When Blue Gardenia Events puts her creative talents to work and dreams up wedding inspiration set in Paris…you know it’s going to be seriously good. Beginning with that grey Marchesa wedding gown to the elegant florals, to the must-see cake by Melissa’s Fine Pastries, this shoot was practically made for the pages of Style Me Pretty. See it all through the lens of Arte De Vie with more in the gallery.
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From the vendors… Paris is the city of love and light, both of which are captured in this romantic inspiration shoot. You can just imagine you and your love walking hand in hand in the Jardins des Tuileries just outside of the grand Louvre.
The pale grey Marchesa gown worn by our bride is the essence of femininity. That feminine air continues on a table set for two, featuring vintage finds procured from local Parisian flea markets and fresh flowers from local flower markets.
The handmade paper goods echo the color palette of the stone buildings, but still feel regal and refined and as old as time. Delicate florals and draping details adorn a petite cake by Melissa’s Fine Pastries. All of which dance in the Parisian light, where love and light reside. Our loving couple glow in this light, stroll amongst the gardens, with all of Paris as their backdrop.
Photography: Arte De Vie | Floral Design: Blue Gardenia Events | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Cake: Melissa's Fine Pastries | Invitations: Butler's Pantry Calligraphy | Bride's Shoes: Vince Camuto | Hair + Makeup: Isabelle Reda | Groom's Attire: John's Tuxedos | Female Model: Liisa Marie Laur | Male Model: Guillaume Martial | Menus + Placecards: In Loft Calligraphy | Planning: Blue Gardenia Events
Fair warning—if you are dying to get married in Paris, this slice of inspiration from Rebecca Yale and Vanessa & Caroline will send you over the edge. Or, maybe you’ll dive head first (we would). Because really, it’s just too difficult to resist bridal portraits in gilded rooms and equally charming dinner scenes like this, followed by macarons galore, of course—we get it. Go on, pin your heart out in The Vault destination dreamers.
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From Vanessa et Caroline… I loved the Pavillon de Musique de la Comtesse du Barry from the moment I stepped into the garden with the beautiful fountain and the view over this gorgeous historical building. Inside the architecture is fit for a princess and feels like you’ve stepped into a fairytale with beautiful paintings on the walls, gold mouldings and rich blue. The Pavillon de Musique is the perfect combination of a classic french venue and a magnificent garden, just outside of Paris. We were inspired by the contrast in the venue of the chequered floors, the deep blue curtains in one room and hard wood floors, and the white and gold mouldings in the dining room. We used that contrast in the design of our inspiration editorial by mixing gold and silver on the table, styling a glamorous and sexy bride in a gorgeous Inbal Dror gown with a soft princess-like hair and makeup with gold floral pins in her loose updo. The gown featured a delicate lace back, which was echoed in the delicate lace of the invitation envelope and the delicate beading of the blush pink bridal shoes. In addition to a beautiful gold and white cake decorated with white sugar flowers we created a dessert display in the dining room with the classic french dessert, macarons, the perfect way to end a lovely Parisian wedding!
Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Event Planning: Vanessa & Caroline - Creatrices de Mariages | Floral Design: Frederic Bertin | Dress: Inbal Dror | Wedding Cake: L'atelier des surceries | Stationery: La Belle Histoire | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: Messika Joaillerie | Hair and Makeup: Honorine Makeup Studios | Cutlery and Glasses: Blanche Patine | Dress Shop: Metal Flaque Paris | Hair Accesories: Hushed Commotion | Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Plates: Bernardaud | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Silk ribbons and runner: Orchidee De Soie
These engagement pics are gonna be hard to beat. This Needle and Tread gown is chic and stunning, and the white tux worn by this hubby-to-be is practically perfect. Add in a French chateau as their playground and Greg Finck’s talent behind the lens and we have a gallery bursting with beauty. See it all right this way!
From Greg Finck… Peggy and Andy are from Hong Kong and flew to Paris for their engagement session. With both working in design, it was difficult to find a more fashion forward couple! Peggy wore a stunning blush Needle and Thread gown, with amazing Sophia Webster’s heels, and Andy was in a white tux. We headed to the glorious Château de Chantilly, near Paris, for their engagement. It was such a beautiful and hot summer day in Paris, but the couple is glowing with its beauty and love!
Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Dress: Needle + Thread | Shoes: Sophia Webster | Venue: Château de Chantilly