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Ethereal Bridal Inspiration in an XVII Century Villa


Today’s inspiration shoot is the epitome of enchanting! We’re talking a garden ceremony and lush florals (oh the bouquet!) brimming with ethereal elegance, a bridal look that could have come straight from the pages of a fairytale, and an historic venue that puts Lake Como at the top of my must visit places! It is a magical take on vintage, full of timeless romance…..

Fairytale Bridal Shoot at an Historic Italian Villa

First a few words from photographer Irene Fucci….. “When Elena, Anna – the wedding stylists – and I started thinking about this bridal session, we had this vision of a elegant session in a greenhouse with an ethereal, kind of Renaissance, bride. So finding the perfect location and model for us were the key. When we spotted the amazing XVII Century Villa del Grumello, and its greenhouse, on the shores of Lake Como, we immediately knew it was the one… some of the most important Italian genius have stayed in this place (from the battery inventor Alessandro Volta to the revolutionary writer Ugo Foscolo). It’s like the perfect romantic location every bride has always dreamed about, but with a twist. Then we found Isabella, the model, and we fell in love with her amazing long copper hair.

Next it was time to think about the perfect color palette. The spring season called for a mix of soft hues: dusty pink, light green and pale yellow. And lastly the amazing tulle dress, and handmade crystal headpiece, a vintage inspired mise en place completed the vision. My very fave part of the shooting day? Taking pictures of the amazing details like the villa ceiling and doors, Isabella’s freckles on her shoulders and the teeny tiny sparkling details of the dress. So inspiring!”

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Such a beautiful venue! Is there any venue more perfect for a vintage wedding than an Italian villa??  A huge thankyou to everyone involved in this enchanting shoot for their hard work behind the scenes, and especially to the lovely Irene Fucci for photographing it all so perfectly. To see more of Irene’s wonderful work, pop across to her website at www.irenefucci.it, and be sure to follow her on FacebookInstagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

Or if you’re looking for more wedding inspiration with Italian elegance, then you will love this romantic al fresco wedding inspiration, or you might like this luxurious wedding color palette inspired the stunning Villa Cetinale, and if it is a real wedding you’re after, then Manuela & Klaus’s dreamy destination wedding in the hills of Tuscany really is a must see!



Photography – Irene Fucci // Wedding Dress – Ela Siromanescenko // Planning & Styling – Benevent Planner // Venue – Villa del Grumello (Como, Italy) // Make Up Artist – Emily D’Adda // Floral Designs – Cip Garden // Bridal Headpiece – Guinevere Vines