Inside an Inspirational French-Themed Wedding Shoot

Get inspired by this romantic styled shoot featuring decadent wedding cakes and dramatic gowns.

Inside an Inspirational French-Themed Wedding Shoot

Photo: Photasia Photography ReImagined

Baker Daniela Terlizzi’s love of French and rococo style elements inspired this sumptuous scene – even Marie Antoinette herself would be intrigued. To create the look of “The Caketress,” Oudalova Events & Design focused on an assemblage of sweet treats, luscious fruits, and stunning floral arrangements in rich hues for dramatic effect against the blank canvas of the Great Hall of The Doctor’s House. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the grounds and filled the space with natural light. Crimson-colored blooms also complemented a decadent collection of cakes. 

A towering confection boasted the baker’s signature motif – modern black and white stripes, and a floral and veil-like topper emphasized the bridal theme. A separate three-layer design showcased antique script, a textured golden layer, and a simple ivory layer. This was complemented by a shorter version: a two-layer textured gilded cake displaying the couple’s monogram. Both confections were adorned with vintage-hued floral accents to add a finishing touch. Delicate bullion embellishments decorated the layers of another confection featuring a tranquil pastoral portrait. Finally, petite cakes reflected details of their larger counterparts. Dark chocolate ganache cake with peach compote or vanilla bean crème brûlée cake are a couple of the tantalizing flavor suggestions from Daniela – they are rich in flavor and offer a tasty contrast.

The occasion called for the bride to emerge in two striking, lacy looks. The first was a fit-and-flare gown by Whyte Couture featuring a frothy skirt accessorized with golden necklaces, bracelets, and several large rings. The second was Whyte Couture’s fitted mermaid gown showcasing sparkling details accented with strands of pearls and a dazzling choker. Indulging in the best of both worlds, the bride’s hair was first set in a classic coiffure and then transitioned to a more sensual style with loose waves for her second look. The dashing groom, dressed in an elegant black tuxedo, allowed the bride to take center stage.

When planning your special day, don’t be afraid to be bold. Mixing patterns can create a whimsical look, while a rich color palette can make any tablescape visually stunning and interesting. Remember that your wedding cake – or cakes – can also serve as another beautiful decorative element of your celebration. Let your creativity soar!

For more French-inspired ideas, check out Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx and Courtney Bingham’s wedding, which drew inspiration from the opulent scenes of Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette.

Cakes & Pastries: Sweet Regards by Daniela; Design & Styling, Florist: Margarita Oudalova of Oudalova Events & Design; Fine Jewelry: Artemis Fashion Jewellery; Formalwear: Brooks Brothers; Gowns: Whyte Couture; Bridal Hair & Makeup: Ashley Readings; Photographer: Photasia Photography ReImagined; Venue: The Doctor's House