In a world full of neutral colours, where understatement is the name of the game and romanticism floats around the light and airy, there is an alternative. Unapologetically maximalist, this rich colour story prides itself on everything that traditional wedding palettes are not. Bold, suggestive and intoxicating. This editorial is an experiment in Dutch and Italian style. Can saturated colours be utterly romantic? If we weave romantic patterns with dark florals and classic film photography what is the end result? Southern California wedding florist SISTI & CO. created the most drop dead gorgeous florals for the shoot which were all exquisitely captured by CARMEN SANTORELLI PHOTOGRAPHY. "Our goal was to provide an alternative colour palette to those attracted to a maximalist wedding vision. We used the Golden age of Dutch paintings as our foundation, layered natural light and Gucci’s seductive Herbarium pattern from the now former director, Alessandro Michele. This is the result. Unapologetically maximalist for the modern goddess."

Thank you to Southern California wedding florist SISTI & CO. for sharing this stunning shoot with us. Based in San Diego, Kimberly believes a modern wedding is more than just an event. "When you let me orchestrate your special day, I promise to allow you the ability to focus on yourself and what brought you two together for this magical moment. I provide elegant, elevated, and passionate wedding planning and design for the modern day bride.Inspired by my family history in the fine arts and my training in classical history, I create your day to be a reflection of who you are as a couple, and the blending of each of your unique heritages." See more of her portfolio here.