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