Today, Southern Bride & Groom is thrilled to feature a chic Chanel Avant-Garde styled shoot full of couture inspiration, encouraging fashionista brides to be daring and not cliché when it comes to their wedding day.
The concept was created by Raleigh based wedding planner, Monica Noa of Nouveau Events who has been obsessed with the iconic Coco Chanel and her glamorous style since she was old enough to read fashion magazines and wear perfume! Her love of the restructured silhouette, tailored style, and Chanel’s signature look sparked the inspiration for this chic Chanel Avant-Garde photo shoot, a stylish collaboration with Embellished Blooms and Pretty in the Details. Monica really wanted to take the signature color palette of Chanel and give it a modern twist. On the other hand, she still wanted to preserve Chanel’s luxurious elegance. The end result merges the structured French style of the 1920s with the romanticism of a modern bride.
Monica worked with a team of North Carolina’s top-notch wedding professionals to bring her vision to life in this styled photo shoot at the Virginia Dare Ballroom in Raleigh, and Renee Sprink Photography captured every amazing detail. This Chanel Avant-Garde shoot shows brides that you can take couture inspiration and easily apply it to your big day.Fashion and Jewelry
When doing any type of tribute to Chanel, the fashion is one of the most important pieces in creating the look. The bride wore a lovely Alyne “Patricia” gown made of a satin organza with a lace and ruffled mermaid skirt provided by Traditions by Anna. The dress maintained the Chanel essence of the feminine silhouette. The overall style of the dress was reinvented by adding the bold contrast through a black satin sash with sparkle embellishments. Charlotte’s provided the jewelry for the bride. The bold black embellishments and the statement necklace was intended to accompany the luxurious fabrics while adhering to Chanel’s affinity for dramatic costume jewelry.
The dapper groom’s attire was reminiscent of the 1920s gentleman. The black suspenders and black bow tie gives the sense of being back in Paris. Bernard’s Formalwear provided the black Ike Behar Black Notch Lapel tuxedo. With cufflinks and argyle socks, this retro groom’s look was complete.
Hair and Makeup
For this concept, Chanel makeup was only appropriate. Makeup for Your Day provided a modern and fresh approach to Chanel’s timeless aesthetic. Inspired by Chanel’s often used muse, the camellia flower, the bride’s face was kept natural and dewy with a sultry eye palette and bright rosy pink lips. The whole look came together when paired with a textured up-do reminiscent of Chanel’s classic quilted purses and tweed jackets. The ensemble looks elegant and refined…just like everything Chanel!
Gorgeous touches like various Chanel perfume, his and her signature drinks, Parisian postcards, a Chanel guestbook, cigars, champagne and sparkle add a contemporary take on vintage accoutrements.Stationery
The stationery suite was intended to merge the boldly feminine Chanel color palette with the delicate camellia flower. The miniature Chanel bottles make the perfect couture place cards for the Bride and Groom.
The floral selection is made up of timeless classics with a hint of modern style: roses, lilies, hydrangea, ranunculus and some fabulous black and white anemones! In keeping with the luxury and extravagance of Chanel, Embellished Blooms styled an arrangement that poured over the sides of a gilded candelabra and flowed down to a puddle of flowers on the table.
The Cake and Favors
Pretty in the Details knew exactly how to translate Chanel into this gorgeous, three-tiered wedding cake through the use of the signature Chanel black and white striped pattern. The pink and gold foil accents give the cake a modern flair with the softness reflected in the anemone and roses. The cupcake favors feature black bows and gold foil and provide a stark contrast to the black and white stripped custom table runner provided by CE Rentals.
Wedding Ceremony Backdrop
Pretty in the Details took a quote that Monica adapted from one of Chanel’s famous one-liners and created a bold wedding backdrop combined with modern calligraphy and the bold Chanel font. The backdrop sets the scene for a stylishly simple wedding ceremony between the two lovebirds.WEDDING PLANNER & STYLIST Nouveau Events | PHOTOGRAPHER Renee Sprink Photography | CAKE, CALLIGRAPHY, CUSTOM PROPS Pretty in the Details | FLORAL DESIGNS Embellished Blooms | GOWN Traditions by Anna | FORMALWEAR Bernard’s Formalwear | MAKE-UP & HAIR Makeup for Your Day | RENTALS CE Rentals | PLACE SETTINGS Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | JEWELRY Charlotte’s | VENUE The Virginia Dare Ballroom | MODELS Elizabeth Safrit (Miss United States) and Thomas Roach