Oh, there's nothing like Paris in the summer. The first time I experienced it was pretty special, but it wasn't until I returned a few years later with my husband that I fell in reckless love with the city of lights—in no small part to the fact that this was the trip during which I met rosé for the first time. The first time I drew that provencal elixir to my lips...heavenly.
For me (and many others), much of Paris' appeal lies in its flavorful food and drink offerings. Pain au chocolat, baguette, cheese, wine, macaroons, and more pastries. These are the things I taste in my dreams.
When Nicole Jansma invited me to take part in an intimate wedding shoot, inspired by a luxe Parisian feast, I was an enthusiastic and speedy yes! Writing out the menu and place cards had me salivating and jonesing to book another trip back to the land of oh-la-las.
Every detail of this occasion was thoughtfully chosen—one of the great benefits of a smaller affair. You don't necessarily have to sacrifice style when your budget can accommodate the hand-crafted luxe details that often drive a price tag way up at larger events.
The pale colors set a perfect backdrop for the rich flavors of strong cheeses and perfectly crisp créme brûlée. What are you waiting for? Dive in to the gallery of images below!
This shoot was such a dream, with many thanks to the following talented contributors:
Photography & Concept: Nicole Jansma - www.nicolejansmaphotography.com || Planning & Design: Haviland Events - || Floral Design: Jackson Floral Design - www.jacksonfloraldesign.com
|| Hair & Makeup: Milian Bonillo Beauty using MAC Cosmetics & Kenra Haircare - milianbonillobeauty.com || Venue & Desserts: Bistro Campagne - www.bistrocampagne.com || Calligrapher & Letterpress Printer: Four Hats Press - www.fourhatspress.com || Lollipops: Flour & Fig - www.flourandfig.com || Linens: BBJ Linen - www.bbjlinen.com || Rentals: Vintage Place Settings - www.vintageplacesettings.com || Vow Books: Within And Without Co - www.etsy.com/shop/WithinAndWithoutCo?ref=search_shop_redirect || Dress: Nha Khanh from Rent the Runway - www.nhakhanh.com www.renttherunway.com || Shoes: Bandolino - www.bandolino.com || Earrings: Kate Spade - www.katespade.com