Valentine’s Love Inspired by Paul + Julia Child

julia and paul child love story

I love the love story of Paul + Julia Child, so when this adorable submission popped in my inbox, I was totally smitten. This group of talented vendors wanted to do a Valentine’s feature with a different twist and were inspired by the love story of Paul + Julia, especially this quote from Paul: “You are the butter to my bread, the breath of my life – I love you my darling girl.” If you aren’t familiar with their story, the had a lovely, magical + beautiful relationship. They saw marriage as being part of a team – no I, but we. Every morning they liked to snuggle in bed together for a half hour after the alarm went off – just love that! “We are never not together,” Paul said once, contentedly.” Kind of how my hubby and I are trying to live our life as a married couple. :)

The team created a storyline based on the concept of Paul and Julia’s love story, with a vintage and classic theme. They played on the “You’re the butter to my bread” element by baking petite loaves, topping them with fresh herbs and butter hearts, and wrapping them in bakers twine. James presented them to Emily, along with conversation cookies that conveyed the same message. They kept a French theme present with the black and pink bouquet.

The forest picnic, mailbox full of handmade Valentines, and vintage attire was meant to convey a rustic, classic approach to the Valentine’s Day theme. The photographs tell the story of a young man approaching his love in the forest, presenting her with handmade Valentines and flowers, and walking her to a prepared winter picnic. Emily and James, who are married, were the perfect couple for this shoot as they had no problem staring lovingly into each others eyes!

delivering valentines

groom carrying valentines

vintage valentine's cards

couple at a valentine's picnic

butter to my bread

valentine doily

julia and paul child love

butter to my bread cookies

couple in love

bread and ranunculus flowers

bread with butter in the shape of a heart

french bouqet

heart shaped butter

Thanks so much to these talented vendors for sharing their work with us today!

Event Planner: LaLune Events
Floral Pieces: Emici Bridal
Makeup: Artistic Expression Makeup
Photography: Easy Dreamer Photography

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  1. Totally speechless! Love, love, loveee it!!

  2. Wow, these are beautiful!!!! Whoever is married to the photographer who snapped these is one luck guy. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  3. OMG. I absolutely love this!!!!!

  4. Doris Owens Jenkins on:

    Wow! This looks like out of a magazine! Timeless! So well done, love the dreamy feeling! Perfect for valentine’s day.

  5. This shoot is just beautiful! I love the little tidbits you shared as well. Love how “Julia” was styled & it has a lovely palette with that pop of red!

  6. Too Cute! I just started reading “My Life In France,” making this shoot seem even more special. Julia and Paul are adorable!

  7. I am so excited and honored to have been a part of this photo shoot, and it just keeps getting better. I read green wedding shoes every day, eek!

    Thanks so much!

  8. The concept for this shoot is so adorable! Really love the way it turned out.

  9. Very beautiful shoot, lot of romanticism and love !

  10. love this romantic and fun photo shoot.

  11. what a unique shoot…love it

  12. Aww, happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  13. Thanks for sharing our shoot! We had such a blast with it, and are so proud of how it turned out…great people, great vendors, fun time!

  14. This is so exciting! We all LOVE Green Wedding Shoes!! xo

  15. Perfect! your shoot made me smile. Great job!

  16. so incredibly creative! love it!

  17. Loved seeing this shoot on your website! We had such a wonderful time creating it and baking the little loaves of bread and truffles! Thanks, again!


  18. i love that quote! and all that baker’s twine.. mmmm!

  19. AWWWE!!! This is the most adorable thing evar. Great story and great visual representation.

    Love the hearts-in-hands shots with “You’re my…” on them.

  20. Love love LOVE this shoot! Megan of Easy Dreamer Photography is such an incredible photographer! Everything she touches turns into absolute magic :)

  21. I like the love story of Paul and Julia :)
    very sweet!

  22. Oh, I really like this! Paul and Julia were so in LOVE. le’ sigh…

    xo Kirby


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