In our attempt to get you as close to London as possible to celebrate the official start of the Olympics, we’re taking you to Paris. That should work, yeah? After all London did kind of play a role in this shoot (you’ll read how in a sec). We asked Olivia Leigh Photographie how this special shoot came to be, and here’s what she said:
Nisse + Matt are an amazing couple. I was so fortunate to photograph the couple in Paris, a fitting experience for a couple known collectively as “Matisse.” I had booked a wedding in London and knew Nisse would be in London for part of April for a rotation as part of her medical degree. Upon running into her at the opening party at BHLDN in Chicago, I suggested that we might do their engagement shoot in London before I returned home. Enthusiastic about the idea, we began talking more and I randomly suggested, “Why not go to Paris?!” Little did I know, they had had the same thought, and before I knew it, they switched plans and had me come to Paris. The city is one that they had both spent much time in, and was truly the perfect backdrop for a couple that loves art, history, and culture as much as Matt and Nisse do.
The shoot was a dream shoot that felt more like friends hanging out in Paris — we started near their adorable hotel in the Marais and went to the Pont des Arts and Ile de la Cite for more casual shots. A torrent of hail (!) sent us to a cafe for crepes and cafe creme before Nisse changed into a magnificent marigold gown, and Matt, into a suit. We then shot around the Louvre, Tuileries and finally, the Champs des Mars to incorporate a bit of the requisite Eiffel Tower.
Magical! Thank you Olivia Leigh Photographie for taking us to Paris for a day.
Happy weekend, Cakelets!
Ok, so remember last week when we shared a bohemian styled shoot that was inspired by The Princess Bride? Coordinator, Ashton Events and photographer, Jordan Weiland were also inspired by a film when they came up with the concept for this 1960s shoot. Without us telling you, can you guess what it was? We’ll let Jordan dish the deets.
I was talking with a friend about how fun a styled shoot would be inspired by the movie, The Help and my wheels just kept turning. I met with Laura Helm, the coordinator for this shoot, and she took the idea and ran with it. She also thought it would be fun to do it as a bridal luncheon instead of a reception inspiration just for something different for the summer. Plus the look correlates really well with the bridge lunches and pool deck scene in the movie. All of our vendors did an AMAZING job of making this shoot even better than what I could have hoped for. It was a really fun collaboration.
Such a great idea to use vintage playing cards as escort cards.
With the same gold marker they used to write on the escort cards, they personalized each placemat.
No luncheon with your bridesmaids is complete without a fancy bar cart.
Classy Camilyn Beth dresses. Can’t decide if we like this one better in white or blue. The blue with those sunshine daisy earrings is adorable. Definitely bridesmaid material. The white, perfect for a chic bride going for a little vintage look. Love ‘em!
Sweet moving picture by Indie Atlantic Films:
Hope you carve out some time to spend it with your ladies this weekend!
Coordinator: Laura Helm, Ashton Events / Photographer: Jordan Weiland Photography / Venue: Rocking H Ranch, Lakeland FL / Film: Indie Atlantic / Dress designer: Camilyn Leavitt, Camilyn Beth / Florals: Heather Taylor, Taylormade Wedding and Event Flowers / Desserts & salad: Fresco’s Bakery and Bistro / Drink cart & table/chairs: Black Swan Bazaar / Hair stylist: Mary Galletta, Parlour / Makeup artist: Sarah Phillips Makeup Artistry / Model 1: Robyn Wilson / Model 2: Ashley Wilson / Model 3: Santresa Harris / Model 4: Ashten Weniger