Wedding Inspiration on the Amalfi Coast
The designer Joy Proctor got inspired by the charm of this idyllic piece of earth and created an adorably romantic wedding scenery with elegant flair.
From designer Joy Proctor: ” The Amalfi Coast of Italy is a true dream world, and the epitome of elegance and romance. The small town of Ravello sits atop the cliffs overlooking the coast, set amongst acres of lush terraced gardens, lemon orchards and historic architecture.
When we began planning for the workshop I was overwhelmed with the sheer beauty that was the Amalfi coast, and in particular, the stunning Hotel Caruso, home of our workshop. Originally a palace built in the 11th century, the hotel is the definition of Italian Luxury and provided the most inspirational palate on which I was able to design.
I chose to use the history of the hotel as my muse, and designed an elegant old world look, set against the historic architecture of Ravello and ruins of the palace. The entire design was inspired directly by the elegance of the Amalfi Coast. To highlight the delicate juxtaposition of natural beauty and the true artisan talent reflected in architecture and art, I chose a color palate of light blue, cream, gold and ochre.
Our beautiful model Denisa wore two exquisite gowns, which were perfectly paired with the delicate estate like jewelry by Anna Bellagio. The incredible calligraphy stationary by Carolyn Jane done in gold ink on handmade cotton paper, was yet another nod to the intricate artisan details so common throughout Italy.
I chose the ruins of the old Roman baths as the backdrop for our dinner table, which I set with antique monogrammed silverware, detailed stoneware china and delicate etched glass champagne coupes. Ornate gold candelabras and candle sticks from Classic Vintage Rentals lit the table just as the owners of the palace may have done centuries before. I placed taper candles into the frescos surrounding the dinner table, and chose a beautiful gold cake stand for the cake which was also placed into a fresco.”
Let’s get blown away by this dreamy world of pictures shot by KT Merry!
TIPP: Don’t miss the next workshop of Moda E Arte: it’s from the 20th to the 23rd of October 2014 in Ravello!
PHOTOGRAPHY: KT Merry
CONCEPT, STYLING, FLORALS & DESIGN: Joy Proctor Design (formerly Joy De Vivre)
WORKSHOP: Moda E Arte
LOCATION: Hotel Caruso
BRIDAL GOWN 1: Ellie Saab From Vintage Bride
BRIDAL GOWN 2: Inbal Dror From Chic Parisien
HAIR + MAKE-UP: Sandra Lovisco
JEWELRY: Anna Bellagio
HEAD PIECES: Jannie Baltzer
GROOMS ATTIRE: David Fittin
CALLIGRAPHY + STATIONARY: Carolyne Jane
CANDELABRAS + CANDLE HOLDERS: : Classic Vintage Rentals
LINEN: La Tavola Linen
CAKE + CHAIRS: Hotel Caruso
PLATES, GLASSWARE + SILVERWARE: Joy Proctor’s Collection
SILK RIBBON: Silk + Willow
MODEL: Denisa With Elite Model Management