Italian Villa Anniversary Shoot - Fine Art Film

Italian Villa Anniversary Shoot - Fine Art Film.

This styled inspiration proves even the most unfathomable wedding locations can be right in our backyard. Set in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, the Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace evokes the Italian, old world charm one crosses the ocean for but it’s right at home in the States. This anniversary shoot combines chic, bold details with a classic Tuscan appeal that brings Europe straight to one couple’s milestone celebration.

With black as its muse, the invitation suite spills over with European-inspired details, ample texture and modern calligraphy for a classic-meets-current aesthetic.

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Sheer, sparkling Louboutins set the tone for the bride’s over-the-top look.

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The bouquet combines the black-and-white color palette with assorted varieties of roses, lilies, ranunculus, berries and eucalyptus – all tied with black silk ribbon.

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The bride and groom seemingly switch up traditional wedding attire colors for a unique, refreshing approach to fashion. With an avant-garde hairstyle, the bride dons a stunning black gown with a sheer V-neck and white floral appliques. Long statement earrings complete her bridal look.

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The groom sports a classic white tuxedo jacket, a style that so elegantly balances with the bride’s fashion-forward look – and the Wisconsin snow.

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Pink and ivory florals – mixed with blueberries! - adorn the celebratory table amid tall black taper candles. Elegant gold flatware and classic china complete the stylish, yet timeless tablescape.

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With black chairs awaiting them, the couple enjoy a meal at the gorgeous table.

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The details in this shoot are what make the Italian ambiance truly come to life. Vintage glassware, pears, and gold accents are just a few of the additions that round out this impressive design.

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A custom three-tier cake with black fondant features strokes and splashes of gold detailing to tie the entire scene together. The only thing to do is cut a piece and dance the night away.

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Anniversary shoots are a growing trend that remind us we can celebrate love at any point in our journeys. This Italian-inspired venue implores us to never stop dreaming of that perfect experience – whether we’re just engaged or married for 20 years. Love has no timeline and the fairytale can be closer than we think.

Photographer:  bonphotage//Dress Designer:Monique Lhuiller//Calligrapher: Love Offering//Hair Stylist:Kate Johnson Artistry Bridal Team//Dress Designer: Liancarlo //Shoes:Christian Louboutin//Heirlooms and extras:The Mrs. Box//Design and Decor: Relics Vintage Rentals//Ring Designer: Mia Donna Diamonds//Personal Stylist: Golden Style Consulting //Cake Designer:Julie Michelle Cakes//Linens and Coverings: La tavola Fine Linen Rental//Floral Designer: Avant Gardenia//Event Planner: Regine Danielle Events//Cinema and Video: Bonphotage//Event Venue: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum