The Country Farm “Agriturismo La Polledrara”, belonging to the noble Colonna family (see previous post for further details), is a perfect mix of rural landscape and history.
Nobility on the one side, and farm work on the other.
The tradition of a noble family through the centuries, and the contemporary taste for ceremonies; the concreteness of the grey stone farmhouse combined with the sweetness of the golden hay fields, and to me, the best way to praise all these issues and contrasts, was finding a way to mix, and sum all them up.
Eventually, the design turned out to be something like ‘mix and match’: contemporary colored porcelain plates paired with antique silver cutlery, vintage floral crystalware and simple glass bottles and small jars, the spike-like, narrow flowers of lavender mixed with the round, lavish black dahlias, and a light tablecloth on the dark wooden table, to brighten it.
Different shapes and different heights to re-create the incessant movement and the natural asymmetries of the land and, as a result, we got an extremely pleasant overview: a set-up which perfectly matched the features of the location and of the surrounding Roman countryside.
In a way, everything, from the atmosphere, to the colors, to the table itself, vaguely reminded us of those Florentine Impressionist paintings: an “imperfect” harmony built on the combination of darkness and light, deep hues and clear tonalities, present and past, simplicity and luxury, as well.
Planning and Coordination: Something Blue Weddings
Wedding Stationery: Mille e un Evento
Cake Design: Mouse Cake
Floral Design: Valentina Olivieri
Photography: Vincenzo Polidori
Venue: Agriturismo La Polledrara