Belle Epoque Elegant Parisian Inspiration

  • Jun 19, 2017

Among the most fairytale-esque cities of the world, the first one that almost always come to mind, is indeed Paris. How could it not? With it’s architecture, city lights at night, Seine River, inviting cafe’s around every corner, the soft lullaby of french music, restaurants open well after midnight for sipping wine, fresh baguettes and gardens at every block! When Lynzie of Bonphotage sent us this Bridal inspiration exuberating everything we love about this magical city, we knew we had to share it with all of you. She uses a variety of elements throughout the story line details to celebrate all aspects of French culture, from iconic tourist attractions to the luring history of the Belle Epoque era!

From Lynzie Hazan of Bonphotage

Ah, Paris! The romance, the beauty, the history… and when we think of some of the most iconic elements of the City of Light, chances are they date from the Belle Epoque. During this era, Paris showed off its architectural splendor in the several World’s Fairs they hosted, and monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and Grand (and Petit) Palais made their debuts, as did the Paris Metro with its distinctive entrances.It was this historic period and the corresponding art movement of Art Nouveau which were the sources of inspiration for this beautiful Paris styled shoot.

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Once the sun goes down, the party begins at the Peninsula Hotel Paris where the bride stuns her groom in her second look of the evening, a stunning and intricate Marchesa gown. The venue was carefully selected by Fete in France to embody the aesthetic of the period – the building which is now the Peninsula Hotel Paris was originally constructed in 1908 – and features a beautiful rotunda with intricate mosaic flooring in a floral motif. Flanked by two interior courtyards with giant ferns, it was the perfect setting for our styled table.

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The table featured florals inspired by the mix of colors and textures found in Belle Epoque decor. Sterling silver elements and touches of gold, and the soft romantic green color so often associated with Art Nouveau were used to complete the tablescape. The custom-made paper goods featured an organic, natural design often associated with the art movement, as did the beautiful wedding cake, inspired directly in design by the classic Perrier-Jout champagne bottle.

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Photographed in film by Bonphotage, this shoot captures the elegance and gentle balance between old-world romance and modernity of the evolving elegance of the times. In this shoot, the bride spends the sunset hours at the iconic Pont Neuf in an ethereal gown and veil by Sibo Designs.

Wedding Artist Credits

Photography by Bonphotage / Styling by Fete in France / Stationary by Atelier Preszburger

Venue Peninsula Hotel Paris / Rentals by Maison Options / Dress designed by Marchesa

Cake by Synies / Heirloom Products by Vaiselle Vintage / Beauty by Sanni Sorma / Veil and Dress from Sibo Designs

Model Victorienne Magnen / Film develop and scanning by Richard Photo Lab

Floral Design by Lily Paloma Flowers 

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