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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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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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A Fairytale French Castle Wedding

You might recall this lovely couple from their engagement session, and if you thought that was good just wait until you see the wedding day that followed. A chateaux celebration in France that’ll have you falling head over heels. From the sweet church ceremony to the romantic alfresco reception, Oliver Fly Photography has got it all to share in The Vault!

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From the Bride… Our vision of our wedding was Romantic and Outdoors, we wanted to have a garden reception, a church wedding, and a place where our family could bond over several days. We looked at a great number of chateaux in France and fell in love with the natural beauty and gorgeous chateau of St Julien L’Ars near from the city of Poitiers.

We are living in New York City and planning a French wedding from the US was not so easy, but with the help of in-laws and the chateau coordinator, we were able to find everyone locally. All of the vendors were incredibly generous and excited for the wedding.

We worked with the French Chef Julien Tartre to cook for 3 days, he did an amazing job, with french delicacies and local specialties.

75 guests came for our wedding from France, the US, Israel, Dubai and Hong Kong. The chateau was in such a great location for our guests to come for the weekend or an extended vacation.

We choose the stunning Château St. Julien as our wedding venue because it had everything we were looking for, beautiful gardens, place for 50 of our family members and wedding party to stay together for 5 days, a church, and the chateau was close to Paris by train.

We kept the floral arrangements understated, because of the extensive outdoor gardens. The chateau and grounds served as an inspiration to plan our wedding flowers and colors in a pale rose.

The flowers in the outdoor trellis were highlighted by fairy-lights and white lace bunting.

The bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets were tied with silk ribbons with White Peonies, Vendella roses, White O’hara, and Dahlia flowers. Small berries and other foliage were woven in to give a bit of whimsy and natural look to the bouquets.

A garland was placed down the center of each table with flowers to match the bridal bouquet. The large dahlia flowers were stunning !

We had so much fun planning every detail, from the hand water-colored door hangers to carefully planning the menu and wine selection. The chateau wedding and a French wedding allowed us to make the best selections for our guests and really make our wedding day as we wished – this unique day was full of magic.

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Photography: Oliver Fly Photography | Coordination: Tiphaine Plumard de Rieux | Floral Design: French Flower Style | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Julien Tartre | Makeup: Victoria Nannini | Hair: Jérome Joubert | Venue: Chateau Saint Julien | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Earrings: Anton Heunis | Rentals: Mathieu Location | Silk Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic | Wedding Gown Name: Sailor by Modern Trousseau

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A Stylish Wedding Weekend in the South of France

In case you needed a little virtual escape, we’ve got just the ticket. It’s a celebration set in the South of France with an avant-garde style, taking wedding design to the next level. Clayton Austin photographed, MotionCraft Creative filmed, and we have the entire wedding weekend right at your fingertips.

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From the Bride…Wow! What fantastic memories we have from our fabulous wedding day! Those who know Allan and I had a feeling that we would try to create something unique once we had announced our engagement. It helps that I am a Communication Designer and a self-confessed detail freak! I am obsessed about the details and the little touches that can make events so special.

When I began planning the wedding, there were so many things that were important to me. But above all else, I wanted the day to be about us. I didn’t just want it to be pretty and beautiful. What I really wanted were little details to catch the eye, helping to make the day special for both us and our guests.

All that being said, the challenges soon began to mount up and we decided very quickly that we needed a wedding planner to help us on our exciting journey. We had already begun researching and visiting locations, so once we knew we wanted to have it in the South of France, we started contacting some planners. Pretty much straight away we found the team at By Mademoiselle C. For all you brides-to-be reading this, planning a wedding is so challenging on its own. But planning a wedding abroad without making a trip to the location every week is just about impossible. So find yourself a good planner!

As a designer who has worked on a variety of projects and also happens to be German, I immediately began thinking very strategically about the whole thing. Once I had decided upon the planner, location and venue, I started dreaming and imagining the whole thing in my spare time. This was the most challenging bit for me. I knew that I would style, design and create all our wedding stationery myself, but it actually didn’t help being a professional designer – I simply had too many possibilities flying around in my head. I knew I would definitely send printed invitations as I am obsessed with beautiful paper. My goal was to create something that we could send out which symbolized the wedding mood itself and what the guests could expect when it came to colors, fabrics, and the look/feel of the day. This was hard as I had to start envisioning everything without having planned all of the actual details. But, it all came together beautifully. We sent out a pale blue custom-made box, embossed with a copper wedding crest which I had designed out of our initials and some abstract lavender illustration.

I started putting together color palettes using Pantone color cards. Slowly but surely I had the courage to start putting a presentation together using InDesign and it included all the little things I had discovered which had made me excited about the big day. I collected and scanned hand-written letters from my husband’s aunt. She had written little sayings and phrases taken from the family in beautiful handwriting and seeing as I love (love, love!) calligraphy, this was a perfect little touch.

I thought about colors that make us both happy. Even though I am a huge pastel fan, but I found the colors to be a little too playful for a wedding day. Instead, I decided to go with washed out pastels. They are much more reserved but also so elegant. Blush, dove grey, pale blue and pale lilac were the shades we chose. Step-by-step, we edged closer to our actual look for the day. In a nutshell: poetic, fabric pastel, glamorous. On the big day itself, we were finally able to see all the little details fall into place at the venue itself. It was just so beautiful and I was so happy that guests loved all the little touches I had been carefully agonizing over for so long.

Looking back I wouldn’t change a thing. I had such an amazing time, and both the videographer, Sebastian, and our genius photographer, Clayton, were just fantastic on the day. They both captured the day in a magical way!

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Photography: Clayton Austin | Cinematography: MotionCraft Creative | Design: Sadaf Mirzaei | Event Planning: By Mademoiselle C | Wedding Dress: Shanna Melville | Invitations: Sadaf Mirzaei | Bride's Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: Magali Junemann | Favors: Sadaf Mirzaei | Venue: Château Grimaldi

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