This bridal portrait session, photographed in Paris, focuses on the sensual nature of a wedding day. As florist Jessica Zimmerman tells us, “It is somewhat of an embodiment of Paris itself – simple, romantic, yet unique and alluring.” With a simple, flowing dress featuring a deep v neckline and a few light tendrils of hair loosening from her updo, the bride moves through her wedding day with grace, sensuality, and confidence.

Read on for more from the florist, Jessica of Zimmerman Events:

“During a trip to Paris, you can’t help but get swept away by the rich romance of the city. For this editorial, we found our inspiration in the ever-present vibe of desire that surrounded us. The backdrop of the city created its own sense of imagination with lavish structures possessing both traditional and innovative features, so we sought to capture images that expressed an equally classical and contemporary beauty. We chose to let this shoot bring the bride into focus and explore all the places her mind would be on her wedding day. In the black and white images, we get a sense of mystique and longing giving way to complete vulnerability. Raw, understated images portray the weight of these moments of solitude before the dress, before the guests, before the vows.The dress is somewhat of an embodiment of Paris itself – simple, romantic, yet unique and alluring. Her hair is swept into an à propos chignon, allowing her back to be exposed. Because we wanted the floral to complement and not distract from this beguiling dress, creams, peaches, and rose-colored blooms from a local nursery arranged with bright greenery parallel the monochromatic coloring of the architecture and the sprawling ivy seen throughout this old, enchanting city.”

Creative direction + Styling:  Abany Bauer | Floral:  Jessica Zimmerman of Zimmerman Events | Photography:  Weddings by Christopher & Nancy | Paper:  Brown Linen Design | Venue:  Le Pavillon de la Reine | Hair + Make up:  Trine Juel | Model:  Elsa Leclerc | Dress:  J. Mendel | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman

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Sarah Chancey | Reply

Every detail of this shoot is perfect, love, love, love!

Marilisa | Martel Event | Reply

breathtaking! i love jessica’s description of the vibe of desire – the creative team evoked that feeling seamlessly and it also makes me want to travel to paris immediately :)

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