Love Notes

Can you imagine spending a long weekend in a stunning Italian palace perched on a sea-view cliff on the Amalfi Coast? Now throw some gorgeous wedding style into the mix and you have the Moda e Arte Workshop held at Belmond Hotel Caruso in Rovello, Italy where daily life celebrates fine art, ancient architecture and beautiful nature. Today, photographer Heather Payne is sharing her images with us from the workshop experience, which she tells us was "the definition of Italian luxury." Designer Joy Proctor styled an elegant Old World scene set against the historic architecture and ruins of the Ravello palace. 

From Joy: "To highlight the delicate juxtaposition of natural beauty and the true artisan talent reflected in the architecture and art, I chose a color palette of light blue, cream, gold and ochre. 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 lit the table just as the owners of the palace may have done centuries before. I placed taper candles into the frescoes surrounding the dinner table, and chose a beautiful gold cake stand for the cake -- which was also placed into a fresco."

Photography: Heather Payne Photography, Moda e Arte Workshop | Location: Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy| Concept, Styling, Florals + Design: Joy Proctor Design | Fashion + Accessories: Jannie Baltzer | Hair + Makeup: Sandra Lovisco | Groom's Attire: David Fittin | Gowns: Jesper HÝvring, Elie Saab, Vintage Bride, LulaKate | Veil: Jannie Baltzer | Jewelry: Anna Bellagio | Coat by Delphine Manivet | Linens: La Tavola | Stationary: Carolyn Jane Calligraphy | Silk Ribbon: Silk & Willow |  Classic Car Rental: Sprintage | Signage: A Creative Affair