It was almost a year ago I received an email from an amazingly talented planner, Sposarti Wedding Design & Planning in Italy. She asked if I would be interested in collaborating on a shoot in Italy. It took almost an entire year to get our schedules aligned where I was able to make the trip. And I’m so glad I did! We shot at the historic Villa Buonaccorsi, in Potenza Picena, Macerata. Here’s a great description about the venue:

“The beautiful Villa Buonaccorsi – in Potenza Picena, Macerata – is clearly marked by the talent of the illustrious 17th-century botanist, Siena-born Jesuit Giovanni Battista Ferrari(1584-1655): his teachings on the art of gardening seem to have inspire the creators of this wonderful park, overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Famous for its many mythological statues and sculptures, fountains and obelisks, niches and water features, Villa Buonaccorsi’s overall structure dates back to the 18th century, with five terraces on the hillside crossed by laurel hedges, fishponds and geometric flowerbeds that look like colorful diamonds and stars.

The “secret garden” on the highest terrace – with its central fountain representing the Garden of Eden, from which the four Biblical rivers flow – as well as many numeric and geometric symmetries seem to suggest a knowledge of Ferrari’s most famous work, “De Florum cultura Libri IV”, first published in 1633 and part of the Counts Buonaccorsi’s library.”

In addition to the beautiful venue, Catia Sposarti also put together some of the best vendors Italy has to offer for our editorial shoot. I had so much fun on this shoot, I almost didn’t want it to end!  We shot from 9AM until 8PM. Definitely the longest editorial I’ve ever been part of, but totally worth it.  Here’s part 1 of the shoot that focused on the interior of the Villa. Beautiful gown was provided by Claire Pettibone. See below for full vendor credit.

PHOTOGRAPHER |@jeremychouphotography
STYLIST AND PLANNING | @catia_fizzoni_sposarti
VIDEOGRAPHY | @2become1video
FLOWERS | @chiaraspertifloralevents
CALLIGRAPHY- SUIT- MENU | @seniman_calligraphy
MAKE UP | @elenac_mua
HAIR STYLIST | @massimocesca_hair MODEL | @emageorgieva @marcopalestini
SHOES | @bellabelleshoes
DRESS AND VEIL | @clairepettibone
MALE  ATTIRE | @agnettiboutique
HAIR ACCESSORY |  @guineverevines
JEWERLY | @immagoforbride
PLATES- FLATWARE | @salvatorisabrina_dolcifantasie
CAKE | @roberto_cantolacqua/

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