French Garden Inspired Wedding • Laura Billingham


A little glimpse of spring and brighter days ahead with this French Garden Inspired Wedding from Laura Billingham Photography. Photographed at the newly renovated Hotel du Village, this styled shoot was full of lush greenery, color, and perfectly executed details. A long reception table adorned with spring flowers and candlelight was the perfect complement to the history and elegance of Hotel du Village. Gorgeous in every way, this styled shoot is sure to inspire! 

From Laura: A lush, French garden came to life indoors at the newly renovated and re-opened Hotel du Village. Set in charming Bucks County, PA, which has always been known as a destination for notable artists and writers, Hotel du Village has been lovingly restored by Landmark Venue's Cretella family, owners of other luxury venues like the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse, NJ and Liberty House, in Jersey City, NJ. The ceremony scene was set in the Historic Ballroom, to make the most of the period-correct checkered floor tile and a wall of windows and French doors that let the natural light pour in. Laura Clare's floral design was a built of spring blooms in blue with pops of deep plum and gold. It looked divine, and the fragrance was intoxicating! The ceremony backdrop that Laura Clare created in the same palette was made from hand-tied satin ribbon. Candlelight and rose petals lining the aisle and backdrop added to the texture and romance. The gown captured the sweet romantic, subtly French, vibe of the surrounding historic space and florals. Melissa Maier, Owner and Creative Director at Euphoria Studio, directed Hair Styling by Maggie Meyerhoff, and Make Up by Lisa Cunningham. The beauty team created a soft, romantic look for the bride. Working with the palette and French inspiration, a swoon-worthy macaron tower was created by local confectionary artists, Sciascia Confections. Invitation suite design by Engraved Images; Calligraphy by local artist, Calligraphy by Catherine. I love the way this shoot came together with the expertise of a team incredibly talented and inspiring local vendors.

Photographer:  Laura Billingham Photography | Calligrapher: Catherine Lent Design | Invitation Designer: Engraved Images | Hair Stylist: Euphoria Studio | Reception Venue: Hotel du Village | Ceremony Location: Hotel du Village | Floral Designer: Laura Clare, floral design & event decor | Makeup Artist: Lisa Cunningham | Dress Store: Marriage Couture | Bakery: Sciascia Confections