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La Badia in Love

La badia di orvieto
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as seen on style me pretty & magnolia rouge

Orvieto, Italy

Photography - Faith Roper
Design & Florals - Janna Brown Design
Coordination: Che Chic Weddings
Gown - Reem Acra
Bridal Boutique - Alexia's Bridal

Venue - La Badia di Orvieto
Paper - Prairie & Sage
Hair - Oliver Giacone
Makeup- Milvi

Set outside of a hill town in the Umbria region of Italy, La Badia di Orvieto is a Benedictine abbey built around 1100 that now serves as a gorgeous hotel and wedding venue. The space is a blend of medieval castle vibes with its tower and ruins and the romantic Romanesque chapel with 13th century frescoes. Cypress trees line the driveway, and an olive grove borders the venue for the perfect Italian countryside vibe. For this wedding editorial, the bride, Carlotta, wore a lace Reem Acra gown embellished with delicate pearl beads and carried an oversized bouquet of white and cream peonies, roses, ranunculus, and more. The delicate florals and lace of the gown stand in contrast against the roughness of the stone and ruins. The handsome groom wore a classic black tuxedo. Our day began with separate bridal and groom portraits in the candle-lit stone chapel and its fresco adorned room. Paper goods by Prairie & Sage are fitting the medieval castle meets Italian countryside style. Our ceremony was set in the courtyard with dark wooden chairs fitting a castle celebration. The reception was held under the dramatic archway ruins, with round tables laden with lush bouquets of white and cream florals, including the most gorgeous peonies you have ever seen. Couple portraits around the venue ended with a walk in the olive grove at sunset to enjoy the view of the Orvieto skyline with the Duomo as the star.