A French Love Affair

This French inspired wedding style shoot is the perfect mix of high fashion and lots of glam. We love the soft and romantic palette with gold accents, lush florals and crystal elements that were all beautifully captured by Amy Anaiz Photography.

Designs by Ayanna, a New Jersey-based wedding planning and design company, teamed up with a group of talented vendors to create this French inspired styled shoot, which showcases elements from the vintage countryside charm, mixed with city glam. Here’s what Ayana from Designs by Ayanna had to say about the inspiration behind their styled shoot:

This styled shoot is inspired by a couple who met during college. Adele is a charming girl from the countryside of France whose wanderlust and love for culture brought her to New York City. She’s a witty girl who always dreamed of one day moving from her small town life to the big city to pursue her love of music. She met Jean during her junior year of college in music class. Although she found him attractive, and totally wanted to see where the relationship would go, she ignored his advances. Months later, they met again on a school trip to an off-Broadway play. It was in that moment that they felt chemistry and they began to get to know each other. Coincidentally, they learned they were both of French heritages (Jean is Haitian), and couldn’t help but explore more commonalities. Adele and Jean continued dating after college; they pursued their careers and their relationship. After 3 years of dating, Jean popped the question overlooking the city skyline and Adele said “Yes!” Their wedding is the perfect fusion of who they are: vintage countryside charm meets city glam for A French Love Affair. 

Shoot location: Peterson House, NYC

Shoot theme: French Love Affair

Color combinations: Blush, Champagne, Mint Julep, and Ivory 

Favorite detail: Lush florals, Crystal embellishments, Macaroon favors w/ gold foil tags

Decor Details:


Blush pink lamour satin table linens

Centerpiece Description:

Tall glass centerpieces were filled with fresh white hydrangea, ivory and blush roses, soft pink spray roses and accents of frutteto roses (light pink with green outer petals). Beautiful french white tulips cascaded out of each centerpiece complimented by draping glass iridescent crystals. Low centerpieces were filled with lush blooms in a gold pedestal vase including comparable florals. Pedestal candle holders helped provide ambient lighting from the floating candles and were adorned with gold lace trim and crystal embellishments. Tall gold candelabras with ivory taper candles.

Place Settings: Ornate ivory china with gold detail on both dinner and salad plates; Gold trim glassware; Gold flatware; Ivory antique charger plate.


Clear glass dish and cloche including pink macaroons with a handpainted monogram and gold leaf detail. Cliche adorned with gold weave ribbon and gold foil thank you tag.

We can’t get enough of this gorgeous styled shoot. Share your favorite details in the comments below. 


Photographer: Amy Anaiz Photography

Wedding planner/ Designer/ Flowers: Designs by Ayanna

Venue: Peterson House NYC

Bridal gown: L’Fay Bridal

Cake: Sprinkles Splash Bakery

Favors: Sprinkles Splash Bakery

Hair: Bryant Jamison

Makeup: Kyle Bowers

Bridal Sylist: Vainglorious Brides

Linen: CV Linens


Amy Anaiz Photography|Designs by Ayanna|L’Fay Bridal

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