Paris was a universe whole and entire unto herself, hollowed and fashioned by history…it seemed that if all the world outside her were to sink into darkness, what was fine, what was beautiful, what was essential might there still come to its finest flower… – Anne Rice
With that beautiful quote in mind, the team behind today’s romantic editorial set out to capture the effortless charm, impeccable style + quixotic feel of the city of lights. The planning + design team at Allure with Decor didn’t hold back when it came to (artfully) piling on the romance. They say, We styled this modern Parisian shoot with a few hints of bohemian flair, and kept it light and airy with colors like cream, blush, and gold. We wanted to capture the feel of an anticipatory bride awaiting her groom on the streets of one of the most romantic cities in the world…
Girls, you’re going to flip for the insane gowns from this one, by Elizabeth Dye. And with the dreamy snaps by Olivia Leigh Photography + g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s florals by Penny and Lulu, it all comes together to form one very inspiring (and pinnable) package!
This dress + bouquet combo make us wanna do a happy dance. The prettiest!
We added lots of tulle to keep the airy feel, and to create the feeling of being weightless and fanciful. The tulle epaulets on the dress added a bit of fairy-tale romance, and balanced out the darker elements like the black and gold centerpieces.
Pretty rings + pink macarons are meant to be together forever!
Need more pretty? Check out the film below by Rebecca Masters!
Thanks so much to the talented team below for sharing this dreamy shoot with us today! Are any couples out there tying the knot in Paris, or incorporating a Parisian feel to the day? Do tell in the comments section below! Or maybe you are now dreaming of a Parisian honeymoon? Well, you’ll want to check back in a bit since we are sharing Jen + Jason’s recent trip to Paris :)
photography: Olivia Leigh Photography // venue name: Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland, Oregon // event design: Allure with Decor // planning: Allure with Decor // florals: Penny and Lulu // hair stylist: Janice Moon // makeup artist: Janice Moon // videography: Rebecca Masters // calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy // cake: Mrs. Card's Cakes // furniture rentals: Studio Decor // macarons: Mon Chou Sweets // invitations: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy // bridal accessories: Lacielle Roselle // gowns: Elizabeth Dye // bath products: Pre De Provence