent Events had a clear idea of style and concept for the images she required. Jo wants to focus on providing a memorable experience for couples wanting to get married in Italy who have a deep love for travel, adventure, culture and all that this majestic country has to offer. It was wonderful to watch and listen to her excitement and passion in her explanation and enthusiasm for why she’d chosen the venue, location and suppliers involved in this project.

The experience was intense! It was very fast moving and not without obstacles, but I do believe we all managed to create something really wonderful and I think the images speak for themselves!

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MUA to the stars Joanna Falanga created a soft, beautiful and timeless look with her makeup and hair styling skills on Victoria.

Wonderful Carmela of Carmela Ceremonies, who speaks both English and Italian, is your go to lady for all civil and symbolic celebrant services!

Beautiful venue decor can be hired from Wedding Chairs &/ Co. They have some wonderful props and furniture which would totally enhance the look and feel of your wedding day as it did on our photoshoot!

Talented local florist Giuseppe & Luisa Terrecuso provided all the floral arrangements. It was so lovely to see them pulling up in the cutest little truck laden with a boot full of flowers, dreamy rich lush autumn colours!

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Our two gorgeous models travelled from Tuscany to be with us for the shoot. It was a delight to hear all about their own italian love story. Victoria (who is actually a super talented artist) had packed only a backpack of belongings several years ago heading for adventure with a one way ticket, quickly meeting and falling head over heels for this cheeky chap and Italy! They were total naturals and provided us with some great entertainment along the way... Adriano couldn’t wait to whip his shirt off at the end of the day for a giggle!

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Victoria wore “Wendy” by Saja from Rock The Frock Bridal and a stunning hair vine made by Claire Austin. Adriano looked rather dapper in the Southwold Suit from The Vintage Suit Hire Co.

Photographer and travelling side kick Mrs Jutson Photography

Stationery & Styling was provided by moi….Faithful Designs.

Thank you to Jo & her awesome husband Martin for being wonderful hosts, travel guides and overall lovely people! I hope you have great success with the rebrand and continued success in the wedding industry!

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I hope to one day return to Italy and explore more of its beauty… until then I’ll continue to reminisce over these images!

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