Our inspiration came from Ryle Hitchner’s travel photos of Monterosso, Italy. Many of the creative team members have traveled to the region, so we created a wedding design that payed homage to the culture, exquisite light, faith and importance of gathering with friends and famiglia. We chose an organic color palette, rich in texture, embracing the dusty greens and soft yellows found in the olive groves and lemon orchards. The wonderful food styling by Caitlin Van Horn, allowed us to reveal the hidden world of wedding preparations; a production in Europe that is quite sacred. Combined with humble details, expressive calligraphy and the authentic adoration of our couple, our ‘ode to Italy’ is intended to encourage couples to seek inspiration in the traditions and beauty of their surroundings.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner // Design and Styling: Ginny Au // Flowers: Amy Osaba // Paper and Calligraphy: Meagan Tidwell // Food Styling: Caitlin Van Horn // Table Garland, Olive Branch Arrangement & Wreaths: Cloth of Gold // Hair Styling: Joanna Ballentine // Makeup: Molly Stilley // Cakes: Dreamcakes Bakery // China, Linens and Flatware: At Home Furnishings // Brides Dress: Lanvin // Brides Shoes: Chloe Ballet Flats // Engagement Ring & Earrings: BHLDN // Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // Chairs: Market 46
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Comments (17)

Jess Miller | Reply

the bride looks like a goddess….her earrings are the perfect bling for her dress. love the natural colors.

Amy ? Fly Away Bride | Reply

Love the rustic styling and the gorgeous greens. Well done all involved!

Hot Chocolates - Chocolate Fountains | Reply

Gorgeous dress….really nice pics.

Laura | Reply

Love all the greens and olive branches! Beautiful beautiful !!!!

Kelly Oshiro | Reply

Love the olive/fig/wood tones… and that apron! Anyone know who makes it?

Caitlin | Reply

Kelly, the apron is from a French home goods store. I do not know the brand as it has no tag:)

Elisa B | Reply

So lovely. I love the idea of sitting down to that table!

Nikkol | Reply

Beautiful! I would love to attend that wedding :)

Gregory | Reply

Simply magnifique!

Merria | Reply

yes, I like it so much too.

Modern Weddings Hawaii | Reply

This shoot is gorgeous, love the leaf pattern on the stationary!

Stephanie | Reply

This is gorgeous, but it doesn’t look like a real wedding. It looks and sounds more like an inspiration shoot. So I’m confused why it’s listed under “real weddings”. Isn’t that a little misleading?

Christie O. {Mountainside Bride} | Reply

I’m a bit confused. I love this site and have long admired the real weddings here. But is this a real wedding or inspiration shoot? Thanks!

Rachel | Reply

Wow! This is probably the most beautiful shoot ive ever seen!
I love the last line of the text:
“Our ‘ode to Italy’ is intended to encourage couples to seek inspiration in the traditions and beauty of their surroundings.”

So lovely everyone who contributed!

Daric | Reply

wow , it’s the most beautiful pic I have ever seem. Image I was in it …

Anne-Emory | Reply

What venue did you all use for this shoot? Are all the pictures from one location or are pictures of Italy mixed in?

vintagediamondring.com | Reply

Love the earrings and the black and white photos!

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