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Romantic Wedding Inspiration Shoot in Paris

I am an absolute francophile. And Paris? Well, it’s my favorite place in the whole wide world. Loren Routhier’s images are proof that with a glittering Adrianna Papell  gown and sparkling Jimmy Choo shoes even a dreary day in Paris is utterly romantic. I can honestly say that after peeking through the gallery, I will actively be planning my return to the City of Lights.

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From Loren RouthierA styled shoot in the City of Lights full of sparkles, metallics and gold! Our gorgeous model, Liz, was styled elegantly in an Adrianna Papell gown that was a throwback to 1920′s art deco Parisian chic. We accessorized her with an ivory fur stole by Adrienne Landau, Givenchy earrings and a gorgeous pair of sparkly Jimmy Choos. Our handsome groom, Jared, wore a classic black suit from H&M. The table settings and glassware were all vintage from Paris. In true Parisian form, we staved off the rain long enough to get dramatic shots of the Eiffel Tower and even managed to catch a brief ray of sunshine before the first drops fell from the sky. We shot all around Paris and took in the iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.

Photography: Loren Routhier | Gown: Adrianna Papell | Invitations: Mac & Murphy | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Calligrapher: Hope Riley | Groom's Suit: H&M | Bride's Fur: Adrienne Landau | Earrings : Givenchy | Stylist: Loren Routhier | Venue: Notre Dame | Venue: Eiffel Tower

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Elegant Outdoor Provence Wedding

Whenever my newly engaged friends come seeking advice, I tell them all the same thing – consider a destination wedding. One, they’re beautiful. Two, we all get to travel to someplace utterly fabulous (South of France, anyone?) And three, because you’ve got amazing vendors like Lavender And Rose and Laetitia C on location and others like O’Malley Photographers willing to travel right with you. It’s sort of a win-win-win situation, and you can see more pretty evidence sitting here.

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From O’Malley PhotographersWe have a gorgeous and intimate destination wedding here to share with you! Taken by the gorgeous scenery and surroundings, this couple opted for a stylish, but rustic destination wedding in the south of France. Domaine des Grottes, the hundreds of years old estate, beautifully restored and turned into an idyllic wedding venue in Provence provided the picture perfect back-drop. Guests gathered together at a nearby catholic church to witness the bride and groom say their vows and afterward enjoyed cocktails, live jazz and dinner on the estate. The bride and groom chose to hire Lavender and Rose to plan and design their destination event without flaw. With beautiful furniture, old-world elegance and sweeping views across the rolling foot hills and olive groves, this truly was a dream destination wedding.

From The Bride…We wanted to get married in Provence. We visited a lot of venues, and we really fell in love with this place the first time we went there. It had everything we wanted, the house itself was beautiful, very well decorated, with enough rooms to allow our families to stay with us. The surroundings with the vineyards and olive fields are magical. They have a very beautiful pool with old stone arcades, where we imagined the reception taking place. It was the perfect mix between the Provence authenticity and modernity we were after. Also, the owner was lovely and really helpful. We rented the whole domaine for 3 days and it felt like home.

We wanted an elegant and ‘modern’ wedding, but as we were in Provence we wanted to incorporate some elements of it in the decor. For example, our stationery was not very traditional but yet very chic, and we used pictures of the domaine, region and images of flowers from the area in it. Our graphic designer thought we should use the idea of travel and designed a series of bespoke little stamps that incorporated some of our styling ideas. We also used names of flowers you can find in the area (lavender, rose, mimosa etc) as table names and Louise created stamps with the name of each flower that we used on our table holders. The RSVP was a postcard as well.

For the tablescapes we wanted something chic and modern, that’s why we chose crystal chairs with grey tablecloth and very neat and structured ceterpieces of peonies, roses and hydrangeas. Our wedding planners and the graphic designer who designed our stationery helped us to achieve what we wanted.

The color scheme was navy blue, dove grey, blush pink, and peach. We had blue envelopes, pink and grey invitations. The flowers were pink and peach and the tablecloth and napkins were pink and grey. The flower girls and page boys were also in navy blue and blush pink. Even the church was pink! The source of inspiration was the place itself which was an old postal station/ coaching inn from the 18th century.

Definitely hire a good wedding planner from the area. It is very difficult to find good service providers, caterers, flowers, etc when you are not from there and also you need someone on-site that coordonates everything, the deliveries, the settings etc. I would also send save-the-dates and invitations far in advance to make sure people can book their flights, hotels etc. Our wedding planners also created a website that was very useful for all the guests who travelled to the south of France.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Event Design: Lavender And Rose | Event Planning: Lavender And Rose | Floral Design: Laetitia C | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Pamela Brown | Invitations: Louise Richardson | Catering: Marrou | Make-up: Laury Guglielmetti | Hair: Gerard Coiffure | Venue: Domaine Des Grottes

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Romantic Villa Wedding in Provence

Love united a global guestbook at Château Grimaldi for an elegant celebration planned by Fete In France. Filled with subtle nods the couples’ Franco-American heritage and shared love of sailing with soft blue Laetitia C. sheaf bouquets, there is no doubt the images from Marion Heurteboust will be a family heirloom for generations to come.

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From Fête In FranceNicole and Jerome celebrated their wedding in elegant provençal style in a villa near Aix-en-Provence. The Franco-American couple – Nicole is American and Jerome is French – welcomed family and friends from the US and France, as well as Sweden, China, Spain, South Africa, Italy, Romania, Australia amongst other countries!

The couple shares a love of sailing, and it was this common interest that brought them together and helped give direction to the color theme. The palette of blues, greys and grey-greens fit perfectly in the setting of the historic villa where they held the reception.

After a traditional blessing at the local church, wedding guests were treated to a cocktail hour on the villa’s terrace overlooking the Mont Sainte Victoire. Guests were then invited to see the amazing transformation of the villa’s chapel into an elegant reception room.

There are so many things we loved about this wedding – the bride’s romantic lace dress, her vintage-inspired arm sheaf bouquet, the groom’s natty 3-piece suit – but our favorite detail was the lovely surprise the bridesmaids planned for the couple. Pre-addressed cards and postcards were set out so that guests could write a note to the couple. The bridesmaids take care of sending out the cards throughout the year so the bride & groom will receive notes reminding them of their special day!

Photography: Marion Heurteboust | Event Planning: Fete In France | Floral Design: Laetitia C. | Wedding Dress: Celestina Agostino | Cake: Made In Cake | Reception: Château Grimaldi | Catering: Marrou Traiteur | Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Studio French Blue | DJ, Lighting & Sound: Daniel MC

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