9 December 2017

Organic riverside styled shoot

Editorial

Last May, we organised our very first styled shoot. It was in the picturesque village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and at the nearby site of the Pont du Diable. Captured by the talented Alain M. and designed by us.

For our first styled shoot, we wanted something simple and timeless with a natural sophistication but conveying strong values: sharing, friendship, love, generosity.

We decided not to focus on the regular wedding dinner table. But rather, another part of the wedding reunion that everyone looks forward to: the day after wedding brunch.

We wanted to showcase the amazing areas that our country has to offer but aren’t so obvious, and we ended up picking “Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert”, medieval village between the Hérault river and the mountains, that is very picturesque with its old stone houses and narrow streets.
It’s also a stop-off on the way to St Jacques de Compostelle and we can find many symbols of this important pilgrimage all over the streets of the village.

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In terms of colour palette, we chose organic and muted colours, that would fit the location as much as possible.

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From the start we envisioned a green dress because it would fit perfectly in the natural environment. We chose the Ukrainian designer Cathy Telle because we love her timeless elegant wedding gowns. And when she suggested that jade dress with its floral lace bodice and flowing silk skirt, we knew it was the one!

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The stationery is handmade by the talented Shasta Bell, which infuses the timelessness we wanted in this styled shoot.

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Regarding our tablescape, we chose a variety of noble material like silk, crystal glass,… paired with a vegetal and natural floral arrangement.

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Last but not least, the area is well known for its hospitality. In order for this idea to come through our images, we decided to have organic foods from all the Languedoc Roussillon (region where the shoot took place): breads, cheese, wine, fresh fruits, tarts, cakes, all organised like a banquet with guests around the table.

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Photography: Alain M. | Planning & Styling: Intens’Events | Dress: Cathy Telle | Floral design: Jardin d’Arums | Stationery & Calligraphy: Shasta Bell Calligraphy | Hair & Make up: Annelie Barbier | silk & Headpiece: Orchidée de Soie | Rentals: Vaisselle Vintage & Options | Cake design: Clara Jung | | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Model: Lauralou Abattu

To see the full editorial styled shoot, visit our gallery or Magnolia Rouge.

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