Parisian Inspired Shoot // Styled Shoot

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Parisian feature

“Let's talk about true life fairy tales. About 14 year relationships. About bringing the lifelong dream of a Paris wedding all the way to snow covered Michigan. Let's talk about cascading florals and vintage pipe organs. Let's talk about Lianne and Joe. Let’s talk about all the loving couples trying to bring their dream wedding to life in the middle of a global pandemic:

"This gorgeous couple has spent nearly two decades in one another's arms, and we wanted to pay homage to their timeless love story with a totally over the top styled-shoot. We chose The Inn at Saint John's for its sky high ceilings which lent this space a garden vibe that Mi Wildflower Events was able to play off of through the power of extravagant florals. We further introduced vines and trailing greenery that allowed us to bring a summer-garden-on-a-warm-Parisian-evening into the frigid winterscape of Michigan. All of these details translated seamlessly into the chapel space with it's grand pipe organ and architectural detailing, reminding our loving couple fondly of their times strolling through the Louvre. We then tied it all together with intricate linens and accoutrement from Linens and Beyond and Chiavari of Ann Arbor respectively.

"No lavish French wedding would be complete without special attention to the bride however and that's why we chose to bring on Samantha Le for makeup and Isabelle O’Neil for these romantic bridal pin-up curls. Brighton Tux Shop was able to style Joe in a contrasting yet very handsome champagne suit for the occasion while their best friend and the person who introduced them to one another initially, Emily, snagged this mauve gown from Evie Young Bridals. The real show stopper in this daydream was Lianne though- she went with her lifelong vision of a gown from Allure bridals. They were able to craft her this one of a kind princess style dress that accentuated both her bridal beauty and the Parisian theme, and Badgley Mischka heels in a highly detailed blush and pearl design carried Lianne as she floated through her perfect day. I cannot overstate how gorgeous this venue, the detailing in planning, and Lianne herself were on this day. Standing among this array of professional planning was almost overwhelming in it's assured perfection, and the dream of any photographer to capture.

“Our coordinator, Alexandra Weddings and Events, was able to bring Oakcrest Bakery onboard for this one where they expertly crafted this unbelievable cake that tasted almost as good as it looked. The gold leaf across each tier perfectly complemented our gilded cutlery and simple macarons which decorated these tables. Lianne and Joe were absolutely wonder-struck as they realized how well their Parisian dream had come to life, and we couldn't blame them. It's not every day where you can step off of a street covered in 8 inches of snow and find yourself transported to springtime in Paris. We were able to achieve this transformation with clean, classic color palettes and special attention to lighting and romantic detailing. Seeing Lianne and Joe smile softly to one another with these things as their backdrop was just what our team needed to realize that the painstaking planning was all worth it, and reminded many of us why we got involved in the wedding industry in the first place. We were able to bring the quiet dreams and whispered wishes of a loving couple directly into reality- to make real the representation of true love."

Photographer/Concept Design Michelle Lippert Photo | Planning & Day-of coordination Alexandra Weddings and Events | Venue The Inn at St Johns | Florist Wildflower Events | Make up Shine by Sam | Hair Isabelle O'neil | Bridal Boutique & Accessories Becker's Bridal | Groom's attire Brighton Tux Shop | Videographer Cinescope Video | Shoes Badgley Mischka Bride | Cake Oakcrest Bakery | Signs LetteringbyEK | Stationary Sierra Dyer Co | Plates & Linens Linens and Beyond | Flatware & Water Goblets Gigi and LaClede | Chairs Chiavari Chair Rental Ann Arbor | Model Bride @crombezgirl | Model Couple Lianne van den Bosch | Ballgown Designer Allure Bridals | Mauve Gown Designer Evie Young Bridal | Cut Out Fit and Flare Gown Designer Allure Bridals | Jeweled Back Fit and Flare Designer Allure Bridals & Disney Allure Veil

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