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Goodness me hasn’t this week gone quickly! And what a week it’s been. There have been some gorgeous weddings to swoon over and just in case you’ve missed anything, here’s my pick of the best from the last five days…
Inspiration this week came curtesy of this atmospheric shoot in the French mountains. The combination of dramatic scenery, gorgeous fashion (hello kilts, leather jackets and chunky scarves) and industrial styling made us go weak at the knees.
It’ll make you want to wrap up warm, grab your boy and head off on an adventure – promise. (Especially if there’s a whisky bar waiting for you at the end!)
You may have noticed over the last couple of months that we’ve showcased a veritable display of French Weddings. From Cecile and Kevin’s chic Parisian soiree to Olivia and Marc’s dreamy provencal do, we’ve really been a little bit spoilt with all this loveliness.
Spoilt and inspired too…
Which is why this week’s inspiration post is inspired by the chic nation that is the French.
Rather than taking the luxurious route reminiscent of Versailles fashion, the moodboards below are suggestive of a simpler, more understated provincial charm.
Les Belle Dames
Lighthearted and bright, ‘Les Belle Dames’ is all about adding a modern twist to elegant classics. Simpler silhouettes are the watchwords here with the look less about the volume and more about finely crafted materials and tailoring.
French brides prefer freer flowing fabrics with silk and crepe being the most popular materials of choice. Add a touch of lace draped softly over the shoulders and down the back and the look is pure elegance.
One or two key accessorises are all that’s needed to compliment the look. I particularly love a knotted veil, a string of small seed pearls knotted down the back or a delicate headpiece.… View the full post.
I recently read about the growing trend in France for an English inspired wedding with some interest. It seems that in breaking away from traditions the french are beginning to opt for a more Anglo/American inspired big day. We on the other hand love a bit of classical french influence and with planning companies like Marry Me in France around it is easier than ever to fulfill your dreams of idyliic Chateaus full of french fancy.
Angela and Andy lived that dream. The event was beautifully documented by Jacqui McSweeney
A Three Day Love-In
Our wedding was on September 30, 2012 at Marry Me In France’s Fairytale Chateau in the Dordogne region. We found the venue through two lovely ladies, Kate and Beth, who run a wedding planning service in the Dordogne called Marry Me in France. Not only did they help us find the venue, but Kate coordinated all of the suppliers and was there on the day, ensuring everything went off without a hitch. She was an absolute godsend!
We chose the location because we had recently come back from a year of travel (a late-in life gap year). The Dordogne was where we first decided to embark on that adventure, so seemed like a nice way to wrap it up. It also forced everyone to travel to the wedding – my family and friends from Canada and Andy’s from across England. In the days leading up to the wedding, the chateau became a hangout for those not staying there, and a home for those staying with us on the grounds.… View the full post.
I have a lot of girl crushes. And I’m not particularly loyal to be honest – it changes literally week on week.
There are a couple that never waiver however, and that’s Vanessa Paradis and Audrey Tatou. They just have “it” – the chic, that perfectly groomed ( without looking like they try very hard AT ALL) glossiness, that quirky edgy allure that is so endearing.
I figure it’s because they are French. And somehow French girls can just do that whole elegant whilst appearing ever-so-slightly mysterious and at the same time being very very sexy thing.
Yup. Some days I would gladly swap my 50% Brummy 50% Welsh genes for a few of the Parisian variety.
And maybe that’s why I was immediately attracted to the engagement shoot of Alecia and AL photographed by Milda Vasile. It looks like a classic French movie, especially in the black and white images.
It makes me want to twirl around the city in the prettiest dress. And lie on the pavement holding shiny red balloons. It makes me want to buy a very sophisticated beige belted mac. And do some spontaneous kissing with my boy and not care who’s watching….
How much do you want the dress on a scale of 1 to 10?
It’s an 11.
Milda Vasile: I studied absolutely different subject until 2004 as I wasn’t sure which direction I would like to pursue long term, but then I touched my first decent camera!… View the full post.