Planning a destination wedding can seem intimidating at first, but, if done right, there are a lot of advantages. The best (and most stressful) part about planning a wedding long distance is that it forces you to delegate and truly trust your vendors–something that can be difficult at first. But, with the right team behind you, you will get to enjoy all of the fun on your big day with none of the stress. If you allow your wedding planner to organize everything and defer to them on which vendors to hire, all that's left to do is pack up your wedding day ensemble and jet off to your dream destination.
AMV Weddings set out to create a styled shoot that reflected a realistic design that could easily be executed at a variety of wedding destinations. They selected Villa Cetinale, a stunning villa with good bones and a spectacular garden–picturesque estates like these can be found all over the world, you just need to know where to look. Flowers Living was tasked with creating timeless floral arrangements that could be used for the ceremony and then repurposed for the reception–a great way to save on your wedding bottom line! Last, but not least, they made sure to work with a photographer that was an expert in lighting, like Lauren Baker Photography, which is the answer to getting perfect wedding photos every time–no matter where you are in the world! Keep reading to hear more from Lauren Baker about this stunning styled shoot and be sure to check out the full gallery!
This whimsical wedding editorial at Villa Cetinale, just outside of Siena, Italy, was ethereal, glamorous, and effervescent. While the design of the editorial was a photographer’s dream, it was the models' chemistry that brought this charming shoot to life. The models, a real Italian couple in the middle of planning their own wedding, played and stole kisses from each other throughout the shoot. Their excitement was what one would expect from newlyweds which gave the shoot a real sense of authenticity.
The florals from Flowers Living were selected with a luxurious and whimsical aesthetic in mind and were featured throughout the shoot. The whimsy of the florals perfectly complemented the ceremony gown Bianca wore from Amsale, as well as the evening gown she changed into from Peter Langner. This editorial is a realistic design goal for couples planning a destination wedding. And isn’t attainable design the best kind of wedding inspiration?
1. Hire mostly local vendors so you don't have to ship too many items overseas.
2. Repurpose florals throughout your decor.
3. If you're planning a destination wedding, hire a photographer who knows how to master light. If your photographer knows how to master light, they will be able to take incredible photographs even if they haven't been to a specific location prior to the wedding day.