ANNA GRINETS PHOTOGRAPHY captured this elegant shoot at the beautiful and historic CHÂTEAU DE MONTGOBERT, located in the romantic northern region of France. With close proximity to Paris, this is the perfect option for a wedding couple who would like a historic and a unique experience for their special day. CHÂTEAU DE MONTGOBERT, built in the 18th century, belonged to Napoleon's sister, Pauline Bonaparte. Pauline had a lush figure and a beautiful face, attracting many admirers everywhere around her, and lived a carefree lifestyle. In 1806 Napoleon gave his favourite sister a title of Princess and Duchess of Guastalla. Anna tells us, "Intrigued by Pauline, we decided to create a photo shoot to reflect a 19th century French wedding scene, embracing the history of the venue and Pauline's story. Designed by Cindy from LOVIN' CONCEPT the shoot is a beautiful representation of a 19th century French wedding. Cindy used a gentle colour palette in neutral and peach tones, with a touch of dusty blue and hints of gold. Paying attention to every detail, she brought the vision of our photo shoot to life."
Dimensional, loose and romantic florals by MINUIT SAUVAGE bring a dreamlike feeling to the shoot. Claire is passionate about accenting shadows, light and movement with her designs. A variety of florals in whites, creams and soft pinks are a simple yet elegant complement to the shoot. White peonies and rose blush roses are a perfect touch of colour to the textured composition. Raspberry leaves and wild flowers were incorporated to suggest the simplicity of a 19th century wedding.
Wedding stationery designer KELSEY MALIE CALLIGRAPHY perfectly matched our old-fashioned French wedding theme. She used delicate cursive handwritten lettering. Thin gold lettering on a dusty blue textured paper suggests the tone of a luxury destination wedding in France. The envelope detail has a unique design that draws the eye in and a gold peony seal provides a lovely finishing touch.
A handmade bridal gown by one of UK's finest wedding gown designers JOANNE FLEMING, suggests an effortless, simple and romantic look of a late 19th to early 20th century French wedding. Joanne designed a two piece wedding gown, a long sleeved sheer blouse with a high neck, and a floor length skirt, which perfectly accents our model Deborah's elegant silhouette. The top features pearl buttons in the front and back. Sleeves are adorned with breathtaking detailing. The gorgeous delicate French lace throughout the gown point to an antique and noble look. A beautiful golden crown by ERICA ELIZABETH DESIGNS shows branches of brilliant crystal jewelled leaves. The crown suggests Pauline Bonaparte's title of a Princess.
An up-do hairstyle was created by hair designer UN BRIN DE JENNY. Jenny chose a classic style to showcase the intricate details of the wedding gown. Soft and effortless make up in natural tones was done beautifully by ÂNAMÉ MAKE UP."