A 13th Century Castle Proves A Stunning Backdrop For A Wedding Shoot



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From the photographer, Jessica: Fashions fade but style is eternal –  Yves Saint Laurent

With anything I style I ask myself, “Will this be timeless, relative and stylish in an eternal sense?” I want to be able to look back at the images and see the love, the connection, and the passion – rather than see out of date trends. For this shoot to be relative for the modern bride, I wanted to have the design elements compliment the couple, rather than have the couple compliment the design elements. Wanting to merge a modern aesthetic with a romantic European setting, I selected the Castello Di Amorosa, a 13th century tuscan styled castle nestled on a hillside near Calistoga CA.

The 121,000 square foot castle sits on 170 acres and took owner Dario Suttui 14 years to build. The chosen dress, invitations, cake, and  table setting were kept simple, elegant, and minimal to blend well with the texture and appeal of the castle. With the elegant castle and grounds, there was no need for more!

While Castello Di Amorosa does not host weddings, they do offer photo permits for photo shoots! It is a perfect location for a proposal, a date, or for an engagement session – just have your photographer get the right photo permit!

Photographer and Stylist Outlive Creative | Floral Design & Assistant Stylist Selva Floral | Dress Ava Gown by Alexandra Grecco | Hair Taylor Klevins | Makeup  Krista Schafer | Venue Castello Di Amorosa | Wedding Planner and Event Assistant So Eventful | Linens  La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals |  Invitations Goods Gang | Rentals Bright Event Rentals  | Cake Sweetie Pies | Ring  Suzie Saltzman | Female Model Sophia Jackson from Scout Model & Talent | Male Model Byron Farrell from Cast Images | Hair Elevated Beauty Norcal | Makeup Contour Bridal | Lab PhotoVision Prints