the perfect blend: an afternoon tea wedding in italy

From Catoski Photoart “With this styled shoot we imagined an intimate wedding, almost an elopement without the usual wedding dinner, focusing on a more unconventional afternoon tea instead.

The location we shot in was a lovingly refurbished mill from the 1600s, hidden among the hills of Piedmont, Italy. It was exactly what we were looking for – a stylish but cozy environment where our couple could have their first look, surrounded by eucalyptus and candles. After the first look the bride and groom relax by sipping their own ‘perfect blend’ signature tea!”

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From Catoski Photoart – “The look of the tea-table was achieved with a mix of fine china and silverware tea sets, along with some delicious wedding themed teacakes. The hairstylist translated the mood we wanted to create in a simple, yet sophisticated bridal look, with a low chignon which flattered the dark hair of our model.

The flowing wedding dress was backless and made of pure silk cady with macro embroidered patterns on the sides which also embellished the shoulders, a perfect fit for our slim and elegant model. The veil – decorated with the same embroidery like the dress – was the final touch, classic, but with a modern hint. The bride wore Louboutins, matched with chandelier earrings which really suited the contour of our model’s face.”

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From Catoski Photoart – “The bouquet was made of only one flower: white heather, minimal and royal, symbolizing everything we wanted to express: elegance, style and long-lasting love. The groom’s attire was a three-piece mismatched suit in lightweight wool 120’s with a six-button waistcoat with high new-vintage lapel. He wore a boutonniere was made of heather and completed the look with a vintage Moeris pocket watch to count the minutes until the meeting with his ‘belle.’

The scents which defined this wedding inspiration were Orange Blossom and Lime Basil & Mandarin, by Jo Malone. It was a good idea indeed! The entire room was pervaded with the amazing scents of the candles and perfumes.”

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Catch a behind the scenes look at this charming wedding below via this beautiful film by Piero Carchedi then stick around for a final few shots!

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Photography: Catoski Photoart // Videography: Piero Carchedi // Concept & Design: Danielle Design and Fabilla Wedding Planner // Floral Design and Stationery: Danielle Design // Wedding Dress & Groom’s Attire: Il Sogno Atelier // Cake & Sweets Table: Passione Cupcakes // Hair: Massimo Fiorio // Perfumes & Wedding Gifts: Jo Malone Turin // Bride’s Shoes & Jewelry: Regina Store // Furniture and Decor: Stoppiana Arredamenti // Models: Carola Stroppiana and Raffaele Poggio // Location: La Scuderia Bed and Breakfast in San Paolo Solbrito in Piedmont, Italy.

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  1. Such a great idea! And beautifully done!

  2. Bravi!!!

  3. Gah, this is perfect and stunning!