Chéris, you’re about to feast you’re eyes on the gorgeous that happens when Sylvie Gil hosts one of her workshops—100% pure pretty loaded with inspiration that we’ll be pinning for days. The incredible Brooke Keegan layered in her beautiful touch with a heaping dose of elegance, sprinkled with charm, and wild blooms from Holly Flora to boot. It’s just what we envision the perfect French destination wedding to be.
From Sylvie Gil… This wedding was created for the exclusive 4-day film photography workshop held in Burgundy, France every year in April. Lead by fine art film photographer Sylvie Gil, L’amour et L’image brings to France some of the leaders of the American wedding industry.
An amazing team of creatives, some of the top wedding professionals in the United States, joined us to style and design beautiful weddings scenes in this stunning environment.
From Brooke Keegan… Chateau de Varennes is located in the gorgeous Burgundy region of France. With its expansive grounds, gardens, chateaux and chapel, it makes for the perfect wedding venue. Just recently named CNN’s top ten wedding venues worldwide, it was the only venue in France to receive these honors. When Sylvie was in search of the perfect workshop location and came across Chateau de Varennes, it was a no brainer!
When Sylvie asked me to collaborate with her, I was so excited to dive in and start designing. I knew I had to bring over the rock star duo, Holly and Becky from Holly Flora to help me execute my vision. I wanted there to be cohesiveness throughout the 3 days of the workshop, but I also wanted to create interest and slightly different color palettes to keep the attendees interested from day to day. The underlying tone of the week was the color blush. Some say it is such a traditional decision, but every day, I put a completely different twist on such a “tradition” and “typical” color that is often incorporated in weddings because it is timeless.
All of the attendees were able to sign up for one on ones with the instructors. The great thing is that each instructor offered a different type of one on one. Bianca from Little Miss Press offered a calligraphy class, which all of the attendees loved, and Holly Flora offered foraging in the backcountry of the chateaux. This gave the attendees the opportunity to help pick the items that would accompany the floral designs for the day.
The first day we infused it with natural greens, ivories, whites and blooming branches into the styled shoots. The second day, we infused a deep burgundy color with the blush as well as blooming branches, whites, ivories and natural greens. And the third and final day, we incorporated mixed metals along with blush, butter yellow, whites, ivories, soft peach and natural greens. Where they all had the underlying blush tone, they all looked different and created a different mood and feel for each day. It is proof that blush can be more impactful when paired with other colors and tones!
Thank you to all of our partners that made this workshop possible: Sylvie Gil, Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events, Holly Flora, Little Miss Press, Potluck Consulting, Girl with a Serious Dream, Claire Pettibone, Lazaro, Jannie Baltzer, Sarah Janks, The Mrs. Box, La Tavola Fine Linen, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, The Black Tux, Little Miss Makeup and Styled by TC.
Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Styling: Brooke Keegan Weddings And Events | Tuxes: The Black Tux | Accessories: Styled By Tc | Candles: Holly Flora | Chateau De Varennes: Chateau De Varennes | Church Gown: Lazaro | Film: Kodak | Floral Design And Candles: Holly Flora | Gown in window: Sarah Janks | Gowns: Claire Pettibone | Linens: La Tavola | Lingerie: Girl with a serious dream | Model: Louise Molinaro | Model: Antonin Chevalier | Model: Christophe Berlin | Paper products - Calligraphy: Little Miss Press | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box | SEO And Marketing: Potluck Consulting | Sylvie Gil Workshops: Sylvie Gil Workshops | Veil - headpieces: Jannie Baltzer