Modern French Wedding Inspiration | French Styled Shoot Featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs | Washington D.C. Wedding Photographer

I’ve been sitting on this shoot for over three months and the day is finally here that I can share it with everyone! Elizabeth Anne Designs let us know over two months ago that they wanted to feature this styled shoot and today they finally published it! This Modern French inspired shoot came together after I reached out to my friend Maribel from EightTreeStreet Florals and Caroline Dutton of Caroline Dutton Events. We decided it would be fun to collaborate and pull together a French inspired wedding shoot with a modern twist – you’ll see we drew a lot of inspiration from classic French details and then threw in some modern and unexpected twists like the abstract wall painting by Christine Olmstead, the wood and plexiglass table, leather modern chairs and modern cascading bouquet.

After our original “French inspired” venue fell through just a week before the shoot I thought the whole thing was going to be a scratch. Luckily, I had previously connected with the property manager of the historic Congress Hotel building in Baltimore. With it’s original moldings and marble floors I knew we had found the perfect solution that was even BETTER than our original idea.

Organic centerpieces from EightTreeStreet floral were a perfect juxtaposition next to modern gold candlesticks and a stunning French inspired cake with gold leaves and filigree work by Buttercream Bakeshop looked stunning against Christine Olmstead’s modern canvas.

And that bridal bouquet? If it didn’t weigh about 10 pounds I would have had our bride hold it all day long so I could photograph it!

All of the vendors who worked on this shoot were amazing – not just talent wise but personality wise as well. There will be another bridal inspiration shoot coming to the blog that I’m equally as excited to share so stay tuned for that one as well 🙂



Eight Tree Street Instagram: @eighttreestreetfloral

Event Design & Styling:

Caroline Dutton Events Instagram: @carolineduttonevents

Art Backdrop: 

Christine Olmstead Instagram: @christineolmstead


Just Write Studios Instagram: @justwritestudios

Makeup Artist:

Kristin Mastrangelo Instagram: @kristinmastrangelomua

Hair Stylist: 

Mardi Mack Instagram: @wavehairtrends


Buttercream Bakeshop Instagram: @btrrcrmbakeshop


Amsale, Provided by Hitched Instagram: @hitchedsalon


Susie Saltzman Instagram: @susiesaltzman

Artisan Welcome Gift:

Marigold & Grey Instagram: @marigoldgrey



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