Happy Valentines Day to all our lovely French Wedding Style readers, we hope you have a lovely romantic day! To celebrate we have a retro romance wedding styled shoot to share with you.
M Creation Events brought together 12 talented wedding suppliers who worked together to bring us some beautiful modern retro wedding ideas. From retro stationery to vintage attire, every detail has been thought about carefully and presented in a modern warehouse for that industrial vibe.
The shoot will be walking us through from the couples first date to their evening reception. Now it’s time to pass you over to planner M Creation Events to talk you through today’s styled shoot…
“As a wedding planner, I always imagine ambiance and decoration of weddings according to different criteria: personalities, themes, ideas and choices of my bride and groom. For several months I have wanted to create a shoot in an original place, with a very modern theme. To create a wedding inspiration shoot with my personality and those of my service providers, our themes, our ideas and our choices. The chosen theme was “An Industrial Wedding”.”
“The choice of location was very clear from the beginning for an industrial theme validated at 100% by the service providers. A large warehouse transformed into a garage in the city of Bordeaux, in which we found an old bus, old bicycles, old motorcycles and cars. The ambiance was perfect, lively and true to our theme.”
“I wanted to tell the life of a couple in a single day of shooting which was a great challenge for all. We documented 7 parts of the life of a couple: Meeting, First date, Proposal, Preparations of bride and groom, Ceremony, Dinner and Evening with dance floor.”
“The bride and groom meet at the garage in everyday life. They begin their relationship simply with the first coffee. Then there was the marriage proposal in a romantic setting before going to the heart of the shooting: the wedding day.”
“The choice of having a real couple was obvious. The industrial theme can sometimes be cold and it was therefore essential that the couple “warm up” all this with their looks, their smiles, their attitudes, their embraces and their kisses. I asked a couple of friends to have the lead roles.”
“The groom wore clothes from the shop a.Copola. We styled them to fit a wedding while staying casual. Always with the aim of “reheating” this industrial atmosphere.”
“It was important for me not to have a classic mannequin shoot. For an inspiration of industrial wedding it was necessary to use the ambiance of the place, people, furniture, materials and finally use all the decoration already present. We only added flowers, decoration, stationery and some details. Pianos, helmets and bicycles were already present at the Garage.”
“For the choice of clothes, we wanted to be consistent with the place in using a wedding dress from Atelier Emelia for the ceremony and then a wedding dress from Jesus Peiro from the shop Mary Mariée in Bordeaux. The extra small touch was to personalise the bride’s shoes to contrast with the dresses which was possible thanks to shoes from Follow Me.”
“Our couple had the chance to be dressed and accessorised by Follow Me and a.Copola in Bordeaux. Throughout the shoot, the couple were prepared and pampered. First by Coupe-Chou the barber of the future groom and then by Suany Make-up Artist and Fadhela Nora hairstyle for our future bride.”
“I surrounded myself with 12 superb service providers. It was important for me to leave them autonomously. First stylist Emilie Mainguenaud, created an inspiration board and we all worked around that. She was able to showcase the different shots with the complicity of florist like Herbes Fauves and Dorine from la Cerise sur le Gateau for stationery. Finally, the little pastry details were prepared by Noramia Academy.”
“All this work has been immortalized by Alizée from Modaliza Photographe. She has played with lights, colors and contrasts.”
“My second revolution was to make a video of this couple’s life during the photo shoot, to mix services providers at the same time, on the same level. Olivier from Groovy Baby Studio has transcribed exactly the emotion felt by the bride and groom in his video. The basis of the text from the voice over was written by our couple. Olivier and I just had to adjust it to get a perfect text.”
Planner: M Creation Events | Photographer: Modaliza Photographe | Videographer: Groovy Baby Studio | Stylist: Emilie Mainguenaud | Ceremony Wedding Dress: Atelier Emelia | Evening Wedding Dress: Mary Mariées | Brides Shoes: Follow Me | Grooms Outfit: a.Copola | Make Up: Suany Make Up Artist | Hair: Fadhela Nora | Barber: Le Coupe-Chou | Florist: Herbes Fauves | Stationery: La Cerise Sur Le Gâteau | Cakes: Noramia Academy