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

Paris, France

A romantic black tie wedding in a historical venue in Paris

Eva&Jon came all the way from the United-States to tie the knot in Paris, for a wedding day that ticks every box you might ever have dreamed of. A stunning Monique Lhuillier blush gown. A beautiful historical venue in Paris. Luscious blush florals we can’t stop thinking about. And finally dancing the night away with your new spouse in a gilt-edged ballroom. This black tie affair has it all in spades! The day was perfectly planned by Loli Events, and cherry on the cake… all of the paperwork was designed by the bride, who owns Fat Bunny Press studio!

See more of this gorgeous wedding on Snippet&Ink here.

January 23 2017 | Wedding

Event Planning&Design : Loli Events ● Floral Design : Madame Artisan Fleuriste ● Bride's Dress : Monique Lhuillier ● Groom's Attire : Hugo Boss ● Hair&Makeup : Harold James ● Rentals : Options and Vaisselle Vintage ● Stationary : Fat Bunny Press ● Calligraphy : Rachel Carl ● Calligraphy : Rachel Carl ● Car : Classic Auto Loc ● Welcome Sign : Studio French Blue ● Live Music : Jazz Around Midnight ● Catering : Chef Charlotte Puckette ● Dessert Station : L'Eclair de Génie and Carl Marletti ● Venue : Pavillon de Musique de la Comtesse du Barry

Chantilly, France

A fashion-forward engagement session in a French Château

Peggy&Andy came all the way from Hong-Kong to get engaged at glorious Château de Chantilly. This was the first part of a two-step engagement session, as we headed to a more relaxed session in the center of Paris after that. Due to the timing constraints of the day, we needed to compose with some harsh summer light in Chantilly, but I think the result turned out amazingly!

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

January 16 2017 | Engagement

Bride's Dress : Needle&Thread ● Bride's Shoes : Sophia Webster ● Venue : Château de Chantilly

Pasadena, California

A green and lush backyard wedding in California

Lauren and Travis are from California, and they got married in Lauren’s grandmother’s backyard, where her mother and father also got married thirty years ago. It was like a beautiful jungle secret garden, where amazing designer Heather, from Amorology did her magic. She brought in fairy lights in lanterns and more candles than you can imagine, that made the whole evening so dreamy. Inspired by their story and meeting at a local bar, The Bungalow, Heather took a twist on things and did a boho Jungalow botanic romantic vibe.

See more of this wedding on Martha Stewart Weddings here.

January 10 2017 | Wedding

Planning&Design : Amorology ● Floral Design : Honey&Poppies ● Wedding Dress : Katie May ● Bridesmaids Dresses : Dessy ● Stationary : Lovely Paper Things ● Calligraphy : Betlem Calligraphy ● Tableware : Casa de Perrin ● Rentals : Archive Rentals ● Wedding Cake : Hey There Cupcake ● Wedding Rings : Mark Patterson ● Venue : Private Home

Paris, France

Rime Arodaky S/S017

This is Rime Arodaky‘s Spring/Summer ‘017 campaign, shot in Paris a few weeks ago. These short dresses are designed for civil ceremonies, and vehicle a fresh and free-minded spirit. All designs were shot in collaboration with Luna Bea hair accessories and Crystal Eclipse Crowns, which appear on most of the photographs. Contrary to my wedding work, this photoshoot was realized on digital (not film) with a Hasselblad medium format camera. The photoshoot was realized in studio in Paris.

You can find the collection and shop online here.

January 4 2017 | Editorial

New S/S017 collection by : Rime Arodaky ● Hair Flowers : Luna Bea Bride ● Combs : Crystal Eclipse Crowns ● Model : Alicia Medina

Loire Valley, France

A fairytale wedding in the French countryside

Hailing from Virginia, Christina&Sam decided a destination wedding in France was the vision for their day. They chose the Château de la Bourdaisière – a stunning XVIth century castle in the Loire Valley – as backdrop, and brought on Fête in France to help every details fall into place. Christina&Sam exchanged vows with the glorious castle as a backdrop. The reception was then held in one of the castle’s galleries, with a wonderful color setup.

See more of this wedding on Style Me Pretty here.

December 13 2016 | Wedding

Event Planning : Fête in France ● Floral Design : Sol Y Flor ● Invitation&Stationary : The Silver Starfish ● Shoes : Christian Louboutin ● Dress : Mark Zunino ● Hair&Makeup : Harold James ● Venue : Château de la Bourdaisière

Paris, France

A floral-filled anniversary session in Paris

Heather is the lovely face behind Myrtle&Olive, a Toronto-based talented floral designer. She contacted me a while ago to photograph her and her husband Charles, for their anniversary session in Paris. From Heather: ‘Greg Finck is one of my favorite photographers who is so immensely talented and calming to be with. It was such a memorable and fun experience designing this photoshoot with him. Our anniversary is captured so wonderfully by Greg and we are so grateful to relive our moments through tangibles!’.

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

December 5 2016 | Engagement

Floral design&Styling : Myrtle&Olive ● Handwritten Vows : Written Word Calligraphy ● Dress : BCBG ● Shoes : Valentino ● Boudoir Lingerie : The Lace Atelier ● Hair&Makeup : Honorine Makeup Studio

Provence, France

A minimalist ballerina wedding inspiration

The 3rd edition of Greg Finck Workshop will be held from May 1-4th in Provence, and bookings are now open. You can find all necessary information here

This editorial was shot during last year edition of the Workshop, and perfectly designed by Sofia, from Branco Prata. As she explains: “As wedding creatives we have a constant need to improve our aesthetic, overcome our fears and evolve. Our creative inner voice wants to be challenged and we truly want to experiment new concepts and above all present meaningful designs and imagery that truly reflects who we are”.

December 1 2016 | Editorial

Styling&Design : Branco Prata ● Floral Design : Laetitia C. ● Ribbons&Linens : Orchidée de Soie ● Bodysuit&Dress : Rime Arodaky ● Hair&Makeup : Camille Bonardi ● Cinematography : Pascal Délé Filmaker ● Venue : Les Domaines de Patras