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Butterfly Fairytale Styled Shoot at The French Estate

Butterfly Fairytale Styled Shoot at The French Estate

Lose yourself in the over the top garden fairytale of this next butterfly inspired wedding inspiration. Meant to be wonderous and dreamy this fabulous vendor team pulled inspiration from all over, including quaint French provinces, the Art Deco style in the 1920s and even the Avant-Garde fashion scene. Honestly, we wouldn't have known to put them together but now that we see it, we are head-over-heels in love with the whole look of this gorgeous day!

See some of our favorite moments below but be sure to check out the full gallery to see even more thanks to the photography talents of Sun & Sparrow and XO & Fetti

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Beautiful Inspiration

Butterflies are so beautiful and magical. They are romantic and mysterious, filled with beauty, whimsy, and strength.

For this Inspiration Shoot, we wanted butterflies to be the star of every element. We wanted to showcase the feeling of awe that you feel whenever you see a butterfly flying in the garden. They are full of elegance and grace.

This editorial was an absolute dream to create. Tiffani from Sun & Sparrow, Vanessa from XO & Fetti as well as Naomi from Bowties & Bouquets spent countless hours planning out how the vision should be executed.

The design inspiration for this shoot was inspired by Avant-garde Art Deco that transformed into a Vintage Butterfly Fairytale with a Modern Twist. We wanted to produce something that was highly whimsical, capturing the magic and wonder that all Brides feel on their wedding day. Weddings and love stories are magical, full of promise and elegance.

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The Flowers 

Lori's Flowers outdid herself in the floral design of this shoot. With the design inspiration being Avant-garde Art Deco, Lori looked to the painting “Spring” by Lawrence Alma-Tadema to draw inspiration from. She absolutely adores this painting that is displayed at The Getty Museum. Inspired, Lori created some of her favorite floral artistry to date — a beautiful flower crown and a luxurious bouquet befitting of a butterfly queen, our enchanting bride.

A special touch that we added to all of the flower designs was butterflies! We added paper butterflies and gold foil butterflies. It created stunning imagery by giving the "butterfly in a garden" feel to the shoot. We even included these butterflies into the flower crown and the sweetheart table centerpiece.

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A Vintage Vibe

Every single one of our beautiful table elements was an antique or vintage, from the floral table linen to the stemware to the flatware. We wanted the tablescape to feature many details to provide inspiration for any bride. We had old fashioned candlesticks and candles with wax beautifully dripping down the sides. Our mix and match chinaware featured beautiful edges and delicately painted designs. We chose multi-colored stemware to compliment the chinaware and add to the whimsical look. We wanted soft tones to really tell this fairytale story. We even had linen handkerchiefs as our napkins. Everything about this tablescape was detail-rich. We chose to include so many elements of vintage romance and the end result is one of our favorite tablescapes to date!

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Just Desserts

The beautiful and simplistic cake by Great Dane Baking Co. was the perfect added touch. We kept the design simple by leaving it all white and topped it with cherry blossoms and butterflies. The French Estate provided us with their truly unique vintage French Styled Bar Cart that only complimented our simplistic cake. We styled the cart with white chiffon, butterflies, cherry blossoms and roses. We styled the flowers to hang over the edge and along the sides to keep with our fairytale theme. The finished look simply takes your breath away. It's truly so whimsical and magical.

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