There are so many things that we love about this garden wedding inspiration shoot, and yet words seem to be failing us. “The earth has music for those who listen.” – George Santayana
Please read on for more about this stunning setting and the photographer’s inspiration:
“We were inspired by the amazing place located in Italy and protected by UNESCO. You can truly believe in miracle and fairies in the gorgeous Gardens of Ninfa. The gardens have been called the world’s most romantic garden. Ninfa draws together history, architecture and nature.
The beautiful Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa) are located in the Lazio region of Italy, about 40 miles south-east of Rome. Known mostly to garden enthusiasts, Ninfa and its unique setting are still a fairly well-kept secret.
The landscape garden within the park comprises 8 hectares and contains medieval ruins, several oaks, cypresses and poplars, grassy meadows, a wide range of exotic plants from various parts of the world, numerous watercourses and a large variety of rambling roses growing over the stone walls of the ruins.
The town of Ninfa takes its name from a little temple dedicated to the nymphs during the Roman period, built on one of the most abundant springs at the foot of the Lepini Hills. These waters gave life to the original river Nymphaeus.
Of the abandoned medieval town there remain today an imposing double wall and the ruins of a castle, churches, municipal buildings and many private dwellings. As in the past, water is still the key to Ninfa’s survival.
We used an idea around legends of Ninfas. A nymph in mythology is a minor female nature deity typically associated with a particular location or landform. Different from other goddesses, nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing.
We tried to create the image of the nymph, pure and deep. She lives in this place, sings, talks to flowers, touchs plants, whispers plants, is hiding in the plants from foreign views and strangers.
‘Your eyes speak to my soul, my wants and desires.’ Our model was like the fragile fairy. Her ethereal beauty! She was unprotected, airy and soft.
We appreciate the beauty of nature and we want to emphasize how fragile and defenseless before the human it is. When you look at Garden’s routine you can really believe in Ninfa!”