Sometimes when you dare to dream and say it out loud, magic can happen and thats so true of this romantic wedding inspiration shoot – Paris de Nuit. There is something enchanting and captivating about Paris, the soft cream buildings, the intricate ironwork on the balconies and couple that with the sparkle of the city lights on a crisp winters’ eve and it is simple, elegant magic. It all started with a ‘what if’ conversation with Victoria Farr Hair and Make Up who was working in Paris through December, followed by a good old email chat with editorial partner Monique at French Wedding Style and a little call to dear Karen at Rock the Frock and very quickly the concept was born. Karen found a French Poem, Paris de Nuit, a sultry, romantic verse about two lovers seeing each other in the dark of night and this set the mood for our shoot. Then something rather special happened, two artisan suppliers joined the team, with Julie Lou a dress designer making a bespoke dress and Jodi of McFayden Millinery making the timeless birdcage beret headpiece. Inspired by the glamour and dramatic lines of the Film Noir era and a 1940s-esque feel to the mood board brought another wow moment with the stunning bouquet designed by the ever so talented Frida and Sophia Floral Design. Just look at that bouquet! The whole look for Kate and Sam was completed with Sam’s perfectly tailored suit by Chester Cordite and we were set ready to explore the city in darkness before returning to our candlelit artist’s apartment, Ancien atelier d’artiste du XIXe. I adore shooting at night, lighting things in a way that makes you think differently, letting the mesmerising glow of the city bathe the sensor. We started just after sundown at Pont Alexandre III, strolled down the boulevard to Champs Elysée with views to the Arch de Triompe. We then walked to the Arch de Triomphe du Carrousel in the Jardin des Tuilereies before reaching the iconic Louvre. This shoot felt like time stood still and working with such a great team of positive and inspirational wedding friends just made it all the better too. I was so thrilled that one of the images was picked for Photography Farm image of the week too.
A massive thank you goes to Kate and Sam who modelled for us and Kate named the two piece dress design, the Kate Frances – it sounds like a black and white movie classic…..so click on to be romanced around one of the most spellbinding cities in the world….
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