If you are planning on eloping, like so many these days, why not turn it into your very own fairytale? Rent a villa, get the dress(es!), invest in that custom suit, go all out on the florals! You'll be saving so much by skipping the big wedding that you may as well live a little. This romantic elopement inspiration at a neoclassical Italian villa will leave you speechless. From the stunning tulle ballgown with billowing sleeves to the bright pink floral installations and live dancers, this team went all out!
Daniela Battistini set out to create a romantic escape for this couple to celebrate their love and exchange their vows in an unforgettable setting, and Villa Malaspina Guarienti Torello did not disappoint. Raffaella Ansaloni designed these vibrant florals that went perfectly with the bride's blush gown. These photos by Giulia Pini beautifully capture the joy of this day. To see more from this shoot, check out the full gallery. Keep scrolling to read more from Photographer, Giulia Pini about this stunning inspiration and how it all came together.
A NEOCLASSICAL MASTERPIECE
This romantic escape was designed and created by Daniela Battistini Wedding & Events. It's colorful, with a hint of the exotic with stationery created by Fragola Lilla, and help from Annalisa Maggioni, Style Assistant. The shoot took place at the wonderful Villa Malaspina, located in Gualtieri, Italy. It was owned by Countess Matilde di Canossa until 1080. In 1764 Guido Torello commissioned the renovation, attributed to the architect Domenico Marchelli, who transformed it according to the neoclassical canons and brought it to its current form.
The gowns were supplied by Boutique Alba for Iris Noble, she and Messori Uomo factory styled the looks with Penrose shoes. Alyssa, whose real name is Anita Adjei, put on her own makeup as she is a make-up artist. Each look was photographed by Giulia Pini and shot by Sara Canducci Wedding films and by drone photographer, Mattia Gazzotti.
A GARDEN CEREMONY
The bucolic, romantic ceremony was held near the lake in the park of the villa, considered the most refined goal of the architect Pietro Marchelli. In the creation of an English garden, the park stands out for those elements such as the pond, the cave, and the hills, typical of the romantic conception. He wanted a garden, albeit meticulously designed, with strong naturalistic elements. Bright florals and golden and pink palms frame this splendid couple. Most of the floral arrangements were made by Raffaella Ansaloni and some of the rentals were provided by Mill Eventi Anoleggio and Vivai Morselli.
DINNER AND A SHOW
Subsequently, to have unforgettable couple photos and unique shots, we moved to the front of the villa where the artists of Parola Bianca put on an engaging performance. Also in front of the villa was a splendid table setup. A particularly cozy corner, with a cascade of lights, was set up in the greenhouse by Harry Lugli, the perfect backdrop for our couple. Our romantic wedding ended in a classic but exotic corner of the villa, in which the cutting of the cake, created by Giamberlano, took place.