the legend of fairy sybil

From Warmphoto “Castelluccio di Norcia with its flower fields is a true miracle of nature. The Sibillini Mountains are located in Italy between the Marche and Umbria and in the spring the extraordinary spectacle of Mother Nature begins. Each year, from the last days of May to mid-July, the flowering gives rise to an explosion of colors: all the fields of the Sibillini Mountains form a vast carpet of flowers – their colors continually changing. The stunning view seems straight out of a fairytale!”

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From Warmphoto –  “Many times I’ve seen pictures of these color flower fields, but the reality still exceeded my expectations. There are fields of the cornflowers and poppies, daisies, and wild orchids, along with plenty of other flowers whose names I do not even know. And the smell … pure, delicate honey! The charm of this places has always resulted in many fantasies in the minds of visitors and people who live there.

According to a legend prophetess Sibyl Kuman, preferring the silence, settled in a cave on the southern slope of the mountain. The cave is located next to a small lake and it is believed that those who stay there for more than a year become immortal and will always live in abundance and without troubles. Locals always revered Sybil as a good fairy, whose entourage from time to time descended from the mountains to the village, and Sybil herself danced saltarello with the most beautiful men.

The story goes that one day during the holidays the fairies forgot about the time and did not notice the approaching dawn. Rushing into the mountains, they began to climb the Monte Vettori and in a hurry a few rocks crumbled into small pieces. Fortunately, the fairies got back into the cave before the sun rose, but the rock fragments left behind from their rush is now called ‘Path Fay.’ For this bridal inspiration shoot we were inspired by the beauty of Castelluccio di Norcia and legend of fairy Sybil!”

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Photography: Warmphoto* // Planning: Beautiful Umbria // Crown: Beretkah // Dress: Vessna // Model: Silvia // Location: Castelluccio di Norcia near Umbria in Italy.

*Burnett’s Boards Vendor

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful Janne!!

  3. That’s is one of the most positive happy shoots I have seen for long time:))) love it!

  4. So pretty!


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