Obsessed… completely driven to distraction over many things I am, design, beauty, color, texture, words, travel ~ PARIS! This style shoot has been a long time in coming.
In 2005, my good friend & collaborator on many an amazing wedding, Mark Padgett of Mark Padgett Wedding Design, and I spent a glorious day with a Parisian floral designer at Le Belle Ecole hosted at Hotel de Crillon Paris, playing, learning and trend spotting. Over strong cafe au laits & fresh croissants we learned the French approach to floral design & style. Truly, the French culture & lifestyle translates into every aspect of design. By the end of the day, our French had improved, and her English had melded into a special understanding based on creative energy. We were completely smitten!
Since that visit, Mark and I have made a subsequent trip together and came back inspired to put our collaborative spin on a French inspired wedding. This style study was also melded together over several espresso infused meetings with a dedication to bringing a vision to life. We hope you enjoy seeing where we ended up with this many layered presentation, and most of all, are inspired to dream about infusing your own personal zest for life into your own wedding day!
My favorite elements: The ruffled burlap table cloth, custom designed and made by Mark, the melon & fig gatherings on the table scape, the vintage bird cages filled with bloom clusters down the aisle, the vintage bicycle & fete d’amour sign, the iron & metal garden screen we used for the ceremony, the bride’s head piece & dress ensemble.
The team: Shoot design & groom’s styling ~ Mark Padgett Wedding Design | Floral styling & table scape design ~ PANACEA event floral design | Imagery ~ Jake + Necia, The Collective Photographers | Venue ~ Dana Powers House & Garden | Vintage Rentals & Furniture ~ Embellish | Hair & Makeup ~ The Queens Bees | Place Cards, Table number & signs ~ Umbrella Tree Designs | Bride’s Gown & Jewelry ~ Jennifer at Something Blue | Bride’s Headpiece ~ LoBoheme | Wedding Cake ~ The Cakery | Models ~ Christing & Garrett Nelson | Featured on Grey Likes Weddings, Style Unveiled & French Wedding Style