If you've been on the fence about whether or not you need multiple looks for your big day, this dreamy editorial is going to send you right over the edge. With THREE separate bridal looks, this summer-inspired shoot is serving us high fashion on a chic French platter and we're living for it. Pulling from a classic pastel color palette, this wedding design manages to be timeless and innovative at the same time. Take the sherbert tiered tulle gown–the classic cut is given a modern edge with this unique color selection, enhanced by the non-traditional orange stone in the engagement ring.
Aurélia Boulenger designed this shoot to show how you can curate the look and feel of your wedding from start to finish by simply swapping ensembles and is also the artist behind these light, romantic photos. Château D'Ermenonville set the tone for this elegant affair and the whimsical florals by Bayaflor Design play into the unique color palette and pull colors from each of the dresses featured in the shoot, keeping the theme cohesive throughout the day. Keep reading to hear more from Aurélia Boulenger about how to select your wedding looks and make sure to check out the full gallery for even more inspo.
This wedding inspiration took place at the beautiful Château D'Ermenonville. The main inspirations for this day were the venue itself and the beautiful gowns. When choosing the gowns we knew we didn't only want one bridal gown, but a gown for each part of the day to create different atmospheres for getting ready, the ceremony, and the dinner. The gowns were the starting point when working on the color palette. The first gown we used was an orange dress from Ziad Germanos which is all about softness and is a perfect fit for getting ready. The second gown was the bridal gown from Georges Hobeika. This chic and voluminous gown was absolutely perfect for a château wedding in France. And finally, we found the beautiful party dress from Hamda Al Fahim with all those stunning colors and knew this would inspire us to create a whole shoot around it. Aurélia Boulenger used to be a fashion stylist so when creating this day, it was really important for her to create multiple haute couture looks for the bride that would perfectly complement the design of the day.
When creating the mood of this wedding day, we really wanted something fresh and colorful that would illustrate what could look like a stylish summer wedding in a French château. So the color palette was all about soft pinks and orange. These tones were used in the design of the table, the stationery, the cake, and also the fashion styling of the bride. We really wanted to use the different spaces of the castle to show all of its potential, and to make each atmosphere special in its own way. The goal was to create a day that was all about fun, chic, freshness, and haute couture. For the ceremony, we decided to use the terrace of the castle that has a stunning view of the garden. For the dinner, we used the courtyard of the castle to make this moment more intimate.
1. When choosing your wedding gown, don't hesitate to get different gowns for the ceremony, dinner, and party. During the dinner and party, you'll need to be able to move and dance without having to care about how tight or uncomfortable your gown is.
2. If you buy new shoes for your wedding day, make sure to wear them before your special day to break them in.
3. Once you have your wedding dress, send a picture to your floral designer. The size of your bouquet should be appropriate to the size of your gown. This will save you from having a bouquet that looks really tiny in front of a big princess dress.