Sylvie Gil's Vintage Inspired Workshop in the South of France, Part II
September 27, 2016
Estate Weddings
If by chance you haven't already perused the pretty that was Part I of this workshop, you should definitely do so because Part II? Well, it's somehow even more mezermizing than the first. Inspired by the region with Chateau de Varennes resides, Jesse Tombs styled a day filled with rich hues of dijon and bold bits of burgundy Sylvie Gil Photography has captured it all to share in The Vault!

"Young, exuberant, fresh, ethnic inspired and lux," - Jesse Tombs

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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... Two affluent young 70's Parisians, with a family home in Burgandy, take over the Chateau De Varennes while their parents are on holiday in Morocco. I wanted the look to feel young, exuberant, fresh, ethnic inspired and lux. There is so much white and cream and pink in the wedding industry so I challenged myself to push the boundaries of color and work with colors that I hadn't used before.

The mustard color of the dinning table linens was inspired by the location of Burgundy, which is a huge exporter of mustard from Dijon, a nearby region in France. La Tavola Linens provided us with beautiful velvet linens and table runners that were made for their new 2016 collection, they were the first time they had been used in fact. We mixed wooden and silver flatware with brightly colored raw linen napkins to add texture and depth to the design. Place cards at each place setting we created by the talented Yonder Design based in San Francisco. Olive colored cow hide was used and paired with acrylic tortoiseshell and then etched with each guests name. The combination reads current, but individually these pieces are so 70's inspired, but somehow it all works together.

Holly Flora a LA based floral designer worked with us to create juicy, bright almost edible looking blooms. The colors added a cheerfulness that could not be added from any other element. Her garden inspired blooms look freshly ripped out of the Chateau De Varennes gardens, casually elegant, while not trying to hard to be perfect. The invitation suite, also by Yonder Design is modern, textured and sharp.

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Floral Design: Holly Flora | Gown: Oscar De La Renta | Gown:Vera Wang | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: Styled By Two's Company | Jewelry: Bekah Anne | Rings:Trumpet & Horn | Makeup: Little Miss Make Up | Tuxedo: The Black Tux | Business Master: Richard Photo Lab | Chateau: Chateau de Varennes | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Lingerie: Girl with a Serious Dream | Lingerie: Claire Pettibone | Media Editor: Style Me Pretty | Other Attire: Gossamer | Paper Goods: Yonder Design | Rentals: La Boheme Deco | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Stylist: Alison Events, LLC | Veil: Jannie Baltzer | Workshop Sponsor: Flutter Magazine