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We love EVERYTHING Sylvie Gil Photography, so it’s no surprise that her recent workshop has us swooning. Planned and designed by Firefly Events, the styling includes silk accents in dreamy pastels, hand-touched elegance in the paper details by  Yonder Design with calligraphy by Plume Calligraphy, soft and stunning florals by Floresie and super romantic gowns from the likes of Vera Wang  and Claire Pettibone. Oh—not to mention—it’s all set against a stunning French countryside backdrop at Chateau de Varennes. Make sure to read below for the team’s inspirational back story of secret black tie masquerade ball. So fun! And it’s all here for us to enjoy in Sylvie Gil Photography‘s signature fine-art style.

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from Firefly Events: Our bride and groom met at a secret black tie masquerade ball in Burgundy. They saw each other from across the room and were instantly drawn to one another. They spent the rest of the evening together and decided then and there to elope. They snuck away to a nearby abandoned chateau and tied the knot, just the two of them. The next day they sent word to a few of their closest friends to join them in an intimate celebration.

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography / Sylvie Gil Workshops // Planning & Design: Firefly Events // Production Designers: Wanderlust // Floral Design: Floresie // Paper Goods: Yonder Design // Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy // Venue: Chateau de Varennes // Business Class: Shanna Skidmore // Hair & Makeup: Marina G // Media Sponsor: Style Me Pretty // Cakes: Apoline Cake Design & Nine Cakes // Gown #1 in the stairs: Costarellos / Loho Bride // Gown #2 at ceremony & hallway: Vera Wang  // Gown #2 at sunset w/ lace back: Claire Pettibone // Groom Outfits: The Black Tux // Jewelry: Bekah-Anne // Lingerie: Odile de Changy-Paris // Lingerie robe: Claire Pettibone // Macaroons-sweets: Cakes in the City // Masks: Curious Fair // Hair pieces, Table runners & Ribbons: Orchidée de soie // Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box // Rings: Susie Saltzman // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes  // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // Tabletop Rentals: Vaiselle Vintage // Tabletop Ceramics: Hortense Montarnal // Furniture Rentals: Options // Film: Kodak // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab


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Romantic florals in an unexpected ocher and bubblegum pink combo take center stage in this inspiration shoot set at the industrial Cotton Factory in Ontario. With creative direction by Lindsay Plank Events, the aesthetic is inspired by sculptural and delicate ikebana Japanese-inspired florals by La Petite Fleur, handmade artisan goods, a fresh take on raw crystals, chiffon with pops of pink and traditional garden roses creating a wedding story that’s functional, and sophisticated. Stand out details include the gold and marble cake with delicate sugar flowers by Pearls & Spice, orchids in the bouquet and a sculptural centerpiece. The team enlisted the skills of Jennifer Xu to style and photograph the stunning editorial and the images are all here for your perusal.

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Photography & Styling: Jennifer Xu // Planning & Creative Direction: Lindsay Plank Events // Floral Design: La Petite Fleur // Calligraphy & Stationery Suite: Flourish & Quill Paper Co. // Venue: Cotton Factory // Dress 1: Carol Hannah // Dress 2: Elizabeth Dye // Dresses: Sash & Bustle // Hair & Makeup: Paje Honor // Bridal Accessories: The Loved One // Cake & Sweet Treats: Pearls & Spice // Tabletop Decor: The Perfect Table// Wedding Rings: Carey Pearson Designs // Furniture Rentals & Styling: Tufts & Toile // Raw Crystals: Atlas Trove // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridal Robe: Sarah of By CATALFO // Model: Melody from Plutino // Venue Consultant: Venue Counsellor, Laura Beck


Picture this: a beautiful windy couple embracing each other on the cliffs of the Marin Headlands overlooking a misty blue sea. That was the vision of Carlos Hernandez who enlisted stylist Natalie Papovato set the tone for his workshop scene with soft, beautiful and surreal details. The breezy Leanne Marshall gown moves gracefully in the strong winds while a romantic tablescape is filled with pastel wildflowers by Lauras Floras. The images are as breathtaking as the scenery itself and you can see all the details in the dreamy photos below.

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CARLOS HERNANDEZ WORKSHOP from Outlive Creative on Vimeo.

Workshop Host: Carlos Hernandez // Production & Styling: Natalie Papova // Florist: Lauras Floras // Calligrapher: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy // Hair and Makeup: Angela Nunnink // Dress: Leanne Marshall // Tuxedo: Tuxedo Wearhouse // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Rentals: Bright // Linen: La Tavola Linen // Video: Outlive Creative


Whitewashed brick walls, high spanning trusses and industrial touches set the scene at HNYPT for this moody, blue-hued editorial shoot. The team at Harmony Creative Studio pulled together a variety of styles to give the overal look a modern appeal. A classic, romantic Alexandra Grecco lace dress and vintage rental pieces from Circa Vintage Rentals add old-world appeal while sumptuous velvet linen from La Tavola and tons of candles add a luxe, romantic vibe. Contemporary pottery, fresh watercolor paper goods from Twinkle + Toast and modern florals from Best Day Ever Floral Design finish the look. We love how pretty the design is against the warehouse space and all the inspiration is captured in these dreamy images Michael Radford Photography.

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Event Design, Coordination & Styling: Harmony Creative Studio // Photography: Michael Radford Photography // Flowers: Best Day Ever Floral Design // Paper Goods Calligraphy: Twinkle + Toast // Venue: HNYPT // Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco // Cake + Desserts: Superfine Bakery // Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals // Table Linen: La Tavola // Silk Ribbons + Runners: Tono + Co // Hair: Marlo Lynn // Make-up: Bee Pretty Makeup // Model: Briney Lindemuth // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box


The whitewashed, rustic setting of Sterling Stables lends itself as a neutral backdrop to this lovely inspiration shoot. Invitations by Andi Mejia set the tone with an edited pastel palette, raw edging, and gorgeous gold leaf accents. We’re loving the subtle pop if light pink in the tapers on the textured tablescape complete with unruly, oversized florals by Buds Etc. A sweet mix of modern and organic comes together in the naked cake by House of Pastel and a vintage pickup truck is the perfect getaway for barn celebration. Harmony Lynn Photography was on hand to capture all the inspiration in these images.

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Photographer:  Harmony Lynn Photography // Invitation Designer: Andi Mejia //  Floral Designer: Buds Etc // Event Venue: Sterling Stables // Bakery: House of Pastel // Makeup Artist: Dash + Opal Beauty // Design and Decor: Mimosas and Moonshine // Dress Store: Olivia Bowen Bridal // Personal Stylist: sassy a la mode