Less than half an hour’s drive below Ghent lies the historic House Beaucarne House. In this romantic mansion from the eighteenth century it seems as if time has stood still. The richly detailed rooms and beautiful orangery formed the perfect backdrop for Dusty Blue vendor Alle Gebeure and VIVA Blooming to organise an artistic fine art inspiration shoot with French influences.
For this shoot, wedding planner and stylist Davy Achten (Alle Gebeure) and florist & stylist Diederik Danneels (VIVA Blooming) created four intimate settings in and around House Beaucarne. Everything was beautifully filmed by Balancia Official and photographed by Olivia Poncelet.
“With this styled shoot we want to be a source of inspiration for all couples who want to get married in a raw historical location with a natural touch, but still with the class and perfection of fine art.”
Davy tells about organizing the shoot: “We used dusty blue accents for the color palette, combined with light pink and a salmon orange undertone to give it all more body.
The wedding dress was designed and made by Dusty Blue vendor Eva Janssens. Eva guarantees five generations of experience and authenticity. She delivers custom work with an eye for perfection, combined with a modern twist.
For the costumes we went to Jaggs. This Brussels master tailor chose a navy blue velor suit with a contemporary touch for us. The contemporary fashion fits surprisingly well with French fine art art.”
“We started the day in the pink room where Lauren Bracke took care of our bride’s makeup. She chose a light colored make-up that perfectly matched the model and the interior and style of the shoot.
Then the couple went outside for the small-scale ceremony setting. This was held in front of the orangery of House Beaucarne. The Louis V medallion chairs fit perfectly in this setting. VIVA Blooming made a double ascending float along the chairs with flowers, which continues in two asymmetrical flower columns to give the setting a playful look. The flowers have been selected in such a way that they match the spirit of House Beaucarne. Roses, carnations, dried palm leaves and blackberry branches have been used for an exotic touch.”
“The third setting took place in the center square of our location, where the whole team suddenly experienced a déjà vu. Our setting looked exactly like the romantic scene from the movie ‘Titanic’! This was most certainly due to the beautiful Packard 733 Eight that was loaned to us by Ceremonie Roger. This oldtimer guarantees class. An element not to be missed on our shoot!”
“Then it was time for dinner. Where else but in the beautiful orangery? The honor table is decorated with two imposing flower arrangements, glass candlesticks and white under plates with a Delft blue drawing. The silver cutlery with ivory handle, the crystal glasses and the rope-colored linen complete the table.
As a background a botanical cloud of small spray roses has been chosen that match the table styling. The whole is finished with fruit such as bunches of grapes, apples and blueberries, which fit perfectly in the spirit of the orangery. The great thing about this location is that very little needs to be added. Everything fits perfectly in the photo!”
Planning & styling: Alle Gebeure | Floral design: VIVA Blooming | Stationery: Dasia Grafische Vormgeving Venue: Huis Beaucarne | Photography: Olivia Poncelet | Videography: Balancia Films | Models: Sevgi Bloks & Sander Merken via The Agent | Make-up artist: Lauren Bracke | Wedding dresses: Eva Janssens | Suit: Jaggs | Jewelry: Juwelier Eversen | Oldtimer: Ceremonie Roger | Rentals: Decoratieverhuur | Linnens, plates, cutlery and glasses: Options | Kimono, clothing hanger, ring box: Weddingdeco