Happy St. Valentine’s Day everyone! Hope you all have lovely plans this evening, this week or have already had a fabulous celebration. I, for one, absolutely love this holiday. Its a perfect excuse to tell not only your significant other, but your friends and family how much you care about them. Cheesy cards, emails, serenades – all pardoned for this day (or week if you’re really obsessed) so make sure to spread the love. I’m going to love you and leave you all with a beautiful rustic Valentine’s Day inspired shoot by Laura at Varese Weddings. Take it away Laura!
“For this St Valentine’s Day photo shoot, I was inspired by inspired by fairy tale forests referenced in Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Snow White. That’s’ why the Rosswald farm was a perfect “house in the Woods” at end of an enchated forest in the lovely landscape of Formazza Valley.
Formazza is an alpine valley in the Italian region Piedmont, where environmental, cultural and human aspects have remained unchanged by time. Here, it is easy to meet deer, chamois and steinbock.The rustic wood building is an eco farmhouse, where the owner ,a mountain lover and passionate the environment, produces butter, cheese, jams and other green products.
The idea was to give everything a hand-made and eco-rustic feel. The color theme was of course a Valentine’s red and more natural earthy tones, even the “Save The Date” created by Valentina of Cut and Paste was made of carved light wood, placed in a red felt envelope. The dessert table was set in front of an antique door from an old mountain hut. Hot chocolate, heart shaped cookies, chocolate cake and strawberries cupcakes were arranged for a romantic dessert table for two in front of the fireplace.
Planning, Design, Hand Made, Desserts : Varese Wedding
Photographer: Francesco Grafando
Venue: Agriturismo Rosswald
Save the Date and Tags : Valentina by Cut and Paste
Hand-made heartshape cushions and love garland: La Gatta sul Tetto
Hair + make-up : Cristina Nosè
This has also been featured on OMG fav blog the Wedding Chicks.