I’m going to go right out and say it, this wedding is my dream. Intimate, beyond stylish, filled with romance and oh, did I mention it was in Paris? Because that is just the icing on this very pretty cake. Beautifully captured by Skiss Agence Photo Paris and planned by Wedding Paris, this wedding will dance around in my dreams for days.
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From The Bride…Opting for a small intimate wedding in Paris, our favorite city in the world, was the best decision we’ve ever made. We were able to turn what is typically a 1 day affair into a week full of lasting memories for us and our families. From having the girls makeup done at our loft in Saint Germain, to taking pictures with our families at the Eiffel Tower, and ending with romantic shots in Montmartre, it was surreal.
Everything from the minute we arrived to the breathtaking venue until we left with our glasses full of champagne was magical and memorable. To give our full attention to each other and our 8 family members was more enjoyable than any large wedding could have ever been. To be able to share this with those that mean the most to us and the amazing city of Paris is something we will be forever grateful for.
From Agathe at Wedding Paris…I always knew Stacy would be a special bride. She wasn’t classical and had her own style that she wanted to show in her wedding. That is why we thought about touches of black (ideal for a winter wedding) and anemones and went to the streets and art galleries of Montmartre for the shooting!
We loved to be able to put a black lace table runner that contrasted with the classical and gorgeous style of the venue. The crystal chandeliers with gold candles reflected all the mercury votives lights and gave the room an enchanted atmosphere. Even after having put all the decorations, when we opened the room door, we were stunned by all these elements that combined so well.
Photography: Skiss Agence Photo Paris | Videography: Studio 80 | Event Design: Wedding Paris | Event Planning: Wedding Paris | Floral Design: Gabriel Decor | Wedding Dress: Vivienne Westwood | Wedding cake: Ladurée | Ceremony Venue: Les salons de la Maison des Arts et Métiers | Wedding shoes: Oscar de la Renta | Wedding favors: Ladurée | Hair and Make-up Artsit: Harold James | Wedding Venue: Les Salons de la Maison des Arts et Métiers
If there was ever a wedding to evoke immense wanderlust in all, this right here is it. Captured by George Pahountis and Wedfilms, this whole destination celebration seems out of a movie, from the band serenading outside the ceremony to the epic views of Santorini. Stella & Moscha of Exclusive Greek Island Weddings created a masterpiece and I’m pretty sure it doesn’t get more amazing than this.
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From Stella And Moscha, Exclusive Greek Island Weddings… Andriana and Alex’s Destination Wedding weekend was the perfect blend of relaxation, elegance, celebration and honoring roots. Set on the stunning island of Santorini in Greece, each moment of the day was full of beautiful vintage details, old world charm, bright skies and a spirited group of guests ready to celebrate the bride and groom. The ceremony took place at the Cathedral Church of Santorini on the cliff-edge overlooking the volcano. The couple wanted to honor their heritage so in true Greek style Alex waited for the Bride outside the church whilst Andriana was serenaded by local musicians; a custom which has survived through the centuries. Champagne cocktails and dinner followed at the La Maltese Estate which undoubtedly has an extraordinary view of the uber-famous sunset of Santorini. Since this was an intimate wedding with 40 guests we set up a long table so this felt like a family gathering. It was truly touching to see the entire wedding saying a prayer before dinner with this dramatic background. One of our favorite details was the mirror ‘aisle’ that covered the centre of the entire dinner table filled up with candles and touches of silver and gold creating a wonderful vintage-like sparkle. A mix of porcelain and glass vases filled with lush bouquets of hydrangeas, orchids and roses complemented the look. Adding to this the sun just hitting the water right in front of them making it sparkle, and enough clouds in the sky to make a perfect soft box for photos. A Greek band made sure there was enough ‘syrtaki’ whilst the mighty-talented Showtime DJ’s kept everyone on the dance floor until the early morning hours. The wedding had the couples stamp all over it, whilst also paying homage to what the island stands for. And all this captured perfectly by George Pahountis.
From The Bride… Our parents have been longtime family friends and a couple of years ago we found ourselves at the same wedding – fate may have played a role when were were seated next to each other at the rehearsal dinner. Immediately Alex and I felt that we had known each other for years and could not stop chatting all evening. I returned back home after the wedding weekend to find the most beautiful bouquet of flowers sent by Alex. Although we were living in different cities this did not deter our mutual enchantment. Our relationship grew stronger through the years and last Christmas Alex asked me to be his wife! While trying to decide where and how we would marry, all of the possibilities were thrilling! We knew that we wanted something small and intimate. Both Alex and I share the common thread of having family from Greece. When we were discussing where to have our wedding it seemed that no other venue would suffice. We were married on September 16th at sunset overlooking the most picturesque views of Santorini. Santorini was the perfect location for this magical and momentous occasion. Our style was very much classic with vintage old world glamour. Ethereal, dreamlike… romantic. Candle light… We could not be happier with the way our story unfolded.
Photography: George Pahountis | Cinematographer: Wedfilms | Florist: Fabio Zardi | Reception Venue: La Maltese Estate | Bridesmaids Dresses: Calvin Klein | Make Up: Eleni Iliopoulou | Hair Stylist: Bella | Ceremony Programme, Reception Menus: Crane & Co | Groom's Suit & Shoes: Hugo Boss | Headpiece: JanayA Bridal | Sound & Lights: Showtime Dj's | Wedding Bands & Engagement Ring: Meierotto Jewelers Kansas City | Wedding Gown & Veil: Martina Liana | Wedding Planning & Design: StellaAndMoscha - Exclusive Greek Island Weddings
Every little thing about this shoot is a dream to me. Honestly, if I could bottle all the details styled by Sandrine Pesante and Jacques Dessange I would in a heartbeat. Luckily for all of us, Ian Holmes captured this absolutely perfect shoot in a way that makes my heart sing, and you can get lost in all that lovely here.
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From Ian Holmes
…An elegant, wedding inspired shoot on the beach within a very natural setting. We created a romantic, cozy and natural scene on a hidden beach surrounded by cliffs. It was important to keep a harmony between the feel & look of the wedding inspired theme and the stunning, wild landscape.
Staying away from sophisticated decoration, fancy dresses or hair style, opting instead for something naturally elegant and beautiful. The natural feel was achieved by using simple materials like wood, linen, raffia, shell, as well as natural make-up, white flowers of the centerpieces, the dress, the choice of table setting and of course the natural beauty of our model Fanny.
We created a relaxed and romantic space with pillows as a seating area, an intimate table setting with a wooden table and the sunset overlooking the sea.
With sensibility in the poses, the stunning raw landscape and the natural tones of the table decoration complimented perfectly the overall feel of the photoshoot.
Photography: Ian Holmes | Styling: Sandrine Pesante | Florist: Multi Fleurs | Wedding Dress: Mademoiselle De Guise | Makeup: Que Du Bonheur | Hair Stylist: Jacques Dessange | Film Scanning: UK Film Lab | Model: Fanny Houseaux