Quelque chose de Bleu


In this extraordinary photoshoot historical elegance meets a glamorous wedding world in noble blue tones.

Cécile Kotsch from Bonjour Paper enchants us with her concept “Quelque chose de Bleu”, which she created together with the fine art photographer Anja Schneemann and a fantastic team.

In the Hotel Alleesaal in Bad Schwalbach she found the perfect setting for her idea.

It was built in 1820/21 in the classicist style, and after major restoration, the beautiful historic salons are now shining again in their former glory. This dreamlike wedding and event location offers everything a bride can dream of for a fairy tale romantic wedding. The rooms are decorated with rich neoclassical decorations in stucco and paintings on silk.

Cécile Kotsch from Bonjour Paper told: “It was easy to fall in love with the location and to envision a modern-romantic inspired wedding in this venue! Our bride wore the most incredible and glamorous Katherine Tash plissé blue gown and Bella Belle wedding heels. The makeup artist Julia Götz worked her magic and created an effortlessly cool and radiant look with sexy hair using Jannie Baltzer bridal accessories. The subtil pearl-effect makeup complemented perfectly the light shimmer of her dress. For the groom, we chose a night Blue chic smoking from Siödam Die Villa. Together they were the epitome of modern elegance.

The floral designer Die Kathe selected dried Hydrangea, toffee and white Kahala roses, white tulips, carnations, ranunculus, and blue oxypetalum to create lush and airy florals. The florals made a fantastic contrast and complimented the black marble fireplace used as background for the ceremony setting and the end of reception table.

I knew exactly what kind of wedding stationery I wanted to create to match the concept of this shoot: elegant paper goods which would combine vintage hand-drawn elements inspired by those utterly beautiful stucco walls, and a clean chic typography.

For the table setting, we chose a light and modern styling: organic ivory ceramic plates from French artisan Eloïse Dubois Ceramique, vintage gold candleholders, blue glasses and clear ghosts chairs – courtesy of Oh Wie fein Deko – to balance the opulence of the room. Florals in Ikebana style and menus adorned with blue tassels were the finishing touches.

The gorgeous wedding cake created by La Vette featured gold bas relief sugar decorations, to mimic the stucco walls. She baked some cute round gold and blue cookies which were added on small ceramic plates for the sweet-toothed guests.”

Impressed by the variety of this elegant and elaborately designed inspiration shooting, we are now amazed by the unique pictures of Anja Schneemann.



Photography: Anja Schneemann Photography
Concept, Paper Goods, & Napkins: Bonjour Paper
Venue: Allesaal Bad Schwalbach
Floral Design: Die Kathe
Hair & Makeup: Julia Götz
Wedding Cake: La Vette
Ceramic Tableware: Eloïse Dubois Ceramique
Chairs & Rentals: Oh Wie fein Deko
Wedding Dress: Katherine Tash Bridal
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Groom´s Attire: Siödam Die Villa
Accessories: Jannie Baltzer
Models: Sandra Klewinghaus & Johannes