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Provence Is Where Wedding Dreams Come True

I’d put money down on the fact that Provence is on every single person’s wanderlust wish list. And after seeing these pics by Tamara Gruner, how could anyone disagree? Weddings of Excellence in Provence was the force behind this inspiration shoot, giving us endless beauty to inspire. Eager to bring your wishes to reality? Read on for info on Tamara Gruner’s Workshop where you too can capture the magic of this special place next May. Oh and PS. More Provencal treats coming to our Front Page later today :)

From Tamara Gruner PhotographyWedding inspiration: Inspired by the soft color palette of Provence we chose ivory, green, blush and peach as our main colors for this soft and romantic wedding inspiration shoot. Our venue, La Coquillade, with its beautiful and romantic nooks in every corner, was the perfect setting for this Provencal wedding. The ceremony, nestled in the midst of a blooming lavender field and olive trees, was the perfect backdrop for our pretty couple. The bride’s dress, a Musat Bridal gown, with fine lace elements and a romantic fabric – flowing with the wind – makes our dream look complete. The bride’s classic updo and her beautiful jewelry complements the bride’s delicate face. The groom in his elegant black tux presents himself as Prince Charming. The cake and invitation suite adds a classy touch to the whole inspiration. The pretty table setup, with the soft flowers and classic tabletop with its typical Provencal candle holders, continues our romantic look and feel. The table overlooks the mesmerizing Provencal vineyards – the perfect location to bring a perfect day to a close.

Our next workshop will be held in Provence, France in May 7-10th, 2017. The workshop offers a 3-day hands-on experience on how to offer the finest for your clients, your fellow vendors, and last but not the least, for yourself – using your talent and art. We will engage in one-on-one sessions, with professionals, to review your work. The sessions will offer nuances on how to elevate your work, and, provide marketing tips on standing out in the crowd. As a part of this workshop, you will capture the work of professional vendors – stylists, designers, calligraphers, florists, and, models – thereby providing you with rich photographing experience. Our workshop will be in French and English. Our speakers include Elizabeth from Style Me Pretty, Susanne from Hochzeitsguide, Albany from Richard Photo Lab, Stéphanie from Weddings of Excellence in Provence, Céline from Un Jardin En Ville, Jeremy from Icon 6 and myself. You will find more information about our workshop and registration at 

Notre prochaine formation se déroulera en Provence du 7 au 10 mai 2017. Notre forfait offre trois jours d’apprentissages, ou comment offrir le meilleur à vos clients et bien plus encore. Vous suivrez des prestataires de talents et pas des moindres, qui mettront à votre profit leur expérience afin de développer votre talent et votre art de la photographie. Nous vous proposons également des rencontres individuelles, avec des professionnels pour affiner et aiguiser votre travail. Ces interventions vous apporterons tout les ingrédients nécessaires afin de développer vos connaissances et des conseils marketing pour obtenir le succès dont vous rêvez. Lors de cette découverte, vous suivrez le travail de certains professionnels: designer, calligraphe, bloggeur, wedding planner, fleuriste, mannequins. Ils sont là pour vous permettre d’acquérir une expérience riche dans le monde de l’industrie du mariage. Notre workshop sera en Français et en Anglais. Nos talentueux intervenants sont Elizabeth de Style Me Pretty, Susanne de Hochzeitsguide, Albany de Richard Photo Lab, Stéphanie de Weddings of Excellence in Provence, Céline d’Un Jardin En Ville, Jeremy de Icon 6 et Tamara de Tamara Grüner Photography. Plus d’informations et toutes les données pour votre inscription sur le lien

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Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Event Planning + Design: Weddings of Excellence in Provence | Styling: Un Jardin En Ville | Floral Design: Un Jardin En Ville | Wedding Dress: Musat Bridal | Cake: Le Palais Gourmand | Rings: Pelissier | Makeup: Ylva Langenskiold | Hair: Agnes Caneri | Calligraphy: Studio French Blue calligraphy + design | Venue: La Coquillade Resort | Accessories + Shoes: Left Bank Bridal | Behind the Scenes: Studio Ohlala | Chandelier: Phos | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Groom’s Attire: Rayne Homme | Model Agency: Enjoy Models | Models: Yannick & Calypso from Enjoy Models | Rentals: Options | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Silk + Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Workshop: Tamara Gruner Photography Workshop

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Classic French Chateau Wedding in Provence

When Greg Finck and Lavender And Rose join forces, amazing French weddings unfold. Case in point? This summertime chateau affair nestled in the heart of Provence. Complete with a host of pretty blooms by Wayne Riley Flowers and the most stunning lavender field you ever did see, there’s more than enough reason to pause your work day (we won’t tell!) and get lost in the gallery.


