From Lindsey Dienstbach, Bello & Blue Events: Inspired by the always alluring Italian movie star, Sophia Loren, for this wedding inspiration shoot we set out to create a timeless, romantic and glamorous European affair. Highlighted with a few fabulous details, we curated a luxurious vibe, rich in color, to highlight the fall season, and feel like this celebration was straight from a castle in Tuscany. The beautiful Italian architecture and majestic setting of the Retreat at Solterra transported us from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Italy.
We designed with a color palette of rich colors found in Italy’s wine region landscape. Deep reds, purples, greens, gold, and a pop of Tiffany blue that we found in an antique china pattern perfectly complemented the setting and the autumn season.
To help capture the essence of Italian glamour, our couple was styled to the nines. With the groom in the most dapper steel gray tux, the bride donned diamonds, fur, Louboutins, and a Kelly Faetanini bridal gown before changing into a poppy red Monique Lhuillier party dress, perfect for dancing the night away!
Our bride and groom arrived to their swanky soiree chauffeured in a restored vintage London Cab, and after dining al fresco, bid “Arriverdverci!” to guests, as they zoomed off on a cherry red vespa to Happily Ever After!
The wood feasting table-top featured custom designed menus and place cards, as well as cut crystal glassware, gold flatware, and the most beautiful mismatched teacups and china to add interest and detail making each place setting unique.
The elegance continued into soft seating vignettes accented by gold and crystal candelabras and to-die-for lush florals that included organic Tuscan inspired elements like real grapes, artichokes, and pears, in addition to an olive branch garland accented with deep-toned garden roses, anemones, and dahlias.
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: Daylene Wilson Photographic // Concept Design & Planning: Bello & Blue Events // Floral: A Design Resource // Rentals: Eclectic Hive & Colorado Party Rentals // Invitations & Paper Suite: The Paper Guppy // Cake: Gateaux // Transportation: Denver Celebration Taxi // Hair & Makeup: Brittany Will // Bride’s Styling: Emma and Grace Bridal // Groom’s Styling: Ted’s Clothiers // Shoot Location: Solterra // Models: Jessie Watson & Kelvin Kosbab
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