I love the gypsy culture. It really fascinated me younger, the music, the independence of the people… I’d watch every gypsy-related movie so when the photographers told me they got inspired by the movies of Kusturica for this shoot, I was intrigued and knew I’d love it. And I did! But above all, this works sends once again the message that weddings can be much simpler than what we imagine. Photography by Garance et Vanessa, a photographer duo out of France.
The word of the photographers.
We’d been thinking for long time ago about this inspiration shooting. We took our inspiration from the work of the photographer Ian McKell, who worked on the new gypsys, and the movies of Kusturica… We adapted it for a wedding inspiration, a little bit more clean and cute, but still rock n’roll !
The announcement of the publishing of the guide for young brides and grooms “Mariette” by Julie and Chris came right on time, so we decided to take the opportunity and do the shoot.
All of a sudden we had to find the dress, the couple, the wedding planners, the illustrators. Then came the place, the furnitures, the makeup artist, some friends available to pose too. And then, the horse, the horse wagon, the groom’s costume, the right colors of ribbons… Not to forget the guests costumes, the lace for the bride’s hair, and the vintage dressing table!
Then we had to find a date where everybody would be available, with a day more in case of storm, hurricane or tsunami.
We had to think about the catering, the straw ball and the pretty beer bottles…
And then finally, we crossed our fingers very strongly for the rain that was falling during the three days before the shoot to stop. And for the wind to stop too… And for the temperature to raise just a little bit!
In the end everything went so fast! The rain stopped, we became accustomed to the fresh wind of the Ardeche mountains… And every contributor was perfect, our friends were amazing, they really played the game. And the sun came out just in time for the golden hour!
To sum up, we almost got married this summer!