Amelie Wedding Inspiration at Sand Rock Farm

You may have already seen this sweet Amelie-inspired styled shoot on the fabulous Nonpareil magazine, but it’s worth seeing again! We just watched Amelie the other night, so we couldn’t resist. The photography is by Meg Perotti, and the styling is by Yelena Johnson of The Stylish Soiree. They took inspiration from how Amelie enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, and the overall playfulness of the movie, to create something truly inspiring and lovely!

Amelie Wedding Inspiration at Sand Rock Farm

amelie outfit: vintage style dress with red T-strap shoes and eiffel tower bag

Since Amelie always dressed simply and youthfully, they dressed the model in a short, vintage style dress with red accents and adorable red T-strap shoes. Her makeup and hair, by Symmetry Beauty, looked natural and understated.

Red ranunculus and dusty miller bouquet

The bouquet was simply to die for!

table, oak chairs, red tulips in vases, coffee tins filled with fresh French bread

The tablescape included oak farmhouse chairs, red tulips in simple glass vases, and (our favorite detail!) antique coffee and sugar tins filled with fresh French bread. The venue, Sand Rock Farm, was the perfect setting. The ivy on the wall behind the table is gorgeous!

Venue Snapshot: Sand Rock Farm

A fusion of California country style and old world European charm, the Sand Rock Farm Bed & Breakfast is nestled in a quaint area of Monterey Bay. As a wedding venue Sand Rock Farm can accommodate up to 250 guests on the ten acre property surrounded by trees, endless gardens, meadows and fountains. I would love to explore the Redwood Grove, indoor Historic Carriage Barn, or the 1885 Barrel Aging Cellar.

table with red tulips in vases, coffee tins filled with fresh French bread

milkmaid butter dish filled with meringues

We love the quirky and playful touches, like this milkmaid butter dish from Anthropologie filled with meringues!

bowl of raspberries for amelie wedding inspiration at Sand Rock Farm

Little bowls of raspberries at each place setting allowed for some classic Amelie shots–eating raspberries off her fingers.

eating raspberries off her fingers amelie style

custom wedding invitation with red ranunculus

The paper goods were created by the talented Little Miss Press. We love the invitations, which read, “Voulez-vous…me recontrar?” meaning “Will you meet me?” (from a scene in the movie)

place setting with dusty miller leaves under menu and French country-style plates

Little Miss Press also designed the coordinating menus, with hand-calligraphed bellybands that doubled as placecards. How much do you love those dusty miller leaves under the menu and the French country-style plates? So lovely!

amelie style - sitting on red bench reading guestbook with photobooth strips

The guestbook naturally consisted of photobooth strips to play off the lost photobooth album in the movie.

red bench with meringues, mini croquemboque, a clock, French postcards, and wire Eiffel Tower replicas

Last but not least, the favor table was inspired by a busy Parisian bench, and included red old-fashioned sodas and striped paper straws, meringues, and a mini croquemboque (the traditional French wedding cake). It was decorated with a clock, black and white French postcards, and wire Eiffel Tower replicas.

 favors of red old-fashioned sodas and striped paper straws

Do you recognize the adorable striped straws that we featured yesterday? Enter the giveaway and you could make them yours!

 amelie drinking red old-fashioned sodas

Each soda had a heart cutout tied to it with red ribbon, that was labeled with the guest’s name. We love the model’s red nails!

amelie style model with short vintage dress and red ribbon sash

We hope you enjoyed this shoot as much as we did! Check out more adorable images on Meg’s blog!

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  1. SOOOOOOO cute, chic and FRENCH! (heavy accent) lol All that’s missing is the macarons parisienne, but I don’t think you needed them at all! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Red was my favorite color for years and years and I’m so glad to welcome it back into my eyesight! Lovely!

  2. one of my favs in that issue…love the tablescape!

  3. absolutely adore the tablescape

  4. amazingly lovely! Thank you!

  5. Wow! so so beautiful.

  6. OMG….LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! Amelie is one of my favorite French films, but to see it as an inspiration behind a shoot is incredible!

  7. LOVE this! Do you know if the flowers in the bouquet were ranunculas as well? Or peonies? So pretty…

  8. Crystal–the flowers look (to our untrained eye) like peonies or garden roses. The leaves look like lambs ear. Hope that helps! We will let you know if we find out for sure.

  9. Lark Harrington

    I have loved Bake it Pretty items for a long time!

    And there is so many items I want……the Eiffel Tower cookie cutter,
    the Wedding cake cookie cutter, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Stay Brite Black Victorian Cup cake liners!

  10. AMELIE! Oooh, I love it. Let me guess, creme brulee for dessert? 😉

  11. I just found this – thank you so much for featuring our shoot! I’m glad you and your readers liked it, it was a lot of fun to put together. 🙂 XO, Yelena

  12. Passer un sejour en amoureux est un moment fondamentale pour faire perdurer son amour et faire prosperer la complicité !

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