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An Italian Wedding in Dorset Part Uno

Ok, so it wasn't an actual wedding, it was our styled shoot at The Italian Villa, in Canford Cliffs, Poole but we took inspiration from the venue's namesake - Italy. In this series of blog posts, we'll share images, ideas and the suppliers responsible for creating such a classic and beautiful wedding look.

The brief for the team was to create a romantic, elegant wedding with a soft, romantic and flowing feel. They exceeded expectation and the resulting images are outstanding.

In this blog we meet our models and see what they wore.

We had four models - three brides and a groom. Each bringing a different element to the overall look of the shoot. Thank you to TP Photography for being our photographer for the day!


Emma wore a simple satin cowl backed dress from Fab Frocks. Amazing Face Hair and Make-up channelled the 40s vibe from the dress in to the hair style and make-up; the elegant up do suited the style perfectly. Paired with warmed gold toned jewellery, this was Italian chic for certain.

The bridal bouquet by Hillview Florist, tied in to the pink and gold theme perfectly, with gorgeous roses, with accents of glittering gold. Far from gaudy, this bouquet was contemporary and chic. The flowers brought a modern twist to this classic look.

Lindsay Lindsay had a more loose, romantic look, with tumbling curls and plaits in a low side sweep, entwinted with a hair vine from Tiaras by Becky. Her dress, from Isobel's Bridal in Parkstone, was form fitting and graceful. Opting for low-key jewellery, the dress was centre-stage for this guise.

Lindsay's flowers were an incredible shower bouquet, you can see more of these below. Shower bouquets make an impact, as they allow each bloom space to be seen.

Caroline from Amazing Face, who did all the girl's make-up on the day, chose a bronze pallette, which made for a lovely warm look, countering the coolness of the pale pinks.


Liv wore the most contemporary dress of all the 'brides'. Her gown, from Fab Frocks, features a heavily embellished sheer bodice, with only coverage for the...er...essentials. This gave way to a floaty skirt, making it a real show-stopper. Her make-up picked up on the silver tones of the dress, and mixed with her reversed tiara, was a striking look.


Our only 'groom; Oliver had his hands full, playing the besotted new hushand to each of the 'brides' in turn. Fairly sure there are some very confused visitors to Compton Acres out there... Oliver's suit was loaded by Isobel's Bridal & Grooms wear and his buttonhole matched Emma's pink and gold bouquet.

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