This morning's inspiration shoot is so achingly stylish we don't even know where to begin...
Combining some of our favourite styles, (boho gypsy, seventies vintage, Parisian chic), some of our most-prized decor looks (romantic blooms, feather adornments, and mix and match glassware) and some of the finest wedding vendors Paris has to offer, this shoot is all kinds of gorgeous.
We just adore finding wedding inspiration with an 'unweddingy' feel, and this shoot belongs as much among fashion pages as on a wedding blog.
While it features white gowns from some of the most exciting French bridal designers, it also brings in elements of the Southwest US, with succulent stationery, kilim weaving, and boho accessories.
A stunning floristry blend by Pétrichor of romantic roses and ranunculus, bare pine sprigs and cacti, and lush orchids and berries, creates the final touch to this eclectic inspiration shoot.
Just scroll down to see all the beautiful details, but first read a little more about how the inspired Amanda Michel put it all together...
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I am a French wedding blogger who's been craving for a folk themed wedding shoot, something raw and soft at the same time, with an effortlessly beautiful bride wearing ethnic boots, playing guitar and dressed with designer dresses!
I was hoping to gather outstanding professionals, and I did: Camille Marciano who has a unique vision of colors (she is also an outstanding wedding photographer for Junophoto in Canada), Élodie from Pétrichor (the new sensation in terms of floral arts here in France).
The accessories and elements of decor were also very important, as they would bring the "folk soul" to the whole scene.
I chose these premium vendors more for their savoir-faire than for their presence in the wedding business: Nabefabric "Arizona" stationary, a lovely kilim rug from La Maison du Kilim (a very good address for rugs in Le Marais), Poupée Rousse boho jewelry, the coolest red hat ever from Mademoiselle Chapeaux and the wonderful Georgy's kilim boots, that are so trendy right now in Paris!
For the decor, we were able to shoot in a brand new coffee shop near the Bastille area in Paris: Folks and Sparrows. It has the perfect boho but non-girly vibe, a Kinfolk ambient feel.
The place just speaks for itself, and we fell in love with its 1930s floor, its bare walls, vintage pieces of furniture but also with Amelie and Franck, the couple people running it! It's the kind of place you don't really expect to see in Paris.
For the table decor, we used vintage plates and glasses but also transparent containers for the amazing Pétrichor flowers. Our florist also chose to use a lot of green plants, which give a distinctive look to the pictures.
Last but not least, I wanted Soizic Belotti, the model featured in our shoot, to wear at least one full vintage look: a vintage dress, an authentic poncho from Mexico bought in the late seventies and wooden bracelets.
We wanted to show that one can get married anywhere, with a few beers and a bit of imagination.
"A few beers and a bit of imagination," I think Amanda is selling her styling short, what an impossibly stylish shoot, so totally gorgeous! Which look is your favourite?
I love the idea of a cool cafe wedding, and I reckon brides in boots and ponchos might just be making it big in 2015, don't you think?
For more folksy inspiration for your big day, check out past posts for boho weddings.