This colorful styled shoot is inspired by photographer Ruth Turrero’s experience in Italy. While studying abroad in Florence, she fell in love with the diversity in nature, the architecture, and the cuisine and thought it would be the perfect theme for a styled shoot. 

The Details

She chose the color lavender as an homage to the gorgeous Lavender fields in Tuscany. The bouquet included white astible, juliet garden rose, white spray rose, purple freesia, white ranunculus, italian ruscus, purple alstroemeria and lavender of course! The boutonniere was made of succulents and lavender.

A historic home museum designed by James Gamble Rogers II with its mission revival architectural style served as the perfect location for this styled shoot. The columns, the bricks, the arches, the colorful windows all brought out the Italian look.  

The couple, Whitney and Ray, are actually married and added their natural chemistry throughout the shoot.  The dress, by Eddy K Italia, is a jaw dropping mermaid style champagne dress embellished with a beaded neck and back that’s elegant and graceful! The groom donned a classic bow tie tuxedo in black.

The décor incorporated both classic and modern details to represent the millennial bride. Italy is known for their delicious wine so we used wine corks for the place cards and a wine barrel for the cake. The aubergine furniture with its luxurious plum fabric and curved legs was a showstopper! The sweetheart table was simple and gorgeous, the colored candles and gold flatware went together beautifully.

For the modern touch, there was a beautiful marble cake with lavender and gold details, geode, and a lucite and geometric invitation suite. The 1947 Cadillac light cream colored convertible with its breathtaking wine red interior served as the perfect getaway ride for the couple! And no Italian wedding is complete without gelato on a cute gelato cart!

This styled shoot is a complete detailed inspiration from top to bottom! 

//  Floral Designer: Fern and Curl Designs  //  Apparel: Luxury Tux  //  Equipment Rentals: R & W Event  //  Dress Store: The Dressing Room Celebration  //  Makeup Artist: Lo Glam  //  Cake Designer: Sweet City Gelato  //  Ceremony Location: Arthurs Catering  //  Bakery: Perla’s Custom Cakes  //  Model: Whitney & Ray Watts //  Invitation Designer: Basic Invite, LLC  //  Photographer: Ruth Terrero Photography  //

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