Joy Proctor Workshop: Paris 2016

I was honored to host a workshop on intentional design and thoughtful styling workshop in Paris this spring alongside an incredible team of vendors, and a talented group of participants.  As part of the workshop, I invited participants to look at my creative process as I shot an editorial alongside Greg Finck and Alica Rico of Bows & Arrows. 

The editorial was inspired by the incredible historic room in which we shot.  The room had recently been painted, and its former butter yellow hue inspired the palate of yellow, light blue and rose.  Presenting the colors in an elegant way was something that was very important to me. I chose a beautiful velvet linen from La Tavola to set the color story in the room. Bows and Arrows created the most lovely floral arrangements that brought the yellow and rose into the room. The room has stunning painted frescos in each corner, which inspired the rose and burgundy in the editorial. We lined incredible yellow and light blue suite by Written Word Calligraphy with similar paintings to highlight the history and significance of the room. The Cake Opera created the most intricate, stunning cake inspired by the former color of the room.

To tell the story of a wealthy Nobleman’s daughter who fell in love with a farm hand, we were lucky enough to have the incredible Yolan Cris create stunning tops and gowns just for the editorial, which paired perfectly with the burgundy suite worn by the groom. Harold James created a soft, feminine look for the bride, upon which we add a stunning veil by Twigs and Honey and Claire Pettibone ring from Trumpet and Horn.

Photography: Greg Finck | Design & Styling: Joy Proctor | Floral: Bows & Arrows | Linen: La Tavola Linen | Tabletop: Plate Occasions | Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy | Gown: Yolan Chris | Hair & Makeup: Harold James | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Vow Book: Velvet Raptor | Trinket Bag: Shop Signora | Cake: Cake Opera Co. | Candles: Yummi Candles | Chairs: Options Rentals | Venue: Maison des Polytechniciens | Veil & Garter: Twigs & Honey | Assistants: Myrtle et Olive, Nikki Sude