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| hochzeitsguide | Vienna, Austria


Susanne is the founder and editor of Hochzeitsguide, a modern, versatile and sophisticated fine art wedding blog full of emotive content that moves and inspires its readers in both German and English. It was Susanne’s wish for change, self-fulfillment and more freedom within her day-to-day work that led her to initiate Hochzeitsguide in the spring of 2011. Since then she has considered herself very lucky to have the best job ever. Hochzeitsguide gathers stories with aesthetics, natural, elegant and defined details and hopes to inspire its readers with great fine art photography, creative and ethereal shoots as well as the latest trends in bridal fashion. From the very beginning, Susanne attached great importance to showing sophisticated and multifaceted inspirations for modern and confident bridal couples on Hochzeitsguide.

Susanne’s loves in her own words: “living the moment, laughter, nature, people who bring certain topics into question and think and live apart from commerce, creative food, good books by linguistically gifted writers, silence, photographic art and of course my husband Thomas and my kittens Luis and Lola.”

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| french grey events | Paris, France


Kasia is the owner and principle stylist, lead planner and celebrant at French Grey Events, a destination wedding planning studio in Paris, France. Kasia graduated with a Batchelor of Interior Design degree in Canada before specialising in the residential home furnishings design market. For twelve years, Kasia worked in the corporate world in three different countries for the Swedish giant IKEA until 2013, when she discovered a new passion for her creativity and eye for detail, and she founded French Grey Events, a wedding planning and styling company in Paris, France. For the past four years, she has planned intimate weddings and elopements in Paris, providing her clients with inspiring and affordable designs for their romantic Paris nuptials. After participating in the inaugural Joy Proctor Workshop in Paris in 2016, Kasia confirmed that the wedding styling and planning direction of French Grey Events was the perfect match for the wedding needs, desires and apsirations of her international clients. Her design style is a balance of contemporary meets elegant and effortlessly romantic. Kasia works closely with local artisans to create unique wedding experiences for her clients, whether they be an intimate affair for two or shared with thirty of their nearest and dearest. Her wedding and editorial work can be seen regularly on Style Me Pretty and other destination blogs.

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| maru photography | Vancouver, Canada


Kim is the owner and priciple photographer at Maru Photography, a fine art destination wedding photography studio based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Kim's love of photography began early in life and she has been documenting weddings for over 20 years. She has always been a traveler, lover of natural light and film imagery and documented her frequent journeys to exotic places on film for many years before turning her lens to the art of documenting love. While pursuing her graduate studies in Psychology, Kim supported herself in part as a fine art film photographer, curating the love stories of her clients organically and authentically worldwide. Today she holds a PhD in Psychology and splits her time between lecturing in Psychology in her home town of Vancouver, BC, Canada, and traveling the world making soulful wedding imagery for people in love. She shoots in both film and digital formats, and using primarily natural light, creates lush and dreamy imagery from one of life's most honoured and memorable rights of passage: the wedding day. Her work has been featured in many beautiful wedding and travel publications worldwide, including Once Wed, Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge, Cottage Hill Magazine, Entouriste, Uttery Engaged and many more.

make-up and hair, the outer edge, lartisan workshop | the outer edge | Seattle, Washington

Working worldwide as a destination hair and make up artist, Jen has been enhancing women's natural beauty for over 15 years, specializing in weddings, beauty, fashion, as well as print and editorial work. Jen's work can be seen in beautiful publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, Magnolia Rouge Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Hochzeitsguide, June Bug Weddings, Seattle Bride Magazine and many more! She prides herself on capturing the beauty in everyone and bringing her clients' visions to life.

When Jen isn't prefecting someone's look she finds beauty all around her---whether that is at her favourite French cafe or the mountains of her Seattle Washington home!

lartisan workshop, nkt events, production manager | NKT Events | Lyon, France

Nyachia is the founder and lead planner / production designer of  NKT Events, a boutique destination wedding planning company based in Lyon, France that designs, plans, and produces weddings and social events in France, Italy & worldwide for an international clientele. Nyachia always had an eye for the finer things in life which led her to start her career in the luxury industry in New York where she has worked for world famous companies such as Valentino, Chopard and Louis Vuitton. It was during her time at LV that she was introduced to the world of event management and creation. She freelanced as a Publicity and Event Coordinator for large fashion events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, fundraising benefits such as Art For Life, and contributed to the creation and management of numerous editor presentations and sponsorship events. Nyachia holds an International MBA, specializing in Luxury Brand Management and Marketing. As a person who always follows her dreams and desires, she decided to create her own venture to help others realize their dreams, leading to the birth of NKT Events.  

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| quill and co. | Vancouver, Canada

Maia is the artist behind Quill and Co. Calligraphy and the creator of our beautiful logo. When she is not with a fork or glass in hand (guilty: self-confessed foodie) she can be found with a nib and a good splatter of ink & water. For Maia, calligraphy is a way to slow down and bring back the old, beautiful traditions of the written word in a fast-paced, high-tech world. Maia’s style is fluid, free and a bit unapologetic; it celebrates imperfections and embraces a go-with-the-flow nature. Maia's work can be seen gracing the pages of many international wedding blogs and magazines including Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Magnolia Rouge, Trendy Bride Magazine and many more.  













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