Belle Époque Wedding Inspiration.
With Paris as its muse, this styled shoot focuses on a very important time in the city’s history, known as “Belle Époque.” It was before WWI when Paris saw the arts flourish, producing many of the city’s architectural wonders like the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais and the Paris Metro. It’s this era of optimism and influence serves as the inspiration behind this shoot in ole Paris.
The sun sets on the Peninsula Hotel Paris, where the party begins. A art nouveau invitation suite sets the tone for the event.
The bride’s gown features romantic sleeves, beaded embellishments, sweeping fabric, and an off-white color that is the perfect fusion of period fashion and modern style. She balances the design with a pair of studded Valentino heels.
Her bouquet features bright colors and unique blooms, such as lotus pods and small yellow filler flowers alongside pink roses.
Her look is complete with a chic chignon hairstyle, floral hairpiece, and smoky eye.
The interior courtyard of the hotel features giant ferns and the team adds a vintage record player to enhance the theme of the shoot.
The Peninsula Hotel Paris embodies the aesthetic of the Belle Époque time period with its intricate mosaic flooring, grand windows, and beautiful rotunda – the perfect place to host the reception.
Chivari chairs are paired with a sage-green covered table. The tablescape features tall centerpieces inspired by the mix of colors and textures often seen in Belle Époque décor.
Delicate china, pearl flatware and dainty vintage crystal stemware outfit each guest’s place setting.
Tall pink taper candles in silver candleholders and bowls of fruit complete the table’s accents.
Inspired by the classic design of the Perrier-Jouët champagne bottle, the wedding cake features its signature flowers cascading down three tiers. The creation is displayed in a tall wicker arm chair made popular during that time.
With the Eiffel Tower looking in the distance, the bride steps outside in a new look. She dons an ethereal gown with thin straps and a lace-hemmed veil.
She makes her way to the Pont Neuf and overlooks the river below, gazing at Paris majestic masterpieces that dot the city.
She removes her veil and wears only the small floral hair accent. She’s an image of both modern and classic styles.
The beauty, history, and romance of the City of Lights is the perfect inspiration for a wedding. And with a history as golden and promising as the famous Belle Époque era, it’s no wonder this team honed in on its romantic charms and artistic flair to create this breathtaking scene. Ah, Paris – your evolving elegance and charm remains iconic.
Photographer: bonphotage//Calligrapher: Atelier Preszburger//Event Planner: Fête in France//Floral Designer: Lily Paloma //Wedding Dress: Marchesa//Makeup Artist: Sanni Sorma//Veils and Headpieces: SIBO Designs//Wedding Cake: Synie’s//Event Venue: The Peninsula Hotel Paris //Shoes: Valentino//Model: Victorienne Mgn // Belle Époque Wedding Inspiration
Belle Époque Wedding Inspiration