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Luxurious Parisian Wedding Inspiration

I struggled to narrow down the adjectives to describe this shoot; it’s glam, yet elegant, ethereal yet simply romantic and inviting. Either way, it’s what we call a winner. Captured at The Belle Arte Workshop hosted by event planner Cynthia Martyn Events in Paris by Katie Stoops,  these pics have us wishing upon our lucky stars for an invite (from Seniman Calligraphy, The Wise Creative or Written Word Calligraphy perhaps?) to a French fete as fabulous as this. Just a little forewarning though: the rest of your Friday will be spent in our Vault right here.

From Katie Stoops Photography… This is a styled shoot that came out of The Belle Arte Workshop. The Belle Arte Workshop is a luxury immersive educational retreat for professional wedding planners, stylists, photographers and related creatives. The workshop is a curated and collaborative experience focused on the world of fine art weddings. The first edition was hosted in Paris, France during November 2015 and plans for a second installment are underway for Fall 2016.

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Photography: Katie Stoops Photography | Cinematography: NazFilms | Event Planning + Design: Cynthia Martyn | Wedding Dress: Cecilia By Saint Isabel Bridal (white) | Wedding Dress: Marchesa (gray) | Cake: Cake Opera Co. | Invitations: Seniman Calligraphy (#2 Grey/gold With Tile Escort Cards) | Invitations: Written Word Calligraphy (#3 Ivory/gold, Velvet Background) | Invitations: The Wise Creative (#1 Pink Envelope Set) | Shoes: Bella Belle | Hair + Makeup: Modern Beauties | Venue: Shangri La Paris | Venue: Musée Rodin | Bridal Boutique: Gossamer Vintage | Floral Design + Styling: Cynthia Martyn Events | Hatbox: Trousseau & Co. | Jewelry + Accessories: Helena Noelle | Model: Nastya Vasyk For MP Paris | Tabletop Design: Joy Proctor Design | Tabletop Floral Design: Joy Proctor Design | Tabletop Rentals: Options | Tabletop Rentals: Plate Occasions

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Timeless Late Summer Engagement Session in Paris

Guillermina and Ben’s e-sesh is essentially what our daydreams are made of. A french inspired scene complete with a pretty pink gown and stellar views, it’s surely to be your new favorite too. French Grey Photography captured these sweethearts to share and we’ve got it all in THE VAULT!

From the Bride-to-be… Ben and I met in 2007 while we were both studying abroad on Semester at Sea, a three month long program where we circumnavigated the globe. Once back in the U.S., Ben went to California and I returned to Miami. We dated long distance for two and a half years, then Ben moved to Miami. Fast forwarding to Christmas 2014, Ben surprised me with a ski vacation in Aspen. As you can guess, he proposed in Aspen, while we were having wine and hanging out by the fireplace. It was very intimate and I was caught completely off guard. We only called our parents that night, and we savored the moment by getting dressed up and going out to a romantic dinner to celebrate.

I was having a hard time finding a wedding venue that really excited me. I knew I preferred a destination wedding, but nothing seemed perfect until I came across a French chateau wedding. From then on, wedding planning became more fun than stressful, so I knew this was what I wanted my wedding to mimic. I looked at various places in the U.S. that had the same style, but it wasn’t the same. We finally decided to go for the real thing, and we booked flights to Paris to check out the venue I had fallen in love with.
While researching French wedding everything, I came across some of the most beautiful engagement pictures I had ever seen, by French Grey Photography. I fell in love with the lighting and the elegance of Brian’s photography. Ben and I booked a session, happy to know that even if we didn’t have our wedding in France, we’d have great pictures and memories of our time in Paris. We were both surprised as to how much fun the shoot was, and are in love with the pictures.

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Photography: French Grey Photography | Dress: Fame And Partners | Shoes: Betsy Johnson | Ring: DVG Diamonds | Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna | Hair And Make-up Styling: Modern Beauties | Men's Shoes: Allen Edmonds

Elegant Paris Elopement

I love love loved my wedding, but if we were able to do another one? We’d jet off to somewhere fabulous and do something like these two here. Thanks to Celebrant in Paris, they said their vows before just one another and then took a walking tour of Paris with Le Secret D’Audrey capturing every romantic moment. How can you not absolutely love them? Get inspired in our VAULT right this way!


From Le Secret D’Audrey… Ella and Jordan chose Paris to say “I do” on the Bridge Alexandre III overlooking the Eiffel Tower. What a lovely day it was. They got ready together in a picturesque French apartment, shared a macaron cake and wandered the streets of Paris for couple photos in the City of Love.

From the Bride and Groom… Although we went to different universities, we both grew up in the Bay Area. We were fortunately brought together by mutual friends. We have been to 15+ weddings in the last two years and have had enough of traditional ceremonies and banquets. When Ella came across Audrey’s photos, she fell in love with her work. She pointed to one of her pictures, that this is exactly what she wanted; an elopement for us. Planning the elopement was stressful finding vendors in another country initially, but with the help of internet, we were able to find all the makeup, hair, and cinematographers that fit our elopement imagination.

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Photography: Le Secret D'Audrey | Wedding Dress: Emily Mihal | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup: Sanni Sorma | Hair: James Harold | Groom's Attire: Giorgio Armani | Celebrant: Celebrant In Paris

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