We couldn’t wait to share with you this gorgeous styled shoot featured at one of the most luxurious locations on the Amalfi coast, Villa Astor.

Illustrated by Italian based Federico Lanuto Photography, the shoot portrays natural elegance, every detail from floristry to bridal couture is exquisite and seriously you will never have seen such luxurious gardens.

Villa Astor Wedding Shoot

Photographer Federico gives us his account of the shoot, the decor, the dress and of course the most incredible Italian wedding venue.

“The inspiration for this styled shoot completely stems from the location, Villa Astor, one of the most beautiful venues in Sorrento, a magical place overlooking the sea and bays of Naples. A historic home of insurmountable value with lush gardens full of exotic plants and flowers, and even natural caves.

Once you arrive, you never take your eyes off the breathtaking panorama and the sea transforms from turquoise to emerald. It’s this rich colour that we used as a bright contrast against a palette of neutral tones.

Emerald, a colour that has the perfect combination between the sea that bathes the foot of the villa and the green of the gardens that surround it.

The dress, featuring long puff sleeves, deep neckline and the lightness of fabric, was a reference to the interiors of the villa, rich in statues and ancient beauties, as if to bring back a Greek Goddess with gathered hair supported by gold “leaves” and long pearl earrings. For the second change dress, a short skirt on the front and a loose hairstyle, embellished only by floral gold pendants.

Floral arrangements were harmonious so as not to overwhelm the beauty of the villa, as for the ceremony we recreated a semi-arch that followed the shape of the crypt entrance, as if to blend in with the vegetation. Gold detailing was incorporated into the table settings, centrepieces and crystal candelabra with alternating fruit bowls adorned the garden settings.”

View this beautiful wedding created from the shoot.

Destination wedding venues in Italy have a unique quality unlike anywhere else in the world, the historic architecture, the natural surroundings and inspiring backdrops are idyllic for exchanging vows. This recent styled shoot portrays the lure and pure beauty of an exceptional Italian wedding.

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