Hidden amongst in the inner city hustle and bustle of Florence, Italy the lovely Corsini Gardens was the dreamy setting for this styled wedding inspiration put together by Ryan Abney Event Design and captured by AnD Photography.
Classic Italian design was mixed with a more contemporary style to create this romantic hidden garden setting for your “I dos”. From the colorful florals to the chic bridal looks and not to mention the stunning wedding cake from Tuscan Wedding Cakes, each element comes together beautifully for this show stopping day you’re about to see below and in the full gallery.
From Ryan Abney Event Design: Upon deciding to style a beautiful creative project in Italy, the immediate thought was to design a shoot that honored the culture while seeking to embrace new concepts and design elements. The Corsini Gardens was the perfect locale. A beautiful garden hidden in the hustle and bustle of Florence. The ornamental and baroque style is still very present today. It is represented by the statues that still line the main path and the romanticism of the maze like hedges, surrounding woods, and water features. The aesthetic of the gardens was the influence for the selected color palette and all of the imagery and details were expertly captured by AnD Photography.
Through the design I wanted to highlight the beauty present in the turn of the seasons. The color story incorporated charcoal, almond, moss, sienna, and vintage yellow; each of which was represented in the Gardens.
The ceremony setting was intimate and utilized a portion of the gardens that was already differentiated by hedges, a greenery wall, and ivy arch. Copper and Sage Collective accented the aisle with pampas grass adornments and ribbon. Ceremony programs were placed on guest chairs.
The bridal separates from Dolly Couture Bridal and the bouquet were the focal points. The bouquet was a reflection of the colors of the gardens while showcasing a rustic elegance with the use of a soft palette adjacent to some bold and vibrant tones. The groom wore pocket floral in lieu of a boutonniere. The bridal separates featured a corset with lace bodice and 3/4 length sleeves, paired with a tulle skirt accented with delicate sequins and a train.
The table setting was clean and minimal with rustic features elevated to elegance by its design. The essence of Italy was very present in the table setting. The focal point was the centerpieces that incorporated both produce and floral, reminiscent of a traditional Italian table with a bowl or compote of produce for snacking or dinner preparations. Watercolor paintings on raw linen by Fiona Corsini provide a gorgeous backdrop for the reception table. Linen napkins made a unique menu display accented with acacia wood place card discs. Baguettes were wrapped with a vellum sleeve featuring a personalized crest and quote highlighting family.
Each place setting showcases the Carrara dinnerware with a marble pattern flanked by gold flatware and Tuscany green glassware. Olive oil bottles continue with the personalized crest and thank you calligraphy. Antique yellow candles in wooden holders completed the color story. To provide a romantic note, the bride and groom were seated at a love seat and given distinguishing place cards with both wood and marble. The 5 tier cake, designed by Tuscan Wedding Cakes, was an impressive work of art inspired by a 15th century Florence tapestry on display at Santa Maria Novella.
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