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Beautiful Buenos Aires Is Our New Bridal Dream Destination

While it’s no surprise that the City of Light is for lovers, what about the “Paris of South America” aka Buenos Aires? Well, if these pics by Sophie Epton are any indication, this Argentine city is ripe for romance. Sophie captured a gorgeous Bride-to-be and all the beauty surrounding her and lucky for us, we get to take a virtual trip with this uber pretty Vault gallery – bon voyage!

From Sophie Epton Photography… Traveling to Argentina is always at the top of my list, but traveling to this incredible country for a dear friend’s wedding and getting to shoot her bridal… well, that’s just the icing on the cake! Three years ago when I eloped with my husband Jordan in Buenos Aires, we met the most incredible girl, Clari Firmat, who we hired for hair and makeup. Little did we know that during the next year, over many e-mails, we would become dear friends as well. She became our officiant, drove us around the city for incredible portrait shots, and even took us out for a seafood dinner at her family’s local yacht club. Although we only spent about four days with her, we felt like we had known her our whole lives. When she told us she was engaged and getting married, it took about three seconds for Jordan and I to say “We’re in!” We flew back down to the “Paris of South America” where it all began, and embarked on a joyous weekend filled with amazing friends, laughter and unforgettable experiences.

Clari’s bridal is something I will cherish forever. We photographed her at the beautiful and quaint Hotel de Casco in San Isidro, just a little outside of Buenos Aires. The greenery, architecture and Clari’s stunning looks were a dream to photograph; literally around each corner and turn, there was new inspiration for me to utilize as a background. Clari wore the most amazing hand-designed wedding dress made just for her by Luli Greig… I loved the blush shell color and intricate beading that draped so elegantly over her body. She also wore an heirloom ring made with sapphires from her own great-great-grandmother’s brooch, and a shimmering crystal hair piece she made herself with her company Tepeino Puntocom. Jessica Crowell designed the most beautiful suite that reflected the old-world, whimsical feel of the venue – I just adore the hand-painted palm fronds and leaves on the envelope liner! The day ended with a walk amongst the large Jacaranda trees as the sun set over this beautiful bride, a moment I will never forget…

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Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Wedding Dress: Luli Greig | Invitations: Jessica R. Crowell | Bride's Shoes: Ayres | Ring: Bride Taxo Joyas | Hair + Makeup: Tepeino Puntocom | Venue: Hotel de Casco San Isidro | Hair Acccessories: Tepeino Puntocom | Ribbon: FrouFrou Ribbon | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

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See How This Couple Brought the French Glamour to Shanghai

At first glance I would’ve sworn this couple married in the South of France, but then to my delight I learned that they managed to bring the je ne sais quoi of my favorite European country to Shanghai! Proving that elegance isn’t only about location, Jada Poon Photography captured this stunner of a celebration and we’ve got it all in The Vault!

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From Jada Poon PhotographyWhen I first met Sonia, we instantly clicked on what we love about weddings and all the wedding details and visions. It was always such a joy to chat about her wedding planning and her decisions on all the wedding details. Shanghai is not the most common choice for a western destination wedding, and Sonia’s wedding planning and vision show how it is so important to know what you want and how cohesively the wedding decor and details tie in together. In the end, Shanghai turned out to be the perfect place to realise her wedding vision and address their respective family’s preferences. It was a lot of fun photographing Sonia and Horace’s wedding, as it was the perfect combination of beautiful and elegant details, and heartwarming and fun moments.

From The Bride…I have always had a clear vision about our wedding- a classic, elegant and intimate affair. It is also important to make sure that our guests have a blast. We wanted a destination wedding, and after considering many options decided to settle for Shanghai as a good balance of everyone’s interest- a place where the venue has a touch of colonial flair but close to home (Hong Kong) for grandma and our friends. Photography to me was most important – I wanted to find someone whose vision aligns with mine so they can capture our wedding story and all the moments and details that I may miss on the day.

When we first started planning our wedding, I didn’t realize how much details and effort go into planning a wedding until you are actually on it. As I am very particular about the style and mood of everything, on top of that we had to manage remotely from Hong Kong, there were moments when I felt very stressed. Funnily enough, on the wedding day, I was so relaxed about everything and enjoying myself so much with all the people closest to us in our lives that I didn’t care whether everything turned out exactly how I had envisioned. In the end, everything was perfect.

