During college, I spent a semester studying in Venice. While over there, I was able to to travel quite a bit through Europe and the rest of Italy, and one of my favorites of those excursions was my trip to the Amalfi Coast and Sicily. Today’s styled shoot takes me right back to Sorrento and Positano with the bright blue and lemon yellow details. Plus, who doesn’t love an antipasti spread?!?! I hope these images bring a smile to your face like they did mine. Let’s get this weekend started!
It all started with a peek at a Dolce & Gabbana, Italian-inspired dress. Our intention was to display bold colors for a wedding that felt elegant and chic, yet summery and fun! Bright blues and yellows with silver metallics balanced out the rustic elements of the refurbished barn at beautiful Walden Hall in Reva, VA.
The florals highlighted the décor with beautiful lemon tree centerpieces, garlands filled with lemons, and an exquisite greenery and floral detailing on the drapery at the entrance to the reception.
The vintage details were essential to the shoot, including the golden yellow furniture pieces, silver candelabras, Italian glass stand, urns and more. No detail was left untouched down to the gorgeous baby blue Vespa and photo wall with a linen sign that read, “Love Always Wins” in Italian. Guests found their seats by lemons hanging from a tree as they walked in.
From the Italian details in the writing, to the elegant dresses, catering options, and color palette, this editorial will inspire many weddings to come.
Photographer: Jen Harvey Photography | Planner: Jessica Ashley Events | Venue: Walden Hall | Caterer: Classic Catering | Florist: The Posey Detail | Cake: Signature Sweets by Amanda | Bakery: Stevi’s Cookies | Decor & Furniture: Bella Villa Antiques & Vintage Rentals | Decor: Caroline Bell Creative | Linens: DC Rental | Calligraphy: J&M Designs | Makeup Artist: Behind the Veil | Dress Shop: Modern Troussseau | Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Invitations: Artisan Matchmaker |