Parisian Inspiration by Corbin Gurkin Photography
November 15, 2010

Good morning lovelies. It is time to rise and shine and delve into a little French inspiration that is equal parts breath taking and le swoonable ... just how we like it. Corbin Gurkin, one of our absolute favorite photographers, was the woman behind the gorgeous images. She teamed up with some fantabulous vendors to create an ode to Paris including Ceci New York who whipped up some beautiful paper goods, drop dead gorgeous gowns by Delphine Manivet and one of the prettiest cakes we ever did see courtesy of Sugarplum Cake Shop. Prepare to be blown away. See the rest of this lovely shoot here.

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I photograph weddings in France fairly often, but usually I only have a short time there before I’m off to my next event, so when I had the opportunity to spend a few extra days this July in one of my all time favorite areas – Montmartre – I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I jumped at the opportunity to put together a style shoot with some wonderful vendors – both American and French. I was inspired by the romantic style of Delphine Manivet’s designs, her stunning lace detailing and overall antique sensibility. I worked with these lovely vendors to put together a style shoot that would invoke the look of a royal wedding in Paris, incorporating Delphine’s gowns into the shoot. Ceci’s invitation suite kept this idea of a palace wedding in mind and played off the idea of love letters from a queen to her king. The invitation is finished with a royal wax seal and gold cord.

The delightful and wonderfully talented ladies over at Sugarplum Cake Shop created a cake that incorporated ribbon elements, also complimenting Delphine’s designs. We worked in a pale blue palette, consistent with the shades of Louis XVI era materials. Seriously, even if you're just in Paris on holiday, you really must stop in to this shop - the sweets are oh so yummy! I kept the table design quite understated, using picked flowers and peonies with berry accents. The table was set with French toile fabric and a royal blue runner that I found in Montmartre. Our darling model, Charlotte was photographed in Delphine’s stunning gowns in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Clos de Lias designed the blue floral bouquet which I wrapped in vintage French ribbon. Delphine Manivet gowns can be purchased in the US at Lovely Bridal Shop in New York.

Photography: Corbin Gurkin / Invitation Suite: Ceci New York / Gowns: Delphine Manivet / Cake: Sugarplum Cake Shop / Artisan Candy: Le Bonbon au Palais / Flowers: Clos de Lias / Coordination: Pascale Brevet / Hair: Lexi DeRock / Makeup: Masafumi Matsuda / Model: Charlotte A.