« They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back after a short flight around the house. »
F. Scott Fitzgerald
That sentence from The Great Gatsby had a strong impact on my imagination at the time, and I've been wanting to translate this impression into images for a while. For some reason, I never had a Roaring Twenties dress in mind when I pictured that scene, but a more classical, bell-shaped dress that would allow a young woman to lightly float back to a sofa. In my mind's eye, the woman was light and fragile, with a classy look and a proud pout.
This was the basis for this inspiration shoot, and when I first set eyes on the Belle-Noé Manor and its gorgeous rooms, I knew I had find the perfect place to make it come to life.
We did put a certain emphasis on the "getting ready" — the room was inspiring, and I wanted to illustrate that even though it often rains in Brittany, you can still get gorgeous pictures of your wedding day inside a manor.
Hence, we used the sitting room for a staged shoot, and the lovely blue bedroom for some more dramatic images.
We managed to reach the seaside just before sunset, to catch a few ethereal shots of Anna, who seems to float on the pink sand.
This inspiration shoot has been published in the prominent French wedding blog La Mariée en Colère.