Dear Brides to Be,
We’re going to Turin today with our blog visiting one of its special venues. Palazzo della Luce, which indeed means Palace of light, is a romantic and intimate place full with history and charme. We particularly liked the lovely dresses by Maura Brandino from “Il Sogno Atelier” and the warm colors of the shooting captured by Aldo Giarelli – Natural Emotion and Matteo Pettenuzzo.
“Baroque wedding in Turin” project is born from a team of wedding operators whose aim is to emphasize romance in a Baroque hearted city. Turin is a city full of art, history, food, and shows its beauty through its unique architecture.
Baroque is a rare mix of luxury and soberty: that’s why both people and buildings are not show off but they have the allure of an ancient and noble royal city.
This shooting is a journey that takes the bride from the breathtaking view of Piazza Castello Suites through the arcades of Via Pietro Micca, until a small shrine of beauty named Palazzo della Luce, that opened its doors to reveal its inner treasure of pure and amazing Baroque architecture.
Il Sogno Atelier realized two handmade wedding dresses that perfectly fitted the mood. The groom attire too was realized by Il Sogno Atelier and enriched by Aurea Follia’s cufflinks. Even the wedding rings were handmade by Aurea Follia under a baroque inspiration but with a modern taste. The make up and the hairstyling by Rosanna Curci were meant to be romantic and dreamy: the headpiece by “Il Cappellaio Matto” framed the bride’s look in a noble and delicate allure.
Also take some time to check out their adorable video, filmed with love and passion by video maker Piero Carchedi.
Behind this project you can notice a deep and accurate historical research to make all the mood consistent: the tableau de marriage is handmade with purple ink and watercolor paintings by Petali e Sogni. All the tables are named like the most important royal buildings of Torino and all the calligraphy of the stationery is made with a golden ink by Rossella Manganelli, the calligraphy master.
“Petali e Sogni” ‘s staff mounted in every corner magnificent flower decorations, totally inspired by Savoy Royal family paintings. Two huge green torchon, enriched with dahlias, peonies, roses and berries, were set to underline the arrival of the bride. Even the amazing staircase has been covered with flowers to emphasize the luxury and the romance.
The Armonia Romantica string quartet created with their music the perfect background that reached its climax during the first ball that also revealed a second wedding dress made with lace. The party ended with a blast of patisserie and a wedding cake made of giandujotti, typical chocolate made of cocoa and nut flour from Torino.
The catering couldn’t be but Stratta’s: one of the most important catering and patisserie brand in Torino. All the dishes have their roots in the typical food tradition of Torino and Piemonte. Not even to say that Piemonte hills give birth to some of the most appreciated wines in the world.
The wedding gifts were little linen bags filled with a coffee blend from an historical coffee of the city, Caffé Oddone, and enriched by a vintage coffee spoon bought at the flea market.
Aldo Giarelli, the photographer, and Piero Carchedi, the videomaker translated the mood of that day in an emotional reportage which aim is to show how beautiful can be a wedding with a baroque inspiration.
Photography: Aldo Giarelli
Assistant photographer: Matteo Pettenuzzo
Videomaker & Storyteller: Piero Carchedi
Concept and Design: Maura Brandino de “Il Sogno Atelier“
Flower designer & Stationary: Petali e Sogni
Make Up & Hairstyle: Rosanna Curci
Location: Il Palazzo della Luce
String Quartet: Armonia Romantica
Wedding dresses & Groom’s Attire: Il Sogno Atelier
Stationery: Rossella Manganelli
Models Miriam Yu – DS Model management & Emanuele Cavagnero