Monthly Archive for September, 2012

real (parisian) wedding wednesday: paris in the 1950’s

From the beginning, Lindsay was crazy for an elegant, glamorous Chateau de Versailles look for her springtime Paris wedding. As we got to know each other over email and Skype, though,  I was completely inspired by her and her fiancé Josh’s fun, youthful energy. I was afraid that going full on, “High-Glitz” Marie-Antoinette would have been too heavy, and in the end, not really reflect their personalities. So, combining their youthfulness with their sophisticated side, I pulled together classic Christian Dior, vintage Bourjois magazine ads and images of debutante balls at the Hotel Crillon to create a “Paris in the 50’s” inspiration for their event.


On the day of their wedding, Lindsay almost eerily channeled the sweet sophistication of Grace Kelly on the cusp of becoming Her Serene Highness, Princess of Monaco,  while Josh stayed true to his playful, “Cary Grant-meets-a young JFK” nature - including partaking in a bit of pre-wedding spirits at a Parisian watering hole with his Chicago posse. For the intimate group of friends and family that were able to make the trip, Lindsay and Josh’s 1950’s-inspired Parisian wedding was truly inoubliable. Take a look:paris-wedding-make-up



all photos © ianholmes, event coordination & design by parisian events