We’ve got such a dreamy shoot to share with you this afternoon, from the spectacular Marche region of Italy, which sits on the east coast of Italy between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea…it’s just beautiful. And so is the styling and the fashion, the boudoir style shots of the Bride getting ready are swoon inducing and the table scape is just so elegant.
The whole shoot has been dreamed up and captured so artistically by photographer Roberta Facchini, who grew up in this stunning part of the world. Get your pin fingers at the ready…
Roberta the Photographer: The idea behind the shoot was to highlight my childhood Italian region called Marche, situated on the Adriatic coast. This is the region where I grew up and where I envision to come back and live in the future. It’s so close to my heart and yet so undiscovered, that I wanted other people to experience and appreciate its beauty as much as I do. For this reason I chose to recreate here an elegant, natural and yet romantic Italian wedding. The creative team was sourced accordingly to this vision and I’ve been incredibly honoured to have worked with such a talented group of vendors that completely understood my ideas for the shoot. The team has been sourced primarily in Italy, with an international touch coming from the US and the UK.
First of all the venue, Urbino Resort, is a hidden gem located near Urbino, a Renaissance hill-town which is part of the Unesco World Heritage. This romantic shoot was truly inspired by the venue. Urbino Resort is a quiet place immersed in the most peaceful surroundings, embraced by gold and green hills, along with vineyards, three lakes and centuries old oaks. It’s a dream venue and I felt in love the first second I stepped into it. I’m so in love with this place I’m actually getting married there this July. It features an intimate Abbazia where the bride & groom can get married and an award-winning restaurant which utilise their local gastronomic products grown on their farm. It also features six houses, all individually and carefully decorated in a rustic style, that sleep up to 90 guests. These houses were previously part of an ancient village and have now been furnished and restyled in a contemporary fashion. Each room is distinguished from the others thanks to the careful selection of natural materials and made-to-measure furniture. Urbino Resort is just the perfect venue to hold your intimate yet romantic Italian wedding and it served as the perfect location for our shoot.
The stunning bridal gown was created by Italian designer Marianna Lanzilli. She recommended her ‘Dafne’ wedding dress, which is lined in silk and has a simple chapel train. The ivory vintage lace frills the simple silhouette that has a very low cut back that gives a modern and feminine accent to the bride. The back is decorated with the highest quality bridal silk flowers in the industry, created with the same fabric of the dress. Marianna Lanzilli envisions it for a truly romantic and fresh girl who wants to stand apart from the crowd.
The ‘Dafne’ gown was combined with charming heels with Swarovski elements by Mascia Mandolesi, who produces and manufactures their shoes exactly in the centre of the Marche region.
The Beauty & Accessories
Our Italian bride Vittoria couldn’t have wore the wedding gown more elegantly. She was absolutely gorgeous. Of course, we cannot forget the wife and husband team at Mirko Mazz, our hair and make up artist, who made our bride looking even more amazing for this special day.
The beautiful hair bridal piece was provided by Hermione Herbutt. She suggested her ‘Vintage Vine Headdress’ which is a double sided jewelled headband with delicate branches and tendrils of small pearl flowers, Swarovski crystals and pearl clusters. Perfect for making an impact in both loose and semi-structured hair styles.
Our handsome and charming Italian groom, Savino Alberto, wears all Italian brands: a gilet from Canali and the suit from Tagliatore and Eleventy, provided by Area2Rezzonico.
The flowers, bouquet and table arrangements have been brilliantly created and styled by the phenomenal Annalisa Di Federico at ISA Events. The coral peonies are the splendid protagonist of the table centrepiece, and they are sweetly combined with peach carnation, viburnum and white dahlias. Soft spiraeas are framing the table centrepiece together with the succulent plants that recall the placeholders. The bride gorgeous compact bouquet features spiraeas, coral peonies, carnation and peach roses, viburnum, lisianthus and white dahlias. Everything is softly gathered together with an intense peach lace ribbon.
The gorgeous stationery suite was created by the very talented Victoria at Moira Design Studio. She created a bespoke stationery for Urbino Resort, with watercolour designs recreating the Abbazia, the houses and the trees which surround the environment. She carefully selected the tones of the greens, taupe and gold to match with our other elements of the shoot along with Italian style marbled paper. I totally adore all of her creations.
The charming dessert and wedding cake have been prepared by the team of Urbino dei Laghi, the Urbino Resort award-winning restaurant. The restaurant is located in the heart of the uncontaminated nature of the Marche region, planned according to specific criteria of eco-sustainability and built around centuries-old oaks as an integral part of the surrounding environment giving guests natural views of the lakelands. Their staff prepared macarons, pates de fruit, beignets, tartelette and the wedding cake.
Photography by Roberta Facchini
- Bridal Gown Marianna Lanzilli
- Shoes Mascia Mandolesi
- Groom Area 2 Rezzonico
- Hair Accessories Hermione Harbutt
- Hair & Make Up Mirkomazz
- Floral Design & Table Styling Isa Events
- Plates & Cutlery Il Girasole
- Stationery & Calligraphy Moira Design Studio
- Cake Urbino dei Laghi
- Venue Urbino Resort
- Videography Erika Montefinese