Today I feel nostalgic, so I decided to share with you a beautiful wedding shoot which took place in the beautiful Macerata in the Marche region.
The stunning location Società Filarmonico Drammatica is an old palace of the late 19th Century, once a cultural society for aristocracy and bourgeoisie. These magical pictures of Vanessa Illi make you go back in time as you were invited to a ballet prima in the 30s!
Federica of Honey and Cinnamon Italian Wedding Planner did a great job, all the details are very thoughtful and a perfect match to a vintage-decadent style embellish with a elegant touch of a retro shade of gold.
I absolutely love the look of the model Isabella… from the vintage hairstyle to the simple but powerful makeup. For the jewellery the choice of pearls is perfect. I adore the ring and the pearls in the table centrepieces.
What about the bouquet? Simply beautiful… The shape and the selection of flowers and colours represent perfectly the vintage-decadent style of this shooting.
Last week we shared with you a mood board inspired by a decadent-industrial style…for the alternative brides out there! We love this theme so much that last winter we found an old building and we took some photos…yes, we kept it secret until now…autumn is here and it matching perfectly this time of the year…
Thanks to Monia Merlo for capturing these magic place and the amazing team who worked in that cold day!
Nested in Murano, one of the most remote islands in Venice, there is an ancient and unique district of creative minds producing glass wonders.
You would never imagine that those fascinating old buildings, that we have admired many times in our traveling for one wedding or another, give shelter to such an amazing treasure of glasses of different shapes and colours.
We tried and succeed to be special guests in one of them and had the pleasure to set an unusual wedding shoot.
The shooting’s theme was based on the building features – a decadent look, warm dark colours such as rust, dark reds and brown with a touch of white and blush (to contrast the others). All within a minimal setting.
This was applied to the dresses choice too – a pale pink dress, with simple lines which contrasted the model’s red long hair; and an unconventional rust flower patterned skirt with a lace black top.
The choice of flowers was easy…we wanted something delicate, elegant and loose…so we decided to go for white ranunculus.
A few weeks ago I completely felt in love with a couple who eloped to get married in Venice. When I saw the pictures by Weddingcity, in particular of their beautiful rings, I tought imediately about writing an inspirational post about it.
So today, for those who are waiting for a proposal or for who is just dreaming about it, I will share a selection of some stunning engagement rings I found around the web.
Searching for some beautiful items to give you some inspiration I got carry away and felt in love to some amazing vintage and art deco rings. I love coloured gemstones as opals, zepphire and emeralds. They are so dreaming and different from the classic diamond. Let’s be honest…I wouldn’t be disappointed if I got a diamond solitaire!!
So here’s the selection of some vintage-unconventional-art deco rings…I must say now I fell like a baby because I want one so bad!
A vintage treasure
Let’s start with a classic but always elegant and magnificent diamond solitaire. I selected a vintage Tiffany & Co. from 1940-50s. A cut transitional round diamond weighing 1.17 carats set in the simple six prong mounting that Tiffany introduced in the 19th century. Dreaming, isin’t it?
Check out all the beautiful antique jewelry in the online store of Erie Basin…I spent hours on their blog!!
A magic opal
An amazing oval-shaped opal for a captivating art deco ring from the 1930s by Brilliant Earth. I was captured right away by this gemstone, so bright and full of colours!
The circle of love
I particularly love round shape rings with a simple and thin mounting. On the left we have a ruby and diamond ring with a wedding band, on the right a Etsy handmade 14k gold ring combined with nineteen tiny raw diamonds.
Shapes and colours
Here’s some colourful non-traditional engagement ring I selected for you… I love all the different colours: the green of the emerald, the pink of the sapphire and the red of the ruby.
The last piece I felt in love with is an absolutely treausure art noveau ring from th 1900s with ruby and a spectacular mouting in the shapes of leaves.
We all love checking on different wedding styles for us, ladies…the dresses, shoes, hair & makeup and so on..
But what about our better half? I thought maybe they would be interested in wedding fashion too…
So this inspirational post is for all of you, future-husbands who are searching for a different style, a bit retro-vintage that will surprise all your guests, and your future wife!
