A Garden Engagement with Giant Animal Heads: Elodie & Alexis

August 9, 2012

I’ve got a double dose of the gorgeous Elodie & Alexis today, starting with their incredible engagement shoot. Shot by film-loving photographer Ashton Jean-Pierre, this stylish couple flew him from London to Normandy, France to shoot their engagement and wedding.

Ashton is deaf as are both Elodie & Alexis. They found Ashton at World Deaf Art Festival in Reims, near Paris, last Summer. Elodie also happens to be a Rock n Roll Bride fan, hurrah! As soon as they met, they knew Ashton was the perfect wedding photographer for them. After 10 months of communicating via email it was finally time to shoot!

“We are very creative, very inventive and always have some sort of project on the go”, explained Elodie, “so we always knew our marriage would be heavily customised. For the engagement session I had always planned to have it in the old deserted garden of my grandmother’s house, where there was an old bathtub disfigured by rust, and two horses. I love this place! Then one evening in April, we had a crazy idea – to make giant cat and sheep heads to wear during the shoot! We made them ourselves. I love cats and Alexis’ curly hair looks like a sheep which is why we picked those animals. It’s amazing what can be done with pieces of polystyrene!”

Aren’t they just so cool!? Thank you to Elodie, Alexis & Ashton for sharing these today. Pop back at midday today to see their amazing wedding!

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Ashton Jean-Pierre Photography
Gingham Dress: Brigitte Bardot Clothing Collection
Hair Accessories: American Apparel
Grey Dress: 1950s vintage
Red Shoes: Manie
Groom’s Clothes: Zara & H&M