We love to flex our creative muscles and collaborate with other wedding professionals from time to time. When the opportunity came up to design an editorial shoot at the beautiful Château de Villette we jumped at the chance. This spectacular property, nicknamed Le Petit Versailles, is located a short drive from Paris. It’s a château we have long-admired for its perfectly symmetrical 17th century proportions, stately décor, and formal jardin à la française designed by André Le Nôtre, the same landscape architect responsible for the gardens at Versailles.

With the talented team of the Komans behind the photo and video lenses we had our departure point for the shoot!

The interiors of the château are as impressive as you’d expect, but we decided to use the orangerie which had beautiful light during the day and offered a neutral canvas for our table set up. The orangerie was full of lemon trees being stored for the winter and those deep green leaves and citrus colors ultimately inspired our design.

With a backdrop of the clean stone we wanted to infuse a pop of color and warmer texture so we had a velvet tablecloth custom made of the event in a dark green to set off the soft citrus hues of yellows, oranges and pinks artfully arranged by Floraison. With then accented the table with fresh white linen napkins, blue Porto plates, and green and blue glassware provided by Maison Options. In lieu of traditional paper the talented Joy of Studio French Blue personalized alabaster coasters in gold calligraphy at each place setting.

Sweet Creations Cakes integrated the emerald green perfectly into the cake design with a stunning modern geode design.

Fresh colors were peppered throughout the design and we had fun styling all the brightly-hued ring boxes from Voeu du Coeur, the green stationery by Studio French and the accessories by Lindsay Marie Design.

We hope you enjoy this little tour of our emerald-hued fête recently featured on the Front Page of Style Me Pretty!

Photography and Cinematography: @thekomans | Styling and Planning: @feteinfrance | Hair & Makeup: @avabelleluxury | Florist: @floraisonparis | Venue: @chateau_de_villette | Bridal shop for Inbal Dror dress: @metal_flaque | Long-sleeve dress: @inbaldror | Paper goods & Calligraphy: @studiofrenchblue | Rentals: @maison_options | Ring boxes: @voeu_du_coeur | Cake: @sweet_creations_cakes | Scans: @richardphotolab | Accessories: @lindsaymariedesign | Dress: @galialahav | Dress: @musat.official

Chateau de Villette, France from Koman Studio on Vimeo.

Doing an inspiration shoot in the desert was a major departure for us. Our regular scene is elegant Parisian mansions and romantic French châteaux! The launch of our satellite office in Dubai and sister brand Fête Event Planning was the perfect excuse to do something different. So we dove right in and explored new colors, textures, and ambiances. We were delighted when news came that the inspiration shoot would appear on Wedluxe. But we were over the moon when we discovered that the feature was the front cover of the Wedluxe Global Trend Report!

The main sources of inspiration was the intricate motif of the Iranian Mosque in Dubai. The gorgeous palette of colors was the perfect spark to get our creative minds working.

The paper goods elements were original creations by Studio French Blue. The unique calligraphy style used a back-leaning slant to mimic arabic script.

We created a cosy seating area by framing the space with bougainvillea plants. The woven rug and cushions in tones of blue anchored the setup. Accents in brass and orange gave a bit of pop and shine.

Dubai has incredible resources when it comes to having things custom made. We decided to design a dress that would be flowy and beautiful in the desert breeze.

Thank you to the incredible team of creative partners who helped bring the vision to life!

Event Design: Fête in France | Photography: Ken Tan | Florals: Florette | Hair stylist: Merita Orrensuo | Makeup artist: Lina Molsa | Paper goods & Calligraphy: Studio French Blue | Rentals: Mint Event Rentals | Model: Bareface | Crown headpiece: Dorramarra | Gown: Anne Mulvihill

Styled shoots are a great way to experiment with emerging wedding trends and create a design theme which will hopefully serve as an inspiration for future weddings. Synie’s, who provided the beautiful cake for this shoot, put it best: “I want to do something I’ve never done before.” We couldn’t agree more!

Featured on Style Me Pretty

Photography: Sandra Aberg Photography | Videography: BKT Films | Florals: Madame Artisan Fleuriste | Wedding gown: Rime Arodaky | Hair & Makeup: Trine Juel | Tableware: Maison Options & Vaisselle Vintage | Cake: Synie’s | Paper goods: Studio French Blue