There isn’t a city I love more than I love Paris. How can you beat a place that just happens to be the capital of style, romance and delicious dishes? It’s like the trifecta of fabulous – so I don’t blame Michelle of Michelle March Photography one little bit for planning a little shoot to capture all that fabulous during her visit to the City of Light. She teamed up with La Fabrique à Rêves and Branco Prata to create the perfect winter shoot at Shangri-La Paris, and the result? Magic. See it all here.
From Michelle March Photography… When I planned a surprise trip to Paris for December, I knew I couldn’t just sightsee. I reached out to Elodie, from La Fabrique à Rêves, and in a matter of days she put together the most beautiful Parisian wedding I could have ever dreamed up. Ouma Clothing made a custom dress just for this and Jannie Baltzer, who is such a visionary, created a breathtaking headpiece. Branco Prata designed an invitation suite that couldn’t have been more perfect. The Shangri-La in Paris, one of the most luxurious hotels there, coordinated with amazing vendors to put together a stunning reception in their most beautiful ballroom. From the cake to the flowers, everything was grandiose. They also let us photograph our bride and groom in their dreamy La Suite Chaillot. From there, we took over the streets of Paris in the winter. The rain (and almost snow) made everything glisten and the couple looked incredible.
Wedding Photography: Michelle March Photography | Reception Venue: Shangri-La Paris in Paris, France | Event Planning + Design: La Fabrique à Rêves | Floral Design: Frédéric Garrigues + Akiko Usami | Wedding Cinematography: MG Image | Wedding Cake: Sugarplum Cake Shop | Wedding Invitations: Branco Prata | Wedding Dress: Ouma Clothing | Bride’s Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer | Groom’s Attire: Les Dandys | Groom’s Shoes: Crockett and Jones | Hair: Rudy Marmet | Makeup: Blandine Desgraz | Models: Julie Guendjian + Romain Destrade
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Oh France. You just know how to wrap me around me your pretty little finger, don’t you? And after seeing Montpellier through the talented lens of Shoot In Love via this completely perfect wedding, I do believe I’m wrapped that much tighter. Because this is the dreamiest of destination weddings complete with a guest list so awesome they all dressed in retro fo the ceremony. It doesn’t get much more fabulous than that, and you can see precisely what I am talking about right here.
From Shoot In Love… Marie and Armand married in Montpellier in South France. They put a lot of care in details, old bike, old french car, candles, a lot of flowers. The wedding took place in two parts. First the civil ceremony, all the guests wore retro costumes. To go to the town hall, the couple had organized a cortege of bike. After the first ceremony, they organized a beautiful “cérémonie laïque” outside. Laugh, tears, songs, braces it was a very emotional ceremony. The cocktail was a celebration of friendship and family, rhythm by old songs played on the accordion.
From the Bride… The magical site, surrounded by old stone, our guest’s retro costumes, who all played the game, the whole procession accompanying us bike to City Hall…the sun, the excitement, surprises, smiles, love everywhere we look, made this day a wonderful memory…UNFORGETTABLE!
Wedding Photography: Shoot In Love | Reception Venue: Mas de Causse in Montpellier, France | Floral Design: Bénédicte Enjalbert (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Catering: Vip Cook Traiteur | Wedding Dress: Cymbeline ”Fadela” | Groom’s Attire: Marcel et Marcel | Hair + Makeup: Cyrielle Borg
If there was ever a place to ooze romance, Paris would be it. You can’t mention that stunning city without thoughts of a little ooh la la, and really, why would you want to? It’s what really makes the City of Light shine. This couple was nothing short of genius to hire Capture Life Photography for a little e-sesh magic as they strolled the city streets, and you can see all the sweet romance unfold here.
From the Bride… After Mike proposed in the summer of 2012, I surprised him with plane tickets to Paris, the city where I had spent my junior year abroad learning French and developing a love for the city. After making our travel arrangements, plans to take our engagement photos in my favorite city quickly followed suit. Through a friend’s recommendation, we found Stéphanie Le Guenne of Capture Life photography. Although we didn’t meet until the morning of the shoot, Stéphanie perfectly understood our vision and captured our afternoon in her classic and romantic photography style that we had so admired on her website. Together, we visited the Palais Royal, the Louvre, the Pont des Arts, the Seine, and the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. The highlight of our session was placing a lock onto the Pont des Arts after Mike surprised me on the eve of our session with a lock he had engraved with our initials and wedding date! We cannot thank Stéphanie enough for her creativity, patience, and gorgeous photos that we will forever cherish.
Photography: Stéphanie Le Guenne from Capture Life Photography / Location: Paris, France / Bride’s Attire: Zara + J Brand + J.Crew / Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic + J.Crew
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