‘Belle Epoque’ Romantic Vintage Wedding Inspiration in Paris
The beauty, history, and romance of the City of Lights is the perfect inspiration for a wedding. And with a history as golden and promising as the famous Belle Époque era, it’s no wonder this team honed in on its romantic charms and artistic flair to create this breathtaking scene. Filled with lush, almost tropical florals and exquisite design details, it perfectly captures the elegance of the era, with a gentle balance between old-world romance and modernity……
Anne from Fete in France shared these words about the design, details and inspiration behind the shoot…. “With Paris as its muse, this styled shoot focuses on a very important time in the city’s history, known as “Belle Époque.” It was before WWI when Paris saw the arts flourish, producing many of the city’s architectural wonders like the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais and the Paris Metro.
The sun sets on the Peninsula Hotel Paris, where the party begins and an art nouveau invitation suite sets the tone for the event. The bride’s bouquet features bright colors and unique blooms, such as lotus pods and small yellow filler flowers alongside pink roses. Inspired by the classic design of the Perrier-Jouët champagne bottle, the wedding cake features its signature flowers cascading down three tiers.
The bride’s gown features romantic sleeves, beaded embellishments, sweeping fabric, and an off-white color that is the perfect fusion of period fashion and modern style. She balances the design with a pair of studded Valentino heels. Her look is complete with a chic chignon hairstyle, floral hairpiece, and smoky eye.
Chivari chairs are paired with a sage-green covered table. The tablescape features tall centerpieces inspired by the mix of colors and textures often seen in Belle Époque décor. Delicate china, pearl flatware and dainty vintage crystal stemware outfit each guest’s place setting.Tall pink taper candles in silver candleholders and bowls of fruit complete the table’s accents.
In this shoot, the bride spends the sunset hours at the iconic Pont Neuf in an ethereal gown and veil by Sibo Designs.”
Oh this makes me yearn to see Paris again! Don’t you just love it?? A huge thankyou to the whole creative team (listed below) behind this beautiful editorial, but especially to Bon Photage who captured it all so perfectly. If you would like to see more of their work do take a moment to pop and visit their website at www.bonphotage.com. And of course be sure to find and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for daily doses of gorgeousness!
Now if this has you dreaming of an Art Nouveau inspired wedding of your own, you might want to take a look at this inspiration shoot in the prettiest palette of pastels, or this modern take on Art Nouveau at the Old Michigan Theatre in Detroit. And if its the fashion of the era that you love you should definitely see this stunning bridal editorial, and the current collection of wedding dresses from SAJA is one not to be missed.
Or if its the the idea of escaping to Paris that has you swooning, you should take a look at these romantic Paris elopements from Lara Lam, both capturing the beauty of the city, one with a pretty blush palette in glorious sunshine, and the other in gorgeous shades of slate grey that mirror the roof tops), proving that Paris truly is always a good idea – even when it rains!
Photography – Bon Photage // Reception Venue – Peninsula Paris // Event Planning – Fete in France // Floral Design – Lily Paloma // Wedding Dress – Marchesa // Veil & Wedding Dress – Sibo Designs // Bridal Shoes – Valentino // Stationery – Atelier Preszburger // Wedding Cake – Synie // Vintage Rentals – Vaisselle Vintage // Rentals – Maison Options // Hair & Makeup – Sanni Sorma // Model – Victorienne Magnen // Submitted via Matchology