Drawing inspiration from a specific era can be a wonderful way to tap into creative ideas for your wedding celebration. As you may have noticed, we are already huge fans of the ‘old world elegance‘ bridal trend so we were immediately intrigued by the thought of a French Renaissance-inspired vision. To our delight, this styled shoot from the lens of Jenzel Velo Photography at a Sylvie Gil Workshop, is everything we could have hoped for and more.

Sumptuous florals abound- from the bride’s hair, to her cascading bouquet, right down to the refined tablescape garnished with tall, regal candles and lush, spring blooms. We can hardly take our eyes off the elegantly detailed Naeem Khan wedding dress and with a treasure trove of details to adore such as the vintage-styled stationery by Aerialist Press, we’ll be referencing this photoshoot for a long time to come!

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From Jenzel Velo PhotographyChateau De Varennes was the most romantic setting for this early French Renaissance inspired shoot. From the painterly-like boudoir, to the welcome reception full of deep colours and gorgeous centerpieces, to the insane floral creations, the designs from this workshop blew me away! 

Photography: Jenzel Velo Photography | Workshop: Sylvie Gil Workshops | Design and Planning: Shannon Leahy Events | Business Strategist: Ideaction Consulting | Floral Design: Moon Canyon Design | Paper Design and Gifts: Aerialist Press | Production Manager: NKT Events | Makeup and Hair: Ava Belle Luxury | Press Sponsor: The Knot | Venue: Chateau de Varennes | Floral Assistant: Laure Lalliard Design | Production Assistant: Noobah | Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab | Sponsors: Gowns: Naeem Khan NYC | Bridal Boutique: Jin Wang Bride | Accessories: Bekah Anne Accessories | Shoes: Bella Belle | Tuxedo and Men’s Accessories: The Black Tux | Boudoir and Veil: Girl and A Serious Dream | Candles: Ester & Erik | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Table Top Rentals and Furniture: La Maison OPTIONS | Table Top Rentals: Vaisselle Vintage | Cake and Macarons: Cakes In The City | Ring Boxes: Voeu Du Coeur | Ribbons and Textiles: Tono & Co. | Wax Seals: WaxSeals | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Film: Kodak Professional | Videography: BKTFILMS | Champagne: Tsarine | DreambooksPro | Styling Boards: The Romanticist Studios

It’s really telling that so many of the destination weddings we come across have such an air of serenity surrounding them. Whether it’s down to the amazing setting or the ability to escape everything for a while – or a little bit of both – combined with the joy of watching two people in love tie the knot, today’s celebration sets a relaxed and uplifting tone that brings out smiles in every image. Mason Neufeld Photography was the one capturing it all to perfection at the Grand Palladium Resort. The intimate affair featured a heart-warming first look between the bride and her bridesmaids that we’ll never forget, as well as many sweet touches that helped personalize the event in a way that everyone is sure to treasure!

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From Mason Neufeld Photography: This wedding is so near and dear to my heart. Sarah and Chris were wed along the coast of Mexico, at the Grand Palladium Resort, earlier this year surrounded by their closest loved ones. Their celebration spanned over several days.

Sarah wandered around the coast for her bridal boudoir photos. It was such a surreal and peaceful scene, the lightest tropical breeze kept her warm as she dipped her toes in the salty water. It was the perfect way to spend the sunset on the eve before she was to be wed.

In the morning Sarah gifted her bridesmaid, Steph, a charm on her bouquet that held a picture of her sister that had passed away. It was a beautiful moment full of tears and hugs. They had their two Grandmas as their flower girls, and ADORABLE nephews as ring bearers. There were no faces without a gleaming smile on after they walked down the aisle.

The wedding day had the most lovely slow pace. Everything went off without a hitch. The day after their wedding we adventured to the cliffs of Tulum for more wild and un-done photographs. I absolutely adore their entire gallery, and feel like I am part of their family after spending such a wonderful week with them.

Photography: Mason Neufeld Photography | Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab | Stationery: Paper Ocelot | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell | Bridal Boutique: Pearl and Dot | Venue: Grand Palladium Resort and Spa

We’re happy to get lost in the impeccably styled details of today’s Provence-inspired garden wedding inspiration. Organic elegance reigned with sumptuous blooms from Foraged Floral in layers of pretty pastels. Savan Photography delivered stunning image after image capturing our hearts entirely.

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From Savan Photography: Imagine getting married in France in a small charming French village. Now imagine a beautiful French villa covered with the greenest Ivy, a driveway lined with sweet French lavender and a beautiful English garden as a back drop. Well you don’t have to fly for 15+ hours to get it. This stunning European hidden gem is in the country side of Washington State. Our vision with this European wedding inspiration was French Provence charm, romance and luxury.

We added the luxury with the velvet linens, French style plates and of course the stunning florals. The color palette is soft blue grays, dusty rose, pale yellows and beautiful pastel purple for that pop which tied into the path that leads to the house. His fitted tux and her stunning gown was perfection for that classic and timeless European style. We went from one picturesque corner to the next it was like we were right in a small village in Provence.

Photography: Savan Photography | Film Lab: The FIND Lab | Stylist / Planner: Vanity Affair Events LLC | Floral Designer: Foraged Floral | Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Mackenzie Bridal | Rentals: Something Borrowed | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Venue: Monet Vineyards | Hair and Makeup: Kiss & Makeup Artistry | Hair: Swept Away Wedding Hair Design | Calligraphy and Paper Goods: Alley and Co Calligraphy | Suit: Stitch & Tie | Linens: La Tavola | Plates: Anthropologie | Glasses: Crate and Barrel | Models: Natalie and Bradley