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Photo Shoot : Je t’aime in Paradise {french vintage in Hawaii} Pt 2

Earlier this morning I shared with you photos from a French vintage photo shoot that took place in Hawaii. I'm back with even more photos and the details that went into creating this amazing shoot with Karine of Seasons of Life Events and other vendors in and around Oahu, Hawaii. {please see the end of this post for a full vendor list} As I shared in the first post, the idea behind this shoot was to share with couples that no matter the location of their wedding, their own personal style can easily be brought into the wedding and infuse it with their selected venue. You can easily pull in New York chic, Mid-West charm, California glam, or, in this case, French vintage, and infuse it into a tropical backdrop, such as Hawaii. And, now here's all the details on the creation of this beautiful photo shoot.

Fairytale Canopy
Yards of ribbon in the muted shades of white, ivory, pink and yellow were fastened onto a frame and gracefully hung from tree branches to create this spectacular fairytale canopy. Crystals and flowers generated interest and drama while acting as a chandelier to make the space even more intimate and inviting. A lush carpet of white dendronium orchids created a luxurious aisle and perfectly united tropical to French vintage.

Two Layer Fondant-Covered Red Velvet Wedding Cake
A diamond quilted pattern with scalloped trim embossing defined the bottom layer while a pale pink fondant ribbon and slip bow trimmed the top layer. A bronze applique, with gum paste buttons and a couple silhouette, perfectly accented the cake. Pink garden roses and feathers added the finishing touch.

Wedding Favors
Favors were wrapped in textured paper with handcrafted bows of muslin, ribbon and feathers

Reception Table
The reception table welcomed guests with a table number chart backed in muslin and framed with an antique looking, white-washed frame. Botanical pictures and clustered candles of various heights tied the table together.

Feather Wreath
Dangling playfully overhead of the reception table was a whimsical wreath of white feathers and flowers while crystals draped down from the tree branches, finishing off a very welcoming stop for guests.

Sweetheart Table
Dressed with lace and rich bronze fabric. Several small ivory vases were clustered together and filled with pale garden roses, white roses, and Phalaenopsis orchids. Amber colored candle holders and stemware added sophistication and drama.

Wedding Guest Table
Square white plates on the guest tables updated the setting while ribbons placed under each plate added a simple detail with a big impact. Elegant centerpieces using the muted tones, kept the tables true to the French vintage ambiance.

Thank you so much to Karine for sharing such a gorgeous photo shoot that is filled to the brim with inspiration for my readers today. While this inspirational shoot was designed for a wedding, I can easily see it being used for an elegant garden bridal shower as well.

Creative Wedding Vendors that helped this shoot come to life:
Styling and Floral - Shilhi Seibel of Passion Roots
Styling - Karine France-Matsumoto of Seasons of Life Events
Cake - Kristin Kato - A Cake Life
Photography - Ashley Smith - Taryn Reid Photography
Makeup/Hair - Corvette Dela Cruz
Model - Taryn Nakashima