Tucked in foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains lies VILLA DEL SOL D'ORO, a replica of the Villa Collazzi near Florence. Built in 1924 this beautiful historic property and gardens was the inspiration behind this Tuscan inspired bridal inspiration captured by Southern California wedding photographer MATTHEW NIGEL and styled by GRIT & GOLD WEDDINGS. "Our palette of terracotta, peach and mauve was selected to complement the earthy tones of stucco and concrete textures found within the exterior of the property. Our bride adorned a romantic lace bodice gown with chiffon skirt. Beautiful fine art detailing found throughout from the hand illustration of the Villa on the paper suite by LITTLE NORTH COMPANY, vintage mansion corridors, and dreamy Italian evoking door and archways."

Thank you to Southern California wedding photographer MATTHEW NIGEL for sharing this beautiful wedding inspiration with us. If you're a California bride you should be sure to check out more from this Southern California wedding photographer whose work is timeless and romantic. Matthew tells us, "I honestly think I have one of the best jobs in the world, and I love capturing moments that will create a lifetime of memories. I use medium format film cameras to photograph weddings and engagements. There is something magical about film photography. From the beautiful skin tones to the painting-like environment that it can create." See his portfolio in our Vendor Guide here and you might also want to check out Gilded Romance in in the golden hills of Santa Ynez.