France has a way of inspiring minds. A way of inspiring love. Through our hearts we imagine a journey full of emotion, of beauty, of love. This inspiration is brought to life today by Chelsea Q. White and her talented team. Allowing France to be at the forefront of their design, this inspiration shoot has truly whisked us away to another time and place.
From photographer Chelsea White: "I traveled back to France last fall, 10 years after studying abroad in Paris. I was so inspired by the soft neutrals and European rustic vibe only the French can make chic. The Castle at Rockwall is a hidden oasis outside of Dallas, a European castle you won't find elsewhere in the area. It served as the perfect backdrop to a charcuterie board, a rustic table set-up and our model in a gorgeous flowing Carol Hannah gown.
We wanted to tell the story of a Southern France wedding in the countryside, perhaps Provence or Lyon. Our models dark features, fresh makeup, and simple hair are exactly what you’d find at a true French girl’s wedding."
From stylist Kristen Jeremias: "The challenge was to create something more magical than your typical French provincial-rustic scenery while still maintaining the intimacy that such a scene evokes. But i think we’ve struck the perfect balance between whimsy and reality here. The greenery is very untamed and wild but the play against the deeper hues is grounding, luxe and sensual. It’s like you’ve wandered out of the woods to come upon this storybook soiree. And isn’t that what every bride wants on their day? To find themselves immersed in their own dream world, rendered completely radiant in sheer magic of it all."
Photographer: Chelsea Q. White | Film Lab: The FIND Lab | Stylist/Planner: Ivory and Lace Events | Floral Designer: Olive Grove Design | Dress Designer: Carol Hannah | Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Accessories: Lietofiore | Venue: The Castle at Rockwall | Hair & Make-up Artist: Andrea Lozano Beauty | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Paper Suite & Calligraphy: Scribbles & Swirls | Model agency: Callidus Agency | Bridal shop: Lovely Bride Dallas