A Tuscan Bridal Session during Sunrise
That sunrise! Be still our hearts!
Today in a beautiful display of fine art pretty, courtesy of a talented team including Donny Zavala Photography, Honey and Cinnamon, Isa Events, we cannot peel our eyes away from those dreamy Tuscan landscapes with the old, crumbling Castello Di Potentino walls. With fresh hair and makeup looks by Stella Mongodi, fit for the romantic bride, and that fluffy and elegant Maria Lluisa Rabell gown... le sigh.
Donny Zavala Photography: "When you enter the Castello di Potentino, lost in the middle of Tuscan mountains, the atmosphere you breath is not the one of a proper castle, the one we are used to thinking of. Just inspecting it had the exact feeling that everything had to be organic, which could be quite unusual for such a setting but admiring the porouswalls, the paths made of stones and pebbles, the impressive wooden doors, the tiled floor in various terracotta shade, I knew it had to be like that.
This bridal inspiration was conceived in the morning sunrise, so to capture the marvellous light of the sun coming out little by little from behind the mountains, unveiling the magical of this place. I imagined a bride like the queen of the castle and the elegance of her attire was in neutral shades like ivory and ecru, in the textureof the amazing dress created by Maria Luisa Rabell and in the simple refinement of the bridal accessories realized by Melinda Rose Designs, with her beautiful veil and the stunning headpiece with a golden leaf.
The bride, an ethereal beauty with delicate features, just walked all around the castle, with her majastic attire, just like an ancient lady. The only touch of colour, evoking the warm shades of the red doors, the paintings of the inner walls, was a touch of coral, the one of the peonies, perfectly mixed by the talented ISA’ Events. With English roses, eucalyptus, arbutus and small pale pink roses, to form an unstructured bouqet, embellished by a peach coral hand dyed ribbon by Silk and Willow, perfect for the mood, the coral stone of the amazing ring created by Michaela Roemer.
The last shots in the chapel gave this shoot the perfect imposingtaste, appropriate for a Tuscan bride, queen of a beautiful castle."
Photography: Donny Zavala Photography | Assistant: Riccardo Delfanti | Styling & Concept: Honey and Cinnamon | Veil / Headpiece: Melinda Rose Design | Florals: Isa Events | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Rings: Michaela Roemer | Makeup and Hair: Stella Mongodi | Dress: Maria Lluisa Rabell | Model: Rebecca Rocchi | Film processing: Photovision Prints | Venue: Castello De Potentino