Photography by Andrea Calvano Photography
From the Photographer:
Abruzzo, in the heart of Italy is a beautiful land populated by generous and friendly people mostly addressed as "strong and gentle".
I wanted to tell the story of Renée, a girl who marries Marcel and will do it in the secret garden of the Semivicoli Castle, where she grew up and see her in love and happy bride. Renée slept in his grandfather's home, his home where he always spent the summer holidays when he finished school in France and used to return to Italy. Semivicoli castle has seen a small girl running through the vineyards and pursuing butterflies, and then a loving girl taking refuge in the turret from where the sea is seen ...!
She wakes up in her bed, in her bedroom, what she once was of her mother. It enjoys the golden light that enters the windows, still a few minutes of tranquility. She gets up and approaches the window, sits near the fireplace, smiles. She is happy, even though a melancholy breath is browsing her eyes.
She decides to take a relaxing bath. He fills the large tub in the middle of the room, turns on the candles. After the bath, the bride's preparations begin.
Renée, not yet ready, feels the need to breathe fresh air, to be outdoors. She goes down the stairs, leaves the door and is in the garden of her childhood. He walks, runs, touches a flower. Melancholy has taken over. He would like to flee, but something strong block her, she remembers all the love inside her, for Marcel, his future groom.
She stops and turns. She Goes back with a new awareness and a new smile illuminates her face.
The Semivicoli Castle is a splendid property of one of the most famous and important Italian wineries: the Tenute agricole Masciarelli. The images captured by the delicate eye of Andrea Calvano tell us with delicacy and sensuality, the emotions and the feelings of a young woman during her personal moments before the wedding. The lingerie purposely created for her by the atelier Il sogno with sought French lace and fine Italian silks is extremely elegant. The wedding invitations specially created by Letterink using fine papers and the letterpress technique. The bouquet is an explosion of Spring colors designed by the talented Isa Events who brought near the delicate nuances of Hellebore green, the delicate pink and the shrill tones of Tulips and Scabiose. The bouquet is bound originally by the precious runner silk chiffon by Orchidée de soie.
The skilled hands of a refined expertese Maria Martino of La mia casa nel vento created, for this very special bride, a perfume and the scented soap bars.
The hair and make up done by Mariangela Palatini an expert makeup artist of actresses and models, enhance her features. Sophisticated and handmade accessories like small flowers, interweave with freshwater pink shaded pearls and by the ethereal tulle veil, created by Elibre.
The ring purposely created by My golden age, is red gold with a particular scratched finish, with diamonds and rose quartz; pendant earrings in red gold and pink quartz, frame her bright face.
Photo: Andrea Calvano Photography // Concept, Planning & Styling: Camilla Cascino Weddings // Florals: Isa Event’s // Corset & Lingerie: Il Sogno Atelier // Jewels: My Golden Age // Accessories & Veil: Elibre // HMUA: Mariangela Palatini // Ribbons & Runner: Orchidee de Soie // Stationery: Letterink // Parfums & Soap: La Mia Casa Nel Vento // Model: Elsa Facchin // Venue: Castello di Semivicoli // Film Lab: Francoglieca // Kodak 400 Trix