We love this interpretation of Parisian chic from Anna Grinets Photography – everything is soft, romantic and oh-so delicate from the lush, Spring blooms to even the bride’s Bella Belle shoes with their beautiful tulle detail.  Proving that a ballroom reception doesn’t have to be over the top to convey a look of luxury, A Day In Provence styled a charming tablescape with vintage glassware, candles, an eye-catching floral centerpiece and place-settings fitted with individual calligraphy menus as a lovely finishing touch. Stunning!

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From Anna Grinets Photography: We set up our luxury wedding inspirational photo shoot at the historic Greysolon Ballroom, located on the beautiful Lake Superior in Duluth. With close proximity to the lovely Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, this is a wonderful option for a wedding couple that appreciates the historic and one-of-a-kind experience. Built nearly a century ago, it serves as a gathering space, welcoming international couples, celebrities, royals, and politicians. President Kennedy and Crown Prince of Norway also have stayed at the lovely venue in northern Minnesota. This excellent location caught our eye because its ballroom represents the feel of a Parisian salon room. The ballroom’s hand-painted gold leaf ceilings, magnificent chandeliers, mahogany finished woodwork and marble floors are breathtaking… all of these details are a wonderful choice for an elegant Parisian-themed wedding.

Inspiration was beautifully pulled together by floral designer and stylist, Tara Bailie, with A Day in Provence, who has an eye for all things French and European. She chose varieties of white, blush, cream, mint, peach and hints of gold for the color palette. Stunning loose and romantic florals of cream English tea roses, mock orange, clematis, white bleeding heart with accents of peach and salmon colored garden roses are wonderful options for an elegant Parisian spring floral inspiration. Tara paid attention to the smallest details of the photo shoot. Her creative and work is done with excellency to the highest level. Hand-dyed silk ribbon by Shasta Bell is a beautiful complement to Tara’s romantic floral design.

Derick Cich with Derick Cich Makeup Artistry, a New York Fashion Week published makeup artist, gave our model Lauren an effortless, romantic look with makeup in natural and soft tones. Veronica Klein, with VLK Cosmo, created a beautiful and romantic hairstyle. Veronica’s exceptional expertise and love for her skill shine though.

Antique French decor items from Rudy’s Event Rentals wonderfully fit in with our vintage Parisian theme. Beautiful gold chairs were set against the romantic tablescape. Lovely glassware from Rudy’s Event Rentals, gold flatware, beautiful clear charger plates, and table linens from Linen Effects are a wonderful choice to complement the floral center piece designed by Tara, and the surroundings of this historic venue.

Amaris bridal gown in ivory by Divine Atelier from a&be Bridal Shop complements the simple, effortless and romantic look of a Parisian spring wedding. The intricate design details at the top of the gown add an antique look, a very valued feature in France. Headpiece by Hushed Commotion and earrings by Untamed Petals provide a whispering sparkle to the bride. A long tulle veil by Sara Gabriel softly complements the bride’s look.

Tulle detail on “Elise by Joy Proctor” handmade bridal shoes by Bella Belle‘s “Enchanted” bridal collection is a wonderful match for the gown. The classic skinny straps adorned with tulle bows provide lovely finishing touches.

We chose a luxury silk robe from Flirt Boutique for the boudoir inspiration. A cream robe with gorgeous black lace sleeve detail… relaxed drape, finished off with a silk belt creates an effortless silhouette for elegant getting ready photos or a boudoir session.

Luxury ISAIA Napoli suit in cream color from Martin Patrick 3 and men’s accessories on our model Abel, classically propose a handsome new alternative to a standard black tux. A white bow tie and pocket circle by Edward Armah add just the right amount of flair to the special look. Lovely cufflinks by Tateossian and Daniel Wellington watch are perfect details to the groom’s outfit. To complete the groom’s look, we recommend modern, handmade Italian brown leather strap shoes by To Boot New York. Hermes cologne features notes of orange, cedar, and fresh spices.

Beautiful gold rings from JB Hudson are a stunning option for the couple that appreciates a delicate style. The engagement ring has an oval diamond center with halo design on the outside. Tara styled the engagement ring by displaying it in a blush velvet ring box by The Mrs. Box, and also on top of the invitation.

The invitation suite with deckled-edges by Kelsey Malie Calligraphy is a gorgeous complement to the French-inspired elegance. Kelsey designed a floral detail on the invitation to reflect springtime in Paris.

