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From the photographer, Mariel,
It was a quintessential day in the ancient city of Firenze. After a long hot day, the summer sun subdued and offered the dreamiest hues of gold, and whispers of the shimmering city beyond painted a breathtaking view. Villa le Fontanelle, nestled outside of the city center just far enough away to offer a bit of distance from the bustle of the city – yet still close enough to see Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore on the horizon.

Simply put, our inspiration for this shoot was Florence. It is a truly beautiful and ancient city. This shoot was designed to evoke understated elegance and timelessness, while still encompassing old world romance. The lush florals paired so perfectly with that Florentine sunset, and the the rest …. well, the images say it all!

Photography Mariel Hannah |  Planning/Coordination Caterina Weddings | Shoot & Floral Design Janna Brown Design | Makeup Consuelo Makeup | Venue Villa Le Fontanelle | Tabletop & Catering Rolands Florence


There is a saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words” – and that saying definitely applies to this beautiful collection of images of gorgeous gowns from the Maggie Sottero line by Maggie Sottero Designs. Maggie Sottero Designs  is synonymous in the world of wedding gowns for having dresses with impeccable fit and design. They want every bride to be the best version of herself on her wedding day. And, whether you’re a true-blue romantic, classic and demure, sexy and glamorous, trendy, or sophisticated—their Maggie Sottero line has a premium and perfectly tailored gown to match your vision!

The gorgeous gowns shown below are from the Curve Collection from Maggie Sottero. This collection has been designed with a focus on beauty that comes from coverage, support, and fit – all in a manner that complements a variety of body types and preferences. These creations have been designed with all the details needed to make the most of your figure – from demure coverage in some styles to additional linings in others. Their fit and feel against your skin is indescribably fabulous!

Annabella is a sleeveless dress comprised of allover lace and Tuscan Organza.

Ariella Marie is for all you vintage brides out there looking to stand out in lace motifs, pearls, and Swarovski crystals!

Brinkley Lynette is the perfect choice if you’re going for a glamorous, vintage-inspired look.

Brinkley Lynette from Maggie Sottero

Charlene Lynette features a stunning bodice accented in beaded lace motifs and Swarovski crystals.

 Della Lynette comes with attached cold-shoulder sleeves that can easily be removed to fit your preference.

Della Lynette from Maggie Sottero

Eden features a scoop neckline and illusion cap sleeves.

Freida shows off a strapless look with an illusion plunging neckline.

Gail can be worn on or off the shoulder, and features layers of tulle, Chantilly lace, and lace motifs.

Kendall Lynette is perfect for the classic bride looking to be a little bit more daring!

Luanne features a strapless sweetheart neckline and lace motifs over tulle.

Riley Marie is simple, yet elegant, with beaded lace motifs over sequin tulle.

Rosanna is accented in Swarovski crystals and finished with crystals buttons over a zipper closure.

Shauna Lynette is the perfect example of an elegant princess wedding dress.

Whether you love fitted, sensuous gowns, or flared, made for a princess loveliness, there is a Curve Collection gown for you.The line offers plenty of choices and variety. Each gown is designed for a captivating and personalized wedding look. Your wedding dress should be everything you want, and this collection makes it possible with gowns available in sizes 0 – 28.

Maggie Sottero is honored to have Liris Crosse as the face of Curve and their Spring 2019 Collection. She came to the attention of the modeling world while appearing on Project Runway last year. Her confidence on the runway has allowed her to shine whether being feminine or fierce. This wonderful quality made Liris a perfect fit for Maggie Sottero. Be inspired by following her on Instagram and watching her below:

To find the dress of your dreams that will be perfect for your love story, contact a Maggie Sottero retailer for an appointment today!

This post is sponsored by Maggie Sottero Designs. All opinions expressed are those of the author.

From the photographer,  Ana:
I was visiting Warsaw for a week and decided to get in touch with lovely Magda Socha Wlodarska. She is the designer behind Warsaw Poet, the chicest of Polish bridal gowns. I was hoping she would agree to do a photo shoot in the heart of Warsaw’s Old Town, and was ecstatic when she agreed. We had a day of play with beautiful clothes, gorgeous florals, and the loveliest of models. The light was perfect and our model’s energy really shone through every image. I am incredibly pleased with the resulting scans and LOVE the pastel colours and soft morning light tones.

Photography Ana Lui Photography | Floral Designer Flower Stories | Dress Warsaw Poet | Makeup Artist Aga Glowczynska | Venue Warsaw’s Old Town | Model Klaudia Celinska from Mango Models Poland | Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab