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Here’s to autumn…

7 September 2014

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… and its beautiful rich palette….

Aneta Mak Wedding Photography London

A love for all things French brought Marie-Claire and Luke together over 4 years ago, at a French language school in Paris. With Luke from Australia, and Marie-Claire from Puerto Rico and the States, a serene chateau nestled in Bergerac was the perfect choice for their wedding destination, considering their multi-continent families.

My first meeting with Marie-Claire and Luke was at their gorgeous  engagement shoot in Paris. Paying homage to Funny Face’s Audrey Hepburn, amidst the vintage landscape of Paris , it was an absolute pleasure to shoot the most in love couple ever. When it came to shoot the wedding at the secluded, sylvan grounds of La Leotardie, I felt immediately transported back in time! The vows — an emotional Catholic ceremony — took place in a historic church in the nearby village of St Georges de Monclard, where the bride was escorted down the aisle by her brother, and her mother, the matron of honor.

You can see more of the elegant details (designed by Mary Lee Herrington Celebrations) — the miniature clay sculpture wedding favors; the Puerto Rican-inspired wedding cake (which was a family effort), and other personal, bespoke touches — in the Style Me Pretty feature, “French Wedding in the Countryside of Bergerac” (Do check it out!)

Meanwhile, here are my favorite captures of that day. Enjoy!

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Photography: Aneta MAK | Wedding Dress: Priscilla Of Boston | Flowers: Amour De Fleurs | Reception Location: La Leotardie | Hair: Laura From Salon Julien David | Beverages: Vin Blan Rouge | Cape: Bespoke | Catering & Furniture And Linen Rental: Humblot | Church: St Georges De Monclard | Crescent Moom Photo Booth: A La Folie Creation | Favor Tote Bags: Custom Made By Bride’s Aunt | Groom’s Shoes: Carmina | Groom’s Suit & Tie: The Cloakroom | Invitations & Stationery: Bespoke Press | Makeup: Sophie From Bio Institut | Mother Of Bride’s Dress: Pia Du Pradal | Music: Epoq | Planning & Coordination:Jarretierre In The Air | Table Candle Holders, Poms: BHLDN | Veil: Twigs & Honey | Vintage Car: Sege Sotin | Wedding Design & Styling: Mary Lee Herrington Celebrations

As we are approaching winter, it seems timely to post an incredibly stylish wedding I had the pleasure of photographing earlier this year in Megeve, a quaint ski village in the French Alps. A wedding of only 45 guests, the bride and groom invited their nearest and dearest friends from all over the world to celebrate in a cosy and intimate affair full of mulled wine, lots of snow, beautiful winter sunshine and Michelin star food at the amazing Alpaga. As this was their wedding number 2 (having celebrated with both sets of families at Thanksgiving in NYC), the lovely K & R designed a laid back weekend with an informal and endearing ceremony officiated by a friend, with a live link to the groom’s mum in NYC via an iPad – dont you just love technology! All this was preceded by a hilarious “welcome” dinner for all the guests on the night before, where guests dined on traditional alpine food at La Refuge  and participated in lighthearted “roasting” of the groom. Thank you K & R for incredible memories! xxx

Stationery by Paper + Cup / Dress, hood, stole & belt by Le Spose di Gio bespoke / Bride’s shoes by Miu Miu / Groom’s tie & cufflinks by Lanvin / Groom’s suit by Dolce & Gabbana / Bride’s gloves by Vera Wang / Bride’s jacket by Delphine Manivet / Bride’s jewellery by Jenny Packham

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As featured on Style Me Pretty / Photographed on a mixture of film and digital

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A wedding in Dordogne

24 October 2013

This time last year this bride stole our hearts. More of this wedding photographed at La Leotardie coming soon.

Bordeaux wedding

Photographed on film (Fuji 400H). 

… groom style …

15 June 2013

A touch of groom style… nothing beats an elegant bow tie and a great pair of shoes for men’s wedding attire.

 

…. is never simple. It takes a true artist to find that perfect combination of soft whimsy and structured elegance. This stunning floral arrangement was made by the ultra-talented rising star of the wedding world, Jay Archer of Jay Archer Floral Design. More of this wedding coming soon!

 

Last summer I had a lovely invitation to photograph a dear friend’s wedding in Sicily. Their Sicilian event was held as part two of their celebrations, for all their Italian and other friends & family who couldn’t make it to the official wedding in Paris, myself included. D & P were the perfect hosts at an incredibly glamorous party, full of delicious food, elegant women in summer dresses and handsome men in sharp suits. Every so often, the deep tans, combined with the glitzy fashion and the typical southern European emotional flair reminded me of D&G’s recent campaigns – glamourous Sicily, that only those in the know will ever see. Emerald green seas, melting gelatos in giant brioche buns, warm welcomes and even warmer Sun, I came home with a big smile, bag full of film and a rather red “tan”. 🙂

 

… first dance …

12 December 2012

I love a pop of colour, I love pastels, I even love neon, yes neon… but NOTHING beats a simple black and white image.

My baby of choice, shot on Ilford 3200.

(full wedding coming up after the Christmas break)

xxx

… a french fancy …

9 November 2012

A final sneak peek of my Bergerac bride for you as I prepare the full wedding post in the coming weeks. 

My favourite wedding cake ever!

xxx

 

… my pretty ballerina …

14 October 2012

A very early sneak peek from a very special Bergerac wedding. More coming up in a couple of weeks.
Photographed on the one and only Ilford 3200 Black and White film.
xxx

 

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