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You know we can’t help ourselves when it comes to a great palette and the punches of poppy red in this editorial co-designed by Hannah Bjorndal and Claire Duran Weddings & Events have us swooning. We see a lot of beautiful blush and neutral palettes in wedding world—always beautiful!—but bold colors are a lot harder to come by, and such a stunning statement when done right! Red can sometimes feel heavy or intense, but in this case it’s so light and elegant in the details at Great Marsh Estate which included stationery by Wild Hearts Calligraphy, a modern trio of cakes by Fluffy Thoughts and gorgeous florals by Casa Delirio.

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Photographer: Hannah Bjorndal // Planning & Styling: Claire Duran Weddings & Events // Floral Design: Casa Delirio // Stationery & Paper Goods: Wild Hearts Calligraphy // Venue: Great Marsh Estate // Gown & Jewelry: BHLDN // Cakes: Fluffy Thoughts // Men’s Formalwear: The Black Tux // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Welcome Gift: The Welcoming District // Models: Marla & DJ Bondoc // Linens: Nuage Design // Hair: Shear Society // Makeup: Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Workshop Co-Hosts: Hannah Bjorndal &  Anna + Mateo // Rentals: White Glove // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

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This shoot, from creator Rachael Ellen Events, was inspired by the pairing of chic, classic elements with romantic, feminine details. Lush garden inspired florals, soft purple taper candles, wax sealed menu cards, and a romantic paper suite by Ink & Press Co. take this traditional design and both soften and modernized it. Every classic element had a modern romantic counterpart — his classic tux, her lavender dress. The traditional stone Monson Center, the lush outdoor tablescape. The look is the perfect fit for any bride who feels torn between two styles— commit to both and bridge the gaps with elements that go both ways! Check out all the stunning images by Breanna Mckendrick for more inspiration.

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Photo: Breanna Mckendrick // Design / Styling / Floral: Rachael Ellen Events // Paper Goods: Ink & Press Co. // Venue: Monson Center // HMUA: Brynn Thomas // Dress: Natalie Wynn // Rentals: Diamond Rentals //  The Mrs. Box

 

An alluring aesthetic, the appeal of a classical old world villa, a sensuous journey into a world drawn from hundreds of years in the past. A romantic, mystical and ultimately beautiful adventure into a far-away world in a land halfway across the earth. This was the inspiration of Rainbow Chan Weddings & Events for “Old World Villa” set in the breathtaking Villa Le Fontanelle in Florence, Italy. The team included Copihue Floral Studio and stationer Ivory and Twine with stunning photography byArtiese Studios. Read on to get all the behind-the-scenes scoop from the visionary planners, themselves.

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from the planner: Creating a gorgeous wedding space in an authentic Italian villa, and having an enchanting Mediterranean canvas to create a majestic work from our palette of colours, styles, and textures, our stylists and planners were thrilled to craft one of our most ambitious styled shoots yet. Inspired by a floral approach, with an overarching loose and organic framework in recreating a beautiful garden for a wedding space, our stylists and planners had worked with plenty of textures and colors to create something so vibrant and beautiful. From pale shades of pink, lilac, and white, to hues of brown and grey to attune the mood to the Mediterranean land, our piece is truly an “old world” style through a modern approach.

To authentically capture the old world theme, a trip to Florence in Italy was the only way to truly encapsulate such an eclectic style. And no better place is there than the famous Villa Le Fontalle, a fifteenth century farm situated on the beautiful Florentine valley overlooking an awe-inspiring view that has drawn many to its quarters for hundreds of years. And so too were we drawn to the historic villa for our styled shoot. Making perfect use of the centuries – old villa’s pristine gardens, its historic terraces, and building a beautiful scene overlooking the rolling hills of Florence was a truly magical experience.

For the floral approach, our stylists had employed various effervescent bouquets of varying colours in a multitude of hues; from carnation pink to a regal lilac purple, all playfully brought together in a context drawn out by lush and powerful greenery strewn about the villa’s old world walls, creating an eternally beautiful and altogether magical aesthetic. For the wedding space’s choice in stationeries, our stylists had hand-picked several elements that exemplify a light and airy theme set in an old world villa style; using light shades of pink and violet, hints of gold, and incorporating an old wax seal with the softest pink ribbons creates an uplifting and elegant atmosphere that’s inescapably enchanting.

With a simplistic and minimalist cake ensemble that ever-so-slightly incorporates the Mediterranean greenery, an awe-inspiring ring and ringbox which echoes the overall light and airy theme, and all the assorted accessories used to build an organic and lively tablescape in true old world fashion, our styled shoot is a true beauty to behold. So come along with us, join in our journey to a Florentine villa in a world born centuries in the past yet lives and breathes to this very day. Experience the allure of an old world aesthetic, and be enchanted by our latest styled shoot, “Old World Villa”.

Wedding Planner: Rainbow Chan Weddings & Events // Photographer: Artiese Studios // Florist: Copihue Floral Studio // Stationery: Ivory and Twine // Venue: Villa Le Fontanelle // Make-Up/Hair: Consuelo Cardella // Models: (Female) Bianca Senatore // Gowns: Pearl Bridal House // Rings/Ring box: Cynthia Findlay // Rentals: Roland’s Social & Business Catering

 

Nestled in Los Angeles, Villa Narcissa sits atop a hillside Italian garden and boasts Tuscan colors and architecture. This Koman Photography workshop was inspired by the sights and sounds of the Italian countryside. Master Plans Events coordinated the details including florals by Peony & Plum and stationery by Jasmin Michelle Designs. We love the citrus and french blue palette and  William Trang Photography captured is beautifully in these romantic fine art images.

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Photography: William Trang Photography // workshop: Koman Photography // Coordinator: Master Plans Events // Florist: Peony & Plum // Stationery: Jasmin Michelle Designs // Venue: Villa Narcissa // Dress: Alexandra Grecco // Accessories: Lindsay Marie Design // Furniture: Etablir // Hair/Makeup: Kohnur // Linen: Luxe Linen // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Jewelry: Topazery // Tableware: Dish Wish // Film Lab: theFINDLab // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Planner and creative director, Shannon Rose Events, led the team of incredibly talented vendors in creating this Southern Romance inspiration shoot at Charleston’s historic Boone Hall Plantation. With a focus on the natural beauty of the venue, the ceremony was staged under the centuries-old live oak tree with its dripping Spanish moss. Organic, voluminous, mauve florals by Lush Couture Floral ordained the back of the ceremony and enlivened the tablescape dressed in a blush, and dusty rose color scheme. The soft, romantic style of the details was introduced with a beautiful pink stationery suite by Brown Fox Creative and captured beautifully on film in these images by Courtney Hanson Photography.

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Photography: Courtney Hanson Photography // Planning & Creative Direction: Shannon Rose Events // Floral: Lush Couture Floral // Invitations: Brown Fox Creative // Venue: Boone Hall Plantation // Dress Designer: Jennifer Black Bridal ‘Sonia’ // Dress Retailer: Gown Boutique of Charleston // Hair & Makeup: Brittany Jones Beauty // Calligraphy: Avenue 21 Designs

 // Silverware, Glassware, China: Event Works // Chargers: Posh Couture Rentals // Linen: BBJ Linen // Film Scans: PhotoVision // Models: Real Couple Georgia Kelley & Jared Miller