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| style me pretty | Boston, USA

Ever since she was a little girl, Gabrielle has been obsessed with weddings, pouring over bridal magazines and binge watching Say Yes to the Dress. Now, Gabrielle is living her dream come true as the editorial and social media director at Style Me Pretty. With a background in women's and bridal magazines, Gabrielle is knowledgable in various aspects of editing, publishing, writing and more. Based in New York, she oversees Style Me Pretty's editorial strategy and social media and works closely with the team of real weddings editors to feature the prettiest and most fabulous real weddings and styled shoots, both on site and on social. 

We are thrilled that Gabrielle will be flying to Paris to join us IN PERSON to share all of her valuable expertise with all of us at L'Artisan Workshop! Yay!

| dear gray magazine | USA

Stephaine is the founding publisher of Dear Gray Magazine, an inspirational wedding magazine tailored to celebrating a couple's love story through the craft of wedding artistry. Before becoming an editor, she worked in the industry as a hybrid wedding photographer serving the southeast United States. Dear Gray, the brand, was born from her heart's desire to encapsulate love stories and give artisans a platform to freely share their creative talents while carfully curating an artisan community. Since creating Dear Gray Magazine, Stephanie has taken her experience and built a hub of wedding entrepreneurs eager to embark on their next journey to business success.

We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie to Paris to join us IN PERSON to share with all of us at L'Artisan Workshop, her valuable expertise and lovely personality! Yay!



| 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 three 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 unqiue wedding experiences for her clients, whether they be an intimate affair for two or shared with thirty of their nearest and dearest.

| 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. She was always a traveler and 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. 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.

Join Kim, Kasia, Gabrielle and Stephanie and a wonderful team of international wedding creatives for four inspirational days of artful photography, intentional styling and authentic living "á la française" in a beautiful family run Château nestled in the French countryside, just outside of Paris, where we will expolore the art and business of intimate destination weddings and elopements together!

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