A relaxing dip in the sun, loving cuddles in the shade, meaningful glances, a refreshing sip of champagne and a tingling kiss at the poolside – here we watch Newleweds in love by the pool.
Remember the fascinating bride and groom Alexander and Catherine and their intimate finca wedding in Puglia? Wedding photographer Elisabeth Van Lent has accompanied the two even beyond their big day and today gives us a glimpse into the sugary sweet life of the two newlyweds.
The gleaming white Finca Masseria Parco Della Grava is not only a wonderful place to get married in an unforgettable way, but also to honeymoon just as unforgettable, as the two credibly prove.
Together you can enjoy the benefits of this beautiful area in southern Italy much better: the view over the Mediterranean olive trees to the rolling hills in the distance, the cloudless sky and the bright sun, the delicious scent of herbs and the unique sound of nature.
Forget the stress of the past months, celebrate the young happiness and make plans for the future together. Actually, it looks more as if Alexander and Catherine are exclusively in the here and now with their love and thoughts. And that’s how it’s supposed to be on a honeymoon, isn’t it?
Welcome to paradise – or enjoy Alexander and Catherine´s elegant finca wedding in Apulia. Where on this day the sky seems brighter and the sea clearer than anywhere else in the world. Where the flowers of the local flora are even more magnificent and the art of simple architecture is even more impeccable.
It´s a long-cherished dream, which has finally come true for the young bride and groom, knows wedding photographer Elisabeth Van Lent: „Alexander and Catherine’s dream was to get married in an intimate setting in Italy, in Puglia. This region of Italy is even more sunny than popular Tuscany, it also has the beautiful olive trees, but it stands out with the beautiful full white masserias, in contrast to the old, often darker Tuscan villas. It looks more fresh and Southern, which is the exact reason why the couple chose this region.“
And it was this unique charm that became the red, or rather the green, thread of this wedding, which moved through the entire location and became visible on lovingly arranged details such as the richly laid table for four. Atelier Rozemarijn’s stationery also adhered to the color palette dominated by green tones and blended seamlessly into the picture of pure perfection.
However, this culminated in the extravagant newlyweds themselves, as groom Alexander in a stylish green suit with soft pink boutonniere held his enchanting bride Catherine in his arms, who looked simply stunning in her seductive lace dress by Errico Maria . This sight will remain unforgotten even for the guests of the bride and groom…
Silence surrounds her as she opens her eyes to start into this special day. She´s all alone, indulging herself in the pleasant anticipation, the tingling excitement and the unique emotions that come with this day.
With her “I do” she´ll soon become part of an inseparable union but also stays true to herself. To find self-awareness once more time she relishes the time of loneliness.
Her soft peaches and cream complexion is part of her just like every of her curves. Sheer fabrics caressing her body let her feel she´s alive. Every heartbeat, every breath she takes brings her closer to this day´s aim…
Almost every woman sees something in the mirror that she doesn´t really like. Aesthetic boudoir shoots like this, from a workshop by Michael & Carina Photography, want to remove our doubts by showing impressively that every woman, especially every bride, can be impeccably beautiful and breathtakingly sexy.
At the Villa Centofinestre the event designers of Honey & Cinnamon created a little wonder as they turned this ancient house into a mystical and fascinating location. Perfectly matching this beguiling atmosphere which the bride spreads among the entire house wearing beguiling lingerie by Girl With A Serious Dream and headpieces by Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart.
Bridal Inspirations at the Dunes of the Netherlands
Warm wind blows across the bright dunes, letting them disappear to form new ones wherever it feels right. Not only sand becomes the wind´s playmate, it also makes ribbons, robes and hair its own.
Even heavy silk satin can´t stand the powerful gusts any longer which get caught in the bridal dress´s skirt. Just like the sand on which the bride strides her gown shows its glory and mutability in the wind.
When the bride slips into a sheer, snug little nothing made of lace its her long brown hair that starts dancing with the breeze. As well as the bright red ribbon on her bouquet which fragrantly bridges her final outfit…
„The Netherlands is known for the wind blowing all the time. This wind was one of the main factors during this inspirational shoot.“ creative director and photographer Elisabeth Van Lent told us.
