french cafe styled shoot

Shot beautifully by Jennifer of J. Woodbery Photography, this French cafe styled shoot combines some really fabulous trends in a chic and sophisticated way.

Emerald colors, black & white stripes, succulents, hand-dipped gold glitter silverware, and a vintage gown that can be worn as a wedding dress, rehearsal dinner gown, or a bridesmaid’s dress are just a few of the amazing details to be on the lookout for!

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Ann Marie of Tres Beau Weddings & Events – “To keep a French-inspired, luxe palette from becoming overly feminine we used pops of bold and modern black and white stripes. Antique china was paired with sleek flatware that had been hand-dipped in gold paint and glitter. Imported French sparkling lemonade was served with whimsical striped straws in champagne glasses.”

Jackie of Rawwbeauty Makeup Artistry – “I chose emeralds and golds to accent the colors that Ann Marie chose. Plus, emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013 which I definitely wanted to incorporate. I found it really fitting to add a pop of color against the blush dress.”

Tammy of Brides and Belles Hair Design – “My inspiration for the hair came from the dress. It had a very romantic and vintage feel to it that I wanted to reflect in the hair. It called to mind pictures of my grandmother from the late 50’s and early 60’s. I wanted to try to recreate a style she would have worn. I combined two of her favorite looks: the French twist and chignon to come up with this unique design.”


Photography: J. Woodbery Photography // Event Planning & Styling: Tres Beau Weddings & Special Events // Floral Design: Studio Flower // Dress: Gidgette Bardot // Makeup: Rawwbeauty Makeup Artistry // Hair: Brides and Belles Hair Design / Invitations: Dallin’s Paperie // Venue: Bridgestreet Gallery and Loft, Birmingham, Alabama // Model: Rachel Hubbard // Submitted via Two Bright Lights.

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  1. Beautiful dress and stunning French inspired styling, love love!

  2. I rarely go online on the weekend but I’m prepping for something big launching tomorrow and you had me at French cafe so I had to stop by. I love the blush dress and makeup. Super pretty shoot and what a gorgeous bouquet!

  3. Merci beaucoup for the feature! Jennifer, Tiffany and I work so naturally together! This shoot was lovely to style and coordinate with them!

  4. Lovely! The neck on that dress is gorgeous and that bouquet…stunning!

  5. Gorgeous! Love the black-and-white stripes and the gilded garland!

  6. Inspiring! If I could dip myself in glitter and not look like a fool, I would do it! Every single day! I also love the gold leaves!

  7. This is so pretty! Her hair style is gorgeous, too!

  8. Can they just come style my life, please? This is lovely!