So normally when you’re picturing your dream wedding, Les Miserables isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Bear with me though! Despite the somewhat bleak happenings in this fantastic novel by Victor Hugo (and is anyone else going to be first in line with me to see this movie in December?) the overall mood of early 1800s France is a total winner. And there are a couple of amazingly sweet love stories wrapped into this tome, one of which actually ends happily.
To achieve this shabby chic Parisian look for your wedding incorporate a lot of antiques, vintage books, and gray colors. Candlelight and candelabras play an important role as a motif for compassion in the book so use them in your wedding. Be sure to let the candles burn a bit first to get them looking right.
Bonus points if you get married in Paris.
And I know you’re wondering about that amazing tulle dress. Isn’t it lovely? It was handmade for an inspiration shoot by Alea Lovely (the photographer) and later sold on Etsy. Honestly, it has to be the most gorgeous handmade dress I’ve ever seen. A true one-of-a-kind.
photo credits: vintage books, garden statue, crinkle fans from BHLDN, men’s attire (source unknown – anyone?) window shutters Etsy, antique angel, vintage bottles, tulle wedding dress < from Ruffled, candle and succulents.