This is Rime Arodaky Bridal 017 collection, which was presented in New York City last Thursday for the Bridal Week. In this collection, our icon reflects the seasons that go by. Synonym of softness and purity, yet sensual and free, the gowns evolve through time. Our muse parades embellished by milky soft fabrics resembling divine immaculate snow. Shining like a night star with shimmering snowflakes. Then, she subtly reveals delicate flowers, like snow reveals flower buds in Spring. Mystical. Ceremonial.
Kelly and Andrew came from Houston, Texas, to organize the wedding of their dreams on the French Riviera. For the venue, they opted for Hotel Belles Rives, an Art Deco villa turned five-star boutique hotel sitting directly on the Mediterranean Sea that F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in while he wrote Tender is The Night. For the theme, Kelly chose to compliment the surrounding Mediterranean Sea by utilizing shades of blue. They trust Wanderlust Wedding for the planning and design, and Big Day for the floral design and decors.
Planning&Design : Wanderlust Wedding for Sparkle Shine Events ● Floral Design : Big Day ● Bride's Dress : Monique Lhuillier ● Bride's Shoes : Aquazzura ● Ribbons : Orchidée de Soie ● Stationary : Emory Lane Design ● Groom's Attire : Tommy Hilfiger ● Hair Stylist : Kellee McDonald ● Makeup Artist : Kelly McClain ● String Quartet : Lady's Orchestra ● DJ : Thomas Dusseune ● Venue : Hotel Belles Rives
“The driving force for design inspiration for this shoot stems from the incredibly thought out minimalist modern approach taken by Couvent des Minimes. Using Couvent des Minimes interior and exterior designs as a jumping off point I wanted to make sure that the overall shoot design would resonate with individuals who appreciate modern minimalism, prefer clean design aesthetics over an abundance, and have a soft spot for unconventional design with exceptional taste.” Stephanie, Nomad Republic.
See more of this wedding editorial in the issue #5 of Utterly Engaged Magazine.
Rachael&Darren are a Scottish couple living in the Netherlands. They used to live in Asia though, and traveled a lot to Bali, which is their happy place. I fully get them as I heart Bali so much myself, and was lucky enough to travel there a couple of times over the past years. A couple of days before their wedding day, we shot Rachael&Darren’s engagement on a beach in Uluwatu.
Natalie and Alexander both live in New-York City and I had the pleasure to photograph their winter engagement in Paris a few months ago. Natalie’s family being from Beverly Hills, that’s all naturally that they had decided to organize their wedding in Los-Angeles. A beautiful Persian wedding with a stunning set up and a lot of joy and dancing! I am particularly in love with the huge wedding party!
Venue&Planning : Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village ● Floral Design : Tina's Flowers ● Bride's Dress : Vera Wang ● Bride's Shoes : Valentino ● Groom's Shoes : Christian Louboutin ● Catering : Sason Catering ● Bride's MakeUp: Cristophe Salon ● Rentals: Edi Party Rentals ● Lighting: Romance Lighting ● Photography Assistant: Brooke Merrill
This photoshoot was created for Joy Proctor‘s Workshop in Paris. Joy asked me to be part of the speakers for her styling workshop, and to photograph the story she had imagined. This photoshoot was inspired by Parisian elegance, and this young lady is waiting – in her classical and elegant Parisian apartment – for her guests to arrive at the prewedding party she’s having. I love everything in this inspiration, but particularly the marvellous bespoke blouse, designed by bridal designer Yolan Cris.
See more of this editorial photoshoot on Style Me Pretty here.
This is the time of the year when the world of fashion meets in Paris for the Autumn Winter 16/17 Couture Fashion Week. Yesterday, I was honored and humbled to shoot Elie Saab new Haute Couture collection, from backstage and runway show, to the cocktail party held for clients and celebrities. A deep dive into that temple of fashion. This reportage has been shot in digital for once, for delivery timing reasons to the client.
AW16/17 Couture Collection by : Elie Saab
Already one of the hottest destinations in bridal, the arrival of the second (highly anticipated) LoHo Bride boutique, proved an event and an evening, not to be missed. Opening its doors in chic West Hollywood, LA brides finally have somewhere suitably luxe yet relaxed, in which to seek out their perfect gown, an edit and a space befitting that California bride vibe. I got the honor to shoot that opening last March, and here are some sneak peeks!
See more of this event on The Lane here.