Tuscany, forever! Today’s majestic wedding editorial inspired by the art, architecture (and really everything) about Italy is further affirmation that there’s no place more magical in the world. A vintage dusty blue gown befitting royalty takes center stage opposite a burnt orange velvet suit, and as the couple takes stock of the medieval city below, we find ourselves swept away by the rich cultivation of details. You’ll want to sit down for this one!

Italian villa family style al fresco tablescape

Captured by O’Malley Photographers, the breathtaking details and moments take us on a transatlantic journey. And we find it oh-so-wonderful that Kaleb of Kaleb Norman James Design looked to his own Italian heritage for a muse.

blue hand beaded wedding dress and burnt orange velvet groom suit

Tell us where to find a better view of the city than Villa La Vedetta. We’ll wait.

fine art wedding paper goods with handwritten calligraphy and silk ribbons

La Happy Design is here to slay again with designs worthy of the paper goods version of the Oscars.

off-the-shoulder wedding dress

oval rose gold engagement ring with halo

burnt orange velvet groom suit with velvet teal vow book

Ummm, wow this vow book from Velvet Raptor is a work of art in itself!
off-the-shoulder wedding dress and burnt orange velvet groom suit

Italian villa family style al fresco tablescape

sheer appliqued bridal heels and accessories

off-the-shoulder wedding dress and burnt orange velvet groom suit

Off-the-shoulder swag straps with sophisticated bows on this Alexandra Grecco gem.

blue hand beaded wedding dress and burnt orange velvet groom suit

pale blue and pastel pink al fresco wedding tablescape

blue beaded wedding dress vintage gossamer

We dream about this vintage embroidered gown from Gossamer daily. I wish I were joking.

groom attire and velvet vow book

pale blue and pastel pink al fresco wedding centerpiece

burnt orange velvet groom suit

Colorful suits are already our kryptonite, and when we saw this one in velvet from Suit Supply, we were majorly shook.

pale blue wedding programs with gold leaf crest

blue beaded wedding dress and gold tiara with veil

Sheer appliquéd bridal heels from Bella Belle Shoes and a soft veil from Erica Elizabeth Design complete fine art bridal look from head to toe.

off-the-shoulder wedding dress and burnt orange velvet groom suit

Beautiful wispy updo from Tuscany Bridal Team !

oval rose gold engagement ring with halo and deep teal velvet ring pillow

Italian villa family style al fresco tablescape

And all the feels for these chic table pieces from Preludio Divisione Noleggio.

pale blue and pastel pink al fresco wedding centerpiece

blue hand beaded wedding dress and burnt orange velvet groom suit

From the stylist, Kaleb of Kaleb Norman James Design : I come from a family that is proud of our Italian heritage. We spent many summer’s together in Italy enjoying the beauty and culture that runs so deep here. From the rolling hills of Tuscany, to the seaside coast of the Almalfi, I always knew that once I started planning weddings, I would return here and combine my love of Italian culture, with my love for weddings. Not to be cliche or predictable, but our inspiration for this styled shoot was truly Italy itself. I wanted the colors to evoke something that felt rich and cultured, such as the intensity of the burnt orange velvet jacket & the embroidery of the vintage gown. But I also wanted to accent with softer, cooler tones, adding contrast, such as the neutral linens & soft pinks in the floral.

Italian villa family style al fresco tablescape

blue hand beaded wedding dress and burnt orange velvet groom suit

pale blue and pastel pink al fresco wedding tablescape

The combo of the two looks felt reminiscent of the architecture of the buildings and landscape you see here in Florence. Some buildings are a rich red with aged stucco and plaster, while others are next to it are a soft, buttery yellow, covered in climbing wisteria vines. These two feelings seen throughout my travels were where I found my inspiration and what brought everything together. Imperfectly paired, to create an unexpected sense of culture and history. The place settings accomplished a similar juxtaposition, with the use of more formal gold rimmed glasses alongside of rustic, rough edged ceramic plates & bone handled flatware. One of my favorite parts of putting the tablescape together was finding the most of the details in the small shops and market’s directly in Florence. I spent hours wandering through market stalls and linen shops looking for the perfect napkins to accent the tablecloths, while also discovering locally made trays for all the fruit. We sourced almost everything for the table throughout the days leading up to the shoot, to help create as authentic of a look as possible.

off-the-shoulder wedding dress

pale blue and pastel pink al fresco wedding tablescape

off-the-shoulder wedding dress and burnt orange velvet groom suit

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: O’Malley Photographers
Planning, Design and Florals: Kaleb Norman James Design
Venue: Villa La Vedetta
Wedding Gown: Alexandra Grecco
Vintage Gown: Gossamer
Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory
Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Accessories and Veil: Erica Elizabeth Design
Hair and Makeup Artist: Tuscany Bridal Team
Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply
Groom’s Shoes: Tom Ford
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Vow Books and Ring Pillow: Velvet Raptor
Rentals: Preludio Divisione Noleggio
Paper Goods: La Happy Design

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