Petra” a journey in the history of a place where the sacred and the profane meet. Among the frescoes of a Romanesque church sculpted in the white local stone and its porticated gallery, an ethereal beauty lights up every corner.

Of Latin origin, the term Petra is a symbol of strength and beauty that defies time.

The warm color of the stone that build the church, reflects the light of the south of a land with a millenary history.

The Abbey “Santa Maria di Cerrate” was the idyllic setting for an ethereal, elegant and delicate, inspirational editorial.

Soft colors and a refined aesthetic that blends with the surroundings, create a romantic and timeless atmosphere.

Legend says that the abbey, located in the province of Lecce, in the beautiful region of Puglia, was built after the appearance of the Virgin to Tancred of Hauteville, count of Lecce.

Legend or not, the beauty of this place is evident with its unique frescoes and the porticated gallery adorned with capitals decorated by mythological and animal figures.

The beauty of the place praise the creativity of the team of professionals who use elements and details as ingredientes to produce a dream editorial.

An ethereal and romantic bride strolls through the beautiful corners of this place presenting two looks by Idea Sposa.

A tulle dress in nude color with a natural look created by the team of the hairstylist  Antonio Candido and the makeup artist Vania Tommasi, alternates with another more romantic tulle dress with a more elegant updo and always with a luminous and natural makeup.

The floral design by Flower Addicted Angelica blends with the surroundings through an organic style and a delicate color palette.

Ranunculus, tulips and roses mixed with white preserved ruscus, create soft shapes and give that romantic touch to the decoration.

On the table dominates balance and harmony, thanks also to organic elements such as the local stone ( named “pietra leccese”), that gives a unique and different touch.

The artisans of Le meraviglie della pietra  created stone chargers, using the typical material of this region of southern Italy, and together with elements such as tea light holders, amphora and vases, create an original tablescape.

The stationery by Wild Flower Estudio gives that elegant and classic touch to the table, together with the soft chiffon runner by Pomegranate Colours.

The cake created by Alessandra Leo, with its delicate shapes and neutral colors, complements perfectly with the general aesthetic of the editorial.

Timeless photography by Yulia Longo and Cinzia Miccoli captures every detail with a look that treasures the spirit of the place, and is complemented by the work of the brilliant videographer Merak Studio.

Petra”, luminous and pure as a bride. A fine element that lays the foundations of this place that endures over time and that takes us into the wonderful world of this inspirational editorial.

CONCEPT, PRODUCTION & DESIGN: Mery Liccardi eventi / PHOTOGRAPHERS: Yulia Longo & Cinzia Miccoli / VIDEOGRAPHER: Merak Studio / VENUE: FAI – Abbazia Santa Maria di Cerrate / FLORAL DESIGN: Flower Addicted Angelica / STONE ITEMS: Le meraviglie della pietra / BRIDAL DRESS: Idea Sposa / MAKEUP ARTIST: Vania Tommasi / HAIR STYLIST: Antonio Candido / CAKE DESIGNER: Alessandra Leo / STATIONERY: Wild Flower Estudio / RIBBONS & CLOTHS: Pomegranate Colours / MODEL: Sophia Giacoia

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