From Greg FinckIt can be tricky to attend to the wedding of an English and a German during the soccer worldcup. England had just been beaten by Uruguay the day before, and Germany was heading to being the next world champion. This however didn’t even bring a cloud over Nicky and Daniel’s chateau wedding in Provence.

Nicky and Daniel are a wonderful couple from London, who had decided to tie the knot under the blue sky of sunny Provence. A fabulous day at Château Grimaldi, a private chateau in Aix-en-Provence, with a stunning scenery and a pool embedded in the middle of castle ruins. This place vehicles all the beauty and magical light of Provence. Everything here is about pastel colors, soft and warm light, and the smell of lavender and olive groves.

Nicky and Daniel’s day had been perfectly designed by Lavender&Rose, with their usual touch of beauty and elegance. Floral design by Wayne Riley Flowers, perfectly matched the location’s softness, with in particular splendid rose bouquets for the bride and bride’s maids. Nicky’s effortless beauty had been enhanced by a bespoke Caroline Castigliano’s gown, and a pair of Christian Louboutin’s high heels.

The ceremony took place in Château Grimaldi’s private chapel, adding much intimacy to that very emotional moment. Once more the design was fabulous, with candles illuminating that intimate dark chapel. The cocktail took place just near by the pool, in the middle of castle ruins, while a jazz band was playing and guests savoring some Champagne. We leveraged the beautiful afternoon light for a lovely couple session in the middle of olive groves.

The day ended with an elegant outdoor diner, set just in front the chateau, with beautiful table setting for Lavender&Rose, and Wayne Riley Flowers. The sun was setting on a beautiful, and I could not help but taking our lovely couple in a lavender field, just nearby, for some last shots with the last rays of sun and a fabulous light.

Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Event Design: Lavender and Rose | Floral Design: Wayne Riley Flowers | Reception Venue: Château Grimaldi | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Hair: Carol Ray Bonnet | Assistant Photographer: Gert Huygaerts Photography | Bride's Gown: Caroline Castigliano | Make Up Bride: Ylva Langenskiold | Make Up Bride's Maids: Camille Bonardi

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Romantic Wedding in Provence, South of France

A wedding day inspired by a drop dead gorgeous pair of Valentino shoes in the South of France? I feel like I’ve died and gone to wedding-loving heaven. This is such a dream wedding. It beautifully infuses tradition with gorgeous style – so don’t be surprised when every image captured by One and Only Paris Photography sitting in this gallery leaves you completely speechless.


From One and Only Paris PhotographyProvence is a magical part of France with stunning landscapes and amazing light. It is the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Christina and Paul came all the way from the US to get married here surrounded by friends and family. Music was a huge part of their day and everybody partied late into the night under the stars.

Christina is half American, half French and Paul is Canadian. They both love art and it is thus quite naturally that they decided to seal their union in Aix en Provence, the city of the talented Paul Cézanne. The day before, a rehearsal dinner was held at an amazing venue dedicated to painting. It was as beautiful as the wedding.

 Each detail of this wedding was important; from the Provencal cooking to the decoration. Christina knew exactly what style she wanted for her wedding decoration. She wanted something elegant with a touch of Provence. As color scheme, she chose coral to match her Valentino shoes and bridesmaids dresses.

The ceremony was held in front of the ancient church of the chateau. The cocktail took place poolside amidst the ancient stone ruins. Following the cocktail hour, guests made their way into the marquee for dinner, collecting their escort card from drawers filled of dry lavender.

This romantic wedding in France was a soft day under the warm light of Provence. A lot of this wedding was about sharing Provence lifestyle with their friends and family coming from all around the world.

Photography: One and Only Paris Photography | Photography: Le Secret d'Audrey | Planner: Sandrine Pesante - Elegance In France | Florist: Digitale Fleursite | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Wedding Dress: Elie Saab For Pronovias | Invitations: Designed By The Bride | Shoes: Valentino | Caterer: L'Eveil des Papilles | Calligraphy: Feast Calligraphy | DJ: Wedding Smashers Limited | Band: Spyglass | Venue: Château Grimaldi | Crest: Happy Menocal | Printer: Boxcar Press | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Carrière De Lumières In Les Baux De Provence