Here some different choice of accessories for your wedding outfit: some original looks with different colours and texture, some choices of bow ties and some ties that will spice up a formal suit.
If you’re tired of the old school style here’s some original choice for you! You don’t need to overwhelmed your outfit by adding a lot of details. You just need to create you own personal look that fits in your personality. I love the broach in the second picture, a really different idea from the usual tie.
The bow tie
Here some choices of bow tie. The first one with a floral fabric is just stunning and really elegant!
What about the bow tie made of wood? Beautiful..
A different kind of tie..
If you don’t want to renounce the tie, choose a fun one… A floral or a polka dot one are different but very chic.
To have a more retro style you can use a unique way to tie it up!
We all love this period of the year and we are all focused on the last details of the plannings … The final rush is for sure the most stressful!
And what about after the wedding? The first trip as a married couple….wonderful!
Thinking of the sun and the sea, today I will share with you some ideas of what to wear on your honeymoon or just for your holiday…
When I first thought of this topic I immediately imagined our sponsor Grazia’lliani 2015 collection.
For the night a fresh and comfortable underwear but at the same time with a touch of sexiness can’t be missed in your suitcase as a newlywed. I love the use of the natural fabrics and the unique details as the polka dot lace and the low back.
At the beach…
Check out these stunning swimming suits…I absolutely love them!
The high waist and the detail of the orchid in the upper piece are so elegant..
Grazia’lliani beachwear has an unique and sophisticated retro style thanks to the peculiar shapes and fabrics. Their dresses are a perfect fit both for the day at the seaside or for an aperitivo in the evening.
Find out all pieces of the 2015 Collection of Grazia’lliani or if you are already in love with these products get them now at the online store!
After a couple of cold and rainy Sundays, the past weekend here in Italy was amazingly warm and sunny so I decided to seize the day by going to the seaside and have the first swim!! It was really relaxing but now we’re back to work…
I decided today to give you some inspiration for the choice of your wedding gown.
One of the most challenging but also fun aspect of planning your wedding, in fact, is pick out the perfect dress. So these past few weeks I completely focused ( I must say I got a little obsessed) with wedding dresses.
During the research I discover the amazing brand of Rue De Seine and I immediately wanted to tell you about it!
The name is referred to a peculiar street and neighborhood in Paris which inspired Rue De Seine’s designer to create the label after living and working on this beautiful Parisian street.
The dresses are simply beautiful with a unique style between bohemian, vintage but also luxury. The Rue De Seine brides are espirit libre…modern, romantic and very feminine.
As you can see the dresses are original and very elegant…I love all the low back or backless dresses, the keyhole front neckline and the use of the nude fabric and the magnificent Guipure Lace.
Dahlia – White beaded gown on nude mesh with open back and keyhole front necklace
Cleo – Cotton embroidered mesh with deep V front & back and Silk Satin tulip cut slip
Bella – 100% Guipure Lace gown with an A line silhouette, boat neck and scalloped daisy sleeve detail
Ivy – French Lace gown with high round neckline, bias cut nude lining and high-low hemline
Chloe – Cotton embroidered long sleeve gown with a slim long sleeve to mid hand and a keyhole back detail
“We believe that wedding gowns have become the ultimate form of fashion expression and every season we work towards pushing boundaries so our dresses are as unique as our brides.”
“The current collection is called ‘Young Love’ and inspired by the modern bride. It has nothing to do with when we fall in love but more about the restless spirit of it.”
Do you want to see more? Stay tuned…we have teamed up with them and we will soon show you what we did with Rue De Seine beautiful creations..
A few weeks ago Milan hosted Sposaitalia, one of the most important exhibition in the country, whereItalian and international designers presented their 2014 wedding dress collections.
