I counted myself one lucky duck when my husband and I honeymooned in the French Riviera, and this wedding from Greg Finck is bringing those sweet memories right back. It’s a destination affair filled with coral peonies a la Wayne Riley Flowers, glamorous design by Lavender And Rose and Mediterranean views straight from a postcard. Beat those winter blues with a gallery visit here!
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From Greg Finck… Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat is the perfect location to tie the knot on the French Riviera. Ideally located between Nice and Monaco, this small peninsula just calls for summer laziness, turquoise seas, and easy breeze lifestyle.
It was a fabulous summer day, perfectly designed by the superstars of Lavender & Rose Weddings in the splendid venue La Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. The day started with bride preparation at Le Grand Hôtel de Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, a fabulous palace hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. An elegant stationery suite had been designed by Mister M Studio, reflecting the glamorous mindset of this wedding. A stunning Rime Arodaky’s gown and some Jimmy Choos perfectly enhanced Maryam’s natural and effortless beauty, while the groom had chosen a bespoke tuxedo and a bow tie for timeless elegance.
We then took Maryam and David to a cliff near the sea for their first look. We found a deserted place by the beach for an intense and emotional moment, which will never be forgotten. The ceremony then took place in the splendid Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, which had been perfectly prepared and designed by Lavender & Rose. Receptionists with flower crowns welcomed the guests, giving them their escort card and a rose, while a jazz band was playing. The stage for the reception had been glorified by the floral design of Wayne Riley Flowers, and everything was ready for a perfect sunset wedding ceremony.
The cocktail hour then took place in the gardens of La Villa, with fine food and wine by Lenôtre, a famous French caterer. The day finally ended with an elegant outdoor diner and a splendid table design. The culmination of a fabulous summer day on the French Riviera!
Photography: Greg Finck | Event Design: Lavender And Rose | Floral Design: Wayne Riley Flowers | Stationery: Mister M Studio | Reception Venue: Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild | Catering: Lenôtre | Hair: Gérard Darby | Assistant Photographer: Ingrid Lepan | Bride's Gown: Rime Arodaky | Live Painting: Maerta Wydler | Makeup: Sophie K | Wedding Signs: Crème De Papier
Where do I begin with this absolute slice of pretty. The graceful Provence countryside, the gorgeous organic details woven in, the bits of quirky fun that balance out the elegance in such a lovely way… it’s captivating to say the least, and we have Pretty Days to thank for this entire gallery of goodness.
From Pretty Days – Thierry Joubert…A sublime area at the gates of the Luberon, a lovely couple, a sunny day … This ceremony filled with emotion, Sarah’s work for a year to set up this sublime decoration, the work of Francisco to restore this old car. Thank you to Sarah & Francisco for their smiles and kindness.
Photography: Pretty Days - Thierry Joubert | Floral Design: Fleuriste Bucolique - Marina | Wedding Dress: Diane Lelys | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Food: Marroux Traiteur | Groom's Attire: Profilo Italiano - Chez Beppe | Mas De La Rose: Mas De La Rose | Officiating Ceremony: Rabbin Hall | Video: Weddream
After our (virtual) travels to France yesterday with SMP Living, it feels fitting to follow up with a wedding set in that same glorious land. It’s everything you’d dream of in a Provence farm affair – charming, rustic, wildly romantic - and with Flora Les Cocottes coordinating the day, each moment went off without a hitch. Nadia Meli captured the gallery waiting for you here.
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From Nadia Meli… This wedding was just a gorgeous blush summer wedding in the beautiful Provence! Florence & Anthony have planned the wedding for over a year and you could notice that every detail was just perfect! Also because of the help of amazing Flora from Les Cocottes who was the sweetest to work with!
The venue, an old French farm in the south of France (near Avignon), was breathtaking and charming and one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. If you like rustic and organic, you will love this.
There were so many personalized items in the wedding like the “ring-pillow” – they used an old watch from their granddad to carry the rings, because Flo’s family used to be watchmakers! What a great idea! Also the bridesmaids skirts: something I had never seen before in a wedding: I loved that Flo and Anthony did, whatever they liked, not what you are “supposed” to do in a wedding!
The highlight of the day was the ceremony in this stunning antic church, all made of light sandstone, simple, no gold altar – just the most beautiful thing ever. It looked surreal in between those olive trees. Like a postcard. When I first got to the church I stopped breathing for a second, because the picture just didn’t look real. But lucky me, it was! As a photographer, documenting this wedding was just pure pleasure. The fact that Florence and Anthony were sweet and caring just was the cherry on top.
Photography: Nadia Meli | Wedding Coordinator: Flora Les Cocottes | Flowers: Aux Fleurs Du Theatre | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Food: Roland Paix | Hair & MakeUp: MLS | DJ: Benjamin Barlatier | English Bus: London Bus | Getting Ready Lace Robe: Girl With A Serious Dream | Music During Cocktail Hour: Orange Trio | Photobooth: Mister Like That | Venue: Mas De Comptes | Wedding Film: Love Story