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Monday, September 5, 2022

Sweet Siena Styled Elopement

Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of Lauren Baker Photo

AMV Retreats is a company dedicated to helping develop destination wedding photographers through hands-on experience with styled wedding shoots. This workshop occurred in the beautiful rolling hills of the Tuscany region of Italy, the city of Siena, to be exact. 

The Grand Hotel Continental played host to a group of talented wedding vendors from all over the world. We chatted with one of the participating photographers, Lauren Baker, whose incredible work can be seen at the bottom of this post. Our goal was to get Lauren’s take on the event and share all the wonderful details with you!

“We wanted to get the feel of what a real elopement in the heart of Siena, Italy might look and feel like,” Lauren says. 

To achieve the “totally Tuscany” vibe, AMV Weddings (the planning, styling and design team) gave models Consuelo and Fulvio that elegant, high fashion look that’s so beloved in Italy and around the world. The bride sported a stunning two-piece gown by FLORA from Antonella Del Brusco Milano which was only made more striking with her jewelry by Victor Barbone and Rachel & Rose Collection. Her natural makeup and side-swept hair (held by a Megan Therese Couture hairpiece) are the handiwork of Madeline Eleanor. In lacey Bella Belle heels, the bride strolled around the streets of Siena side-by-side with her handsome groom dressed in Bucco Couture.

“Since we were in the middle of Siena for the shoot, we had to pay attention to the crowds of locals and tourists much as we would had this been a real-life wedding,” Lauren says.

While this may not be a real wedding, we think the team nailed it. Wouldn’t you agree? 

Vendors: Photography: Lauren Baker Photo; Workshop Host: AMV Retreats; Planning, Styling + Design: AMV Weddings; Venue: Grand Hotel Continental; Hair/Makeup: Madeline Eleanor; Transportation: Bella Italia Tour; Menswear: Bucco Couture; Jewelry: Victor Barbone; Dress: FLORA; Dress Store: Antonella Del Brusco Milano; Hairpiece: Megan Therese Couture; Earrings: Rachel & Rose Collection; Shoes: Bella Belle; Models: Consuelo and Fulvio

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