We have the most delicious explosion of colour on the pages of the blog today with this utterly gorgeous Italian-inspired shoot by Oregon Wedding Photographer AMANDA K PHOTOGRAPHY captured at THE CORSON BUILDING in Seattle, Washington. Kelli tells us COUNTRY BOUQUETS FLORAL created the incredible florals throughout - I mean don't you just want to immerse yourself in this lovely little scene?
Kelli tells us, "Inspiration for this editorial shoot came from the building itself. I fell in love with the brickwork, the window details, and the surrounding gardens. An Italian stonemasons house converted into a restaurant, one gets the feeling this is a beloved family home the moment you walk through the front gates. The concept of an Italian family wedding led my vision.
To me the house became the bride's grandmothers, the place where family gathers. And when family gathers for weddings, the heirlooms come out. Vintage china, silver and crystal stemware were used to adorn the table. Fabric panels inspired by table linens hung from the fig tree, creating a ceremony backdrop. The flower girls could have been the bride's nieces and cousins. The paper goods were embellished with a monogram bearing an illustration of the family house. And lace, lots of lace.
The CLAIRE PETTIBONE gown was the perfect choice for this vision, with it's exquisite lace detailing. Pairing the gown with a beautiful hand-made mantilla veil made the look complete. Flower girl dresses echoed the cream coloUr of the brides' gown, with beautiful lace detailing in the skirts. I chose for them to carry wreaths, whose round shape is a sign of unity and never ending love.
Warm fall tones like copper; butter and dusty rose were chosen to blend with the brickwork and stucco tones. I chose an array of locally grown flowers, including dahlias, lisianthus and chrysanthemums, plus lots of fall leaves, vines and berries. Antiqued stone urns that resembled the window and door trim were used as vessels. The floral designs were over flowing, to show the bounty of the season from the gardens. Vines covering the patio that were turning fall coloUrs were the perfect surprise, as they fit right in with the design.
An Italian-inspired wedding would not be complete without sumptuous desserts. Our take on the classic Italian millefoglie wedding cake turned into the centerpiece. Tiramisu was a must, as well. And they tasted amazing, the perfect way to end a beautiful wedding day!"