ORGANIC BRIDAL INSPIRATION AMONGST THE ROLLING HILLS OF UMBRIA

Among the olives trees of the rolling hills in Umbria, a region full of history, art and culture in the heart of Italy, we set up the shooting we are now going to present. As regards mood and styling, we were inspired by the priceless concept of unique pieces both handmade for the occasion by Italian artisans and chosen in vintage shops or private collections. We settled the wooden table and chairs under the arcade of a medieval convent not so far from the centre of Lugnano in Teverina, a small and cute village on the top of a hill. As regards the stationery, we decided to collaborate with a talented team called Extraction Project which realized for us handmade paper, envelopes, place cards and menus with 100% acid-free Japanese cotton paper offcuts, collected from paper suppliers around the city of Hong Kong. The grey paper is coloured with 100% natural bamboo charcoal. The golden dust around the edges and inside the paper is applied manually one by one to give a unique organic touch.

Fabric used to make the table runner and the ribbon with which we tied the olive branches is 100% organic cotton, individually hand dyed with different types of teas (Gyokuro for the runner, Thai tea for the ribbon).

Talented Cecilia Boschi embellished menu, envelopes and place cards with her calligraphy using a ink made by gouache and a customized colour realized with pigment and a part of gold.

We asked Alice Reina, the ceramist, to realize four dishes not conforming to the traditional wedding mood but close to what we were planning: so, she proposed us unique pieces inspired by the soft forms of nature, made with porcelain covered with a dark, opaque enamel. Cutlery, boxes and pie rise are precious treasures we found in a suggestive vintage shop called Fanè in Turin, Italy. Glasses and tray come from the XVIII-XIX centuries too and are part of the stylist’s collection.

The bowtie is an exclusive unique piece handcrafted by a young Italian brand called Diderot Maison which designs and produces accessories using fine fabrics combining wool, silk and linen with printed cotton.

The bride dress is realized by amazing Atelier Yooj using Italian silk, silk chiffon, 100% French cotton. The inspiration is absolutely retrò with a current soul; we chose this dress because its softness reminded us the sweet slopes of the Umbrian hills. The hair accessory is a vintage piece realized with little pearls and silver; we found it in an incredible shop specialized in vintage clothes and accessories called Armuar, Turin. Makeup and hair styling were realized by Renovatio Federico Studio.

Romina Rezza Stylist | Atelier Yooj | Armuar Torino | Extraction Project | Cecilia Boschi Calligrapher | BiancodiChina | Fané Decorations | Diderot Maison | Renovatio Federico | Beatrice Angeloni