Today is one of the most exciting day on the Parisian bridal market, as Rime Arodaky will be unveiling her 015 collection in just a few hours. A new audacious collection placed under the label of contrast and freedom. I can’t wait to be shooting that new fashion show, which will once more set the pace to the next wedding season. In the meantime, I leave you with the portrait of one of the most creative and inventive bride designer, shot some days ago in Paris.
It’s quite difficult to attend to the wedding of an English and a German during the football Worldcup. England had just been beaten by Uruguay, and Germany was heading to being the next World champion. Nicky and Daniel are a wonderful couple from London, who had chosen sunny Provence to tie the knot. A fabulous day at Château Grimaldi, perfectly designed by the superstars of Lavender&Rose, with beautiful flowers from Wayne Riley. Thank you so much to Gert Huygaerts, who made the trip from Belgium to assist me the whole day and whose some pictures are here below.
Design&Planning : Lavender&Rose ● Venue : Château Grimaldi ● Assistant photographer : Gert Huygaerts ● Bride’s gown : Caroline Castigliano ● Flowers : Wayne Riley’s Flowers ● Hair : Carol Bonnet ● Make-up : Camille Bonardi and Ylva Langenskiold
It is not often that clients let you pick a location for their engagement session. This is what happened with Sylvester and Rachel, who flew in specially from Singapore for a European pre wedding shoot, and who let me the choice between Provence, the Alps or Lake Como for their session. We finally decided for this last location and nobody will ever regret it. Lake Como is a fantastic place for lovers and we decided to go for an early morning shoot to take advantage of the fabulous light, and a romantic boat tour between Bellagio and la Villa del Balbianello. Please also find a film from my good friend Nazfilms at the end of this post, filmed entirely on Kodak Motion Picture film.
And here is lovely film from my friend Nazfilms, filmed exclusively on Kodak Motion Picture film :
For this Provence wedding editorial, we wanted to think outside the box and translate the beauty of black and grey codes, with a small touch of gold. La Fabrique à Rêves, designed a posh universe, full of elegance, showcasing our bride and groom, and a stunning grey German mastiff, whose fully part of the story. It has been a pleasure once again to collaborate with my friend Gabriel, from MG Image, for a stunning video at the end of the post.
And here is the lovely video by my talented friend Gabriel, from MG Image
Design & coordination : La Fabrique à Rêves ● Video : MG Image ● Photography assistant : Benjamin Barlatier ● Models : Maïlys & Jeoffrey by Enjoy Models ● German mastiff : Google de L’Orée des Bois d’Astros ● Venue : La Bastide de Marie ● Bride’s gown : Claire Pettibone ● Groom’s suit : Faubourg Saint-Sulpice ● Flowers : L’Art qui pousse ● Stationery : Julie Song Ink ● Cake : Une Affaire de Desserts ● Make up : Blandine Fabre ● Hair : Sylvie Pastore
Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat is the perfect location to tie the knot on the French Riviera. Ideally located between Nice and Monaco, this small peninsula just calls for summer laziness, turquoise seas, and easy breeze lifestyle. That’s the location which was chosen by Maryam and David, for their glamorous and chic wedding. A fabulous day designed by the still awesome girls from Lavender&Rose, in the splendid venue La Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. I had the pleasure to be assisted by Ingrid Lepan on this wedding, whose some images are included here below.
Design&Planning : Lavender&Rose ● Venue : Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild ● Second photographer : Ingrid Lepan ● Villa Ephrussi de RothschildStationary : Mister M Studio ● Bride’s gown : Rime Arodaky ● Flowers : Wayne Riley’s Flowers ● Wedding signs : Crème de papier ● Live Painting : Maerta Wydler ● Hair : Gérard Darby ● Make-up : Sophie K
Rome is the perfect getaway for a weekend with one’s partner. Beauty is at every corner. Tasting the best expresso in the world at Sant Eustachio Café, shopping along Via del Corso, having a Spritz in Trastevere, without missing the monuments such as Fontana de Trevi or the Colosseum. This is a postcard from 3 days spent in this special city a few weeks ago. Eat. Pray. Love