This elegant and romantic Italian villa inspiration shoot was influenced by the essence of Italy. Photographed by Kim Kalyn Photography with planning by Sublime Celebrations and floral designs by Tara McHugh Flora, the stunning Villa Marco Polo transported this team all the way to Italy with it’s beautiful architecture and exceptional interior styling offering the perfect backdrop for their shoot.
Photographer: Kim Kalyn Photography // Jewelry: Ann Louise Jewellers // Makeup Artist: Beauty & Style by Erin Bradley // Heirlooms and extras: Chintz & Co // Hair Stylist: Conscious Hair by Elena // Model: Coultish Management // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Outlooks for Men // Cake Designer: Passion For Cakes // Other: Pedersen’s Rentals // Shoes: She She Shoes // Event Planner: Sublime Celebrations // Floral Designer: Tara McHugh Flora // Dress Store: The White Peony // Culinary: Toque Catering // Invitation Designer: Tuktu Paper co // Reception Venue: Villa Marco Polo Inn // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
From the team:
We fell in love with the romantic history of the Villa. In 1923, Major Fred Nation commissioned Percy Leonard James to design and supervise the building of the gracious residence. A wedding present for his beloved daughter, Helen Nation, and her soon-to-be husband, Robert Brackman Ker, this house became the home in which they raised and enjoyed children and grandchildren. A rich palette of deep plum and pinks, accentuated by pops of green.
A beautiful floral runner flowed along the dining table and was loosely wound with parrot tulips, peonies, eucalyptus leaves, snapdragons, and cherry blossoms. The guests stared down the table towards a classically beautiful bay window at the lovely four tier cake which was adorned with elegant and intricate details. Above them hung a brilliant chandelier that was imported from Rome. Besides the traditional sugared almonds, guests were treated with favors of Chipotle flavored olive oil. Before dinner guests dined on delicious breads, cheese, olives, meats, fruit and nuts accompanied by an assortment of wine and Prosecco. The bride wore an elegant Anna Campbell dress which was covered in the most exquisite beading and suited the location perfectly. The romantic portraits were shot near the reflecting pool where a gorgeous fountain is the centerpiece of the Italianate gardens.
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