They say that the purest form of love is the one that instills in you the awareness that your waking hours are better than the ones spent dreaming, because at last, your reality is a dream awakened. Imagine a wedding day that is the actualization of a fairytale come to life, full of a passion that undeniably encourages a belief in true love and happily ever after. Such was the inspiration for a recent editorial photo shoot that the Paper & Diamond team participated in, with a team of talented creatives.
Set in a fantasy destination inspired by Provence in the south of France, this sophisticated, private estate location creates a stage for a backdrop of French romance and history of craft. Whimsical details such as French specialty pastries and bountiful floral arrangements decorate the venue, provided by one of Los Angeles’ finest — Bottega Louie.
Paired with the cutting edge gowns of couture bridal designer Galia Lahav, the balance of tradition and innovation present speaks to the true nature of a modern wedding day. While each bride desires an individual spin as unique as her own personal love story, she also respects matrimonial customs. Galia Lahav fulfills both sides of the coin, as renowned technique and decades of success are the basis for developing glamorous new designs. Edgy and bold details combine with an overall sweetness, exactly the design that would be donned by a queen on the most important day of her life.
Photography + Videography: Dmitry Shumanev // Production Design & Styling: Paper & Diamond // Floral Design: Butterfly Floral & Event Design // Hair & Makeup: Elena Shumaneva // Specialty Pastries: Bottega Louie // Cake Design: James Rosselle // Specialty Rentals: Archive Rentals // Gown Designer: Galia Lahav // Location: Private Estate // Female Model: Megan Haley via Elite Model Management // Male Model: Fabricio Zunino via Next Model Management // Featured on Strictly Weddings