Today I am thrilled to share some beautiful seasonal wedding inspiration with gorgeous jewel tones at Villa Gobbi Benelli in Tuscany.
Elizabeth says of the shoot…
We really wanted to capture the romance of a Tuscan Villa lit at night, the rich colours of protea flowers and the warm light of candles glowing; and this was the inspiration for our styled autumn/ winter wedding photo shoot at Villa Gobbi Benelli.
We also wanted to show that Tuscany, even though often considered a place for spring and summer weddings, could be just as romantic in the winter.
So Michelle from Hitched in Italy set about creating a theme that would show off richness and colour, and passion that a Tuscan wedding could have later in the year.
The location she chose, Villa Gobbi Benelli, is situated above the Tuscan coast with views stretching across olive groves, towns and villages, and out to the Ligurian Sea.
But, as they weather is not always as predictable in winter in Tuscany, and it wasn’t this day, as well as the fact that the light disappears much earlier, we decided to set up within the refined walls of the historic villa.
The table was set with the gorgeous flowers supplied by Hortus Contemporaneo, vibrant and rich in texture.
Gold rimmed glasses and plates along with an abundance of candles made for an opulent tablescape supplied by Real Party.
Having an air of Hollywood glamour, the hair and make-up artist, Sayyida Walji, created a sophisticated look for our bride, which of course included a rich deep red for the lips, simply a must!
The dress by Daphne Milano was exquisite; the embroidery on the bodice worked perfectly with the flowers.
I also loved the illustrations for the stationery by Studio Lydia Rose, perfectly complimenting and bringing together the theme.
I really wanted to shoot with a formal aspect as reminiscent of those glamorous vintage fashion images (calling to mind the stunning images of Cecil Beaton) but still allow for those little natural moments that I love to see between a couple.
Photography – Elizabeth Armitage Photography
Venue – Villa Gobbi Benelli
Planning – Hitched in Italy
Dress – Daphne Milano
Stationery – Studio Lydia Rose
Florals – Hortus Contemporaneo
Hair & Make Up – Sayyida Walji
Tableware / Props – Real Party Ricevimenti
Models – Cohica Travel