Photographed during the workshop i co-hosted in the French Riviera
Venue: VILLA EPHRUSSI | Workshop Host : amv retreats | Planning : amv Weddings | Workshop Co-Hosts/ Educators : andreas k. georgiou, lucy munoz photography, katie grant, love story films, style me pretty | Behind the Scenes Photo : sarah stefani | Behind the Scenes Video : stephane m. films | Florist : miss rose by perrine | Furniture/Tabletop Rentals : maison options | Hair & Makeup : by madeline eleanor | Accessories : megan therese couture | Cake : les delices 2 gladys | Stationary : laura elizabeth patrick | Groom’s Attire : Bucco couture | Linens : house of hough | Shoes : jimmy choo | Rings : victorbar bone jewelLEry | Styling Accessories : the curated trove | Styling Mats : chasing stone | Dress + Veil : nestyodina
Next to the dinner area is the Italian Garden. Here is where the ceremony took place, overlooking the bay where the spraunciest of travellers moor their super-yachts. The isle and arch were conceived so as to make an immediate visual impression. Our bride walked ceremonially down a vast horseshoe-shaped stairway and through an isle of pastel florals. Indeed, here the salty tang from the sea combines with the scent of hundreds of roses and creates a multisensory experience that cannot but be described as "the quintessence of true luxury".
The sun poured in through the arch illuminating our bride’s gown. The voluminous frothy tulle dress by Nesty Odina was the ideal choice; delicate yet strong, pure yet sexy. The bridal look was completed by a statement headpiece by Megan Therese.
In the Cote d’ Azur, after all, luxury, art and fun intertwine! The challenge was bringing to life something that balances elegantly between the opulent and the intimate.
As guests enter the villa through its “patio couvert”, a covered patio inspired by a cruise ship's atrium, they immediately find themselves immersed in the French garden. Here, the large parterre is split by water features dancing to Strauss' music. This was the perfect setting for our dinner area. Designed by Amanda Virga with florals by Miss Rose By Perrine, the pink tones of the tablescape echoed the pink marbles of the villa’s walls, making the entire dinner area feel organically connected to the space. The dinner setup was completed by the cake area and the sweetheart table in similar tones.
We wanted to balance the formal politesse of a luxury affair and the playful indulgence of an exuberant modern couple who also wants to have fun.
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I travel the globe photographing life’s important events, weddings, and editorial shoots. I care deeply for each couple's love story as a worthy and unique piece of art. My photography is intimate and fashion-forward, with a painterly old-world charm, and infused with meaning and a sense of purpose.
I serve discerning clients from over 20 countries, and also teach remarkable photographers all over the world, aiming to inspire a new generation of artists to build thriving brands and use their Art as a platform for positive change.
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