‘sew’ in love: vintage french wedding inspiration

From the  sewing machine centerpiece to the hand painted cake and toile details – this vintage French themed wedding inspiration shoot from Kristen Weaver Photography is styled and designed to perfection.

Be on the lookout for the antique scissors tucked into the place settings, spools of thread scattered about the table, and the beautiful lace detailing on both Claire Pettibone dresses!

Claire Pettibone dress / Kristen Weaver Photography Vintage French wedding inspiration shoot with blue toile details / Kristen Weaver Photography Blue toile wedding details / Kristen Weaver Photography bridal bouquet / Kristen Weaver Photography vintage blue wedding invitation suite / Kristen Weaver Photography hand painted wedding cake and a bride in a floral crown / Kristen Weaver Photography Sewing themed wedding / Kristen Weaver Photography Blue toile wedding chair decor / Kristen Weaver Photography Vintage French themed wedding place setting / Kristen Weaver Photography Vintage sewing machine centerpiece / Kristen Weaver Photography Claire Pettibone wedding dress and bouquet / Kristen Weaver Photography Hand painted wedding cake / Kristen Weaver Photography Blue wedding invitations / Kristen Weaver Photography Claire Pettibone wedding dress / Kristen Weaver Photography vintage French themed wedding styled shoot with toile decor / Kristen Weaver Photography Vintage style bridal hairpiece / Kristen Weaver Photography French wedding inspiration / Kristen Weaver Photography Button back Claire Pettibone dress / Kristen Weaver Photography

From Kristen Weaver – “When I scheduled a photographers’ workshop in Columbus, Ohio, I knew I wanted to make a gorgeous styled shoot inspired by dusty blues and a lacy, vintage French style. I called on Claire Pettibone to provide two amazing gowns and designed the rest of the shoot around them.

With a ‘Sew In Love’ theme we used an antique sewing machine, spools of thread, and lots of toile detailed fabrics to embrace the French theme. A hand-painted cake and macarons added the perfect sweet ending to our day. I couldn’t have been happier with my first designed wedding inspiration shoot and I can’t wait to see how it inspires others!”


Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography // Floral Design: Ashby Floral Boutique // Event Planning: The Bendora Wedding Gallery // Event Design: An Affair To Remember // Venue: Northpointe Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio // Paper Goods: 9th Letter Press // Wedding Dresses: Claire Pettibone // Rentals: Dishie Rentals // Cake: Queen Anne’s Lace Cakes // Macaons: Pistacia // Makeup: Make You LLC // Hair: Alycia Johnson // Antique Sewing Machine: River House Designs // Model: Cierra Kerringan // Submitted using Two Bright Lights.

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  1. Beautiful wedding inspiration, greatly showcases french wedding style.

  2. Love, love, love! I love everything about this inspiration. The cake, the invitations, the gorgeous blue colors.

  3. This is so cool! The sewing machine is a brilliant touch, and the cake is incredible!

  4. Oh this is all just so beautiful – love that sewing machine and the delightful blue and white palette…and that cake…and the buttons on that back of that beautiful dress! Love.

  5. I can’t sew to save my life, but I still love everything about this, especially that first dress and the toile.

  6. So stunning! I’ve featured a similar color palette on The Perfect Palette! Glad to see I’m not alone in my love for purples & blues.

  7. What a gorgeous shoot! So many great images – off to pin!!

  8. As a hardcore sewer – it LOVED this shoot!

  9. Thanks so much for featuring this shoot! I LOVED putting these details together and am so happy with how the “sewing” vision worked out! Thanks for sharing, pinning and just looking!

  10. Love all that lace and toile!

  11. Gorgeous, just went a little pin-crazy here!

  12. This is all so pretty! Crushing on the cake, the toile and the amazing color palette!

  13. Cierra Kerrigan says

    This turned out incredible! Kristen Weaver was the absolute best to work with and I am thankful to have gotten to be a part of this “sew” perfect project. It is pretty cool seeing myself on such a big site like this too! Thank you so much

  14. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  15. I know I always say that I love the details – but this has details upon details! I love that layered table, the blue and white china and toile and the cake (of course!)

  16. Who would’ve thought an antique sewing machine would make such a beautiful centerpiece – but it really brings all these details together in a lovely way. ‘Sew in Love’ is such a clever theme!

  17. Absolutely stunning!


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