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From Joy Proctor of Joy Proctor Design... Inspiration abounds throughout Italy and is beautiful landscapes. The incredible gem that is the Amalfi Coast serves as one of the best examples of the marriage between natural beauty and the incredible history so often found in Italy. The participants of this Falls Moda e Arte Workshop had the distinct pleasure of photographing and experiencing what is arguably, one of the treasures of the Amalfi Coast, the Villa Cimberone. The 11th century estate sits atop the cliffs of Ravello, overlooking the grand expense of the Amalfi Coast. Famous for its Terrazzo del’lnfinito, or Terrace of Infinity, and expansive gardens, the Villa is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
The inspiration for the shoot came from the location, set high above the seas below. With a color palate, and textures that evoked the feeling of air and light, we aimed to create something that was ethereal, an homage to the Italian history of the Palace of the Gods set amongst the clouds. The motif of a golden lyre was used throughout the paper suite created by Written Word Calligraphy. We chose to use a combination of paper and vellum for the invitation and paper goods - further adding to the light and ethereal feel of the look. An airy palate of cream, white and gold were played against the weathered stone and marble of the Villa.
The brides gown, a stunning creation by Samuelle Couture was another ethereal piece that played up the light nature of the look. The gowns soft tulle draped around the brides feet, with the slightest ruching at the top of the gown - another homage to the Roman history of the location. The mother of pearl cameo ring from Classic Vintage Rentals hinted to the location set above the sea. A simple green garland and gold leaves adorned the brides hair.
An intimate ceremony was set in front of a dome covered statue, with an aisle of chiffon covered chairs, wrapped in raw silk ribbon. As if a cloud of its own, the table set on the Terrace on Infinity was draped in La Tavola Linens Organdy in white, with an underlay of Topaz Fog. The exquisite gold chargers and intricate mother of pearl flatware from Classic Vintage Rentals played up the elegance of the ethereal linen. Vellum menus with gold calligraphy sat scrolled on each charger, with the name of each guest ribbed between the mother of pearl forks. Glass candlesticks and cut glass votives sat between the wild and organic florals arrangements.