Romantic Lavender

Winter Park, Florida

 

 

Photography | Ruth Terrero Photography | @ruthterrerophoto

Venue | Casa Feliz | @casafelizvenue

Floral Designer | Fern and Curl Designs | @fernandcurldesigns

Gown Salon | The Dressing Room Celebration | @thedressingroom_celebration

Makeup Artist | Lo Glam

Apparel | Luxury Tux

Gelato | Sweet City Gelato | @sweetcitygelato

Bakery | Perla’s Custom Cakes

Rentals | RW Events | @rwevents

Invitation Designer | Basic Invite | @basicinvite

Transportation | Cole’s Classic Cars | @colesclassiccars

Models | Whitney and Ray Watts

A couple years ago, I had the pleasure of studying abroad in Florence, Italy. It wasn’t long before I absolutely fell in love with the Italian Culture! The diversity in nature, the architecture, the way of life and of course the cuisine! This colorful styled shoot is inspired on my experience in Italy. I chose the color Lavender as it reminds me of the gorgeous Lavender fields in Tuscany. The bouquet included white astible, juliet garden rose, white spray rose, purple freesia, white ranunculus, italian ruscus, purple alstroemeria and lavender of course! The boutonniere was made of succulents and lavender.

 

A historic home museum designed by James Gamble Rogers II with its mission revival architectural style served as the perfect location for this styled shoot. The columns, the bricks, the arches, the colorful windows all brought out the Italian look we were aiming for! The couple, Whitney and Ray are actually married and you could definitely tell by their chemistry throughout the shoot. It was important to me that to have a real couple, I wanted this styled shoot to be as close as possible to an actual wedding. The dress by Eddy K Italia is a jaw dropping mermaid style champagne dress embellished with a beaded neck and back that’s elegant and graceful! The groom donned a classic bow tie tuxedo in black. Whitney showed off a bold look with dark lip color and a stunning up do for the first half of the shoot and a more relaxed look with her hair down for the second half.

 

I wanted the décor to incorporate both classic and modern details to represent the millennial bride. Italy is known for their delicious wine so we used wine corks for the place cards and a wine barrel for the cake. The aubergine furniture with its luxurious plum fabric and curved legs was a showstopper! The sweetheart table was simple and gorgeous, the colored candles and gold flatware went together beautifully. And the guitar speaks to the musician couples.

 

For the modern touch, we had a beautiful marble cake with lavender and gold details, geode, and a lucite and geometric invitation suite. The 1947 Cadillac light cream colored convertible with its breathtaking wine red interior served as the perfect getaway ride for the couple! And no Italian wedding is complete without gelato so we had to have a gelato cart!