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As a final foray into Winter wedding styling, we're sharing this snow filled shoot from the Pyrénées with you lovely lot. There are fabulous hanging floral details, the sweetest animal illustrations for the stationery and cosy Winter fashion - lots of faux fur and tweed. It's actually got me hankering for some snow, after such a miserable Winter of drizzle in the UK!!!

The Idea

Karolina The Photographer: It all began with a drink on a terrace, in the summertime, in our lovely “pink city”, Toulouse...Joli Coup de Pouce and I, Karolina B. were dreaming of producing a Winter-inspired photo shoot with a lot of snow. Project on...project done!

The Shoot

On the 15th February, our “gang” flooded into the Nordic-styled village ANGAKA on the Plateau de Beille in Ariège Pyrénées, France. Laura felt like working on this winter shooting with a different approach, a wink to the Nordic countries full of contrasts. She pictured it wild and uncluttered, designed and raw. A combination of softness and of strong genuine character to convey a designed and romantic look to the wedding...a true subtle watercolour-tinged tableau.

The Location

Picking the place wasn't complicated - we knew it would take place in the Pyrenees, we just had to find the right spot. So, we decided to hit the road and drive randomly in search of the perfect place! Well, we found it aimlessly and it was magnificent. The nordic village ANGAKA on the Plateau de Beille in Ariège Pyrenees.

The Couple

We decided to take a real couple as models in order to get true emotions from the pictures. We were not disappointed! Cécile and Loic played their parts wonderfully, as if it was their own wedding. They brought us many, many emotions: laughter to tears (and I have to tell you that I also cried with them...)

The Theme

Ambiance: nordic - raw - uncluttered Colours: light blue - copper pink - golden touches Materials: wood - concrete - copper Everything began with these key words from which the team began to work on. The decoration was set by Laura in association with the incredible flower decorator Poppy Figue Flower, who also prepared beautiful flower-arrangements. The main idea was to highlight the concept of "nature in winter" by bringing to it a romantic touch which would match the flower patterns of Matthieu Cabot's illustrations. This really gifted drawer drew amazing cards, menus and invitations with watercolour paintings. We can also find these touches on the yummy wedding cake by The Cake.

The Decor

To emphasize the raw side of the setting, we have objects such as the skull and the antlers, the horn, the wooden candlestick or the slices of trunk. We used a old wooden door as a table with snow legs (carefully carved by the Gentlemen!!!) The floral and graphic hanging baskets brought out a design touch. On the table, we laid, blue bowls and plates, cone pines and little copper lanterns. The bride's bouquet - white, pink and mauve with its twigs and its small copper chain curled around. The groom's outfit was in the brown tones with a wooden bow-tie, carved by Philippe Lachaise - Cabinetmaker and olive tree wood cufflinks. Cecile's subtle head-band with natural leaves and a small copper bead had been made-to-measure by Mily Cut's who was also in charge of the hairstyle. She made a wonderful job by highlighting Cécile's curls. Everything perfectly matched with the beautiful make-up by Joséphine who managed (as usual :)) to bring out the beauty of our bride with her spangled-blue coppered look, rosy cheeks.

Written by Fern Godfrey

Illustrations: Matthieu Cabot | Wooden Bow Tie: Philippe Lachaise | Florist: Poppy Figue Flower | Dress: Bérangère A. | Hair: Mily Cut's | Beard Trimming: Aborigin | Cake: The Cake | Planning & Styling: Joli Coup de Pouce | Make Up: Josephine Hoy
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