Bright French Styled Wedding Inspiration


The inspiration for this shoot all started when Nessa of La mariée aux pieds nus was asked to create a custom suit for Faubourg Saint Sulpice. The suit has a mix of a gingham pattern, Liberty, bright red, and french blue. It turned out so stunning, that Nessa immediately thought this combo would be perfect to turn into a styled shoot “à la française”! From Nessa:

I thought it would be fun to create all the decor process starting from the groom, and show that you don’t have to fear mixing patterns with strong identity. In fact, it adds such a personal touch. Perfect for your wedding day if the pink/nude/pastels combo is not your thing – why not go with great bright colors! I added some dry goods as a reminder of my first job (I used to sell wool and buttons, and teach people how to knit) and some old little metal boxes and bottles I’ve found at the Paris flea market. I just live a few streets away from the flea market, so I love to go for a walk there on Sunday morning. Like the vintage dishes, or the cheese and wine placed on the table, I wanted to recreated what I imagine a meal would look like in an old french family house… It’s how I see a perfect wedding, a day with family and friends, chatting til the night with a glass of Bordeaux and a sweet strawberry pie…

wedding invitation



blue suit

Our model Sienna wore two dresses designed by Rime Arodaky. The lovely sleeves, the lace details in the back – everything in her dresses are so feminine and fresh. The blue groom suit mixed blue and red gingham pattern and a blue and red Liberty with pops of yellow for the inner parts. We also used this combination for the paper goods created by Nadege, from Nabe Fabric and the guest favors.


red house

flower crown


bride and groom

red and blue centerpieces

vintage plates

Marion, from Madame Artisan fleuriste created all the florals. We imagined something simple and bright. It all worked great in this beautiful venue in Normandy. Le manoir des Prévanches is just about an hour away from Paris, and it is such a lovely place to get married. The October fog in the morning gave way to the sunniest day of the week, and everything fell perfectly in place.

red centerpieces

blue plate

table setting


flower crown

blue suit




bow cake

blue suit

french couple

Thanks so much to all these creative artists from France for sharing their talents with us today!

venue name: Le manoir des Prévanches // hair stylist: Pauline Bord // paper goods: Nabe Fabric // cake: Sugarplum // models: Sienna and Romain // photography: Xavier Navarro and Marion Heurteboust Photgraphy // event design: La mariée aux pieds nus from MiY Made in You // dresses: Rime Arodaky // suit: Faubourg Saint Sulpice // trench: Mood by me // ballerinas: Mood by me // floral: Madame Artisan fleuriste // pies: Sugarplum // guest favors: Temporary tattoos from Bernard forever and jam from Confitures Songes du verger // make up: Pauline Bord