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Wedding styling: La Dolce Vita

For an opulent wedding look, combine dazzling outdoor lighting, sumptuous florals and some perfectly judged décor

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Styling: Paolo Cicognani

Photography: Jules Bower

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MOOD Pure luxury, but remaining in harmony with the natural beauty of the surroundings

PALETTE A sophisticated combination of black, white and gold

VENUE Northern Tuscany’s Villa Scorzi, a historical manor house

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Planning a wedding from afar doesn’t mean you have to pare back the décor. As this shoot shows, so long as you have the right team on the ground, you can achieve a grandly glamorous look – even if you do have to approve everything over Skype!

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Florist Stiatti Fiori created opulent flower arrangements which, when paired with hired chandeliers hung outdoors, gave a deliciously decadent feel. Chic tableware and linens were a key part of the overall aesthetic – against such an opulent backdrop, only the very finest of details will do.

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It also helps to have a particularly stunning venue with a view. This means you can keep the décor to a few focal points, such as the reception tables and ceremony arch, then let the naturally enchanting surroundings do the talking. It would be a shame not to capture all this beauty at its very best for posterity, so make sure you choose an experienced photographer – Jules Bower, who photographed this shoot, is a Y&YW favourite for his brilliance in working with light.

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LIGHT & SHADE

Outdoor dining may sound elegant, but it’s not so enjoyable for your guests if they have to eat under full sun. Check that your venue has a shaded area, like this loggia at Villa Scorzi, if you’re dining before sunset.

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THE DREAM TEAM

EVENT PLANNER: paolocicognani.com

PHOTOGRAPHY: jules-photographer.com

VENUE villascorzi.it

FLOWERS stiattifiori.it

CATERING & LIGHTING preludionoleggio.it

CAKE yuriealicebakery.it

STATIONERY Sofia Rocchetti

BRIDE’S DRESSES & GROOM’S SUIT lesposedimori.it

BRIDAL SHOES ninalilou.com

BRIDAL JEWELLERY casacapone.com

HAIR & MAKE-UP cheriespisso.com

CELEBRANTS blessingsfromitaly.com

VIDEOGRAPHER weddingmotion.it

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