“Nothing in this whole world is of interest to me but my painting and my flowers.” – Monet
With breezy fabrics, verdant gardens, and a pastel bouquet plucked from my dreams, this Parisian wedding inspiration shoot couldn’t be more lovely. This dreamy palette was inspired by Monet’s series of oil paintings entitled “Waterlilies.” Soft tones of lilac, lavender, blush, white, and green combine with romantic textures — ruffled lilac and hydrangea petals, a detailed lace bodice and gauzy skirt — and create a sweet, delicate scene for a couple waiting to devote their lives to one another.
Read on for more from photographer Therese of Artiese Studios:
“I was inspired by the works of Monet — specifically “Waterlilies” and “La Promenade;” the flowers became the muse of this shoot. Monet was a savant of light and color, and my goal for this shoot was to portray the soft transitions of light from a silken morning to a shaded afternoon.
The soft combination of pastel colors of the delicate florals was beautifully arranged by Akiko of Floraison Paris and inspired by Monet’s painting “Waterlilies.” The Ada dress from Musat Bridal with French lace details on the top and an overflowing skirt made of multiple layers of silk perfectly reflected the mood and flow in one of Monet’s painting “La Promenade.” And lastly, the calligraphy invitation suite and love letter designed by Corsivo Calligraphy added the old world charm to this shoot.”
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