Butterflies, Turtle Shells, and Peacocks… Oh My!

Eva is the amazing co-founder of Chic Weddings in Italy, a wedding and event design, styling and production studio. Her sense of style is so unique and so, so creative. When you see this “WOW” engagement shoot she created below you’re going to go Pinterest crazy. It’s that beautiful. And of course a bit purple for our purple day!

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From the bride:
A few years ago while in New York I fell in love with a wonderful shop called EVOLUTION. Evolution is a magical place, a cabinet of curiosities where you can find all the species of animals, colours and bones.

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Amanda, of Faye and Renee, an amazing flower stylist, helped me to put into reality a bridal bouquet I had in my mind. Not something made of the usual pink flowers, peonies or similar, but something rather unusual. The bouquet was incorporating: a turtle shell, a fake peacock bird, one small horn, and a pelvis animal bone; these objects together with the dedicated attention of colourful flowers, were the result of a heavenly bouquet. An unusual piece of heart which I wish every bride would dare to ask to do on their wedding day.

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Vanessa shot images of my boyfriend and I inside this beautiful shop and while posing, I couldn’t stop thinking how impressive it would be to hold a reception inside those walls. For this occasion we chose our selection of clothes accordingly. I wanted something which could fit into the mood or give a ” let’s go hunting” feeling. A sort of hunting feast, while tables had the colours of feathers, earth and where butterflies embraced our souls.

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The Evolution store is not the place for you if you are vegetarian or if you rather prefer to see animals alive, but if you, like me, are fascinated by this world of colours, feathers, skulls and bones definitely this is the place for you.

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CREDITS
Photographer: Vanessa Joy Photography
Planner & Stylist: Chic Weddings in Italy
Floral Designer: Faye and Renee
Cinema and Video: Rob Adams Productions