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Storybook Romance Wedding at a Ruin in the Italian Countryside

A storybook romance wedding feels like the kind of magical escape we could all use right now! The beauty of La Badia Orvieto inspired creative wedding planner Designs by Hemingway on a tour through Italy, with a luxury hotel adjacent to 12th century ruins overlooking the mountain landscape of Umbria. The incredible beauty and sense of timelessness inspired this workshop shoot, where Rebecca Borg Photography captured this countryside fairytale come to life!

Dusty Rose and White Fine Art Invitation Suite for a Storybook Wedding

Tones of terra cotta, millennial pink, and cappuccino rose added gorgeous warmth to the handmade paper invitations by Theo Berry Stationery. Illustrations of the historic abbey and hotel where the shoot took place for the perfect introduction of the storybook romance that made this day so magical.

Dusty Rose and White Fine Art Invitation Suite for a Storybook Wedding
Lace Wedding Shoes with Bow Heels
Antique Lace Detached Wedding Dress Sleeves for a Storybook Romance Bride

A gown fit for an elvish princess? No one but Claire Pettibone could create this look so perfectly! The detached bell sleeves are kept in place with antique lace bands, giving this storybook wedding dress an off the shoulder look. The Marie gown by the English designer combines a vintage-style sweetheart lace bodice with a cotton silk A-line skirt to create a wedding dress designed for timeless beauty.

Italian Castle Door with a Storybook Romance Flower Arch

The ancient abbey doors were a lovely fit for the storybook romance aspect of this wedding, with elements of Princess Beatrice’s incredible floral arch and soft arrangements of spring countryside flowers. Ferns, cappuccino roses, Canterbury bells, white ranunculus, and feathery blush astilbe created the perfect fairy tale garden bouquet by Designs by Hemingway.

Ethereal White and Cappuccino Rose Bouquet inspired by the Italian Countryside
Antique Lace Detached Wedding Dress Sleeves for a Storybook Romance Bride
Ethereal White and Cappuccino Rose Bouquet inspired by the Italian Countryside

A chain halo headpiece by fine art bridal jewelry designer Noon on the Moon added vintage romance to the romantic updo hairstyle by Frank Giacone.

Marie Gown by Claire Pettibone for a Storybook Romance Wedding in the Italian Countryside
Marie Gown by Claire Pettibone for a Storybook Romance Wedding in the Italian Countryside
Storybook Wedding Style and Flowers
Italian Countryside Wedding with Storybook Romance

The tufa limestone quarried in the mountains of Umbria has a signature pink beige tone – the warmth of this color in the walls of the historic abbey and courtyards where this storybook wedding took place inspired the elegant neutral color scheme for this shoot, including the groom’s tan suit,

Warm Neutral Wedding Ideas with Storybook Romance
Wedding Venue at Ruins in the Italian Countryside

How breathtaking is this 12th century open air courtyard in the ruins of the historic Italian abbey? The stunning arch is a signature element of weddings at La Badia Hotel, with a magical frame for an intimate wedding and a breathtaking view of the Umbrian hills, olive groves, and cathedral.

Storybook Romance Wedding Style with Country Flowers on a Long Dining Table

Pink, mauve, and taupe were the signature colors for this countryside wedding reception, with cane back chairs to add a rustic element to the long dining tables.

Dusty Rose and Taupe Neutral Wedding Style in the Italian Countryside

The handcrafted clay charger plates from Rentals Preludio Divisione Noleggio added elegant scrollwork details to the ethereal tabletop decor, paired with warm neutral flowers and pops of berry tones, along with copper flatware for a metallic detail.

Ethereal White and Cappuccino Rose Arrangement with Touches of Berry
Dusty Rose and Taupe Neutral Wedding Style in the Italian Countryside
Storybook Romance Wedding Style with Country Flowers on a Long Dining Table

The perfect finishing touch? Taper candles set among the low compote centerpieces, with a single blooming flower at each place setting!

Dusty Rose and Taupe Neutral Wedding Style in the Italian Countryside
Italian Countryside Wedding with Storybook Romance Style

The grounds of the hotel and historic site provided the perfect place to slip away for a couple’s session to truly capture the storybook romance of this beautiful countryside wedding.

Dreamy Embroidered Sequin Carol Hannah Wedding Dress with Cape Sleeves
Romantic Bridal Hairstyle for a Storybook Romance Wedding

The olive trees and orchards surrounding the abbey’s iconic twelve-sided tower provided the perfect pastoral settings for these magical wedding portraits by Rebecca Borg Photography.

Italian Castle Wedding with a Storybook Romance Inspiration
Dreamy Embroidered Sequin Carol Hannah Wedding Dress with Cape Sleeves

A white embroidered sequin dress from indie bridal designer Carol Hannah combined a draped silhouette with exquisite sparkling details! How gorgeous is this caftan style dress for a relaxed, romantic silhouette?

An Italian Countryside Wedding with Storybook Romance

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Photography: Rebecca Borg Photography | Wedding Venue: La Badia Orvieto | Event Planning: Designs by Hemingway | Florist: Designs by Hemingway | Lace Sleeve Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Embroidered Sequin Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah |Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Headpiece: Noon on the Moon | Hair Stylist: Frank Giacone | Makeup Artist: Ana Matanovic | Makeup Florence | Event Rentals: Rentals Preludio Divisione Noleggio | Linen Rentals: The Wedding Linen Company | Table Runner: Silk & Willow | Stationery Design: Theo Berry Stationery | Candles: Ester and Erik | Model Agency: 4Uppermodels | Workshop: K. R. MORENO | Submitted via: Matchology

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