Lisa Gowing

A Model Provence Wedding

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




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