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Real Weddings: Sheena and Greg, Paris, France

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Dreaming of the perfect gown for your big day? Or maybe a stunner for the ceremony and something to change into for the reception or late-night getaway? Didn't fall in love with the first one you tried on? Or the second, third, and so on?

That's the exact position Sheena found herself in during her engagement. So how many dresses did she consider? Well, she tried on about 150 dresses total (in Los Angeles, New York, and Charlotte,) during visits to a few different bridal salons like Kleinfeld Bridal, Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

The fashion lover, who started reading Vogue at age 8, loves high fashion and couture. For her big day, she couldn't wait to wear something that had appeared on a runway. She took her time and tried on all the beautiful gowns that caught her eye. She ventured into the world of non-bridal too, and spotted the ink-print dress from Monique Lhuillier—an artistic twist on a bridal gown she had spied. Though it wasn't technically a wedding dress (it definitely still covered her "something blue"), it was the perfect fit for the ceremony and dinner at her French chateau wedding. One day while shopping with her equally stylish groom, Greg, she came upon a Lanvin dress with a bow on the back and had to give it a shot. A feeling came over her as she was in the fitting room and knew that the all-white frock would be her reception dress.

Check out more of the couple's attire and fete below. Photos by Manual Meszarovits, Jean Picon (+33 01 445 40 210), and Gregory Shummon (310-621-4099).

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Even the portraits felt high fashion! Sheena was most inspired by Sofia Coppola's

1 Even the portraits felt high fashion! Sheena was most inspired by Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" and an editorial featuring Kate Moss at the Ritz Paris.

The ceremony was dramatically lit with candles along the aisle. It took place at Chateau Les Crayeres.

2 The ceremony was dramatically lit with candles along the aisle. It took place at Chateau Les Crayeres.

The flower girl and ring bearer walked down the aisle in style.

3 The flower girl and ring bearer walked down the aisle in style.

The bride in her

4 The bride in her "white dress dipped in blue" liked how the dress felt on point for her nighttime ceremony. A delicate veil was added as the perfect accessory.

Becoming husband and wife.

5 Becoming husband and wife.

The newlyweds embrace.

6 The newlyweds embrace.

Greg looked sharp in a Tom Ford tuxedo.

7 Greg looked sharp in a Tom Ford tuxedo.

The reception boasted more candelight, flowers, and atmosphere.

8 The reception boasted more candelight, flowers, and atmosphere.

Guests' names were penned onto each program by artist Happy Menocal.

9 Guests' names were penned onto each program by artist Happy Menocal.

In her Lanvin dress for the first dance.

10 In her Lanvin dress for the first dance.

The big bow added a special touch to the dress.

11 The big bow added a special touch to the dress.

The French always do dessert well. This was no exception.

12 The French always do dessert well. This was no exception.

Comments (8)

  • Having a wedding in Paris is like a dream come true! These photos are great. The dress is beautiful. The entire wedding is very well done.

  • Heaven! So beautiful!
    xo

  • The photos are absolutely stunning! I guess I can always dream

  • This wedding was truly sensational! Every last detail was planned to perfection! Brava to Sheena for pulling off such a stunning affair.

  • What a creative and dreamlike wedding and gorgeous bride! I really wish I saw this before I got married so I could COPY THE ENTIRE THING!

  • Truly stunning from top to bottom. Impeccable taste all around! The dresses and location are mind blowing, so much beautiful detail. Love the ambiance, love the photos-- the love and happiness shine through so effortlessly :)

  • I can't even believe this is real... I couldn't even dream up something so magical.

  • Marie Anoinette looks like a BUM next to this bride. Jeeeeeeeeez.

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