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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

A Wedding In Italy

Not quite.
But the beautiful Villa Del Sol D'Oro in Sierra Madre WAS designed after a particular villa in Tuscany.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Italy...especially Tuscany...so I am always ecstatic when I have a wedding at this villa. With just a little imagination you can almost believe you're in Italy.

Maybe it's the old wrought-iron gates that open onto the driveway, or the colonnaded balcony, or the reflecting pool lined with Cypress trees....you almost expect to see an accordion player wandering the outside reception, and to hear shouts of "Mangia! Mangia!" and " Salute!".

The bride, Julie actually went to the high school that is also on the grounds, and her husband Michael is from Switzerland.

Photographers can always recognise a location they've shot at....so it was great to see the art directors for Ralph Lauren transform the Villa Del Sol D'Oro into a California rancher's homestead for their latest Home decor Ad campaign.