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“France, Mon Amour” was created with the idea of bringing the French savoir-faire to North America. The all French team included Eloïse, owner of MC2 Mon Amour Canada and  photographer Lisa Renault with videographer Laurent Rostaing who set out to share the ” elegant, sophisticated, audacious and creative” of France in this ode to their Country set at Paletta Lakefront Mansion. The color palette matches the French standards: soft pink, orange and blue with some white and gold and we’re smitten with the wine-hued tux and those tiny pops of vibrant pink in the florals by Flora and Farfalla. See all the details in these stunning images and read on for behind-the-scenes info from the dream team!

From Eloïse, owner of MC2 Mon Amour Canada: It took me some time to find the perfect spot for this inspirational shoot. I wanted to find this raw diamond, a venue in Ontario that wasn’t too popular yet but where you could make the French magic happen. The Paletta Mansion was the perfect fit: the mansion is filled with light and has those old touches that remind you of Paris. The park will take your breath away with beautiful greenery and timeless lake shores. The potential was infinite!

During the planning and design, I kept in mind the reason why the world is always looking at France. France is elegant, sophisticated, audacious and creative. It has a strong identity, and this is why we are proud to make it rise and shine all around the world. I decided for this editorial to ingeniously mix some classic styles up: Versailles and Mediterranean. Elegant, sophisticated, delicate and pure are the keywords that I kept looking towards while working on the shoot. The color palette matches the French standards: soft pink, orange and blue with some white and gold.

I truly wanted to gather a team of vendors that have love for France in common. From the hair and makeup to the dress, we wanted to follow the “less is more” concept that is so dear to French fashion. Simple yet elegant! Kessia from Flora and Farfalla created romantic arrangements using mostly garden roses and ranunculus. The indoor ceremony’s flowers were designed to be reincorporated to the dinner which is an important point money/ethically-wise. The arch got moved to the foot of the head table and the decorated chairs for the ceremony’s aisle used for the head table as well. The table brings a vintage touch with the French china but shows a timeless refined style.

 

MC2 Styling Shoot – Paletta Lakefront Mansion from Laurent Rostaing on Vimeo.

 

Creative director, planner and producer: MC2 Mon Amour Canada // Photography: Lisa Renault // Videography: Laurent Rostaing // Floral design: Flora and Farfalla // Stationery: Dolce Artist // Venue: Paletta Lakefront Mansion // Wedding dress: Lisa Van Hattem // Groom’s attire: Baynes & Baker // Makeup and hair artist: Sarah Lam Beauty // Wedding cake: Fruitilicious Cakes // Tableware: Roselle & Co // Furnitures: Gatsby Event Rentals // Models: Rachelle Lynn and Filip Bajlon

 

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This delightfully cheerful editorial directed by Jovial Floral Co. features an outdoor-loving couple tying the knot at the scenic Stonehurst— “a venue tucked into the rolling hills of Los Angeles.” The florals, greenery and vines are delicate and impactful and we’re LOVING the textural, hard-and-soft mix in the tablescape featuring rentals for Greystone Table. Romantic stationery is by Salt and Paper Co. florals by Jovial Floral Co. with a cake by Creme and Dough and it’s all captured in these stunning images by Etcetera Photo. Get all the details below from the team behind this beautiful shoot!

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As we were envisioning ideas of this whimsical, ethereal, shoot, we drew inspiration from the woods for the modern-day bride and groom. We wanted to bring a romantic love story to life in the woods and hoped to capture the genuine love and emotion between the two newlyweds, as they basked in all of what the surrounding elements of nature had to offer. We thought that Stonehursta venue tucked away in the rolling hills of Los Angeles, would be the perfect place for our outdoor-loving couple to get married. Built in the 1930’s, Stonehurst is a hidden gem that exudes history and charm. What once used to be a Green House, where the previous owner grew his plants, has been transformed into a space where the most beautiful and modern dinner reception can be held.

Being inspired by the surrounding elements of nature, Jovial Floral Co. arranged luscious blooms in clean whites with greenery and a subtle tan. Loose flowing florals that cascaded down the wooden beams, gave texture and added to the natural ambiance. The dinner table was adorned by ivory white dinner plates with a raw, exposed rim, placed between olive green linen napkins, and refined, polished glassware all atop an ivory white linen tablecloth paired with relaxed wood chairs. Creme & Dough crafted a cake that was modern, yet whimsical and was accompanied by dried floral hops to add just the right organic touch. It was all tied together with a stunning invitation suite by Salt Paper Co., which reflected all of the elements we wanted for our natural and romantic design.

The bride’s Alon Livné dress featured tulle with delicate lace floral appliques and swayed with her every movement, which looked absolutely ethereal when it caught glimpses of the sunlight. Our bride’s heels by Bella Belle x Claire Pettibone had unique, iridescent blooming vines and lace butterflies, as she walked gracefully with her groom. Our bride wore natural makeup and with twisted, side-swept soft waves by Beauty Be Spoken. Our dapper groom wore a velvet black tux from Friar Tux with a dark green velvet bow tie, which perfectly suited the cooler weather.

As the sun slowly went down, we hiked up the lush rolling hills to catch the last bit of the magical golden California light, for a romantic sunset session. We ended the day with two young newlyweds, fully immersed in love, ready to start their forever.

