Hawaii wedding photographer JEANNEMARIE PHOTO tells us that LA BADIA DI ORVIETO HOTEL is one of her favourite places she's ever shot at - and looking at this beauty exquisitely styled by Hawaii wedding florist DESIGNS BY HEMINGWAY, it's easy to see why that is. This 13th century restored church in located in the rolling green hills of the Umbrian countryside, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It is the site of a beautiful Church of Romanesque origin with the most beautiful marble mosaic tesserae floor at the foot of the altar and aisle that has been perfectly preserved through the centuries. There are frescoes still intact adorning the walls of the Sacristy that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries.
Debbie tells us, "The church was my beginning inspiration for a morning bridal session when I first started planning this shoot. When I travel for destination weddings & editorial shoots, I always pack one large bag dedicated to vessels, beautiful gowns & my styling heirlooms. I brought a nice selection of antique brass candle sticks for the church altar that created a beautiful backdrop for our morning shoot in this historical romantic chapel.
My other favourite area of the Badia is the crumbling gothic stone archway over looking the city or Orvieto. If ever there were a place that will make you stop & feel like you just fell down a rabbit hole into a new universe, this is the view. I designed a beautiful table top here facing the magical backdrop. The table was dressed with a floor length gauze linen & a luxurious silk overlay from SILK & WILLOW. Beautiful fresh floral blooms in vintage brass vessels, luxury taper candle sticks flown in from Denmark candle designer ESTER AND ERIK, and an artistic calligraphy stationery set from THEO BERRY completed the table top. If you are looking for a romantic destination wedding venue in Italy, LA BADIA DI ORVIETO HOTEL is one place you must check out."
A huge thank you to Hawaii wedding photographer JEANNEMARIE PHOTO for sharing this absolutely stunning Italian wedding inspiration with us. Jeannemarie is a destination wedding photographer specialising in romantic, outdoor weddings and elopements. Her photographic style is romantic, modern and classic. It's her passion to leave you with your family's first heirloom. If you're looking for a Hawaii wedding photographer be sure to check out more of her portfolio in our vendor guide.
Hawaii wedding florist DESIGNS BY HEMINGWAY creates works of art, and we highly recommend her for your Hawaii wedding. Using a fine art approach when it comes to creating florals for your day, her designs are classic & natural. You can see more of her work in this Elegant Parisian bridal with old-world charm or in her portfolio here.