After Cake & Lace went through this engagement shoot, we would argue that no city is more romantic than Paris. This curated post featuring Lanting Photo has us dreaming of idyllic French getaways, but drooling over this bride’s style and of course smile. From the portrait photos of Sophie to the iconic background of the Eiffel tower, Lanting captured the Parisian flair perfectly. These moments captured all over the city of life and love conveys a love letter to Paris! Without further ado, please take a look for a glimpse of this romantic elopement in Paris.
From Lanting Photo: Coming from a diverse background and culture, our duo embodies what it means to be modern, globetrotting couple. Sophia was originally from Belarus but grew up in Japan and Jonathan grew up in France; they met in Paris, she is studying drama and music while he is a composer. They fell in love with each other and with Paris, this is where they found each other and this is where they found their dreams and sought after a career in the arts field.
The photo shoot illustrates this story of their life and dreams: the Avenue, the coffee shop around the corner of their apartment, and the hotel with Eiffel Tower view. We blended classic style with modern, bold, and artistic elements of their personality, we created soft and refined color palette that depicts Paris in the Spring: nuanced pink, light purple, mocha, pastel cream, and quiet blue. The design concept focuses heavily on mixing minimalist decor and light fabric dress, makeup and hair because we believe in their voice, less actually speak louder than more.
We like to incorporate floral design when composing for the overall concept since they are so intimately tied together. For Sophia’s bouquet, we used simple field flowers but with plenty of movement in visual. It’s composed of field grown Roses, Sweet pea, Thalictrum, Orlaya, Clematis, some grass, and blueberry branches.
There’s a pretty fine line between bold and minimalist, but if you’re careful, you can walk the line between the two – and even throw in a little romance into it! When designing this invitation suite, I wanted to stay true to the romance of Paris while also making sure the final product wasn’t overly-girly. I used my custom Eiffel Tower wax seal as a starting point and built from there, contrasting the soft pink wax and paper backing with a sandy paper for the invitation itself. These two colors play to both feminine and masculine sensibilities, which makes it all-inclusive for any type of couple in love! To make sure the suite remained a little traditional without going overboard, I employed my own modern calligraphy script and paired it with an ultra-modern and smooth typeface. I kept the text simple and clean to embrace the minimalist look, too – no need to go overboard with lots of words that aren’t imperative to the event itself!