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Parisian Glamour Inspiration Shoot

Every now and then you come across a post that needs no introduction. It’s so beyond-words pretty that the photos and the film more than speak for themselves. And when Michelle MarchMichael BurgosJulia Rohde and Sweetest Celebrations, sent over this Parisian shoot, I knew we were in for one those posts. Simply allow me to lead you straight to the goodies right over here.


From Sweetest Celebrations… Ah, Paris, the city of love and romance, the city that inspires poets and love stories the world round. One cannot think of Paris without thinking of elegance, glamour, and true romance. This is the city I have visited time and time again, and never tired of its effortless beauty and charisma. The city’s charm always stays with me long after I return home, and it is Paris that inspires me in endless ways.

Just a few miles outside Paris lies the enchanting Palace of Versailles, the epitome of glamour and decadence, with its gilded gates and crystal chandeliers. It is the perfect example of Parisian glamour and luxury at its best. With this in mind, I envisioned a beautiful afternoon wedding in a lovely outdoor setting reminiscent of the French countryside, to juxtapose a design full of typical Parisian glamour. I fell in love with the Ancient Spanish Monastery because of its lovely grounds, as well as its architecture and history.

It was only fitting that this shoot come to life with a group of vendors that shared an affinity and passion for all things Parisian and that drew inspiration from that as well. Michelle March and I had both been to Paris recently, and shared stories of our trips one afternoon as we browsed through the lovely collection of gowns at Sasha’s Bridal Boutique. We both fell in love with a gown that was fitted and lace, and paired it with a lace beaded cape and cathedral veil for a look that was just perfect for my Parisian inspired shoot. The gown became the inspiration for the overall styled shoot, and for many of the elements that followed.

Vintage furniture pieces from Love in Vintage — originally from France — set the mood, and served as the perfect setting for this Parisian vision. Specialty sweets created by Sugar Fancies, included a pink and gold French macaron tower with a sugar ribbon emblazoned with the phrase “je t’aime toujours” (I love you always) handwritten in script. Sugar flowers adorned the macaron tower and the tiered cake, which was perfect atop a gold platter accented with delicate crystals.

Julia Rohde created a dreamy floral design, with a bridal bouquet that speaks volumes in muted pinks and ivories, with a few anemones for just the right touch of modern luxury. The sweetheart table needed little decor, with its gilded finish and carved design, and featured soft florals in vintage candleholders and petite gold vases. The table is set with vintage china and gold flatware, and the ‘place cards’ are fancy sugar cookies with the bride and groom’s names “Isabelle & Jacques” hand written in script.

The bride was glamorous yet demure all at once, with her hair elegantly arranged in a soft updo. In true Parisian style, the day was interrupted by a series of rain showers, so the groom appears only briefly in the romantic video created by the creative talent of Michael Burgos Films. He is elegant in a sharp tuxedo by Vera Wang, and the bride and groom throw all cares to the wind as they toast in gold-rimmed champagne flutes!

Photographer: Michelle March Photography | Cinematography: Michael Burgos Films | Hair and Makeup: Luis Piedrahita for Vicky Mejia | Bridal Attire: Sasha's Bridal Boutique | Cakes and Sweets: Sugar Fancies | Event Design and Coordination: Sweetest Celebrations | Flora Design: Julia Rohde Designs | Groomswear: Black by Vera Wang | Models: Susan Dean & Barakat Emanuel | Venue: Ancient Spanish Monastery | Vintage Furniture: Love in Vintage

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I could give you a million and one reasons why I love, love, LOVE this engagement session by Becca Borge - the style, the images, the setting – it’s all insane. But do you want to know the main reason I am head over heels in love with every image in this gallery? It’s the way he looks at her. I just couldn’t love that more. See even more here.

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Fusion Wedding at Villa Woodbine from Bridges Cinema

This film?  This beautiful look into the heart of one crazy gorgeous wedding?  It’s amazing.  The kind of amazing that sort of takes your breath away.  And then there’s this moment.  This raw, emotional moment where the groom sees his bride walk down the aisle for the very first time… and it’s heart-stopping.  Press play to see every last second captured by Bridges Cinema, because it’s sooo worthy of your work day break.

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From Bridges Cinema… There is nothing more spectacular for a filmmaker than to see through your lens the story of two people who love each other come together in one magical day. Here’s the story of that day for Parool and Karl. We were privileged to experience not only the union of two families but the fusion of two cultures come together. We love when we can capture that magic!! The magic of the words of a dad who has the privilege of marrying his son. You can feel so much emotion. You can hear the strong bond between brother and sister as you hear the brother’s giving words of advice during his toast. The beauty of this wedding is accentuated by the beauty of the bride & groom, the gorgeous venue, Villa Woodbine and all the intricate details of the wedding. Thank you Parool & Karl for choosing Bridges Cinema to be part of your magical day!

Photography: Katie Lopez Photography | Cinematography: Bridges Cinema | Event Planning: Pawar, Inc. | Floral Design: Cameron Keating Events | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | Venue: Villa Woodbine

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