The sky is blue … pink magnolia blooms infusing the details of this vibrant bridal session with a pop of unexpected color. The dreaminess of it is punctuated by the hillsides in the background. It’s a fresh feeling for spring everywhere!

from the photographer:

“The inspiration for this completely DIY session came from magnolia flowers, a vintage dress and an old hard-cover version of “Pride and Prejudice”.

These images have inhabited a corner of my mind for a few years. I bought this wonderful butterfly-sleeved vintage dress long ago, I fell in love with it and I knew on the spot it would fit perfectly with magnolia flowers.

Life happened in the meantime, other projects came by, wedding seasons were busy, so the dress and the idea were put to rest till this year, when I finally made it happen.

These images are an ode to femininity, to the beauty and strength of magnolia blooms and of women.

We created a generous bouquet of magnolia branches and closed it with a white silk ribbon.

Magnolias were used for the table set up and the flatlays, as well.

The tablescape I imagined featured magnolia blooms in a weathered-stone vase and a light-blue lace tablecloth to match the dress colour. We used golden chargers, copper-brown and dusty-blue dinnerware, copper flatware and crystal stemware along with vintage gold-rimmed salt cellars with painted little birds.

The dress was a fortunate vintage find in some flea market around Italy. it’s a light-blue pleated dress, with long butterfly sleeves, a high collar and a beautiful pattern of lace around the neck and on the chest.

We started our session as the sun began its descent, casting a warm golden glow across this field strewn with big warm rocks and dried vegetation, reminiscent that winter said good-bye only a few weeks back.

The creamy petals of the magnolia flowers unfurled like delicate whispers against the azure fabric of the vintage dress and wonderfully complimented my beautiful fair-haired model.

In her hands, she cradled a generous bouquet of magnolias. Each blossom seems to hold a secret, a promise of beauty and renewal, as if capturing the essence of spring itself.

The girl’s beauty seems to transcend the bounds of reality, with quiet elegance and poise. She is a vision of grace and femininity, embodying the timeless allure of a bygone era.

I tried to capture not just an image, but a story, a story about how similar women and magnolia flowers are: delicate and strong, velvety and fragrant.

I found a quote I think sums it all up: “Have you ever looked at the bud of a magnolia flower? It’s a tight little pod that stays closed up for a long time on the end of its branch until one day, out of nowhere, it finally bursts open into this gigantic, gorgeous, fragrant flower that’s ten times bigger than the bud itself. It’s impossible to imagine that such a big beautiful thing could pop out of that tiny little bud. But it does.” ― Joanna Gaines, The Magnolia Story .

Photography / Velluto Photography
Concept & styling / Velluto Photography
Model / Lidia Stanescu
Bridal shoes / Trussardi
Ring box & bouquet ribbon / The Lovekeepers

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