Romantic Al Fresco Wedding Ideas Inspired by Tuscany
There is nothing I love more than a dreamy destination wedding! And if Mr E and I had been tempted to say our ‘I Dos’ over seas, there is only one place it would have been – Tuscany! Few places captivate me with their romantic landscape, architecture and not to mention delicious food, quite like the rolling hills of Italy. So, you will understand why today’s Al Fresco wedding inspiration shoot from Justina Bilodeau is my idea of absolute perfection…..
The gorgeous Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts, was the perfect backdrop to this understated but impeccable ‘Al Fresco’ wedding inspiration shoot. The North Shore’s most inspiring backdrop, its stone facade and paved courtyard instantly evokes the rustic charm of Tuscany, from which the talented team of creatives drew their inspiration.
Justina Bilodeau selected a muted colour palette of neutrals and soft Mediterranean greens, with pops of fuchsia pink for contrast, for the foraged floral arrangements. An organic centrepiece arranged in a terracotta urn perfectly complimented the farmhouse style table and elegant place settings, whilst gold calligraphed wedding stationery designed by Olive Branch & Co. added a touch of opulence to proceedings. The perfect modern-vintage bridal look was created with wedding dresses designed by Rebecca Schoneveld, topped with hair accessories from All About Romance, some glamorous vintage-inspired bridal shoes from Bella Belle; all finished off with the prettiest hair and makeup by Janeen Jones. Every lovely image by Justina Bilodeau is sure to have you dreaming of exchanging your vows under the Tuscan sun, so have your pinning finger at the ready…..
Thankyou to the whole fabulous team below for creating such a beautiful shoot. And I am especially grateful to the ridiculously talented Justina Bilodeau for capturing everything so perfectly and for allowing me to share it with you here. You can see more of her dreamy fine art photography on her website www.justinabilodeauphotography.com and if you love her work as much as I do, don’t forget follow her on Facebook and Instagram. Oh and keep an eye out on Chic Vintage Brides, as I very much hope this is the first of many posts featuring her work!
Before you go, if you loved this and are looking for more romantic modern-vintage wedding inspiration do take a look at this rustic vintage wedding inspiration at one of my favourite venues, or how about this rustic French Country wedding inspiration or for something a little more seasonal this breathtakingly romantic fall wedding inspiration and this elegant Autumn affair. If it is real weddings you are after, then don’t miss this dreamy Tuscan delight and you might want to take a peek at this Chateau wedding!
Photography ~ Justina Bilodeau
Floral Design & Styling ~ Justina Bilodeau
Venue ~ Willowdale Estate
Wedding Dresses ~ Rebecca Schoneveld
Veil & Headpieces ~ All About Romance
Bridal Shoes ~ Bella Belle
Hair & Makeup ~ Janeen Jones
Calligraphy ~ Olive Branch & Co.