Romantic Paris Wedding Elopement Inspiration

Mar 06, 2015 | Engagements
We LOVE how passionate our Fine Art Curation members are when it comes to your wedding day. They keep themselves constantly motivated and inspired to bring you their best work and even come together to create magical beauty for your inspiration. This is exactly what happened when I got an email from the wonderfully talented Ashley Beyer of world renowned Tinge Floral. Ashley and film photographer D'Arcy Benincosa were travelling to the most romantic city in the world and wanted to create something tangible. Together with our own Sara from Wedding Sparrow they created Parisian beauty with a gown from Samuelle Couture, head pieces from Enchanted Atelier, jewelry from Kristin Hayes Jewelry, paper goods from Kathryn Murray and of course beautiful organic blooms from Tinge Floral. From Ashley Beyer: "My husband and I have a deep love and appreciation for travel. We save up yearly for at least one adventure where we can spend time together and explore a new place. We traveled to Paris over a year ago and we both fell in love with it. I'll never forget that moment when we walked up the steps of the metro. The sun was shining, and the first thing I saw was the iconic rooftops. Our shoulders were sore from the backpacks we had been carrying for the past hour, but it was almost as if we didn't feel it. Our mind was trying to encapsulate every moment and every image. It's rare when we visit the same place twice, but when we were traveling to Europe again it would have been slightly heart breaking for me if we didn't go back to the place that really made us fall in love with Europe in the first place. When I was there the first time all I wanted to do was create there. Bring my two loves of traveling and flowers together. So this time, we did just that! Without the help of Sara of Wedding Sparrow we wouldn't have been able to do it. She has such a beautiful vision and really captured the mood I was hoping for with the styling. The colors are subdued, bringing in the blues and dusty beige shades that feel so iconically Paris. Old romance, and scenes that capture the beauty that Paris is, no Eiffel Tower necessary." Paris2014-7 D'Arcy Benincosa ABParis-71 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-16 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-20 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-1 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-19 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-34 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-32 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-46 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-48 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-51 D'Arcy Benincosa doubleexposure2 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-54 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-62 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-70 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-66 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-79 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-88 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-92 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-94 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-101 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-111 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-108 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-123 D'Arcy Benincosa Paris2014-118 D'Arcy Benincosa

From D'Arcy Benincosa: "Gertrude Stein once said "American is my country, and Paris is my hometown." I've always felt that way about Paris ever since I moved here back in 1997. Even though I don't live in Paris full time anymore, I go back at least once or twice a year to create in my favorite city. When Wedding Sparrow wanted to collaborate on a shoot in the most romantic place on earth, I felt like the luckiest woman alive. 

This inspiration shoot was magical how all of the elements came together. For me, Paris is an artist's city. It's full of so much attention to detail in the architecture to the type of stones that create the streets you walk on, to the type of white granite that builds up the store fronts and patisseries. We decided to place the shoot in the Place des Vosges. As a young woman, I would often eat my lunch in this very space, looking up to the window that Victor Hugo looked out of as he penned Les Miserables. It's a quinessential Parisian park, and away from tourists and traffic. 

The fall shoot was accompanied by gusts of wind that made the Samuelle Couture gown flutter and often times the leaves would fly on it and we'd have to shake them off. I made Louise, my lovely stylist, throw leaves up over the couples head again and again. We wandered to different parts of the square, and I took inspiration from each corner, placing them, even at one point having the bride lay down on a large granite banister. I wanted her soft skin to mesh with the ancient granite and let them breathe life into each other to create a living photograph. That's the magic of Paris, every corner is alive, waiting to be touched and explored, and taking lovers about every corner create each image you see in this shoot. It was one of the most magical days of my life and I'm so lucky I got to be part of it."

D'Arcy Benincosa is a Wedding Sparrow approved vendor and proudly part of the Fine Art Curation. You can see more of her beautiful work here. Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral is a Wedding Sparrow approved vendor and proudly part of the Fine Art Curation. You can see more of her beautiful work here. Vendor details Photography: D'Arcy Benincosa | Styling: Wedding Sparrow assisted by Taylor & Porter | Florals: Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral | Dress: Samuelle Couture | Birdcage veil and headpieces: Enchanted Atelier | Earrings and bracelet: Kristin Hayes Jewelry | Hair and Make Up: My Beauty Corner | Suit: Next | Stationery: Kathryn Murray 


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