How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence

Today we have a gorgeous engagement shoot taken in the most beautiful village in the world…fact! Gordes in the South of France won that accolade and to be honest we agree! We catch up with the coordinator, Maryem who shares how you too can get the look…


How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence


“Upon learning that Gordes had been named the most beautiful village in the world, we eagerly seized the chance to explore its enchanting beauty. Our goal is to scout out picturesque locations, offering valuable insights to our soon-to-be brides and grooms and highlighting this exquisite destination for them!”


“Gordes is a captivating village located in the Luberon region of Provence, in the southeastern part of France. Renowned for its timeless charm and stunning setting, Gordes stands atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. The village is characterized by its picturesque architecture, featuring stone-built houses with terracotta roofs that cascade down the hillside. The cobblestone streets wind through the heart of Gordes, revealing enchanting squares, inviting cafés, and artisan shops. The centerpiece of Gordes is its impressive castle, which adds a touch of medieval allure to the village. The castle’s architecture harmonizes with the overall aesthetic of Gordes, contributing to its reputation as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Surrounded by lavender fields and vineyards, Gordes boasts a captivating natural setting. The village’s location provides a breathtaking backdrop of the Luberon Valley, creating a perfect blend of historical charm and natural beauty.”


How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence


“For your wedding in Gordes, we highly recommend choosing a reception venue like Airelle Gordes, a stunning bastide. Opt for a couple photoshoot in the cobblestone streets of Gordes, but watch out for heels! Don’t forget to take in the breathtaking view of the village, just a short drive away. For an even more memorable experience, consider an engagement session in Gordes if you’re getting married in Provence. If your celebration takes place at the Bastide, a “Day After” shoot would be perfect to capture wonderful shots with no one in the streets the day after your wedding! To avoid crowds, be mindful of the timing: early morning or late evening tends to be quieter. This ensures an intimate atmosphere and exceptional images of this iconic village.”


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How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence


Get The Look

“Dress elegantly in pastel colors that complement the beautiful hues of Provence. Hire a makeup artist for a flawless complexion. Plan a small picnic with local wine, Aix-les-Bains calissons from Provence, olives, and other delights. Enlist the help of a wedding planner and designer to organize the photo session and set up this charming picnic on a Gordes stone wall, creating an unforgettable moment to enjoy after the photo shoot!”



How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence


“Select a French wedding photographer for comprehensive coverage of your momentous day, including engagement sessions and day-after shoots. The French touch guarantees romantic photos that authentically capture the emotions, complemented by personalized advice on your chosen destination. Additionally, opt for a videographer who can skillfully narrate your story, showcasing your individual personalities as well as your unique connection as a couple. Instant Shooting provides both exceptional photography and videography services!”


How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence


The Dress

“The perfect dress for an engagement photo shoot is one that allows easy movement, provides comfort, and enhances the silhouette. Choose pastel tones to align with the fine art style of your photographer, especially if you choose Instant Shooting!”


Hair and Makeup

“Makeup is essential for achieving a look that pleases you in photos, but not just any makeup – it should be done by a professional makeup artist. Why? Because today’s cameras are so high-resolution that every flaw in your skin will be highlighted. With the talent and skills of a professional, the makeup will enhance your features even more! Opt for something light. Also, consider a lovely hairstyle that complements the chosen dress for your engagement session. Your makeup artist and hairstylist can provide valuable advice!”


The Flowers

“Make the right choice if you’re considering a small bouquet of flowers for your engagement shoot in Gordes: go for local, French flowers. Visit a florist and ask them to create a arrangement that complements the colors of your outfits and the season!”


How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence

The Cake

“Choose a picnic over a cake for your engagement shoot! Explore local flavors with wine from Domaine de Fontenille, goat cheese, olives, calissons, bread, tapenade, and colorful berlingots. All of it is artfully arranged on a wooden tray, also crafted in Provence, complete with two elegant wine glasses and a beautiful tablecloth.”


The Stationery

“As a photographer-videographer duo passionate about telling your story, we believe that stationery can add a captivating dimension to your engagement session! Indeed, we suggest the idea of writing a beautiful love letter to your partner, which you can read during the photo shoot. This will capture genuine reactions, create touching memories, and evoke a truly emotional moment. The recording of this reading will then be incorporated into our wedding videos!Feel free to ask the designer of your invitation or a calligraphy specialist to print this lovely love letter, as was done in our recent inspirational shoot.”


How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence


The Team:

Photographer: Heritage Story @heritagestory_wedding 

Wedding planner: Julie & Romeo Wedding @julieandromeo_weddingfrance 

Ring: Thibaut Spiteri @tscreateurbijoutier 

Dress: Atelier Mahie @atelier_mahie 

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes @bellabelleshoes 

Accessories: Anthemis design @anthemisdesign 

Hair and Makeup: Rosine @rosinecoiffuremaquillage

Love story writing: Pour une cérémonie @pouruneceremonie 

Invitations: Little Callygraphie 

Rentals: Bojour bourgogne @bojourbourgogne

Wine: Domaine de Fontenille


How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence


How To Plan A Beautiful Engagement Shoot In Gordes, Provence


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