What is it that makes a Parisian lady so effortlessly chic? Whatever it is, I'd like to bottle a whole lot of it and take a daily sip of it.
This beautiful lady in black is Audrey. Audrey is a Photographer who lives in Paris with her American husband…
Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Polly Alexandre
And the hair. Oh, the beautiful, wonderful hair *cue, a million new wedding hair trial requests*…
Audrey turned 30 this year and decided she wanted to mark the occasion in style, treating herself to a chic birthday celebration wtih her closest girlfriends.
Polly Alexandre shared more with me…
"When it came to Audrey’s 30th birthday party, she decided to mark it in style. A quintessential Parisian woman, she used her creativity to produce this perfect little celebration…"
Audrey commissioned some beautiful hand calligraphy for invites, and little party signs - ‘Time to Shine’ & ‘Joyeaux Anniversaire’, hired a suite at a beautiful hotel, a friend made a gorgeous cake, decorated the suite with antiques and beautiful flowers with the help of some friends then invited a bunch of her best friends to drink champagne…"
"We spent the afternoon shooting on the streets of Paris for Audrey to have photographs that captured this personal milestone, then her cocktail reception in the suite with a bunch of friends before going on to a chic Parisian restaurant for a fine meal and dancing…"
Oh Polly Alexandre, you are immense. Le swoon………
You can see more from Polly Alexandre on Love My Dress here. You might also wan to explore more film photography or view our the Paris related features, including these beautiful 'postcard from Paris' inspriation boards.
You can aso see more of Audrey and her photography via her website. And I thought you might like to see this little film of her party too…
"The recipe to a great night: my best friends, glitter, high heels, candles, champagne, a delicious cake, good music, a chic hotel suite, and some Polaroids to capture the craziest photos…”
Cinematography, Copyright (c) 2012, Studio Artifice
Have fun being elegant, beautiful ladies,
Photography: Polly Alexandre
Portraits Location: Marais, Paris
Cocktail Reception: Hotel Champs Elysees Plaza
Cinematography: Studio Artifice
Event Styling: Annie Brahler
Flowers: Estelle Preston
Hair and Make Up: Yael, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stationary: Calligraphy by Cristine
Dress: Aidan Mattox and Zara
Purple Shoes – Zara
Black Shoes – Louboutin