Villa Astor Wedding Editorial in Sorrento, Italy

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Sorrento, Italy to design the florals and decor for an incredible editorial photo shoot at Villa Astor. This extraordinary private residence is perched on the cliff side overlooking the Bays of Naples, and owned by a wonderful family. Its gardens are filled with lush botanicals, ancient Greek and Roman statues, and the ruins of an ancient Roman villa that dates back to the 1st century A.D.

Our team created a modern fairytale wedding story that took place throughout the Villa and culminated in a candlelit wedding dinner on the terrace with a panoramic view of the sea and Mount Vesuvius. The organizers of the shoot enlisted my help to create something out of the norm - not simply the traditional Sorrento decor most would imagine, but an environment that transcended the moment. I loved using my artistic eye and ability to think outside the box and create an ambiance that was perfect for the setting but delightfully unexpected.

Please enjoy the inspiration photos below, and if you’re looking for a once in a lifetime venue for your destination wedding, look no further than Villa Astor and this wonderfully talented team of creatives! Sorrento, I cannot wait to return.

Eddie Zaratsian and bridal model at Villa Astor in Sorrento, Italy
Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Statue at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
The view at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Statue in the gardens at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Weddings at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding couple at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding couple in the gardens at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding tablescape designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding tablescape designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding tablescape designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding tablescape designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding table setting and florals designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding table setting floral napkin detail designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding florals designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Wedding tablescape designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Candlelit wedding tablescape designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Candlelit wedding tablescape designed by Eddie Zaratsian at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Red velvet door at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Bride and groom at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Gorgeous bride at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Stylish groom in a black tux at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio
Gorgeous bride at Villa Astor, Sorrento, Italy - photo by Adagion Studio

Special thanks to the talented team who brought this project to life:

Venue: @villa_astor
Diamond Wedding Ring: @kensingtonparker
Hair and Makeup: @avabelleluxury
Fashion Models: @tiziano.sorbellini; @julianaaguiar72
Bridal Fashion Stylist: @madamewedding.design
Event Designer / Floral Production: @eddiezaratsian
Cinematography: @rayromanfilms
Photography: @adagionstudio; @kissinpariscom; @officialrayantoni; @andrea_siligardi; @lillo_kissinparis
Luxury Speedboat: @theheritagecollection