“Moody, Romantic Ambiance – Concept Dinner Party at Villa Tolomei”
The stunning five-star hotel Villa Tolomei offered the perfect setting for this custom shoot on January 30th. I fell in love with this villa when I worked on a wedding for a Texan couple last September, so it was my obvious choice for a dinner party concept shoot. As the creative director, I knew that the secret to beautiful photos would be in the details. I created romantic floral arrangements including pink roses, tulips, and snapdragons. The colors of the shoot are soft olive, porcelain, rouge, and almond.
It was a pleasure to work with beautiful Anastasia, who modeled two gorgeous dresses by the talented designer Anna Fucà. I chose two dresses for Anastasia, one a pre-dinner dress of lace and chiffon (which she wears while perusing the custom dinner invitations by Méli-Mélo Graphic design), and a simple yet chic evening gown to end the shoot in the evening.
Vaulted ceilings and generous windows enveloped the dining hall, creating an airy yet intimate atmosphere. I created an overall look and feel that was a delicate balance of refinement and antique style, which tied in naturally with the suspended, bespoke lighting curated by Kaleydo Entertainment. From Noleggi Nesti I chose a rich, olive tablecloth, and I decorated it with plenty of long-necked glassware. I wanted the glass to create twinkling illumination from the table. Noleggi Nesti also provided the tableware and dining chairs, which I chose to keep traditional and floral.
Thank you, and please enjoy these beautiful photos by Silvia Mazzei.
translated by Jordan Brewer