This special wedding is the union between Anton Zemlyanoy and Liga Melne. Anton from Blanche Photography is responsible for the beautiful images of my current collection The Golden Age. His new wife Liga is the gorgeous model he photographed in the gowns from this collection.
They were married in a glamorous hotel in Provence in France the Chateau in April 2013 and these images were captured by the talented team from Blumenthal Photography. Dan Blumenthal – a long standing friend of Anton’s – flew to France to photograph the day and then followed the couple to Paris for more stunning location shots there.
Having an intimate wedding of 30, the couple chose the chateau to celebrate their European heritage and to accommodate their mainly European guests. They booked the entire hotel for the weekend as a gift to their guests and all were able to entirely enjoy the relaxing and exquisite surroundings.
Liga had a clear vision of how her wedding would look, she and her florist friend Christopher Doblo chose all the flowers at the local florist and coordinated the styling details. The chateau was decorated lavishly with scented flowers in shades of pinks, lavender, deep blue, purple and magenta and scented candles were placed amongst the flowers for more fragrance and the atmosphere was aromatic. As her maids were located all around the globe, the bride asked them
to select their own gowns in the same tones as the flowers in soft flowing styles.
The bride wore the LEAH gown from my SILK collection; a sequined silk sheath of silk white, bias cut with a long sweeping train, pleat detail at the bodice and plunging back, an elegant design that draws from the dramatic silhouettes and styling of the Gatsby era. Liga wore this with a custom tailored satin bow and SIGNTURE veil and KATHERINE vintage inspired jewelled earrings both from the LISA GOWING ACCESSORIES collection. Antoine of Soda Films provided this lovely video of the day.
Wedding Gown LEAH gown in all over sequined silk with custom silk bow by Lisa Gowing
Brides Accessories SIGNATURE tulle veil and KATHERINE earrings by Lisa Gowing
Photographer Dan Blumenthal of Blumenthal Photography
Videography Antoine of Soda Films
Engagement & Wedding Rings Tiffany & Co
Flowers & Floral Decorations Christopher Doblo
Ceremony & reception Venue Chateau de Massillan in Provence, France
Laughing in the lavender fields
Table settings on the terrace of the chateau
Floral Decorations on the tables
LEAH Gown & SIGNATURE veil
The bride getting dressed
The bride in silhouette
Flower & candle arrangements adorned the chateau
Liga & Anton exchange their vows
Amongst the lavender surrounding the chateau
Strolling the streets of Paris
The happy bride shares a smile
A special moment
Come behind the scenes at Lisa’s The Golden Age Collection look book and campaign shoot. From hair and make-up to lights, camera, action – get the entire behind the scenes action below!
We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to photograph my recent collection The Golden Age at my close friends home in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Such a beautiful home, influenced in design by the decor and gardens of the South of France and the great homes of the Hamptons.
With 15 gowns and all the coordinating accessories to shoot there was no time to lose, so the talented team got to work.
The theme of the photo shoot was to be the glamour age of Hollywood to best suit the collection of French lace, liquid silk, and embellished gowns that encompass The Golden Age collection.
Our model Liga was engaged at the time to the photographer Anton, my next blog will showcase their amazing wedding images in a chateau in Provence.
Photographer Anton Zemlyanoy of Blanche Photography
Model Liga Melne of Chic Models
Hair and Makeup Chisato Chris Arai
Flowers Christopher Doblo
Location Eastern Suburbs home
Styling Lisa Gowing
Chris prepares Liga’s hair for the first shot of LUELLA
Anton has the LG talent team assist with the lighting
The beautiful orchids are ready for their close up
Everyone gets in on the act
Florist Chris prepares the roses
Alice arranges the tulle layers in the ELSA skirt
Anton checking the lighting
The LACE CAP veil to go with DELPHINE
Racks of gowns and accessories
Teniele gives JADE some steam
Lisa arranging the LAUREL hem and LEAF veil
ISLA as the sun sets
Anton capturing the back of MILLICENT
Lisa getting the shot just right
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