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2020 has been very different to what we all expected from the inaugural year of this new decade; with long-awaited events cancelled last minute and life seemingly on hold indefinitely. With all 20 of our weddings pushed back to the coming years, we had a deep feeling of loss and, once all the (substantial) admin was completed, we were craving an opportunity to put our hands and minds back to work in our precious craft...
One of the things we were most excited about in our anticipated 2020 calendar was the introduction of LGBTQ weddings. For us, love is love and it sees no colour or gender. However, 2020 threw us the Covid-shaped curveball and so we improvised with this low-key shoot in our picturesque hometown of Penne d'Agenais in the South of France.
The medieval castle ruins that sit atop the iconic silver-capped hill of this hidden gem, nestled in the Lot Valley, were fortified by Richard the Lionheart in the 13th Century. We opted to use this historic site for our ceremony setting, and added some simple styling and classic autumnal blooms.
Our beautiful models, Alizée and Manon, then took a walk around the cobbled pathways of the old town before making their way to our home, in the countryside just outside the village. Here we set-up the dinner scene in the walled garden overlooking the wooded valley.
The organic styling took its inspiration from nature, with neutral shades of sage green and soft beige offsetting the bright tones of the florals. The place settings were adorned with linen napkins tied in a loose knot, set upon our classic bourgeoisie plates and the delicate place names were woven with golden hops and tied with hand-torn silk.
Just a week before this shoot, and 5 days before I was due to be travelling to the UK for a month of planning meetings, I stumbled across a post on a private forum for Wedding Sparrow's #FineArtCuration members, looking for assistance with a fine art editorial in Central London.
The timing seemed serendipitous and, after checking out the photographer's portfolio, I couldn't resist responding. Seven days later and I headed from my UK base in Surrey to Westminster to meet the fabulous San Francisco based fine art photographer, Radostina.
It was a standard English winter's day - cloudy and cold - but our model, Justina (a talented photographer herself) was an absolute hero - never complaining and staying serene, even in the biting English winds!
We designed the florals, under our new brand, MAISON PETALI., and we went BIG! I carried the bouquet all day and can tell you, this is definitely the bouquet of editorials rather than real weddings - it was NOT light!
The full album has been sent for development and we'll be posting more of this gorgeous inspiration editorial as soon as the prints come in.
Just as soon as we finished our 2019 wedding season, we packed our cases and headed over to the iconic amalfi coast for an exquisite fine art shoot with some of the best wedding industry professionals out there.
Teaming up with our long-time faves, Nancy Twickler Photography + Anna Jazelle Beauty, as well as our new destination floral design house, MAISON PETALI., we had an absolute ball working in two of the most incredible villas on the Amalfi Coast: Villa Eva in Ravello and Villa Astor in Sorrento.
Gale force winds and literally thousands of steep + uneven stone steps, not to mention Ravello's strict no-car policy, got the morning off to a rather more physical than planned start, but perseverance rewarded us with a glorious day of sunshine as we let out all of our creativity at these two breathtaking venues.
Special thanks go to Federica Grasso and Luciano Simeone, our two beautiful models, as well as the exceptionally talented Pina of Dive e Dame for lending us the absolutely gorgeous haute couture dress from her 2020 collection.
We're delighted that this exquisite editorial was featured on Wedding Sparrow on 17th February 2020... click here to see more!
WE TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN SHARING OUR GORGEOUS WEDDINGS WITH THE WORLD AND ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR PARTNER BLOGS FOR PUBLISHING OUR WORK. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS ABOVE TO SEE THE FULL EDITORIALS.