Given the gorgeous weather of late, I thought it would be fun to share this fun beach shoot with you lovely lot – it’s perfect for a bit of Sunday escapism too.
Alice from Call Me Madame, the event planner behind this shoot, is a French lady living in Bali, and by the looks of this shoot and her Instagram feed – she’s a one very stylish French lady living in Bali…
The gorgeous dresses featured are from French designer Magali Pascal, who I hadn’t heard of prior to this post – but I’m so glad I have now. They make some seriously pretty clothes – designed to be high-end but easy-to-wear, and in such lovely prints and fabrics too. Lots of perfect LWDs for Brides looking for a more relaxed, boho option for wedding day (and lots of gorgeous maxi dresses perfect for honeymoon…)
Alice the Stylist: The day started while the sun rose, waking up softly the magical island of Bali, in Indonesia. The light of day was getting clearer and clearer, the air was still fresh, the birds were appearing, and the smell of coffee was spreading in the private villa, where the hair and make-up would start. Our two models, Rylee from Canada and Ira from Indonesia, quietly sat, enjoying a French croissant, while the dynamic and smiling team of Yeanne Make-Up Artist started to get buzy around their hair and faces.
Two hours later, Rylee and Ira were ready. Time to slip into the dresses! Our collection of dresses were lent by our partner, the French designer Magali Pascal. Started in 2004, the Magali Pascal brands embodies French elegance with high-end design. Her collections combine luxurious silks, laces and organic fabrics with refined embellishments, reflecting an urban vintage mind with a French flair to create a feminine wardrobe. Once the dresses were on, we selected the perfectly assorted jewelry by LeelooBird. Created and designed by the lovely Sandrine, her jewels symbolize the meeting of inner and outer freedom, intuitively inspired to communicate balance of radiant feminine beauty and raw feminine strength. The perfect combination on a wedding day! We were now ready to start the photoshoot!
We then all climbed into two vintage and so funny Volswaggen kombi: the yellow one for the models and the brown one for the organizational team. Inside the kombis: a mini-fridge with cold water for everyone, a large choice of playlists and such nice and friendly drivers. What a perfect way to drive around Bali! Our first stop was the beach of Batu Belig, famous on the island for its gorgeous sunsets. We stopped the kombi directly on the sand, and the photographer Guillaume started to shoot Rylee and Ira. We focused on dynamic pictures, in a photojournalism spirit. I also had in mind a boudoir session but inside the kombi, to emphasize the contrast between the femininity of the dress, the models, the hair, and the roughness, masculinity of the cars. It actually represents a wedding day: the association of two opposites that ends up in a highly harmonious result. Our second stop was the beach of Kayu Putih, still very unknown, preserved and natural, that you can only hear about through word of mouth.
After a quick touch-up of hair and make-up, and a change of dresses, our photographer once again worked with Rylee and Ira, using the strange, mysterious yet poetic lighting of a cloudy sunset in Bali. We finished the day with a pinch of colors with confettis. Rylee and Ira really enjoyed that special part, the pictures speak for themselves! A lot of fun for everyone, good times, great memories for everyone. Another perfect day in gorgeous Bali…