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You’d Never Guess This Indoor Wedding Was Their Backup Rain Plan

For those that feel a little rain will ruin your big day, allow us to showcase the prettiest villa wedding that just so happened to be a backup plan. For it was a flawless ‘Plan B’ that quickly had this couple covered, meaning the ceremony moved indoors (which turned out totally romantic) and they forwent alfresco for covered candlelight. It’s incredibly beautiful and truly convincing that love can brave any storm and we’ve got it all captured by Brosnan Photographic in The Vault!


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From Brosnan PhotographicAllison and Tim chose to get married in the South of France at a beautiful private villa just outside Grasse. Unfortunately, as the weather turned to rain the morning of the wedding a quick back up plan was put into place and the ceremony and reception were moved to covered areas in the pool house which actually worked a treat. By the end of the day the sun came out for a beautiful sun setting session. France offers amazing light for portraits.

From the Bride… Our journey began as neighbors when Allison, the bride, was 11 years old and Tim, the groom, was 13. We first officially met playing ‘Man Hunt’ in our neighborhood, and years later in high school Tim AIM messaged Allison “Will you go out with me ;)” and our love story began! A huge part of our journey together has revolved around adventure and travel. Between living in New England, New York, Florida, and Sydney Australia we have made countless homes but have always known our true home is wherever we are together. We have traveled around the world creating our love story, so an intimate destination wedding was a natural choice for us. The romance, color palette, and timelessness of the South of France drew us to the location. Our venue, Villa Le Castelet, nestled into the hillside of the Cote d’Azur surrounded by olive trees, vineyards, and citrus trees with stunning views of the valley, became the stunning backdrop for our celebration.

Planning our wedding while living in Australia was daunting, but we found the perfect company in Marie-Emilie and her team at Mon Plus Beau Jour to ease the stress. Marie-Emilie captured our essence in all the details, seamlessly organized our perfect day, and helped gather the literal Dream Team of wedding vendors. We could not have celebrated our wedding with such joy and effortlessness without the help of Marie-Emile, her team, and all the vendors we had the pleasure of being surrounded by on that day.

We chose the talented Christina from Brosnan Photographic to photograph our wedding. Christina’s photographs encapsulate the soft and romantic light that the South of France provides and each image is quite possibly more beautiful than the next. Her calm nature and approach left us feeling relaxed, which led to stunning photographs portraying our true selves. Sebastian from MotionCraft Creative complimented Christina’s photography with artistic and masterful cinematography…and let’s not forget his video drone that stole the show! Sebastian’s unobtrusive approach allowed for great candid moments.

We have the absolute best friends and family who flew from all parts of the world to celebrate our love, and we are forever grateful to everyone who took this journey with us. We spent an unforgettable week at Villa Le Castelet together, every day filled with sunshine. However, rain storms rolled in the morning of our wedding and we lost power in the afternoon while my ‘maids were getting their hair done (!), but that didn’t stop us! Who doesn’t like dancing in the rain?! They say you can’t untie a wet knot, so we channeled positive energy to create an even more beautiful day than originally planned.

Marie-Emilie swiftly and seamlessly put into place our “rain plan”. Our lovely florists, Studio Mondine, transformed a covered terrace on the villa property into a whimsical and romantic ceremony venue. White chairs lined with greenery complimented the stone walls of the terrace, leading to a perfect arbor of greenery to complete the intimate space. It was important for Tim and I to personalize our ceremony, so having Tim’s father as our celebrant allowed for the dialogue to be candid, thoughtful, and full of memories. We hand picked instrumental songs – including the theme song of “Gladiator”, our favorite movie, which was perfectly executed by a pianist and violinist while Tim stood with his groomsmen. “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles played as I turned the corner arm in arm with my dad, and quite literally the sun came out from behind the clouds at that moment. It was epic and magical.

Cocktail hour was held by the pool and our ears were filled with the angelic voice of Lizzy Parks accompanied by her talented musicians. Scrumptious canapes and cocktails by the spectacular team from Chef a Domicile were served in a wonderfully bright and fun set up by Mon Plus Beau Jour with a fresh fruit market stand as our escort display.

Our dinner was held downstairs under another stone clad terrace that was transformed into the most elegant, romantic, and intimate setting thanks to our dream team. Every detail was in place with stunning floral arrangements of blush, cream, soft greenery and a pop of yellow complimented by candlelight and filled with love! We were lucky to spend the week eating delicious meals prepared by Lori and her team at Chef a Domicile, and even more lucky that Lori and her staff were more than caterers. They were friends, helpers, and joy bringers and the beautiful meal they served for our wedding was the perfect culmination of all their efforts. We for-went a traditional wedding cake and instead “cut the cheese” – our cake was made of cheese wheels. The perfect late night snack – am I right? Parfait!

