Imagine waking up on your wedding day in a French chateau and foraging the grounds for your own wedding flowers. You invite your closest friends and family to join you for an intimate dinner after a sweet and simple ceremony. Wearing a vintage gown and veil, you cherish every moment of your wedding day at your childhood home. This is the story that Ginny Au and her attendees dreamt up during the first two days of her workshop in Dordogne, France, and working together, they made this dream come to life.

From Ginny Au:

These beautiful images from Erich McVey are the second stage of the European workshop. During the creative process, the attendees and myself talked about the environment we are in, looked over the gowns sent form Gossamer Vintage, and devised a story for our photo shoot. The concepts were simple, organic and drawn completely from how the space inspired us. It was my hope to encourage the attendees to declutter their design process, focus on a simple cohesive story and allow that to naturally unfold. The beautiful florals, design and styling in these images are the product of every attendees work, with the guidance and nurture of the creative leaders.

Photography Erich McVey | Creative Direction Ginny Au | Prop Stylist & Creative Leader Ginny Branch | Floral Design & Creative Leader Sarah Winward | Calligraphy & Creative Leader Katie Decker Hyatt | Makeup & Hair Amy Clarke | Gown:Gossamer Vintage | Photo Scans: PhotoVision Prints 

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Comments (3)

Alexia | Reply

Oh my god this place is too beautiful for words! I’m from Dordogne in France and I would love to know the name of this place, I would be so happy :)

Mary McLeod | Reply

Hi Alexia,
You can find more about the Chateau here: http://www.chateauforgeduroy.com/
Thanks!

Valeria Mameli. Sardinia Wedding, family and maternity photographer | Reply

Ginny is absolutely one of my favourites styled in the world. I hope one day to know her in person.

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