This Elopement Will Convince You to Wed in Sun-Soaked Provence
July 25, 2017
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What's not to love about France? Cassie of Flaire Weddings & Events wanted to introduce her Brides-to-be to the beauty and irresistible charm of sun-soaked Provence as a wedding destination. This editorial elopement captured by Alexandra Vonk Photography was inspired by the colors of the region and is entirely gorgeous, but perhaps my favorite detail is the drool-worthy dinner table set amidst the cypress trees, outfitted with a mauve velvet linen from Nuage Designs and an assortment of romantic taper candles.
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Event planner and floral stylist Cassie Cherneski loves everything about the country of France and wanted to introduce her primarily American audience to the beauty and irresistible charm of this wedding destination. For this editorial concept, she chose a venue in sun-soaked Provence, the Abbaye Saint Eusebe, with its Mediterranean charm, tall cypress groves and lavender fields galore.

For this shoot, she imagined an intimate elopement for a stylish couple that juxtaposed ancient, medieval architecture (the Abbaye Saint Eusebe dates back to the 11th century) with lush, glamorous details. The Bride, Cindy, wore a sparkling two-piece sheath gown by Eddy K Italia, and her look was completed with a cathedral length blush veil. She carried a loose, textural bouquet filled with roses, sweet peas, queen anne's lace, eucalyptus, and foraged greenery. The bouquet's colors included mauve, mustard, and touches of lavender, inspired by the colors of the region. Her Groom, Sacha, looked debonair in a slim-fitting charcoal suit with a black tie.

The creative team styled an intimate ceremony inside the Abbaye, with Cindy and Sacha flanked by two stately trees and groupings of candles. The rough stone walls of the Abbaye were the perfect contrast to the lush greenery and romantic candlelight.

Cassie designed a welcoming, intimate table among the Abbaye's cypress trees where the couple could sit down with their nearest friends to celebrate after their ceremony. She draped the table in mauve velvet linen and set each place with driftwood chargers and black flatware. Cassie filled an urn to overflowing with blooms, placed it atop the table, and lit an assortment of taper candles placed in brass candlesticks so the couple could see as the sun sank below the hilltops.