Intimate Paris Elopement | Lin & Shimin

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Lin and Shimin are a sweet and loving couple coming from Hong Kong. The groom Shimin used to live in Paris when he was doing a study exchange program year back. Since then Paris remains his favourite place, and when he and Lin got engaged, they knew immediately Paris would be the perfect location. It means the world for him to bring her back and show her the city that forever has his heart. 
Although it wasn’t possible for them to officially wed in Paris, Shimin and Lin took the chance and arranged for an intimate elopement on top of Montmartre. In front of church Sacré-Cœur overlooking Paris, they held hands and shared vows for each other. The rest of the day we took photos around Paris at some of the most iconic places: Pont Alexandre III, river side of the Seine, Pont de Bir-Hakeim and finished at the the bride’s favourite café Shakespeare & Company. It was a day full of emotional and intimate celebration of their love.

 

This Paris elopement was published on Magnolia Rouge.

 

Shimin & Lin's Parisian elopement in Montmartre, Pont Alexandre III and the Seine

 

 

Wabi-sabi perfect imperfection bridal editorial

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Back in spring, just after coming back from Japan all inspired, I pulled together this editorial shoot in collaboration with redwhitebluepink and did something completely different. It is such an important project for me personally- from selecting the props, styling, to implementing a vision in my head into something tangible... I felt like everything came to make sense after this. I've become more aware of my own aesthetic, the subjects that truly speaks to me, and the artistic direction I'd love to follow.

 

Featured on Wedding Sparrow

 

 

A little introduction to the story:

"Wabi-sabi" is a Japanese term representing an aesthetics centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. A beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. 

From my travels and experiences in Japan, I was very much inspired by the understated and natural beauty in the Japanese design. Garden covered with moss, bamboo and cobblestones; walls faded with age; tea bowls in rustic and humble shapes. Things are all refined and thoughtfully arranged, but at the same time very organic and imperfect purposely. It is appreciation of natural forms and the organic, flawed beauty from the imperfection.
ith a color palette of black/white, dark gray, wooden and hint of pale pink, Susanne from
Redwhitebluepink reated 2 ikebana arrangements and table settings that celebrate motion and atural forms of the materials. Bridie from The Little North Sea Studi designed amazing stationery combing abstract painted marks, scripts that almost look like Japanese characters and some clean texts. 
e had two looks using a veil nd a headpiece rom SIBO Designs nd gowns from Unielle Couture. The fine lace and handmade crystal beads compliments other imperfect elements perfectly. 

 

The awesome team: 

Concept & Photographer: CHYMO & MORE Photography | Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Styling & Floral Design: Redwhitebluepink | Stationery & Calligraphy: The Little North Sea Studio | Gowns: Unielle Couture | Veil & headpiece: SIBO Designs | Venue: Landgoed Clingendael | Hair & Makeup: Zaheera Chitanie | Model: Suzannah Cunnington

 

 

Romantic European castle wedding in Groot Warnsborn | Melissa & Lorin

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Melissa & Lorin tied the knot in June at castle Groot Warnsborn. Coming from a fashion background, Melissa surely knew how her dream wedding was going to turn out. Filled with pale pink, white and dark green, everything from the invitation suite to the bouquet, from bridesmaid’s dresses to the decor, from ceremony site to the reception room were amazingly stylish. 

Castle Groot Warnsborn is located in the north of the Netherlands dated back to the 17th century. Ceremony was held outside on top of the spectacular garden steps, using the castle as a perfect backdrop when Melissa & Lorin exchanged vows. Only the closest families were present during the ceremony, making it such an emotional and intimate time that nothing seemed to matter except the love of these two.

The day was full of laughter and tears; one of the most memorable moments was when I was shooting bridal portrait for Melissa, Lorin just stood there, watched her, and just had tears in his eyes. Melissa went over and gave him hugs and kisses. it was so touching I couldn't hold back my tears. 

 

Featured on Wedding Chicks

 

 

Melissa & Lorin: bruidsfotografie Groot Warnsborn, the Netherlands

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