Is it possible to be two things at once? After seeing this shoot, we think so! Somehow this team of Italian vendors managed to create a wedding inspiration that is both minimalist and over-the-top at the same time. The key to what makes this shoot such a success is that they chose a concentration. Instead of relying on a color palette to carry the design, they leaned on texture instead. Feathers, lace, and textured linens make this shoot jump off the page and give you the feeling that you could reach out and touch it. When the majority of the design is monochromatic, the subject (i.e. the couple) really shines! And while this entire shoot is really something to behold, we must say, this ruffle dress by Katya Katya really steals the show!
These stunning photos by Andreas K. Georgiou can make even a black and white color palette vibrant. Tigerlily Weddings planned this unique yet accessible wedding inspiration and Flower Addicted created all of these gorgeous floral arrangements. Masseria Montenapoleone was the perfect neutral backdrop for this airy inspiration shoot. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to keep scrolling to hear more from photographer, Andreas K. Georgiou.
LIGHTER THAN AIR
Ensconced in the heart of century-old olive plains in the Itria Valley, is the enchanting Masseria Montenapoleone. Here, Penelope Cullen of Tigerlily Weddings conceptualized and brought to life a design that is the perfect balance of a contemporary, minimalist celebration and the unpretentious charm of Puglia, all perfectly combined with sweet layers over layers of romantic ruffles! Filled with modern elements that a refined couple will love, this inspiration is for the modern couple who clearly adores timeless elegance, yet also loves to have fun. The idea was born from the desire to create a style that matches the romantic Apulian environment, all inspired by the spaces and the iconic Masseria. Hence the concept of "Air" was born: a minimalist and elegant photoshoot filled with unconventional, organic, and delicate details.
In Penelope Cullen's words, "The shoot's color palette is predominantly white with touches of grey, silver, garden greens, and little gold accents. I felt it was really important for the overall feeling to feel soft, airy, and effortlessly blended. Within the design, I wanted to embrace nature but add touches that mirror the restraint of the modern minimalist couple."
Our bride's gown by Katya Katya dances in the warm Sirocco Wind as it blows from North Africa! Hand-embroidered Swarovski crystals sit on the waistline whilst French lace ruffles create a full yet effortless skirt. The impressive gown is dazzling in the streaming southern sunshine and is brightened by the vivid pots of red geraniums and cacti that adorn the Masseria's gardens.
To bring to life the concept and mindset of everything elegant and naturalistic, the table was dressed with soft stone-washed Italian linen and taper candles. Natural materials like ceramic vases and plates set the table, with organic linen cloths, crystal glasses, and pure white candles complementing and completing the tablescape. A large branch with little porcelain birds dancing with the installation echoed the surrounding nature but also added a whimsical magical element. The crystal glassware gave the table a luxe and ethereal finish, further enhanced by the napkins monogram embroidery, designed by international calligrapher Veronica Halim.
We had a single-tier wedding cake that is sweet seduction in pure white, with lots of soft textures. The feathers and ferns amongst the wildflowers add a natural element to the design. The stunning calligraphy stationery suite was created in partnership with Veronica Halim, whose expressive and delicate penmanship embraces the romance and softness of the shoot. Angelica, of Flower Addicted, created the beautiful bouquet in neutral, soft tones along with the color palette of the venue.