So the big day is over. All the cake has been eaten and the champagne drunk. Now, as the flowers are thrown away and thank you notes written, you must decide what to do with that exquisite dress. There are a couple of options. You can sell it, box it up for a niece or future daughter or re-make it into a new dress. But what about having some more fun? Another reason to celebrate, perhaps? You have spent so much time and energy making sure you and that dress looked perfect for the big day, it makes you sad to think of it hanging alone in a closet! It is therefore time to declare that your wedding was a unique occasion, and the dress will never be seen or used again. Its purpose has been served. It is time to trash that dress!
After so much anticipation, I’m delighted to finally introduce Aimée Lohrebauer, an utterly romantic wedding & cocktail gown designer who has just opened the most inviting atelier in Paris : LOHR Couture!
Aimée is Swedish, and world travelled, with experiences in the fashion industry in New York and Milan, and recently has settled on the historic Fashion capitol of Paris for the location of her very private, very chic boutique!
A talented designer, during a previous stint in Paris, she taught at Parsons School of Design, and freelanced for companies like Ralph Lauren, Kenzo and Nina Ricci. She worked for the Nelson Mandela Charity organization, participating in a fashion show benefit, but was constantly designing and sewing wedding gowns in her spare time.
The Wedding Planner’s network
As a Wedding Planner, my goal is to give my clients the most magnifique wedding, with minimal stress, while working within their budget. One of the reasons I’m able to stay within certain budgets is because of negotiated prices thanks to professional relationships I’ve established with trusted vendors, another is through understanding what goes in to the services each vendor provides.
As a liaison between French wedding professionals and multi-national betrothed couples, I need to be able to match the perfect prestataire to each couple. This means on one side, knowing what the couple is looking for, and on the other, understanding how my vendors work.
No matter how perfectly planned a wedding I design, on the jour-j (day-of), I’m so busy setting things up, calming the bride, encouraging the groom, decorating, delivering, adjusting and fixing that I never have time to sit back and watch how the different vendors prepare, and execute their services. Though I know what to expect as the finished product from each of my vendors (beautiful portraits, fantastic music started on time, an amazing floral arrangement placed just-so…), I don’t always know what goes into creating it. This is why I’ve embarked on the journey of answering the question “how’d you do that?”
Recently I worked with One and Only Paris Photography for some of the images I wanted for my website (rendezvous-inparis.com). These photographers have an innate capacity to quickly understand people, to put them at ease and to incite and capture emotion that is remarkable and makes their photo sessions so much fun!
Plus, they have a concept I love!
It’s called “You & the City” and it’s for anyone who wants to capture special moments in Paris. For example, you and a girlfriend come to Paris to shop for a wedding dress (or anything else!) and you want to get non-touristy photos taken to commemorate the experience. Or you are planning a wedding in Paris, and you want to give everyone a taste of what’s to come with customized Save the Dates or Invitations with shots of you around the City of Lights.