2 Aug

Modern Monet inspired shoot

categories Wedding Ideas

Llorente Design paper goods

Does the question, “What if young Claude Monet was to be wed in 2012?” ever come up in conversation? Well, that’s kind of how the concept of this shoot came to life. Photographer, Michelle March + jewelry designer, Jacqueline Pinto were inspired by the use of color in Monet’s art, and the intricate layered tulle in the Ouma dress you’re about to die over. These ladies had way too much fun playing with colors, textures, patterns, and lots of balloons. Can’t blame them!

modern monet-inspired shoot

flower hair adornment

Ouma Clothing ombre dress

From Melissa: Once Monique, from Ouma, had graciously let me photograph this one-of-a-kind dress, I set out to make the rest of the elements just as amazing. The whimsical jewelry by Jacqueline Pinto and hairpiece by Teeki were designed and created with the concept in mind. 

Jacqueline Pinto jewelry

colorful decorative balloons

paper confetti style cake

gold-painted mason jars

shades of pink peonies

smooch paper sign

orange, yellow and pink wedding colors

balloon backdrop and delicate dining table

The idea of using the balloons was inspired by the ombre effect of the dress. I thought it would be fun to have vintage furniture by Unearthed Vintage that felt like they belonged in a French cottage to mix things up. The adorable white + yellow parlor chairs and the amazing spool table brought in just the perfect amount of sweet and delicate nature that was needed. 

gold-painted mason jar cups

gold-painted mason jars

giant flower photo accessories

light pink peony bouquet

ombre ruffle chiffon dress

au revoir hanging sign

A little peek at the behind the scenes from Michael Burgos Films:

The very original and glittery paper goods by Llorente Design were the icing on the cake. From the adorable “Smooch” + Au Revoir signs to the flags on the cupcakes. The bright peonies by Vivian’s Petals and the giant, handmade flower really tied it all in and made it all larger than life. A true inspiration for this young Claude. My bit of advice to brides-to-be… I would really love for brides to take a chance on using vibrant colors and having a more playful vibe on their big day. Weddings are serious business, but if you’re a young and modern couple, you shouldn’t hide that from the world on the biggest day of your life!

Photography: Michelle March / Styling + coordinating: Michelle March + Jacqueline Pinto / Video: Michael Burgos Films / Hair + makeup: Christina Vidal / Jewelry: Jacqueline Pinto / Dress: Ouma  / Hairpiece: Teeki / Furniture + place settings: Unearthed Vintage / Paper goods: Llorente Design / Flowers: Vivian’s Petals / Giant flower: Christina Vidal / Cake + Misc props: Michelle March / Assistant: Brigitta Holtheuer / Models: Sophia Holtheuer + Joseph Pinto

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  4. Love love LOVE the Modern Monet inspired shoot. Especially that cake and her shoes – i want!

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  8. The most gorgeous use of ombre! That dress is AMAZEBALLS… and who doesn’t love giltter heels?!

  9. An entire shoot styled off a gorgeous ombre @Ouma_by_Monique dress w/ photos by @michelle_march. So pretty! http://t.co/ygHUlVsl

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  11. I’m so excited to share this with all the amazing 100 Layer Cake readers! Truly an honor! :) It was such an awesome collaboration with so many wonderful + talented people and we’re all beyond happy with how it turned out.

  12. We had such a great time during this shoot. Michelle did an amazing job!

    Thanks to everyone who helped out, as well as 100 Layer Cake for sharing!

  13. Mmm that dress IS divine! “@100LayerCake: An entire shoot styled off a gorgeous ombre @Ouma_by_Monique @michelle_march http://t.co/9pIasB99”

  14. Featured on 100 Layer Cake today! Modern Monet inspired shoot | http://t.co/iYXobQes via @100layercake with @michelle_march and friends!

  15. LOVE the use of color in this shoot! The cake and the invitation suite are my favorites!

  16. Michelle, this is amazing and your photographs are always beautiful!

    Always so inspiring!!

  17. The shose style is so pretty. It must be very beautiful if collocate with any wedding dress. I love it!

  18. I love the pretty pinks and oranges in this modern Monet inspired shoot @100LayerCake. http://t.co/JgG2A80V #wedding #design #style

  19. Amazing colorful shoots, i like it

  20. I’m so in love with the use of bright colors!

  21. Bright colours in this Monet inspired Bridal Shoot http://t.co/YLtdFfjN

  22. michelle is AMAZING!!!! there is no doubt about that! that’s why i hired her as my wedding photographer…her pictures are so dreamy!

  23. Modern Monet inspired shoot. Very colorful! http://t.co/ZRL6ouWn

  24. Hi ANy chance of finding out where that necklace came from?


  25. I’m so in love with the use of bright colors!

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