Let’s not forget the party! DJ Thomas Dusseune brought down the house spinning music from all decades to create the perfect atmosphere. Our first dance transitioned from Otis Redding into Michael Jackson -inviting the dancing machines that are our friends and family to the dance floor! It was the perfect ending to this magical adventure. Our friends and family cannot stop talking about every single vendor – from the food, the decor, the flow, the detail, the music – it was all a hit. As Marie-Emilie put quite eloquently “Rain cultivates growth in all things” and our wedding day, although full of rain, cultivated growth in our friendships, our love, and our marriage. We know that we will continue grow together with joy, romance, and of course adventure.

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Photography: Brosnan Photographic | Cinematography: MotionCraft Creative | Event Planning + Design: MON PLUS BEAU JOUR | Floral Design: Studio Mondine | Wedding Dress: Mira Mandic | Bride's Shoes: Harriet Wilde | Jewelry: Swarovski | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Lori-Chef a Domicile | Hair + Makeup: Daniel Chavey | Calligraphy: Parris Chic Boutique | Lighting: Mix and Light | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | Groom's Attire: Joe Black | Venue: Le Castelet | Second Photographer: Studio Brown | Veil: Mira Mandic | Vocals: Lizzy Parks

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Florals + Paris Are Always A Perfect Pair

I’m downright giddy with glee today. Not only do we have pretty pics from Greg Finck but the center of his attention? The lovely face behind Myrtle et Olive and her adorable hubby as they explored Paris in honor of their anniversary. From getting ready and prepping her florals, to strolling the streets, image after image gives me the best kind of butterflies. See them all right this way!

From the Bride… My husband, Charles, gave me one of my most treasured anniversary presents, a photo shoot with Greg Finck in my favorite city, Paris. Charles and I met during our University years. Charles took a bold move to drop out of University to pursue his entrepreneurial dream and he encouraged me start my own business three years ago. I took a leap of faith and started Myrtle et Olive Floral and Events, now working as Myrtle’s Artistic Director and Lead Florist. This year marks our 2nd year wedding anniversary, but more importantly, our 10th year being together.

Greg Finck is one of my favorite fine art photographers who is so immensely talented and calming to be with. It was such a memorable and fun experience designing this photoshoot with him. Our great friend Karla from Written Word Calligraphy gifted us with our wedding vows in her handwritten calligraphy on precious hand-made paper. It is something we treasure so dearly and brought together with us for this shoot along with my gold amber vintage ring from my vintage ring collection.

Greg captured the entire journey of our anniversary session from a boudoir session of me getting ready in the refine Windsor Robe from The Lace Atelier, putting together the final touches of my overgrown, pastel bouquet, to Charles and I wondering the quiet, immensely charming street of Paris with the sight of the Eiffel Tower. Our anniversary is captured so wonderfully by Greg and we are so grateful to relive our moments through tangibles! They are such beautiful memories that we will cherish for a lifetime.

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Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Shoes: Valentino | Makeup: Honorine Make Up Studios | Boudoir Lingerie + Dress: The Lace Atelier | Floral Design + Styling: Myrtle et Olive | Handwritten Vows: Written Word Calligraphy | Maxi Dress: BCBG

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A Must-See Wedding in the Provence Lavender Fields!

Call me a hopeless romantic, but a wedding set in Provence – in the iconic lavender fields, no less – is an absolute dream come to life. Pair that setting with the floral design of Laetitia C. – fleurs d’atelier and you’ve got a gallery photographed by Cody Hunter that’s nothing shy of destination “I Do” perfection.

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Al Fresco

From the Bride and Groom…Overall, we wanted our wedding day to feel effortless and intimate. We love Provence and were excited to be sharing this place with our closest friends and family. Our wedding was a weekend of events – a welcome cocktail event, the wedding, and a farewell/poolside brunch the day after. We had always envisioned spending the entire weekend with our guests, and were so thrilled that it came true! So much of Provence was a part of our day as the ceremony took place outside with lavender fields beside us as we got married, and the venue had a garden where all the veggies served for dinner were grown. Provence is such a stunning region, and we wanted the natural beauty to really shine through! Our colors were neutrals with soft pinks and natural greenery. The lavender fields became quite the center piece as well.

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Photography: Cody Hunter Photography | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Bride's Shoes: Sophia Webster | Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Makeup: Ylva Langenskiold | Hair: Agnes | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | Groom's Attire: Mark Greenfield | Venue: Mas De La Rose | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Groom's Shoes: Sid Mashburn

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