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Chic Parisian Elopement Shoot

My lovely little sister is currently in the midst of planning her very own Parisian elopement and let me tell you, loves, I am more than just a tad bit jealous.  Especially since I have been spending my morning gazing at this bundle of gorgeous inspiration from Vanessa Et Caroline and Rebecca Yale Portraits. Because this, my friends, is a Paris “I do” at its absolute finest.  See soooo much more right here.

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From Vanessa Et CarolineRebecca and I came together to create a beautiful inspiration editorial for a chic Parisian elopement. Even though we live and work in Paris we don’t have a lot of opportunities to do a typical Parisian shoot. Paris is an endless source of inspiration. The city is so magical and romantic, we are never tired of seeing the Eiffel Tower or the streets of Montmartre. Everything in Paris from the cafés to the streets and buildings has a romantic touch everywhere you look. We wanted to style this elopement as a romantic escape in Paris: rose poudré, French roses, croquembouche from the famous Angelina, the streets of Montmarte – all the ingredients to a perfect and glamorous elopement in Paris. With this in mind, it made perfect sense start our day at the Eiffel Tower which is a stunning backdrop and takes our breath away every time. There is nothing quite as iconic as La Tour Eiffel and is the perfect spot to say intimate “I do’s.”

The second Parisian place we absolutely wanted to take pictures at was Angelina’s. Perfectly located on the Rue de Rivoli with its grand arches, this famous French pastry boutique and tea room is an institution in Paris, the symbol of the Parisian “art de vivre” for more than a century. It was Coco Chanel’s favorite place for her morning cappuccino. She used to come to Angelina every day while she was living at Le Meurice next door and sit at the same table. Angelina is launching a new collection of French wedding cakes and the chef created a masterpiece for us – the gorgeous and classic croquembouche. Next we took a stroll in Montmartre strolling down the cobblestone streets, perfect for lovers who want to take a quiet moment and discover Paris. Michaël Leal created a classic French bridal bouquet with French roses (Pierre de Ronsard), whites and blush pinks for a romantic touch. He also staged the croquembouche from Angelina’s, showing how classic Parisian flowers can add another layer of elegance to a dessert table. The delicacy and softness of the flowers added a classical yet lovely touch to the cake. The gorgeous bride with her elaborate and romantic updo wore a lovely couture wedding dress by Parisian designer Christophe-Alexandre Docquin paired with stunning Chanel earrings as another nod to classic Parisian elegance and grace. In true Parisian style we combined a classic Parisian designer with a fabulous new one for a romantic and grand wedding getaway in Paris.

Photography: Rebecca Yale Portraits | Event Planning: Vanessa Et Caroline | Floral Design: Michaël Leal | Wedding Dress: Christophe Alexandre Docquin | Wedding Cake: Angelina Paris | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Reception Venue: Angelina Paris | Jewelry: Chanel | Hair Stylist: Ciara Costenoble Coiffure | Address Label: Mister M Studio | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Make Up Artist: Charles Gillman Cosmetics Paris | Ring Designer: Swarovski

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French Chateau Wedding Inspiration

I’d pay a pretty penny to whisk away to this fairytale chateau right about now. Nestled in the countryside of France, it’s the perfect setting for a dreamy inspiration shoot brought to life by the fabulous team of Milton PhotographyPerles D’émotionsMADAME Artisan FleuristeMelany Rowe and sooo many more. Ready for eye candy overload? Squeals await in the full gallery right here.

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From Milton PhotographyEarlier this year I went traveling to Paris to walk to the runway during fashion week for a Canadian designer (Melany Rowe). While I was in Paris I wanted to photograph a look book of Melany’s dresses; however her new collection didn’t arrive in time. So, we decided to do a styled shoot with her feature pieces!

Packed all the way in our suitcases from Canada, the dresses and stunning beaded pieces survived! Her haute couture collection was fabulous, but most of all the beadwork on her feature pieces was jaw-dropping! It’s a risqué and daring dress, but its also a never-to-be-forgotten, one-of-a-kind gown.

Lucie from Perles d’émotions did an amazing job coordinating all the vendors and styling the shoot. The Chateau looked fabulous! All the pastel colors and the moss on the trees was all too exciting. This was also my first time trying out shooting with film! I love it and I plan to shoot film so so much more after this trip!

Photography: Milton Photography | Event Design: Perles D’émotions | Floral Design: MADAME Artisan Fleuriste | Wedding Dress: Melany Rowe | Cupcakes: Creamy Bakery | Stationery: Perrine Hénocq | Hair & Make Up: Allison Depriestre | Rentals: Maison Options | Venue: Chateau De Santeny

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Parisian Cherry Blossom Engagement Shoot

We made it to Friday, lovelies! And if you’re like me, these warm weekends tick my wanderlust up to 10. Thankfully, even if we can’t jetset around the globe, there’s still beauty to behold like this spring engagement shoot in Paris, with stunning images from Greg Finck Photography. Très romantique! So feel free to get lost in the cherry blossoms below or in the full gallery. Au revoir, folks! 


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From Greg Finck PhotographyCandice comes from Hawaii and Pierre from Lyon, France. They met some years ago in Paris as Candice is a fashion hairdresser in the city. I personally met Candice via various fashion shoots and that’s when she asked me if I would accept to be their wedding photographer. They will be getting married in the vineyards near Lyon beginning of May. In the meantime they wanted to realize their engagement shoot in Paris.

It’s not that easy to find awesome light in the City in March, but we were very lucky that day. It was a sunshiny day and we even had to wait for late in the afternoon to start shooting, as light was pretty harsh until 5pm. I really wanted to capture the blossoming cherry trees, as Candice has a beautiful cherry tree branch tattooed on her forearm. It means a lot to her and that’s the reason why I wanted to have cherry trees in the background, all in capturing some typical Parisian monuments.

Our walkaway took us from the Eiffel Tower, to Les Tuileries, where Candice&Pierre stopped to have a cup of Champagne. We ended up on Alexandre III bridge to admire the sunset on the Seine river and the end of a beautiful day.

Photography: Greg Finck Photography

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