“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.
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