Romantic French Garden Wedding Photo shoot

Today’s romantic french garden wedding photo shoot is just crammed fully of ideas, beautiful details and the unique styling accents that dream weddings are made of.

The photo shoot is a collaboration from California spearheaded by PANACEA event floral design and Mark Padgett Wedding Design.  Mark takes us through the shoot:  “This stylized shoot was truly a labor of love: un travail fait avec plaisir! Corinne and I have been designing one-of-a-kind weddings on the Central Coast of California for years and like many in the states our perception of what French style consisted of was limited: Eiffel towers and black and pink!

We started traveling to France in 1998 and with each visit grew to appreciate that the French approach to decor, flowers and celebrations went beyond any set conventions. Deeply seated in passion, romance and what I came to term as “every day elegance”. [The French know how to celebrate: Of course, they do it every day!] La vie est une célébration!

So although the flowers and decor and food are stunning, it all has a relaxed feel of something you are used to creating every day. Treating friends to a gorgeous fete that is also relaxed gives your guests the best of both worlds: Lush and gorgeous and divine but with no feeling of pretense or formality and that puts them instantly at ease and primed to celebrate! We strive for this feeling in all our designs.”

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Take inspiration from a shabby chic wedding ceremony.

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Any then move onto the rustic wedding breakfast.

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What garden theme wedding photoshoot would be complete without a picnic, especially a bridal one made for two!

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The picnic looks so delicious that I am off to find my hamper and plan my own one this weekend.

Monique xx


Shoot design & groom’s styling ~ Mark Padgett Wedding Design
Floral styling & table scape design ~ PANACEA event floral design
Imagery ~ Jake + Necia, The Collective Photographers
Venue ~ Dana Powers House & Garden
Vintage Rentals & Furniture ~ Embellish
Hair & Makeup ~ The Queens Bees
Place Cards, Table number & signs ~ Umbrella Tree Designs
Bride’s Gown & Jewelry ~ Jennifer at Something Blue
Bride’s Headpiece ~ LoBoheme
Wedding Cake ~ The Cakery
Models ~ Christing & Garrett Nelson

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