Wedding photo shoot in Umbria: the charm of a medieval town

Hello beauties!

Today I’d like to tell you about a wedding photo shoot I took part in, set in the beautiful Titignano: a medieval town nestled in the countryside of Umbria.

Here there’s the article by Rossini Photography: enjoy the read!

The winter silence of an enchanted medieval town

The far countryside, a medieval castle-town, the top of a hill facing valleys and lakes, the silence of winter, the magic of the empty lands. These were main ingredients that we put together when we planned this shooting, to which we added a fairy in her silk organdy dress. Like a tale, like a dream, we imagined this airy bride moving weightlessly around a silent town, and then returning to her woods, to her secret hills.

The vendors were accurately selected, especially the castle-town, who had to be remote, authentic medieval, and scenic. Luckily, nestled in the countryside between Rome and Florence, there’s Borgo di Titignano, which offers all of this, plus a wood, wild hills, and spectacular views over the valley and its Corbara lake.

The mood, the concept, the season, the place, all pointed at a restricted colour palette: violet, lily, dusty blue, gold, and brown. Colours we used for the flower arrangements, the table settings, the stationery, and the cake.

Fresh and dried flowers were glamorously mixed in creating the large bouquet and the table settings, while the cake was finely decorated with just one, knobby, branch. The fresh flowers were all seasonal, while the dried flowers and the branch were a classic winter decoration.

The table settings followed the same winter-medieval mood, with a sugar-cane blue linen tablecloth, white plates rimmed in gold, crystal glasses rimmed in gold, golden cutlery, and linen napkins.

The paper for the stationary was obviously parchment, but ethereal, slightly transparent, inscribed with ancient calligraphy and hand sketched flowers, adorned by silk ribbons and closed by golden sealing wax, like an old, magical scroll.

The airy bride was a living fairy, Maryana, with her wavy blond hair, icy eyes, slender figure and innate elegance. She wore the perfect dress, a two pieces with a lightly embroidered and slightly transparent lace corset over a long silk organza gown with many layers of frills, so soft and lightweight that they would flow and bounce at every step or movement.

We opted for soft hair, at first slightly gathered together, then loosen in the cold wind. A plain veil with no embroidery, but long and floaty, that would cover her face like in the ancient, iconic paintings of the Virgin Mary, was coupled with simple, geometrical jewels, with an ancient design.

Source: Rossini Photography


Rossini Photography – Luca & Claudia 

Floral Design and table setting



Martina Bianchi Design 

Cake Designer

Laura Freda

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Castello di Titignano


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Valentina and Wendzhe: 2 models, 2 bridal dresses photo shoot

Hi, beautiful women!

Today I wanted to share with you some photos from this beautiful photo shoot in Rome that I participated in last October. It was organised by My Chic Wedding in villa Appia Antica, a wonderful villa in Rome. The dresses were made by an amazing designer of Haute Couture, Jamal Taslaq→; handmade hair accessories were made-by Tatiana Batko.

I created different looks for the models considering the type of their dresses. 

Valentina's bridal dress photo shoot

The blonde model Valentina's first dress was very romantic; she had a flower crown, so I curled her long hair in soft curls, giving some volume to the top to fix well the crown. For her first makeup I enhanced her beautiful green eyes by pinkish-taupe shades from Naked and Kat von D palette adding black eyeliner and false eyelashes for a more dramatic effect; for the lips I used Mac's nude-pink lipstick, for the skin I went for a clean and healthy skin using Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk foundation.

For her second look, as the dress was a bit of “Great Gatsby” style, I did a soft updo for her hair and decorated it with a beautiful hair accessory. For her make up I chose a darker shade of her lipstick, using Mac's Sin shade which is of dark cherry-bordeaux colour.

Wendzhe bridal dress photo shoot

For my second model, the beautiful Chinese model Wendzhe, I wanted to create fresh and radiant skin as she has an amazing fair colour: so I used Lancome's Teint Miracle foundation, added some pinkish-peachy cream blush by Mac and used shimmery pinkish shades from Naked palette of Urban Decay for her eyes. On the lips I used Mac's long lasting lip paint and add some lip balm on top. For the hair I chose a soft half updo, as her hair is long and beautiful: it suited the dress perfectly!

For her second look, I did her hair up with some soft hair that went out of the hairstyle for a messy and natural effect, and darkened her lips with dark red lipstick by Mac.

Hope you have enjoyed… to be continued!

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