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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

French Garden Elopement Inspiration in Giverny

Just when I thought my uhb-session with all things french was manageable, this shoot comes along. A shoot filled with soft blues, warm peach hues, seasonal ModFete florals, and the ultimate elopement, but better yet? It all took place at the ideal cottage in Monet’s (yes THE MONET!) quaint town Giverny and I’m convinced I need to move there tout de suite. Kibogo Photography captured it all and we can relish it together in THE VAULT!

From Katelyn of ModFeteWe wanted this shoot to embody the rustic elegance that we found in the historic cottage garden where this took place. I was inspired by soft French blues and the warm peach tones in seasonal fruit and flowers. The table linens, foraged floral and silk ribbon I used were a complement to the organic nature of our surroundings, while the tableware, wardrobe and calligraphy gave a nod to Parisian sophistication. The cottage in Monet’s home town Giverny provided a beautiful backdrop for the table which we envisioned to be the perfect setting for an intimate garden celebration.

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Photography: Kibogo Photography | Wedding Dress: Anna Kara Arya Dress Via Plume Paris | Calligraphy: Brown Linen Design | Venue: Fondation Claude Monet | Napkins + Table Runner: Silk And Willow | Ring Box : The Mrs Box | Silk Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Styling + Coordination + Floral Design: ModFete | Tableware: Zara Home | Veil + Hair Accessories: SIBO Designs

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