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

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