In November 2015, five wedding planners from the Wedding Services Guild (WSG) flew to Florence, Italy to create an Art styled Wedding shoot after an extremely busy Wedding season.
Masterpiece is an incredibly beautiful collaboration which could signify the struggle a Bride has been love and her other passion, her career.
The incredibly creative team wanted to do an art styled wedding theme that would invoke new ideas and trends and where better to base an inspirational shoot than in stunning Florence.
Images were captured by Rosie Meleady.
The team share their inspiration….
“Florence was the home to many of the greatest artists and sculptors in history and a city filled with love and passion!” explains Dyana Desser Simmons of The Weddings Company based in Marbella Spain.
“The very nature of the location caused our concept to naturally develop into the nonchalant bride torn between her two loves on her wedding day… her fiancée and her passion for painting.
“She just has to get that painting finished even though she will be late for her own wedding!”
“But that makes her think, once married, will she have to divide her time between her husband and her passion for painting? And will one have to be sacrificed for the other?” explains Emily Stoner of Emily Charlotte Weddings based in the UK.
“The gorgeous photography was the work of Rosie Meleady of Rosie Photography who is not just a wedding planner but also a talented photographer.”
“Finding the perfect venue was key to this shoot.”
“Hotel Ville Sull’Arno, a small boutique hotel located on the banks of the River Arno encapsulated our vision perfectly.”
“The luxurious rooms of the hotel have amazing artist themed details, which provided the perfect backdrop for our artist bride-to-be!” says Rosie whose wedding Planning company The Wedding Planner is based in Ireland.
“They also provided the massive cheese wheels for our savoury cake and gave us a fabulous dinner when we were finished, such great hosts!”
“Lisa Burton of The Bridal Consultants based in Chester describes where the inspiration for the centrepieces came from.”
“For our table plans we used a small canvas for each table which we named after a famous artist, this can be easily and affordably replicated for an art themed wedding.”
“Our centerpieces were inspired by still life paintings especially ‘Fruit Still Life with Roses and Honeycomb‘ by Robert Spear Dunning and ‘A Still Life with Flowers and Fruit‘ by Helen Augusta Hamburger.”
“Fruit and vegetables are a great alternative centrepieces to flowers and candles, they are rich in colour and complemented our dual-toned colour palette beautifully.”
“They are literally works of art and edible too! I think this could be a trend to watch for in the future.”
“And who could not swoon at that bouquet! Annie Peacock of Charisma Italy based in Umbria explains:
“For all of us, one of the most significant aspects of the shoot was the bouquet; designed, by the very talented Fiori Belluomini, to embody the creativity of our artistic bride-to-be.”
“We think it is time for the cascading bouquet to make a come back! But not the 80s triangle version!”
“For the bouquet, which consisted of black cala lilies, devils blush, devil’s paintbrush, eucalyptus, varieties of orchid, our brief was simply the longer and fuller, the better.”
“Of course, for artists it’s all in the detail so WSG made sure our shoot was full of inspirational little touches from authentic Florentine stationery from Emmevu to diamond rings hanging from paintbrushes!”
“If you choose a theme for your wedding day WSG recommend sticking to it throughout…your guests will be impressed with your attention to detail.”
“Finally, for every bride one of the biggest decisions is what to wear?!
“Our brides style was intended to be representative of her imagination; a little wild and unconventional at times.”
“Wedding makeup artist Silvia Gerzeli, did a wonderful job of creating a little more adventurous hair and make up.”
“The Augusta Jones two-piece lace top and full skirt, provided by White Mischief Bridal, was also perfect when teamed with the colour pop of her bright red Christian Louboutins – just what every bride needs!”
Each image like a painting tells the story…
Planned/Styled/Co-ordinated: Wedding Services Guild
Photography: Rosie Meleady of Rosie Photography
Venue: Hotel Ville Sull’Arno
Flowers: Fiori Belluomini
Model: Alessandra from Look Now Firenze
Hair and Make Up: Silvia Gerzeli
Dress designer: Augusta Jones
Dress stockist: White Mischief Bridal
Stationery: Emmevu Firenze
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