A Simple Destination Wedding Look

This beautifully simple wedding look was captured by Gina of Dover-Jaques Photography (who gives us more background on the shoot below). We love the simplicity and natural elegance of the bride’s two looks, as well as the lovely styling. The mix of digital and medium format film goes so well together, and the shoot shows just what can be achieved with minimal props- as long as you have talented vendors! 

Gina of Dover-Jaques Photography gives us the background on the shoot: “Elle et lumière’”- She is light, she is wondrous, she is as refreshing as a breeze on a summer’s day, and as beautiful as a sunkissed dawn. With bare feet she stands so softly  holding onto a delicate flower as she contemplates her love who is distant in miles but not in thought. He is her World as she is his. Their hearts entwined, and as she day dreams for a brief moment, they are all that exists. Before too long they will be together for eternity. Feeling a little giddy she contemplates the prospect of being with her love before too long, for today, those close to their hearts will receive an invitation to their forthcoming declaration of love, in a day of celebration and cheer, at the very charming Chateau Barthelemy, a stone’s throw from the city of love, Paris. With simplicity in mind for this small shoot, I sought a romantic, luminous vibe. I purposefully chose a mix of simplistic elegance with rustic influences by using a handmade urn filled with a cascading arrangement of olive vines, delicate florals, a soft flowing bridal dress and elegant calligraphy. A clean vibe, filled with light, reminiscent of a beautiful dream, captured both digitally and on medium format film. Jessica of Shade Bridal chose dresses from her collection that have a soft, romantic,  unfussy and pure in their styling, in keeping with my vision. The dresses were from Watters, the fabrics, silk chiffon and silk tulle with a small amount of beading. Stephanie of Graphikkart in France created a stunning stationery suite for the shoot that was teamed up with one of Kate Cullen’s silk ribbons. Alison Jenner Hair worked her magic, as always, with two stunning, gentle updos. I love the sophistication of the second look, but am absolutely captivated by the first look, for its unique undone look. Tina Brocklebank Make up created a perfectly natural, dewy look. The delicate, first look was wonderfully chic and minimal, with the second look having more definition. Daniella Draper handcrafted bespoke jewellery is distinctive and so very beautiful. The Chrysoprase silver ring that was teamed up with a silver heart bracelet and necklace, was perfect on Viktoria. An absolute honour to have Daniella onboard. Lesley of The Rustic Wedding Company provided a feast of lovely candlesticks in numerous shapes and sizes; just stunning to capture, especially on film for the way it depicts the vibrancy of precious metals.”

 Photography: Dover-Jaques Photography | Venue: The Flour Mill Studio | Wedding Dress Boutique: Shade Bridal | Hairstylist: Alison Jenner Hair | Make up Artist: Tina Brocklebank | Jeweller: Daniella Draper Jewellery | Stationery: Graphikkart | Wedding Props: The Rustic Wedding Company  | Model: Viktoria Morari


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