I captured the elegant looks in a light and romantic style, achieving this by using a medium format film camera, which helps my work to stand out and gives photos a beautiful softness. My photography, which has been featured in publications and magazines in the United States and Europe, focuses on documenting emotions and creating stylish imagery of the highest quality. Richard Photo Lab in California developed and scanned the film with perfection.

Photography: Anna Grinets Photography | Styling and Florals: A Day In Provence | Venue: Greysolon Ballroom | Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes (Style: Elise by Joy Proctor) | Makeup: Derick Cich Makeup Artistry | Hair: VLK Cosmo | Models: Abel and Lauren via Meredith Model & Talent Agency | Gown, Earrings, Veil, Headpiece, Bridal Accessories: a&be Bridal Shop Minneapolis | Wedding Dress: Amaris by Divine Atelier | Rings: JB Hudson | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Silk ribbon: Shasta Bell | Invitation Suite: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Table Linens, Clear Chargers, Gold Flatware: Linen Effects | Veil: Sara Gabriel | Headpiece: Hushed Commotion | Earrings: Untamed Petals | Chairs and Glassware: Rudy’s Event Rentals | Men’s Accessories, Square Horn Tray: Martin Patrick 3 | Suit and Brown Leather Kit: ISAIA Napoli | Shirt: Stenstroms | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Bow Tie and Pocket Circle: Edward Armah | Cufflinks: Tateossian  | Cologne: Hermes | Shoes: To Boot New York by Adam Derrick | Lingerie, Maria Evora Soap, Accessories: Flirt Boutique | Film Processing Lab: Richard Photo Lab

While planning your wedding, you’re bound to discover that the stationery you choose plays a pivotal role in setting the overall tone and aesthetic for your celebration. In the landscape of options to consider, Basic Invite is one of the stationery lines which stands out to us for so many wonderful reasons!

Let’s start with the fact that they offer you access to over 800 designs. Their wide range makes it that much easier to find the perfect style for your gorgeous event! 

Wedding Invitations with Basic Invite

For your convenience, all invitations are available in matching sets with everything from save the dates to enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and thank you cards.

Wedding Invitations with Basic Invite

In a nod to today’s hottest trends, they offer some beautiful calligraphy wedding invitations and they’ve also recently rolled out a new clear collection which gives your stationery that sleek acrylic look without all the associated issues (e.g additional postage due to weight).

Rose gold – the romantic hue that we are forever obsessed with – was just added to their foil line and foil place cards are now available. Of course, if you consider yourself more of a traditionalist, their classic wedding invitations are also a must-see!

Wedding Invitations with Basic Invite

Once you’ve selected a design over on their website, you can easily curate your customizations by changing the color of each element on the card, instantly previewing the details in a range of over 180 color options.

Basic Invite is also one of the few websites that gives its clients the option of ordering a printed sample of their invitation – so you can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you place your final order.

Wedding Invitations with Basic Invite

You can customize your invitations even further with a choice of over 40 different colours for your envelopes. They’re all peel and seal so your envelopes can be quickly and securely closed. Another way Basic Invite makes things easier for you is with their free address collection service which allows you to share a link to collect addresses from your guests for free envelope printing.

Wedding Invitations with Basic Invite

Basic Invite also has free wedding websites with no restrictions, offering a lovely platform for you to document the details of your exciting journey!

Head over there now and have fun browsing through their inspiration gallery!

*This post was sponsored by Basic Invite. All opinions are author’s own. Thank you for supporting our sponsors!

Dreamed up as a seamless introduction to the modern bride in a light and intimate setting, this workshop photoshoot from photographer, Inga Avedan and creative director, Kado by Kyoko is the embodiment of a chic, effortless style that will always remains trendy!

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From Inga Avedan: When putting this workshop together I knew that I want to bring a fresh vision into a bridal world. My creative partner Kyoko and I, decided to blend together a world of fashion and bridal, but at the same time keep it minimalist and tasteful.

We’ve built the concept around the idea of effortless beauty. We wanted to have an organic transition between fashion and bridal by taking into consideration every aspect of it: makeup, dresses, model, poses, light and setups.

By hosting this workshop I hope to evoke a desire and hunger for creative storytelling through photography or any art form really.

Workshop Host and Photography: Inga Avedyan | Creative/Art Director: Kado By Kyoko | Floral Design: Celsia Floral | Hair and Makeup: Katrina Wrobel | Model: Kennedy Montano with Richards International Model Management | Wedding Gowns: Rituals of Love Bridal | Bridal Accessories: Olivia The Wolf