We cannot wait to celebrate all things Italian during The Italy Issue this month, and this beautiful shoot just about sums up everything we’re excited about. Beautiful, long summer days by the pool, stunningly chic weddings next to Italian villas and an amazing backdrop of rolling Italian hills to call home.
Australian photographers Figtree Pictures headed to Italy for this editorial at the beautiful Conti Di San Bonifacio in the countryside of Tuscany. Led by planning and styling magicians Design Anarchy, the team added beautiful blooms from Floralia, gowns from George Wu and Made With Love, stunning stationery from Cass Deller and even a beautiful horse form La Pescaia Resort to set the scene as model Serena Casellato wove her way through four different Italy inspired looks.
The team worked with vintage Italian style, incorporating vintage tennis and swim inspired looks to, not only show off the beautiful areas of the villa, but also perhaps inspire your own pre-wedding celebrations. The wedding itself led our “couple” to celebrate at a table under the shade of the villa, decorated with tonnes of black, silver and fresh greenery details.
Design Anarchy founder Eva tells, “We wanted to liaise a connection between the Hamptons and the Italian Maremma by using white, green and brown colours and adding elements which could connect both areas; such as a beautiful horse and the use of the linens belonging to a noble family for the details for the table setting. We took inspiration from the surroundings in Tuscany where you can find many sheep, using sheepskins as table and chair covers. The additional elements such as the privately owned cutlery, embroidered coat of arms in linen napkins and additional pieces were used in order to give the sense of a ‘noble’ family celebrating the wedding of their young daughter.”