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We aim to keep you inspired with fresh & unique wedding ideas and beautiful imagery by sharing our favorite selection of real weddings, portrait sessions and editorials. And yes, we have been quite busy this time of year to bring you exquisite shoots and inspirations. In April I travelled to the beautiful city of Paris once again, together with Marianne Roza and our crew to create a weekend of inspiration shoots for our readers! Marianne Roza, a bridal hair & make-up artist and the owner of The Beautiful Bride Company, had invited me many months ago, to co-organise this shoot-weekend.


Inspired by the beauty of Paris we created 3 different shoots, which we will be revealing to you shortly after this first one.

This first shoot was inspired by the hideaways where couples and families tend to hang out such as the Jardin de Luxembourg. The parks of Paris have been an inspiration for artists dating back long ago. Don’t you just love looking at the golden sunlight falling through the gentle leaves? The sunlight kissing the leaves, drawing golden spots on the ground, is really something. No wonder artists and painters were inspired… Just think about the famous painting ‘Déjeuner sur l’arbre’.

So came about our wedding picnic  ‘à la bohème’.

A word about Ashley’s bridal look, by Marianne Roza.


“Our gorgeous model Ashley looked stunning! To give her that bohemian wavy hair, I used curling irons without a flap. Ashley has thick and voluminous hair, which was perfect for this type of wavy curl. As for the make-up, this time I chose a darker smokey eye instead of a natural look. This exquisite make-up makes Ashley’s eyes pop, matching the bohemian theme.”


For this shoot we chose a so called ‘Crop top dress’, exclusively designed by Victor’s Wedding Design. Especially designed for all brides looking for that something exceptional. Our model Mark was wearing a beautiful beige tailored suit by Café Costume.

Of course the bohemian picnic had to be styled by Redwhitebluepink with refined flower arrangements and a picnic setting styled with pink and white Brigitte Bardot vichy plaid. Even the wedding cake, cookies and cupcakes were decorated with edible flowers, all baked with love by Sugarlips Cakes.

All vendors are listed on the bottom of this post, be sure to check them out to create your unique wedding. We are humbled to see our shoot published on the number one Dutch Wedding Blog The Perfect Wedding, click here to visit.

– Copyright Anaïs Stoelen Photography –

ORGANISATION and HAIR & MAKE-UP Marianne Roza – The Beautiful Bride Company

CO-ORGANISATION and PHOTOGRAPHY Anaïs Stoelen Photography

STATIONERY Anaïs Stoelen Photography


STYLING & FLOWERS Susanne Hyams – Redwhitebluepink

SHOES black Mary Jane shoes Victor’s Wedding design

CAKES AND SWEETS Tammy Thrin & Luc Reichert – Sugarlips Cakes

WEDDING DRESSES Bruidsjaponnen: Victor’s Wedding Design

SUITS AND ATTIRE Café Costume Antwerpen



MODELS Ashley Den Toom & Mark Simoons and sweet weimaraner dog Winnie

Assistants Johan, Abbas Goudman​, Joseph Hyams​


ACCESOIRES Chanel bag, Louis Vuitton collar, her powdery pink sandals Steve Madden, his shoes Van Lier

anais stoelen

Anaïs Stoelen Photography specializes in Fine Art Photography, based at Antwerp (Belgium) and is available Worldwide. Anaïs' photography style is romantic, elegant, refined and timeless.

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