Behind the Scenes of Love Awakened

Behind the Scenes of Love Awakened

April 17, 2018

Italy is known for its infused culture and breathtaking architecture so it's no surprise it is one of the most romantic countries in the world- making it the perfect location to shoot our 2018 Collection “Love Awakened.” The vision was raw emotions, and total immersion in the beauty around you. What better location than the expansive and endless landscape of the quaint community of Orvieto in the province of Umbria. Read on for an inside look at what happened behind the scenes of this magical shoot. 

We had the privilege of working world-renowned photographer, Lelia Scarfiotti, based out of Tuscany, Italy. Lelia is dedicated to capturing her subject’s emotions and love through photography and her work has been featured in distinguished publications such as Vogue, The Lane, Green Wedding Shoes and countless others. Her personalized, lustful perspective on photography captivated us immediately and she worked absolute magic on our shoot, bringing the collection to life.  

For the location, we were honoured to work inside the stunning walls of La Badia, an 11th century monastery embedded in the lush countryside. Exploring the contrast between decaying divine structures and the feminine ethereal silhouettes, encapsulated our vision for Love Awakened blending timelessness with tradition. 

Beginning as a symbol to represent protection of the bride within the Catholic culture, it has transitioned to reflect the bride’s individuality and style for religious and non-religious ceremonies alike. This transition is prominent in wedding culture and is a crucial piece of Daphne Newman Design’s identity. Intertwining the origins of lace and the veil with the modern-day bride brings significance and emotion to the brand, and a piece of bridal couture that is both cherished and timeless.

We cannot thank our team enough for an incredible two days in Italy- it was truly a dream come true. Check out the video below for some behind the scenes footage! 

 Photographer: Lelia Scarfiotti

Creative Direction: Daphne Newman + Raquelle Kilotaitis

Model: Cloe Simoncioni

Videographer: Miryana Silveska

MUAH: Katie Angus



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Sizing Guide

We have included some easy steps to measure the train of your gown, that will help you determine the best length for your veil. You will need a soft sewing style measuring tape and some help to do this properly, so grab a bridesmaid or two before you get started.  

1. Wear your gown with your wedding shoes, or ones similar in height if you don't have them yet.  

2. With the dress and shoes on, take a few steps forward so the train pulls away from you, this is where you will start measuring.  

3. The measuring tape should start on the place on your head where you want to place the veil. This will depend on the way you want to style your hair and typically the veil is best placed where your hair is secured. From the place of securement let the tape measure drop straight down your back to the floor and mark that length down. Now measure from the end of the first length to the end of the gown (the edge of your train). Add the two length numbers together, and add 12-18 inches depending what style you want, and you will have the length of your veil.  

If you measure longer than 120" you need a Regal length veil. Please send us a message and we will create a custom order. 

Daphne’s Notes:  “You can extend the veil length past your gown length as long as you wish, but you always want to be sure that the veil pulls a minimum of 12-18 inches past your gown length to create what I call a window effect. This looks stunning with you walk, allowing you to show off any important back details.”



There is no need to size up, the robes are designed to elegantly drape your body. Lengths are customizable and can be adjusted to be longer or shorter. 

Still not sure which size to order? Send us an email or live chat our stylist. 


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