Conventino di Gradara (Pesaro-Urbino)

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The magic of certain places just hits you: the Borgo of Gradara with its castle and walls surround you with a dreamy atmosphere as soon as you step in.
You are in another world inhabited by princesses and knights, stories of increadible lives lived centuries ago. Piero and Francesca, Lucrezia Borgia are only a few names belonging to Italian history who have passed through here.
The terracotta colour of the wall bricks, the faded pink of the frescoes, the ivory of the ancient convent defined the palette through which we worked to create a micro-wedding styled shoot because Gradara and, in particolar its Conventino, are the ideal location for a cosy wedding.
Villa “Il Conventino” is the location we chose. It used to be a convent, now a wedding venue near Gradara walls. Let’s imagine the ancient structure, with its beautiful chiostro and a breathtaking view on the sea to host Anastasia and Edoardo and their few intimate friends for a civil marriage in the park of Gli Ulivi near the location, made available for the ceremony by the Gradara Town Hall.
Anastasia and Edoardo chose some rooms of Il Conventino to host friends and get ready on the day of the wedding.
We created an elegant graphic suite on Amalfi handmade paper, with a refined style, fine-art. The terracotta colour in its most delicate shades, also helped us to choose many details. The flower decorations for the ceremony and the party, the bouquet ribbons, the personalized wax gift, the dinner tables and many other details have the same common thread. The engagement ring, a stunning solitaire, has been chosen by the eclectic goldsmith for its brown diamond fitting perfectly the palette mood.
First Edoardo, then Anastasia walked through the Chiostro embellished with ethereal, floating floral compositions. Then they met in the courtyard of the Villa facing the Marche hills from where you can see the coast a few miles away.
The Park of Gli Ulivi and its small amphitheater were the background of an elegant and trendy civil marriage for a few guests. A modern floral composition in the most delicate dust pink embraced the couple.
We also decided to arrange the dinner along the Chiostro corridors, we dressed an antique convent table with bright modern colours along with elaborated floral compositions placed in ancient cups and long candles in the palette tones on modern golden candleholders: a game of contrasts to make the location’s classical style a little simpler keeping the venue intrinsic value.
A rain of lights transformed the dinner party into a magical moment that ended with the wedding cake. A shining, romantic moment on the Villa terrace facing the hills and the sea: what a wonderful view !


Thanks to:

Concept, art direction and design: saRtoria sentimentale - Fano (PU) - 

Location: Convento di San Francesco - Mondaino (RN) -

Planning: Joy Wedding Planner - Cattolica (RN) -

Photography: Maria Francesca Nitti - Ancona -

Videography: Mirco e Anisa - Osimo (AN) -

Floral design: saRtoria sentimentale - Fano (PU) -

Model: Sara Mun - Roma -

HMUA: Aldo Coppola Team Rimini + Alessia Pojer -

Bridal gown: Vera Wang - Agnetti Boutique Macerata -

Bridal shoes: Loriblu - Porto S. Elpidio (FM) -

Dress: Tela9 + Mes Demoiselles - Spazio Massimo Fano (PU )-

Shoes: Steve Madden - Spazio Massimo Fano (PU )-

Lingerie: Yamamay - Savignano (RN) -

Jewellery: Michael Michaud New York - UK -

Perfume: J’Adore Christian Dior -

Stationery: saRtoria sentimentale - Fano (PU) -

Handmade stamps: Nidoramo - Urbino (PU) -

Tableware: Tableset Luxury Rentals - Sordio (LO) -

Custom silk napkins: saRtoria sentimentale - Fano (PU) - 

Decoration items: Lene Bjerre - La casina Fano (PU) -

Cake and sweet table: Pasticceria Tomassini Riccione (RN) -

Finger-food: Catering I Girasoli RN Misano Adriatico-