T H E A R T I S T S
A curated collective of some of the world’s finest wedding artists and entrepreneurs who will mentor and inspire you.
Jill La Fleur, La Fleur Weddings & Events, California, U.S.A www.lafleurweddings.com
With over 15 years in the wedding business, Jill La Fleur has become one of the most sought-after wedding planners, stylists, and designers in the world. She specializes in creating and designing some of the most lavished and exclusive destination weddings and events at some of the most beautiful places in the world as well. Her company offers full service event design, planning, styling and coordinating for the most intimate gathering to the most lavish of events and Jill and her team are known to take care of every detail with creative vision, style, and grace.
Her work is frequently published in just about every known publication and blog in wedding world from Style Me Pretty to Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. She was the first Wedding Planner to speak to a sold-out audience at the 2011 WPPI conference, and is not only frequently speaking at & styling top photographer’s workshops but is also hosting a series of her own, including one-on-one mentorships for all wedding professionals.
Mark Niemierko, Niemierko, United Kingdom www.niemierko.com
Mark Niemierko is Britain’s leading luxury event and wedding planner. His company, Niemierko, has arranged parties and weddings for Russian oligarchs, Premiership football players and high society London couples. A favourite with celebrities, he has overseen weddings with Royalty in attendance, such as the society wedding of Alexandra and Alexander Fellowes at which Prince Harry was a guest.
Niemierko Weddings specializes in weddings, civil partnerships and anniversary parties, whilst Niemierko Events masterminds social events such as birthdays, gala dinners and charity balls. Not forgetting the younger clientele Niemierko Kids caters for every child’s dream birthday party. A sophisticated and stylish clientele who have high standards for their wedding day and private events. The Niermierko service is always tailored specifically to each client’s requirements to create an unforgettable event. Image by Eddie Judd Photography
Joy Proctor, Joy Proctor Design, California, U.S.A www.joyproctor.com
Principal designer and owner Joy Proctor started Joy Proctor Design (formerly known as Joy de Vivre) in 1997 and has since planned and designed over 400 events from California to New York, South Africa to Italy. Her work has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines and blogs as well as the cover of the Style Me Pretty book by Abby Larson. Joys design aesthetic is a combination of elegant and romantic paired with organic, lush and global influences. She loves aged woods and metals, fluffy garden roses, Anthropologie, sushi, Africa, champagne, family, travel, good people, great music and life (not necessarily in that order.)
Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides Magazine, New York Weddings, C Magazine, Utterly Engaged Magazine, Flutter Magazine, Mag Rouge, Reverie Magazine, Wedding Inspirations Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Wedding Sparrow, Grey Likes Weddings, Ruffled Blog, Santa Barbara Chic, Santa Barbara Wedding Style and many more.
Sara Russell, Editor & Founder, Wedding Sparrow Blog, United Kingdom www.weddingsparrow.com
A wedding blog for the stylish bride, Wedding Sparrow is a multi award winning premier wedding resource and inspirational website for brides all over the world and we specialise in featuring film photography and fine art weddings. We champion high quality vendors and artisans and love being involved in the wedding community. We believe in the tangible, beautiful, authentic and the inspirational. Filling a gap in the wedding blog industry (Wedding Sparrow is the world’s only all film fine art wedding blog!)
Sara knew that her passion for fine art and love for all things tangible and film should be out there via pretty pictures. In just 12 short months, Wedding Sparrow has grown from a tiny one-person blog to a multi-award winning international team of fine art lovers and she couldn’t be more proud. Sara loves how passionate readers and vendors are for quality products and services and hopes this shines through in the blog. Sara is the world’s biggest wedding obsessive and is usually knee deep in wedding pretty at Wedding Sparrow HQ. You’ll find Sara blogging away, attending events, and styling shoots.
Rhiannon Bosse is the heart and soul behind the Hey Gorgeous Events brand, a full service wedding planning, design and floral artistry boutique serving clientele worldwide. She loves nothing more than creating beautiful things and cultivating remarkable moments. Loving fully on others is the core of what her and her team do. She dreams of being a mother, owning a brick and mortar floral shop in the South and living her life with intention and purpose.
Alexandria Pellegrino is a wedding cake artist with an extensive background in Fine Art and Pastry. She graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design, where she received her Fine Art Diploma for drawing and painting. Her love of art history took her to Italy where she studied art in Florence and sculpting in Bologna.
Not surprisingly, during her stay in Italy she developed an appreciation for food and upon her return to Canada, enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu’s Pastry Arts Program in Ottawa where she received her Pastry Arts Certificate. After working in the industry for three years, Alexandria founded Cake Opera Co. a company devoted to boldly original and highly artistic cakes and confections that truly exhibit her diverse talents. As a cake maker, she is renowned for her innovation and boundary pushing style and is considered one of the worlds finest cake artists.
Audrey is a Photographer Best known for her Iconic, Minimalist and Fashion inspired approach.
As a true Parisian, she brings this “je ne sais quoi” twist to her style, feminine and timeless. She has a Passion for storytelling and natural light and her vision has made her a much sought-after creative partner in the industry in Paris. She captures the emotional connection between couples to create the perfect portrait. Her vision is a sweet balance between fashion photography and documentary style of the day when shooting events like weddings or elopements. As an art director to her own photoshoots, she always work closely with the planners and stylists to ensure the couple will have the best experience and photos to remember their wedding.
Her work has often been featured in prints and online and resonate with clients who want a focus on elegance and simplicity. Clean, classic and always in style are the photos she wants to create for her clients. “To capture cinematic, intimate and flattering portraits, I provide a boutique experience to each of my clients for a custom designed photo shoot.”
Anthony is an American photographer living and working in the heart of Paris. He fuses fashion photography, fine art, and photojournalism to not just capture events, but capture them beautifully. Known for presenting couples elegantly within the iconic settings of the city of love, his photography quickly proliferated throughout print and electronic publications. All his published work is of real couples during genuine weddings and engagement shoots. These images found in Elle, Brides, Grace Ormonde, Martha Stewart, Vera Wang, Style Me Pretty, the New York Times and other publications around the world including, Australia, Taiwan, Canada, Hong Kong, Brazil, China, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, and much of Europe, have been credited with contributing to the recent surge of Paris as a wedding destination.
In addition to being the host of the Belle Arte Workshop, Cynthia is a Wedding Planner & Designer based in Toronto, Canada with significant experience in international events. With over 11 years in the wedding industry, and 15 years as an Event Planner & Designer, she recently launched Plate Occasions, a luxury tabletop rentals boutique. With a focus on tabletop styling and curation of rare and coveted tabletop decor, she is known for designing tabletops with a refined beauty and understated elegance. Image by Corina V Photography.