A wildly appearing bridal bouquet with bright red highlights by Judith Slagter and stunning bridal dresses were all the artist needed to create one-of-a-kind bridal inspirations among the Netherland´s dunes.
„It was playing with the bride’s dresses, with a bride looking like a true Goddess in a desert of wind and sand. This bride was fierce and beautiful, and is an inspiration for other brides among the world and especially in the Netherlands.“ Elisabeth Van Lent Photography raves on as she takes us on a journey to the dunes of the Netherlands…
Nina and Hugo had actually envisioned a tent wedding, but when they discovered the Ferme de Baligue, they fell in love with the location and planned a country wedding from then on. They liked a classic style and chose white, pastel abricot and dusty blue as their wedding colors.
The two organized their wedding on their own, without a Wedding Planner. Instead, they had loving help from family and friends. The day before the wedding, the two already brought some things to the location and set up decorations together.
Styling was also on site at the stylish country location. Since tradition says that something borrowed brings good luck, Nina borrowed her mother’s pearl earrings. The bride looked magical in her breezy and elegant wedding dress by Rosa Clara. The groom, in a custom suit from Suitsupply, waited outside for his bride for the “First Look,” the moment when the groom sees the bride for the first time. Some couples enjoy this for two before the wedding ceremony. Nina and Hugo shared this special highlight with their closest circle of family and friends, who stood around and rejoiced.
Traditionally, the couple started the laic wedding ceremony: the groom came in with his mother and the bride with her father. The bridesmaids and groomsmen played the song “Can’t help falling in love” for the occasion. In front of the wedding arch, there was a touching ceremony with speeches from both mothers and a mutual personal vow. To celebrate the two, guests sprinkled lavender and flowers over the happy couple walking out. Originally, the ceremony was to be held outside, but since the weather didn’t permit it, the ceremony was set up inside. In retrospect, everyone felt this space was especially beautiful and very intimate.
In the afternoon the weather brightened up and the couple was accompanied by photographer Elisabeth Van Lent and beautiful couple photos were taken. In the meantime, the room could be transformed so that guests could sit at long tables for dinner with the pretty wedding arch by florist Céline of Essence of Shade in the background. This was made of wood draped with dusty blue fabric and adorned with white and pastel flowers and green leaves, which also made a lush appearance on the long table. The couple enjoyed a wonderful evening with their guests well into the night.
As a conclusion for the planning, Nina and Hugo give the following advice: “I would say don’t stress too much, even if it is easier said than done… not everything will be perfect, but the most important thing is to be with the right person for the rest of your life. And try to sleep, we couldn’t!”
Are you ready to discover Mallorca´s hidden treasures? Then follow the photographers Mila and Stephan of Vivid Symphony whose magical pictures take us on a journey to unknown places of this Balearic island…
Slowly the clouds fade away to let Mallorca´s sun shine directly onto a secret valley of fincas. We notice this one out of many, yet it´s the biggest of all. Inside, there´s a bride like many others, yet she´s the most beautiful of all.
Lush palm trees give shade, opulent olive trees spread Mediterranean flair. Embedded in this remarkable fauna lays Belmond La Residencia, a luxurious estate of high class, spacious, exclusive and glamorous. From its terrace one has the best view onto the world as well as far into the distance.
Here, in the mountain area of Mallorca, unnoticed and undisturbed, a bridal couple celebrates their love. A lavishly set table for two is ready for the feast. Stylish stationery reveals we´re waiting for Richard and Elisabeth.
For now, the bride is getting ready in her rooms, wandering in her delicate dress through the spacious house. Also, the groomed garden and surrounding nature get spoiled by her appearance. Finally, she delivers her sweetheart from waiting longingly.
Mila and Stephan of Vivid Symphony show impressively how extravagant and elegant a country wedding with rustic charm can be. Their breathtaking concept showcasing Mallorca´s beauty and its hidden treasures leave us speechless.
In collaboration with wedding planner Natalia Ortiz they turned the already dreamlike Belmond La Residencia into a very special love nest and created one-of-a-kind inspirations.
With loads of love for details, like the artistic stationery from Annette Bleichert, the team united typical Mediterranean elements with the island´s untouched nature and the aesthetics of Fine art to eternalize the result on impressive pictures for us.
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