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Inspired by the 18th Century

This shoot aims to merge 18th century inspiration into a modern wedding – and it accomplishes it well! Some of these images actually look like paintings from that era, but bring an infusion of today to keep it relevant. We’re in love with the baby blues throughout, the bright and colorful flowers, and the wedding gown that looks like a cloud. Gorgeous.

from the photographer: “In the thinking of the 18th Century’s Enlightenment the woman, unlike what had happened in previous centuries, was no longer considered as an imperfect man, but as a different creature. White skin tones, marked eyebrows, very sophisticated hairstyle. With this eighteenth century portrait of a woman, this shoot represents a bride who aspires to singularity. Harmonious, composed, sentimental.

The venue hosting this shoot is the Palazzo Di Francia, located in the heart of Vibo Valentia. A small town overlooking the famous – Costa Degli Dei – (Gods’ Coast) in Calabria, famous for gems like Tropea and Capo Vaticano.
The building preserves its authentic beauty of the 18th century. Built on a project by Giovan Battista Vinci at the behest of Marquis Luca Vincenzo di Francia, General Treasurer of the Kingdom of the two Sicily.

The mise en place is balanced and refined.
A chiselled Jatte, finished in silver with handles and feet worked in baroque style, contains Gladioli, Carnations, Tulips and English Roses that take their space in a natural way.
The bouquet, centerpiece and stationery share a color palette with dusty blue, blush and burgundy nuances. On the invitation there are floral doodles almost reminiscent of a royal coat of arms.

The wedding dress whispers a neoclassical taste. As soon as worn it is almost possible to feel the early nineteenth century atmosphere: the era of frivolity and classical taste inspired by classical Greece and Roman statuary, in which the figures were wrapped in drapes with minimal decorations.

Yolan Cris recontextualizes this atmosphere in a decidedly clean and refined dress. The new romantic is the slipped dress in silk white chiffon crepe, a warm and enveloping white that enhances the color of the skin. The face is framed by a humeral neckline that leaves the shoulders and neck bare, giving elegance to the girl who will wear it. The bodice is embellished only by the pleats that are subtly laid on top of each other to create a drape that goes down free and light to the ground. The sleeves are voluminous but soft clouds that dress the arms up to the elbow.”

Photography: Sergio Sorrentino
Concept, Planning & Florals: Luana Aloi
Venue: Palazzo Di Francia
Wedding Bouquet: My Bouquet Italia
Wedding Dress: Yolancris Bridal
Dress Atelier: Fiori D’Arancio Atelier
Make Up Artist: Patrizia Michienzi
Hair Stylist: Adolfo Guardini
Stationery: Semira Creations
Hair Accessories: Alessandra Avallone
Model: Stefania Bova
Film Processing: Carmencita Film Lab


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