Paris, France

Woodland animals themed 5th birthday party

Having a birthday party in the middle of winter doesn’t mean you can’t throw a bash that is whole-heartedly Spring! This is a personal post for once, with my daughter Juliette’s 5th Birthday Party, that just happened two months ago in Paris. Theme was ‘Woodland Animals’ with warmth, soft, pastel colors, and gold animals. As every year, Synies made Juliette’s Birthday cake, and the special touches of this year were feather and watercolor cookies, that were all oh so yummy! 

See more of this birthday party on Style Me Pretty Living here.

March 21 2017 | Personal

Wedding Cake & Cookies : Synies ● Feather Crown : Addaxfeathers ● Shoes : Minnetonka ● Decor : My Little Day ● Jars : Casa ● Animal Masks : Hip Hip Ha Rae

Istanbul, Turkey

A wedding on the shores of the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Claiming that Isabella and Igal have been my bravest couple of last year would be an understatement. Both living in London, they organized their destination wedding in Istanbul, where Igal is from. This was without counting on the fact that a coup happened in Istanbul exactly one month before the wedding date, or the fact that it rained the whole day, when it was sunny and hot the day before and the day after. That said, Isabella and Igal kept a huge smile on their face the whole day and it’s been such a great pleasure to photograph these two’s big day!

See more of this wedding on Style Me Pretty here.

March 13 2017 | Wedding

Planning&Design : Da-Vet Creative Group ● Dress : Monique Lhuillier ● Bride's Shoes : YSL ● Bridesmaids' Dresses : Monique Lhuillier ● Stationary : Chatham&Caron ● Catering : Esma Sultan ● Groom's Attire : Vakko ● Calligraphy : Quill London ● Flowergirls' Dresses : Amalee Accessories ● Rings : Gumuchian ● Venue : Gumuchian ● Assistant Photographer : Marie Film Photographer

Paris, France

Elie Saab Ready-To-Wear AW17/18

“Poetry in Motion”. I feel grateful once again to have been hired by the Maison Elie Saab, to shoot the backstage of their ready-to-wear show, that happened last Saturday during the Paris Fashion Week, at the glorious Grand Palais. One of ballet’s most iconic scores, Giselle, inspires the Elie Saab Ready-to-Wear Autumn Winter 2017-2018 collection with its tale of human love crossing into the supernatural realm. An ethereal lightness uplifts form, mood, and movement amidst a seasonal return to dark romanticism.

March 6 2017 | Editorial

Ready-to-Wear AW17/18 Collection by : Elie Saab ● Makeup : Tom Pecheux ● Hair : Orlando Pinta ● Venue : Grand Palais, Paris

Paris, France

A Parisian dream wedding with a couture gown

Feast your eyes with Sonny&Ann’s grand wedding at glorious Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Sarah Haywood perfectly planned and designed that day for this lovely couple, who came all the way from Singapore to tie the knot in Paris. Ann wore a stunning Elie Saab couture gown, as she walked up the stairs of the Château for her wedding ceremony. Beautiful florals were designed by Kitten Grayson for The Isle of You for a day that will be to remember.

See more of this wedding on Style Me Pretty here

February 27 2017 | Wedding

Wedding Planning&Production : Sarah Haywood Weddings ● Floral Design : The Isle of You ● Bride's Dress : Elie Saab ● Bride's Shoes: Elie Saab ● Groom's Attire : Tom Ford ● Hair Styling : Alexandre de Paris ● Live Painting : Maerta Wylder ● Fireworks : Grand Final Fireworks ● Video Mapping : Rupert Newman ● Live Music : Vogue Band ● Venue : Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Paris, France

A Paris engagement with a stunning Dior Couture dress

Sonny&Ann live in Singapore, and got married last Spring at amazing Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. A few days before the wedding, we took the opportunity of their presence in Paris to run a prewedding shoot in some famous Parisian locations. Ann wore a stunning Dior Couture dress for the occasion, inspired by Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior dress. We started the session at Palais Royal and Le Louvre, before heading to the docks of the Seine River, for a boat tour on Potel&Chabot boat.

See more of this engagement session on Style Me Pretty here.

February 20 2017 | Engagement

Design&Planning : Sarah Haywood Weddings ● Dress : Christian Dior Couture ● Bride's Shoes : Christian Dior ● Bride's Handbag : Edie Parker ● Hotel Gardens : Shangri-La Paris ● Boat : Potel&Chabot

Paris, France

A glamorous wedding in Paris with a red dress

Colleen&Matthew came all the way from Minneapolis, to have their dream wedding in Paris. They held their ceremony and reception at the Shangri-La Hotel. So far, so good! Except that the bride had decided to surprise everybody, including the groom, with a stunning red Vera Wang dress. No one had a clue, and I loved how Colleen declined the red on each and every single item of her style, from her makeup to her shoes!

See more of this wedding on Martha Stewart Weddings here. Happy Valentine’s Day lovers!

February 14 2017 | Wedding

Planning&Design : Fete in France ● Floral Design : Madame Artisan Fleuriste ● Bride's Dress : Vera Wang ● Bride's Shoes : Valentino ● Cake : Synies ● Venue : Shangri-La Paris

Uluwatu, Bali

A portrait session in Bali

Thanks to Rachael&Darren – some amazing clients from last year – I returned to Bali for my third time last summer. It was my third time but Rime’s first and I could have sworn on my life that Bali would be her happy place on Earth. And I was not wrong. There is not a single week since, when she doesn’t mention the fact of going back to the Island of the Gods. This trip was the occasion for a personal portrait session, in between the coastal line of Uluwatu, and the rice paddy fields of Ubud.

February 6 2017 | Personal

Dress : Zimmermann ● Venue : The Ayana

Paris, France

Elie Saab Haute Couture SS17

I feel honored to have counted Elie Saab as a client for a year now. This is his Haute Couture SS17 fashion show, which happened last week in Paris. This Spring/Summer collection, that comes under the name ‘The Birth of Light‘, is inspired by Egypt golden era. This is a tribute to great women who shaped the Arabic culture wether in music, cinema and dance. Between 1940 and 1960, Egyptian culture reached a climax under the lead of inspiring female charachers such as Oum Kalthoum, Hoda Shaarawi or Doria Shafik, who were masters in their art and fought for women’s rights. This is a tribute to women’ beauty and inner strength in a dazzling array of creations.

See more of this reportage on Style Me Pretty here.

January 30 2017 | Editorial

SS17 Couture Collection by : Elie Saab ● Makeup : Tom Pecheux ● Hair : Orlando Pinta ● Venue : Pavillon Cambon