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Photography: Jada Poon Photography | Cinematography: Red Studio | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Angelique Phillips | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Rings: Ma Petite J | Makeup: Vinci Winki | Hair: Herman Law | Groom's Attire: Veluti HK | Venue: JE Mansion - Shanghai | Bridal Boutique: Central Weddings | Earrings: Christian Dior | Evening Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Hair Accessories: Jenny Packham | Red Dress: Key Yius | Robes: The Lace Ateliet | Veil: Sara Gabriel

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The Sweetest Spanish Wedding We’ve Ever Seen

And just like that I’m ready to get married all over again, but this time? I’d jetset off to Barcelona with just my sweetie and recreate this stunner of an inspo. Overflowing with elegant amber hues and fab florals, Muravnik Photography captured it all to share and believe me – it’s gooood. See it all for yourself in The Vault!

From Muravnik Photography Preparing the shoot for Muravnik photography Barcelona workshop we decided to work with a real couple – Lisa and Claudio, getting inspiration from their story. Lightness of flowing silks and buff masonry walls of a Spanish manor of the 16th century, noble shine of gold and magical gardens of the Renaissance, blinding glow of diamonds, frozen in the color of burnt sugar, luxurious floral arrangements of orchids, ranunculus, roses, peonies and jasmine, caressed by copper rays of the setting sun – Our story breathes the air of a languid late afternoon in Spain. The story, created under the notes of pale golden Chardonnay, retained aristocratic elegance and refined luxury, all tied up by the sweetness of a vanilla Spanish sky.

Lisa’s morning began in the garden of a Spanish manor writing a letter to her beloved Claudio, tracing calligraphic monograms on handmade paper. A cream dessert colored boudoir lingerie made of natural silk, soft hair, a slight touch of make-up to emphasize the natural beauty of the bride created a gentle romantic image.
The bride’s vanity table was decorated with a composition of garden flowers, with noble accents of peony-roses and peonies, which complemented a vintage perfume bottle containing the bride’s favorite honey aroma.

Oneness with nature and harmony is felt in every detail, starting with the weightless style of bridal gown in contrast with the groom’s more classic looks, finishing with sophisticated orchids decorating the backs of forged iron chairs. The emerald-green landscape of the Santa Clotilde Gardens in Cataluniya, boasting classic sculptures, old staircases covered with wild ivy, mesmerizing views of the sea create a powerful equilibrium between luxury and finesse, the beauty of the moment frozen in time, under the rays of a setting sun.

Antique silverware was chosen for the table, classic patinated gold plates, decorated with 24-carat gold ornaments, crystal glassware and bronze chandeliers on a silk tablecloth. Plated steel vase with floral arrangements of orchids, peony-roses, peonies, jasmine and other garden flowers. The gentle sounds of classical music and the light of the candles top off the wedding dinner with a dreamy, romantic atmosphere.

When we created the wedding story of Lisa and Claudio, our main reference point was harmony, a combination of elegance and luxury in every detail while retaining a sense of proportion to emphasize our couple, their feelings and emotions of the moment. Love, romance, tenderness are some of the most recurrent themes in the fine-arts. Our classical approach to the art of wedding composition makes it so each one of the stories we create are filled with beauty, elegance and pure feelings.

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Photography: Muravnik Photography | Event Design: Sweet William Wedding | Event Design: Muravnik Photography | Event Planning: Oh my love Wedding planners | Floral Design: Sweet William Wedding | Ceremony Venue: Santa Clotilde Gardens | Jewelry: Art Jeweller | Hair + Makeup: Kateryna Usenko | Stationery + Calligraphy: Varvara Novgorodova | Cake Pedestal + Tray: Bon Renom | Ceremony Wedding Dress: Eleganceallure | Chairs: Crimons. Rent & Event | Floral Design Assistant: Floratelie | Lingerie: White Chic Lingerie | Model: Lisa Veltman | Plates : Vista Alegre | Reception Venue + Accommodations: Mas Mauri | Runner + Ribbons: Silky Rivers | Seaside Wedding Dress: Cathy Telle

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