I was not able to attend the show and see the catwalks but I got hold of the official photos of the different designers who were there…
I have to say I completely felt in love with Lusan Mandongus‘ wedding dresses! I did not know this stylist but her creations are so simply retro and contemporary that they immediatley catched my eyes! Perfectly matched with red lipstick and a simple birdcage veil…
Giuseppe Papini is one of my favourite ones…I wrote about his dresses a couple of times here and here…he has announced that his 2014 collection will be focused on simple lines, light fabrics and a lot of lace…
I was also courious to see Giovanna Sbiroli‘s collection – I’ve discovered this Italian designer from Puglia only a few weeks ago and I felt in love with some dresses from her 2009 collection…the new 2014 is not really my type but I really like this blush wedding dress with polka dot lace on the top part…
Another one I’m in love with is David Fielden, English designer who had a special catwalk at the exhibition. Simple lines enriched by laces and flowers…just stunning!
It has been a while since I wrote about wedding dresses…this is the right time…I was cleaning my desk and I found some photos of a stunning photo shooting which appeared in Vogue Sposa at the beginning of the year.
I completely forgot about it, some of these dresses are simply stunning as well as the little accessories such as parasols, fans and old luggages that come with them! Enjoy the view of this seaside shooting by Antonio Redaelli.
I love these light organza dresses by Acquachiara collection, a small atelier based in Milan and founded by the Italian stylist Daniela Basile.
Organza and laces forDavid Fielden‘s dresses with fishtail skirts.
Back to the 20’s with this long lenght satin dress by Temperley London on the left (I simply love it!). If you are a fan of ruffled dresses you will love these origami style tulle skirts by Peter Langner.
I’ve got a little passion of feather accessories…I love this NGB collar…
As you know I’ve got a little passion (very little!) for everything that is vintage…so when I saw this photo shooting by Eleonara Sebastiani, a photographer based in Rome who I simply adore, I was nearly in tears and I did not know which dress to choose from.
They all come from Esterita’s shop VintaChic, a little shop in Rome which sells and rents vintage dresses…Esterita has a fashinating story. She started collecting vintage dresses when she was very little – from her mum and aunts – and then when she was older she started travelling and buying dresses in Europe and US. After working for many years as a costumer designer in US, Esterita moved back to Italy where she opened the Vintage Chic. Now she has a collection of hundreds of dress from different eras and type…I’d love to go to visit her shop…I know I could spend days in there trying all sorts of dresses!!!
I love this cocktail dress from the ’50s – pink chiffon with satin inserts and belt.
This is another jewel from the ’50s! and probably my prefered one. I love the colour and the skirt made of a lot of lace and tulle frills.
Today let’s travel to Belgium and meet with Caroline, the talented stylist of Sautoir & Poudrier, who lives in a world of retro, chic and vintage wedding accessories!
I’ve been following her works for quite a while now, and I love the personalised wedding accessorizes she realizes for her future brides! I always wondered whether they would fit on my curly hair though…
I recently felt in love with a series of photos she’s been working on to present her creations! Curious about your comments about this special “Artist” inspired shooting!!!
Caroline was also so kind to tell us more about her job!
How long have you been creating retro and vintage accessories ? Sautoir et Poudrier was born in July 2010. I was always passionate by the world of whatever is vintage, retrò and glam – which were by the way my wedding themes back in 2009! At that time, I was a little bit tired of my job at that time, and made the decision pursue a new adventure, and to create my own online shop of vintage accessories and jewels!
What about your inspirations? There are so many of them…. I would say that I’m a great fan of old vintage movies and musicals. I could stay for hours in front of such movies… Yes I would say that cinema is definitely one source of inspiration…
My customers are also of great inspiration too! Some of my creations can see the light simply by looking at my brides-to-be dresses!
How do you create your bespoke accessories ? I’m lucky enough to have my own home-atelier ! Each of my creation is 100% home and hand made. I spend a rather high amount of time and energy to choose the best fabrics and materials! I love seeing all this messed around on my working desk!
Do you meet your brides-to-be to give them some piece of advice in their choice ? Being in Belgium, I do not always have the possibility to meet with my brides-to-be. Most of my work is done thru emails and pictures ! This does not prevent from creating the right climate between them and me ! I always try to provide my customers with accurate answers! I might have one day my own shop and have the possibility then to host my customers in my little « boudoir »
How much in advance do we need to place an order ? This really much depends on the season! But I would say that 3-4 months in advance is perfect so I can work to create the accessorize of your dream! I’m based in Belgium, but I can ship my creations all across the world !