Sylvie Gil's Vintage Inspired Workshop in the South of France, Part I
September 27, 2016
Estate Weddings
If you were mistakenly born outside of France, then this Chateau de Varennes workshop is for you. Dreamed up by the talented Sylvie Gil Photography, it's unique pairing of vintage elements and modern details (thanks to the stylings of Jesse Tombs) will have you daydreaming about a trip across the pond pronto. Until then, you can see every beautiful detail in The Vault! P.S. Stay tuned for Part II
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Style Me Pretty is so excited to be a part of Sylvie Gil Workshops, a fine art photography workshop in a luxurious 18th century Chateau in Burgundy, France. Photographers, this is wonderful chance to take your business to another level, find your own personal style, attract your dream client, and make new industry friends in a relaxed atmosphere, all while enjoying amazing food prepared by a French chef!

Sylvie and her team of industry gurus will share their successful business formulas, how to book your ideal clients, and how they design and photograph gorgeous styled shoots.

Dates for the 2017 workshop will be announced tomorrow, Sept 28th right here. xoxo

From Jesse Tombs... Chateau De Varennes, located in the Burgundy region of France has hundreds of years of history. Built almost 400 years ago and recently named by CNN and Luxworldwide among the top ten best wedding venues in the world it called for a decor story that was laden with luxury and albeit history.

With 70's vintage walking the most current red carpets and runways of Europe, I decided to focus my design on the era of excess, bold prints, color, texture and unusual fabrics. Inspiration was found from current collections from Gucci's newly anointed creative director Frida Giannini and Nicolas Ghesquiere, creative director of Louis Vuitton. Colors were also pulled from images of vintage 70's fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

When designing a wedding, I pull inspiration, quirks and unique customized ideas from my clients personal life, history as a couple, interests, passions and family heritage; as this was a stylized shoot for the purpose of teaching photography, there was a lack of personal connection to a client per-say, which I didn't want. I wanted the design to still read as something that a client
had helped me envision, something that felt authentic and real, and so a style story was born.