From Mon plus beau jour... Montmartre is an incredible neighborhood in Paris for it is so poetic! The Hotel Particulier Montmartre is, to me, the best location in Paris for an intimate and unique wedding. One has to take a private path and go through two gates before discovering this authentic location on top of the Montmartre hill. I wanted to share this ‘bijou’ (jewel) with future brides who would like to get married in Paris away from the busy and well-known locations. The interior is very boudoir styled; the perfect ambiance for a bride to get ready… feminine, quiet and elegant (photos 1, 2 and 4). Outside, the building is surrounded by a luxuriant garden with terraces and nooks. I immediately thought about One and Only Paris to do this style shoot for I know they love these very Parisian places, so ‘Romantique’!
First of all, I knew I wanted to bring fresh- ‘acid’ colors in this decor that is mainly white (the hotel front) and green (the garden); pink, light yellow, mango and slate popped up in my mind! I also wanted to keep the garden table, chairs to create a fresh look and find the way then to add the ‘chic touch’. I, first, set a slate grey table runner in the middle of the table, where I also displayed white china, silver cutlery and crystal chiseled glasses. I wanted the flowers to bring a pop of color to the table; I picked only one kind of flowers; Coral Peony, they had the perfect colors I was looking for: pink and yellow.I also ‘played’ with the candles; they all had different shapes and heights but they all matched the colors of the flowers.
In each plate, there were two small chocolates that showed different views of Paris. Place cards were hand calligraphed, either on grey butterflies or on organic paper cards. The book (La Conversation Amoureuse – Alice Ferney) was used as the table label. As for the invitations, they were pretty, old-fashion styled post cards put in DIY envelopes. I chose plain pink and grey envelopes. On the grey one I put light pink Japanese tape and white lace on top. On the pink one, I put a ribbon on the left corner with a wax seal on top. Envelopes were hand calligraphed with white or silver ink. Camille, our model, is wearing a strapless dress, satin silk muslin, made by the French designer Fanny Liautard. She is wearing vivid pink shoes from the French brand Les Petites. Her hair and make up were done by Lexi De Rock.
As for myself, I am the manager of Mon plus beau jour (My most beautiful day) based in Paris and founded in 2003. We organize weddings everywhere in France for French people but also for couples who live abroad. We have now a consultant in NYC for American couples who would like to get married in France. Throughout the organization they would have a wedding planner in NYC and then, when they come to France the French team would be there on their wedding day to coordinate everything.
Photography: One & Only Paris Photography / Wedding Planning and Design: Mon plus beau jour / Venue: Hôtel Particulier Montmartre / Dress designer: Fanny Liautard / Hair and make up artist: Lexi De Rock / Jewellery: JEM / Pink shoes: Les Petites / Wedding cake: Jenny C. Vincent cake designer for Berko / Candles: Cire Trudon / Favor chocolate: Lafayette Gourmet / Model: Camille