An Elegant Affair at the Ritz Paris

This editorial was exquisitely styled and designed by Joy Proctor at the iconic Ritz Paris in the heart of Place Vendome. Joy's vision was to play on both the classic and modern ideas of Parisian romance, with an elegant design full of textures that please the senses. 

In her Ode to the Ritz, Joy Proctor describes, "A faint whisper of powder comes across your nose. Its notes are distinguished, mature, opulent. Light billows through oversized windows gilded in gold hardware, dancing as if it were flirting with the smoke of a candle. The sound of Ella Fitzgerald plays as you become lost in a dream. This is the Ritz."

At the hotel's Grand Jardin Terrace, with stylish hotel guests as onlookers, we photographed our bride who was full of confidence, poise, and charm in her modern gown designed by Rime Arodaky and gorgeous couture hair and makeup from Harold James. In an adjacent suite nearby, magnificent in its belle époque design, we captured the most luxurious details from a sophisticated tabletop to stunning floral blooms. Being at the Ritz Paris left us feeling uplifted, inspired, and daydreaming about future weddings to come.

Venue: Ritz Paris Styling and Design: Joy Proctor Hair and Makeup: Harold James Dress: Rime Arodaky Shoes: Bella Belle Florals: Floraison Paris Cake: Synies Paper Goods: Parler Studio Linen: La Tavola Linen Tabletop: Cañigueral Earrings: Maison Sabben Head Piece: Naturae Backdrop & Styling Kit: Layout Collection Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab Workshop Host: Greg Finck