Aphrodite Bride on Sicilian Shores

Here’s a wedding shoot to summon your inner goddess! On Sicilys idyllic seaside, this photoshoot by Nunzio Bruno is a portrait of love, romance and beauty. This elysian editorial shoot is set amidst historical ruins of an old bricked fortress, Castello Lanza Branciforte Di Trabia, where every angle offered the perfect backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea and its pebbled shores.

Style and Palette

The shoot was themed and styled as an ode to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, and Amphitrite, the goddess of the sea. Centred around the concept of intense love, divine beauty and deep passion, the shoot uses a mature colour palette of neutral tones.

Colours include nude, sand, beige, cream, light wood, stone and other natural earthy tones. To add a light touch of playfulness, shades of the sea were incorporated into the theme. A splash of aqua blue symbolic of the mesmerising ocean and the majestic heavens made for sedate tonal highlights .

Abiti da Sposa created a graceful, floaty dress, with ribboned-bows falling from the shoulders. Made with soft delicate fabrics like organza and net, and featuring an attractive sweetheart neckline, the bridal gown conjured innocence and playfulness.

GianLook opted for open hair with subtle beach waves that went flawlessly with the natural, raw theme. A goddess-like wreath headband emphasised the brides beauty. We definitely get surreal Aphrodite vibes from this one! 


Floral Design and Décor

Frascati Fiori created an exquisite bridal bouquet with a vast variety of textures, colours and features, including beige dried pampas, thistle, pastel peach flower buds, pale blue and moss green flowers, and hints of leafy green and ivory.

The table centrepiece consisted of loose sky blue florals in gold tumblers and teal blue candles in gold stands. White porcelain crockery and crystal glasses contrasted the woody table; luxe crockery and gold cutlery added elegance and poise while the table linens, including a muted blue table runner and pearl grey napkins, maintained a raw beauty. The runner was decorated with dried grass, straw, soft hay, loose petals and an exquisite hanging décor featured above the couple’s table. As a final touch, menus printed on jute fabric enhanced the natural aesthetic.

Key Tips

  • A seaside wedding venue can be mature and sophisticated, yet young and whimsical. Tailor your colour palette to decide your vibe and theme.
  • Bridal bouquets can be elaborate and exotic without using too many bright colours or expensive flowers. Opting for unique textures gives character and complexity to the bouquet.
  • Consider head and hair accessories to glam up your bridal look.



Photography: Nunzio Bruno fotografo // Venue: Castello Lanza // Event Planner: Getting Married in Sicily // Flora: More To Be More // Wedding Cake: Ladrasanse // Hair: GianLook // Makeup: Rossana Di Sciacca // Wedding Dress: More Abiti da Sposa 



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