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Destination Wedding Goals: Drink Wine & Chill by the Pool

Any wedding where “wine tasting, chilling by the pool and basically just enjoying each others company” is the main goal is definitely a wedding I can get behind. And to guess that this couple planned just that, with gorgeous detail for days, all with the help of a pretty savvy planner – Wedding Angels – and a whole lot of technology…be still my beating heart. Read on for more deets and click here for even more pretty! Photos from Nicky LeJeune.


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From Wedding AngelsI first met Katie and Remy, from Dubaï, one whole year before their wedding and took them on a day of visits in Provence. They were a sweet couple, really relaxed and looking for a lovely setting for their wedding where they could invite their guests to spend a week of fun with them wine tasting, chilling by the pool and basically just enjoying each others company. They fell in love with Château de Robernier and the countryside and picturesque landscapes surrounding the venue.

The next time I saw them was exactly one year later at Château de Robernier for their rehearsal. Their entire wedding was planned over email, Skype, phone and and WhatsApp. Although Katie and Remy were so low maintenance, un-fussed and easy going, their wedding was full of the little details that make a difference to the day. Katie carefully chose the corkscrew favors and wrapped them herself and decorated with heart shaped wooden name tags, they personalized their own ring box, the table names were also hand made photo collages of special milestones in the couples’ life together. The flowers were simple arrangements of soft peach colour roses, greenery and baby’s breath which really complemented the courtyard of the Château.

When I met up with them and their close family and friends for the rehearsal a few days before the wedding I knew that this would be a fun-filled love-filled event. And I could not have been more right.

The couple arrived in the area and rented a large country home with their bridal party one week before the wedding. They went wine tasting to select the wines for the wedding day from local vineyards around the Castle. Two days before most of their guests had arrived and were invited to a rehearsal dinner on the quaint main square in Cotignac, one of the most beautiful villages in France. They had a great evening mingling and partying until the early hours.

The wedding day was a lovely hot August Saturday. The atmosphere was so light all day, it was a pleasure to be around the bridal party while they were getting ready. The ceremony was led by a family member and the couple were surrounded by a very large bridal party, bridesmaids in blush/peach dresses and groomsmen in dark blue suits with peach bow-tie.

Champagne was served in front of the Castle with canapés before guests were invited to sit down to dinner in the courtyard lit with string lights and lots of candles and lanterns. The speeches were lovely and full of warmth and love.

After cutting the traditional French Croquembouche, Katie and Remy opened the ball in the beautiful Château ballroom and the party went on until dawn.

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Photography: Nicky Lejeune | Cinematography: McGill Sisters | Event Design: Wedding Angels | Event Planning: Wedding Angels | Floral Design: L'art des Fleurs | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Bride's Shoes: Vince Camuto | Catering: De Bouche En Bouche | Lighting: Nick Boot | DJ: Nick Boot | Groomsmen's Attire: Paul Smith | Venue: Chateau De Robernier | Decor: L'art des Fleurs | Photography - Assistance: Shannon Da Rocha

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Find Love in a Lavender Field with This ‘After-Wedding’ Shoot

For those of you that dream in deep hues of purple, this lovely lavender field inspiration was made just for you. A culmination of all things chic, it’s proof from Weddings of Excellence in Provence (WEP) that you can always (and absolutely should) snap pics post ceremony and thanks to the talented Tamara Gruner Photography, we’ve got it all waiting in The Vault! P.S. See more of this pretty on our LBB Blog!

From Tamara Gruner PhotographyLavender inspiration: What can be more beautiful than getting married in Provence during the lavender season? An after-wedding session with just the two of you in the lavender fields! We started this after-wedding session at the beautiful La Coquillade with all its little romantic nooks. The blooming roses complement the beauty of our couple. The wind adds a romantic touch to this session – flowing hair and a flowing gown – a girl’s dream come true. From La Couqillade we headed to the lavender fields of famous Luberon in Provence. There, our couple strolled through the fields with the sun shining on their skin and warming them on a wonderful June day. We are in love with this couple showing their love for each other. We can’t take our eyes of them – the bride in her beautiful Musat Bridal gown – a romantic lace fabric combination, which complements the bride’s beauty. Our bride is playing with her dress and the wind in the lavender fields, which make for absolutely stunning moments. And the groom? No words for him!

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Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Event Planning + Design: Weddings of Excellence in Provence | Wedding Dress: Musat Bridal | Rings: Pelissier | Makeup: Ylva Langenskiold | Hair: Agnes Caneri | Venue: La Coquillade Resort | Accessories + Shoes: Left Bank Bridal | Behind the Scenes: Studio Ohlala | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Floral Design + Styling: Un Jardin En Ville | Groom’s Attire: Rayne Homme | Model Agency: Enjoy Models | Models: Yannick & Calypso from Enjoy Models | Workshop Website: Tamara Gruner Photography Workshop

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Is This Real Life? Oh Yes It Is…And It Only Gets Better + Better…

Your wedding day is undoubtably one of the most amazing, special, beautiful days of your life… but for this couple, that joyride continued into their honeymoon in the South of France, where Oliver Fly captured the ongoing magic. From a romantic dinner for two, to after dinner drinks in the lavender fields at golden hour, this right here is what dreams are made of. See more in our Vault!

From Oliver FlyEva and Anoop are a sweet couple from New York City, living in Manhattan. They got married last June in the Big Apple and France and Greece were part of their dream for their honeymoon destinations.

They chose Provence because it has everything they dreamed of for a venue. It is a natural place that is well preserved and is amazingly beautiful, relaxing and has so many different towns and villages to experience, to walk around, and to take magnificent photos at. It is one of those regions that one must see at least once in their lives. Provence is probably the most beautiful region in France.

They love everything about the South of France, the beautiful scenery, the peace and quiet, the lovely vineyards and old Provencal houses, the cypress trees, and the lavender fields.

They spent a few relaxing days at the elegant Bastide de Marie in the French countryside located in the Luberon Regional Park between Gordes and Ménerbes. Eva and Anoop loved the drive around the countryside while appreciating nature, the beautiful sunset, and the selection of restaurants and bars within the region that serve authentic French cuisine and wine. They can’t wait to go back and see more of the South of France with all those stunning villages.

When they planned their honeymoon to France, they could not imagine leaving this place without a great souvenir, that’s why they decided to contact a professional photographer to go back home with some tangible memories that will last for years to come. It was very important for them for this moment to be captured through photographs that they can look at through the years.

We started the session with an intimate dinner at their luxury hotel at La Bastide de Marie, the perfect backdrop where they spent few unforgettable days in the middle of nature with vineyards, cypress trees, enchanting scented lavender bushes and century-old olive trees. The elegant floral design has been made with love by the talented provencal florist Laetitia C. Fleurs d’Atelier.

Their journey in Provence was the perfect timing for the lavender fields in blossom where we spent the second part of their dreamy session during the golden hour.

Nothing better for their honeymoon than joy, elegance and romance in the lavender fields ending a fantastic day with a perfect sunset and a signature drink with Champagne Rosé and a sprig of lavender.

Cheers from Provence !

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Photography: Oliver Fly Photography | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: J.Crew | Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Necklace: Tiffany & Co. | Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Suit: Alexander West | Venue: La Bastide De Marie | Venue: Maisons & Hotels Sibuet | Bridal Shoes: Alexandre Birman | Processing Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Tie: Ermenegildo Zegna

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