We are far, far away from anything remotely Emily In Paris-feeling as we look at this phenomenal styled shoot envisioned and captured by Daria Lorman Photography. Setting out to highlight the Black woman who is often hidden in the fine art wedding industry, but nevertheless so beautiful and elegant, Daria and the rest of the incredible City of Love-living vendors followed a bewitching bride through the most iconic streets and scenes, including the The Trocadéro with an Eiffel Tower view, The Louvre, and a quaint coffee shop that epitomizes the French "L'Art de Vivre” POV. Marie, the stunning model muse was transformed by makeup artist and hairstylist, Widnie Alexis, dressed by La Mariée Capricieuse, and flowered by La Plume Fleur Paris, all the while her Parisian pursuits were filmed by Through The Glass Paris. All of the images are in the full gallery, so be prepared to be transported by impossibly beautiful photos and narration straight from Daria Lorman.
A beautifully-breathtaking bride needs but a few touches
To represent this strong and beautiful black women, we chose a stunning model - Marie, a beautiful woman with ebony skin and short hair. With the Eiffel Tower and The Louvre as our backdrop, we weaved this idea of simplicity throughout our styling. As makeup artist and hairstylist, Widnie Alexis kept the bride’s look natural and glowy to highlight the beauty of her skin color and embrace her natural short hair.
Our bride wore a wedding gown and cape from La Mariée Capricieuse Paris boutique. We are so in love with this beautiful flower and pearl cape created by Nada from La Mariée Capricieuse herself, which sublimates this modern adaptation of a classic wedding princess gown with shimmering details she also provided for the shoot. Beretkah's flower crown, that looks like it was made of glass, was absolutely perfect to complement our model's short natural hair with these beautiful flowers and leaves. For the second look, we took the cape off to show the beautiful bustier of the dress and completed our bride’s look with a golden ring, bracelet and leaf-shaped earrings with Swarovski stones provided by a Parisian designer - La Paritaine.
A naturally-entrancing palette for a sensational setting
Our color palette was built around shades of peach, ochre, pink and green all of which worked together beautifully with the wedding gown and Paris romantic exteriors. Yuko from La Plume Fleur Paris worked with this vibrant color palette to enhance the beauty of our bride with amazing seasonal flowers. She opted for beautiful roses, chrysanthemums and symphoricarpos. Our vivid use of color showcases how stunning fresh, vibrant color tones can be in a bridal bouquet.
Ethy from Letter Blooms created the perfect first impression. The calligraphed "Save the date" matched everything about this elegant, forward, and modern editorial, which effuses profound diversity and inclusion.