We're always thrilled to feature the work of TAYLOR & PORTER and this absolutely stunning bridal fashion shoot captured in Italy, might well be our favourite! Then again, we probably say that every time we feature them! Styled by wedding stylist and planner LACY GEARY it features exquisite gowns from INBAL DROR & ERSA ATELIER and paper goods with an organic appeal by ESTHER CLARK.
Louise from TAYLOR & PORTER tells us, "When I shoot a bridal fashion story, I always aim to tell stories that express the feeling behind the designs themselves, making strong compositions in uniquely beautiful and fascinating locations. In this case, the designs were a blend of intimate delicacy and raw feminine strength; and the location was an abandoned villa under a heavy Italian sun. The designs were by contemporary, luxury designers who aren’t afraid to be bold and ambitious with their creations.
I wanted to make this work to showcase not only the beautiful gowns but also the incredible lighting that exists in these crumbling corners of Italy. The name 'Chiaroscuro' refers to the artistic practice of 'light and shade. My aim was to create a strong and modern take on bridal fashion, using geometric direct light and juxtaposing it with the ancient environment that the villa presented. I'm set to spend a lot of time next year in Italy and I’m already dreaming of the light there – and what I’ll make next…”