We’ve fallen into a romantic Venetian love story with this stunning editorial captured by Passionate Wedding Photography. The details are impeccable, with a vibrant color palette and lush florals that are absolutely swoon-worthy. We are obsessed with the ornate hand-painted paper goods! Read more below to hear the beautiful legend this shoot was inspired by.
Our design inspiration was both the incredible venue and the Venetian rosebud legend which means – La leggenda del bòcolo di San Marco. The history of the rosebud, known as a Bocciolo, finds its origin in this Hidden Venezian Romance. In the second half of the 1800s, the Doge of Venice was Orso I Partecipazio. His beloved daughter Maria was desperately in love with a young and humble man named Tancredi. The Doge did not prove this particular young man good enough for his one and only daughter. To impress her father, Maria asked Tancredi to go to battle and fight for his country. Hoping he would come back with the fame and glory of success to sway her father into loving him too. They loved each other so immensely that they did not want to leave each other before they were wed to each other forever. Therefore they secretly married on April 25th 1868, right before Tancredi took her advice and rode off to battle. In the war, he bravely defended his country’s honor quickly went up in ranks. But at one fatal moment in April 1870, he got hit by his enemy and fell down his horse in a beautiful rose garden. Right before he passed, he handed his dear fried Orlando a rosebud, dyed in his blood, to deliver to his treasured Maria as a sign of his unconditional love for her. Maria went mad with grief and on April 25th 1870, the day after Maria received her Bocciolo, she was found dead in her bed with Tancredi’s rosebud pressed to her heart. This was exactly two years after the most wonderful day of her life, the day she married Tancredi, whom she would love forever. Since that day, the Venezian tradition repeats this homage. The Venezian men express their love by giving a Bocciolo to their beloved wives, mothers, and daughters.
Photography: Passionate | Venue: Casa dos Penedos | Planning and Florals: Sofia Nascimento Studios | Stationery: Crimson Letters | Rentals: The Rental Factory | Linens: Seidenband | Hair and Makeup: Carla d’Oliveira by MUA | Cake: TBakes | Vow Notebooks: Elmo Paper Stories | Dress: Chana Marelus | Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Jewelry: Cremilde Bispo | Submitted via Matchology
Pink lovers: get ready for some pretty! Set at the Nixon Library in California, this La Vie En Rose from Frozen Frame Photography is an explosion of glam pink style. We love the custom ruffled pink gown and the groom’s fun pink suit!
La Vie En Rose. This saying is french for life in pink, or in other words, an absolute dream. Pink is THE color for weddings for those women that love the romantic and feminine touches to their special day. This La Vie En Rose styled shoot hosted by H&L Lovely was one of the most gorgeous wedding inspired shoots. This wedding is every girl’s dream who has a love for all things pink and magenta. Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA was the venue for this shoot. Some great location features included towering white walls, a long water fountain, and an adorable gazebo which was built by the Nixons themselves for their daughter.
Photography: Frozen Frame Photography | Venue: The Richard Nixon Library | Planning: H & L Lovely Creations | Florals: Rustic Peony Co and The Petal Exchange | Stationery: Prettie | Cake: Sweet Traders | Rentals: Mikasa Event Rentals | Hair and Makeup: Louder with Powder | Furniture Rentals: Touched By Time Vintage Rentals | Table Numbers: Corky Creations | Bar: Mia’s Martini | Candy Buffet: Spencers Sugar Shop | Dress and Veil: Dalliance Bespoke | Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux | Groom’s Bow Tie: Dapper Gent | Accessories: Green Alaska Decor | Clutch: Dapper Jane | Submitted via Matchology
We are dreaming of the beautiful French countryside with this stunning inspiration from Kristiann Photography! The spring color palette of hot pink and blue is so vibrant, yet still elegant. Lush peonies dot the entire shoot, making swoon-worthy florals you will covet. The bride’s straw hat is perfection, creating that perfect garden style.
Our goal with this editorial was to create a feeling romance and whimsy with touches of French country. From the bright, spring florals down to the handcrafted straw hat, we love the effortless and carefree elegance these photos bring! I have always been drawn to the French country homes styled homes and interior design. I’m often dreaming with my husband about retiring in a little country home in the south of France where I can put on my big straw hat and spend the day picking peonies and all the pretty flowers in my garden.
Photography: Kristiann Photography | Venue: John Joseph Inn | Florals: Cedar and Sweet Pea | Stationery: K. Kelley Designs | Cake: The Cake Shop | Rentals: She Rents Vintage | Linens: Sweet Annie Acres | Hair: Morgan Oreeda | Makeup: The Luminous Bride | Dress: Claire Pettibone | Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Ring Box: Lace Byrd | Engagement Ring: Taya Gioielli | Hat: Reginae Hats | Jewelry: Edera Jewelry | Ribbon: Fringe and Rose | Model: Phoebe Anne | Submitted via Matchology