 

 

Photography: Etcetera Photo // Creative Direction, Styling, Florals: Jovial Floral Co. // Stationery: Salt and Paper Co. // Venue: Stonehurst // HMU: Beauty Be Spoken // Cake: Creme and Dough // Bridal Gown and Veil: La Soie Bridal // Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Bridal Earrings: Jovial Floral Co. // Groom’s Outfit: Friar Tux // Tabletop Rentals: Greystone Table // Furniture Rentals: Lapinata Party // Models: Kellie Cage and Mackey Smith // Arch Rental: Floral Prop Rental // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

If your hand recently got an upgrade in the form of a ring on your finger, you’ve probably started sharing the big news with friends and family. That news, we believe, is best announced in the form of unique save the dates and Paperlust is here to help you deliver that message!

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Paperlust is an Australian based stationer that serves couples worldwide in providing an endless assortment (we’re talking over 650 designs!) of wedding stationery from wedding invitations to RSVP cards, and of course one of the most important of them all—save the dates. One of the many things we love is their eye catching designs that are crafted by over 300 independent designers and are fully customizable!

Your save the date is often the first peek that your guests will get into your colors and style of your wedding, so you want to ensure you choose something that not only represents the overall feel of your big day, but also you as a couple! Because they offer paper goods for every step of the planning process, your save the dates will seamlessly match the rest of your invitation suite. Haven’t come to a decision on the style of your wedding? Don’t stress! This is the perfect time to play around with some styles and colors or browse their designs to see what stands out!

Gone are the days of only a few different save the date styles to choose from. Paperlust has also just released their line of die cut paper shapes including arch, half-arch, and angles! Choosing one of these fun styles is guaranteed to make your card unique as well as catch the eye of anyone receiving it.

When it comes to customizing your cards, Paperlust’s options for customizations go beyond just picking your colors and fonts. Choosing from their wide variety of paper types and print types such as foiling and letterpress will have you—and your guests—wowed! For the couple that wants something a bit unique and out of the box, consider a magnet, calendar, or even choosing a photo card.

We know it can sometimes feel difficult to imagine how certain papers and print types will look together. Lucky for you, Paperlust offers a sample pack of invitations (for the price of a latte may we add!) that allows you to see and feel their most popular paper and print types and help you feel confident in picking the perfect save the date cards to match the rest of your stationery suite. 

If creating a wedding website is on your planning to-do list, Paperlust has partnered with Joy to offer over 40 matching websites with their invitation design sets!

With free, worldwide shipping on orders over $300 USD and hundreds of five star reviews from brides all over the world, Paperlust is ready to bring your stationery visions to life.

Ready to say yes to your save the date cards? Head over to their website to begin designing and don’t forget to check out their Instagram page for more beautiful stationery inspiration!

A private island—owned by family since 1898—set the stage for a beautiful wedding editorial. Photography and planning by Kayla Dutcher and Lindsey Taylor with vibrant florals by Aysel Cristian Floral Atelier. And you know we love a good floral-adorned boat send-off! See all the details in the lovely images below.

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Photography & Planning: Kayla Dutcher / Lindsey Taylor // Florist: Aysel Cristian Floral Atelier // Stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations // Venue: Private Island Estate on Fox Lake, IL // Hair & Makeup: Dani of Hannah Elisabeth Beauty // Dress Boutique: Dame Couture // Shoes: Bella Belle // Bowtie + Suspenders: Hopper and Luxe // Bakery: Oh La La Boulangerie // Models: Whitney + Patrick Nalepka // Rentals: Chicago Vintage Weddings // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Jake and Cindy’s wedding planned and designed by Milk Events is soft and romantic and totally dreamy. Set at Greystone Mansion with florals by City Flowers LA and two gorgeous gowns, the day is something to dream about and it’s all here in these stunning images by  Kristina Adams Photography

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From the bride: Our story began in beautiful sunny California when our paths crossed on that fateful day when Jake was on holiday. The moment we met, we knew there was something special. With Jake in the Big Apple and myself in the Golden State, the idea of a coast to coast relationship was a challenge we faced head on because we knew it will be worth it. The real possibility of happily ever after with Jake came along when my dream of becoming a NYU grad student because a reality and off I went to NYC! Five years later, we got to celebrate our forever love in the state we fell in love with the people we love most.

For our wedding, we wanted to celebrate our coast-to-coast love. What better way to celebrate than making a full circle by coming back to California with New York City style. Our “California meets New York” theme naturally came to light by combining elements from our beloved home states to create a feel for our guests that provided a “relaxed but timeless” vibe. We brought in classic New York elements of traditional elegance, chic, sophistication into a very laid back, outdoor, sunny, charming Californian venue all with hints of modern elements.

Photography: Kristina Adams Photography // Planning and Design: Milk Events // Floral Design: City Flowers LA // Stationery: Milk Events // Venue: Greystone Mansion // Videography: Emma Lynn Cinema // Ceremony Gown: Vera Wang // Reception Gown: Kitty Chen // Hair and makeup: Sherilyn Beauty // Rentals: MTB Event Rentals // Catering: Silver Services // Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box