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!
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.
Tell us where to find a better view of the city than Villa La Vedetta. We’ll wait.
La Happy Design is here to slay again with designs worthy of the paper goods version of the Oscars.
Ummm, wow this vow book from Velvet Raptor is a work of art in itself!
Off-the-shoulder swag straps with sophisticated bows on this Alexandra Grecco gem.
We dream about this vintage embroidered gown from Gossamer daily. I wish I were joking.
Colorful suits are already our kryptonite, and when we saw this one in velvet from Suit Supply, we were majorly shook.
Beautiful wispy updo from Tuscany Bridal Team !
And all the feels for these chic table pieces from Preludio Divisione Noleggio.
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.
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.
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