To say I was excited to start today with a feature on 100 Layer Cake and a full release of our Italian wedding inspiration images would be an understatement. I have been giddy and lost in the memories of this dreamy shoot since I woke up today!
Designing this shoot with North Carolina-based photographers Sansaara Photography and Florence-based florist Artemisia was a dream come true. Words truly can’t describe how fulfilling this experience was for me. For more behind-the-scenes details on how this shoot came together, check out the blog post I wrote shortly after my return from Italy.
Don’t miss this 100 Layer Cake feature! Excerpts from the article below…
Morning, Cakies! We don’t post bridal boudoir shoots all too often here at 100LC, but every now and then we come across one that’s just way too pretty and perfectly executed to pass up. Not to mention, this shoot by Sansaara Photography as styled by Events by Reagan took place at a Tuscan villa and features wedding + bridal ideas inspired by the beautiful surroundings too. So yeah, it kiiinda checks all the boxes.
The boudoir is feminine, delicate and sensual. Drawing our inspiration from the picturesque backdrop that Villa Medicea di Lilliano provided, we sourced nude Italian lingerie with whimsical blue embroidery that felt right at home against the villa’s centuries-old pastel blue frescoed corridor. The delicate lace embroidered taupe duster added to the subtle sensuality. We pulled in classic yet fashionable bridal elements like the dainty beaded belt and dramatic caplet as sparkling accessories against bare skin.
For floral design by Artemisia, we wanted a look that felt very organic as though the arrangements were just clipped from the grounds and effortlessly placed in a vase. All of the floral elements were paired with fruits and berries, from the bridal bouquet to the table arrangements, everything was completely edible! Vibrant colors (blues, oranges, and reds) were introduced creating a striking design element against the simple understated bridal look.