Puglia Bridal Editorial - Day 1 / by Tara Smith

What seems like a thousand years ago now, I headed over to Puglia, Italy with a team of some of my favourite wedding suppliers for 3 days of dreamy, bridal editorial shoots. I am so excited to share with you images from day 1 of our adventure. We were so lucky to stay at a gorgeous villa hosted by Anna from Trulli & Dimore which turned out to be the perfect backdrop for our first day of shooting. Olive trees, lemon groves, pink bougainvillea climbing the walls and even a private chapel on site - we were spoilt for choice.

Daisy from Fairytale Weddings brought along seven of the most fabulous dresses, from Hayley Paige, Eliza Jane Howell and Charlie Brear as well as accessories by Miss Clemmie. Our aim was to encapsulate a modern, destination elopement, modest and maximal, simplistic yet luxe, all at once.

With hand made stationery by the amazing Laura Mazzetti and breathtaking florals by the man with the reputation as the best florist in the region, Michele Zaurino - every detail was planned to perfection. Tracey from Lusso Events was a god send, organising all aspects from the Italian side of things and helping us Brits to communicate in the process. Originally from England, Tracey is based in Venice but organised weddings all over Italy.

The most marvellous Jo Tromans was on make up AND hair for the full three days - this girl is a MUA machine and dazzled us all with her multi tasking skills. For Day 1 we had the magnetic Iris Natale modelling and boy, was she a dream to shoot!

In between shooting we really lived La Dolce Vita, we ate pasta (cooked from scratch by Michele himself and I still find myself dreaming of it now and then), we laughed, we sampled the local vino and, most importantly we made great memories alongside some gorgeous images. It’s easy when you’re with the dream team, no!?

Thanks to all the awesome creatives that made this shoot happen and to You and Your Wedding for featuring the images in their August/September issue. Watch out for day 2 & 3 getting published very soon! Tara xx

Photography - Tara Florence Photography  www.taraflorence.com

Planner -  Lusso Events www.lussoevents.com

Dresses - Supplied by Fairytale Weddings www.fairy-tale-weddings.co.uk

Make Up - Joanne Tromans   www.joannetromans.co.uk 

Florist - Michele Zaurino www.lolmocolmo.com

Accessories – Miss Clemmie www.missclemmie.co.uk

Stationery - Laura Mazzetti www.lauramazzettitheweddingletters.it

Assistant Planner – Puglia Wedding Events www.facebook.com/Puglia.Wedding.and.Events

Venue - Trulli e Dimore www.holidayrentalspuglia.com

Rings - Alex Osborne Jeweller www.alexosbornejewellery.co.uk

Decor - Wedding Solutions www.weddingsolution.it

Model – Iris Natale