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Fashion-Forward Provence Wedding at Chateau de Robernier

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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]Our wedding colors were cream, white and sage, we wanted everything to feel calm, neutral and in keeping with the landscape in the south of France. Our florists, sisters and bridesmaids brought our vision to life beautifully. The courtyard looked spectacular with the hanging foliage across the top table.[/field]
[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]The South of France was an easy choice for us! Brad has a very keen passion for wine, and I love all things fabulous, so the location was an easy one. When it came to choosing the venue, however, we had slightly different ideas. When we began looking for wedding venues Brads favorite word was “Rustic” and I just kept saying to him I think you mean “fabulous”. Brad wanted a courtyard wedding, and I had my heart set on fairytale castle. When we found Château Robernier, we both instantly knew it was the venue for us. It was the most perfect mix of fabulous and rustic rolled into one. Château Robernier is just magical, and we felt like we were living a dream the entire time we were there. Driving up the beautiful driveway to the venue the goosebumps start as the palms sway in the warm breeze. The exterior of the venue is like something from a fairytale and the interior is equally as beautiful and so elegant. The courtyard which we had lit with pontoon lighting was perfectly intimate and romantic for the wedding breakfast and gave Brad that courtyard fix. It was important to us that we could privatize the venue for two days so we could have a wedding brunch the next day. Château Robernier was perfect for this with its pool to continue the party into the next day. We loved how intimate the venue was and that it allowed us to create a wedding that was very personal to us. We genuinely felt our guests were blown away as much as we were, and we loved every second of being there.

I guess you could say our vision was rustic but fabulous! We went with a black-tie dress code, we wanted it to be an over the top but relaxed affair. We wanted the wedding to feel elegant and refined yet fun and relaxed at the same time. We knew we had to put on a party, and we certainly feel that is what we did.
It was also extremely important to us that once guests were at our wedding they didn’t need to think about anything but having a good time. We were so humbled that people from across the world (as far as Australia) travelled to celebrate with us. I will always remember one of my bridesmaids dancing on a chair during the wedding breakfast turning to me and saying she was having the best night of her life. We didn’t use a wedding planner, so our vision was totally our own and it was captured beautifully by our photographers who absolutely blew us away in every sense of the word. Maïlys Fortune who we used as our photographers amazed us both during our wedding and when we received the photos, they are simply magical![/field]
[field title=”Proposal Story”]Brad and I met in Dubai, whilst he was working between Dubai and the UK. Of course, like many modern-day romances it started with a dating app and grew from there. Covid meant Brad had to be pinned to one place which really allowed our relationship to grow and when restrictions eased Brad moved to the UAE full time. Brad surprised me with a 30th Birthday trip to the Ritz Carlton in the Maldives. The resort was breathtaking, and we felt totally removed from the rest of world, it was like our own piece of paradise. On the evening of my birthday Brad down on one knee under the stars…and the rain, which made its only appearance that week for the moment! The entire holiday was magic, and the Maldives will always hold a special place in our hearts.[/field]
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[field title=”Wedding Gown”]For my wedding dress I flew from Dubai into London to go to the Wedding Club in Knightsbridge. Finding my dress and having my dress alternations with the wedding club was a dream process in every way. I choose a beautiful Berta gown with a fitted bodice and tulle skirt with a daring slit and sparkle to match my personality…sassy! I felt like a queen. I also had a beautiful bespoke Chantilly lace backless getting ready gown, an evening gown and a brunch gown made by the extremely talented Susanna Rachel Bridal in Dubai, if you are looking for bespoke in Dubai, she is your girl.[/field]
[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]My bridesmaids wore silver satin matching dresses.[/field]
[field title=”Groomsman Attire”]Brad had his bespoke tuxedo tailored by Dubai-based tailors Suited and Booted, who were incredible in their attention to detail.[/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]The food and drink for our big day were extremely important to us. Our appetizers were an interactive affair with live cooking stations serving beautiful bite sized dishes, carving of serrano ham and oyster stations. This was followed by a choice of either sea bream or fillet of beef, beautiful desserts, and cheese boards. As we wanted to make sure everyone was having a good time, we provided an open bar across the three days of our wedding party. For the drinks we began the day with cocktails on the lawn which were a choice of either Aperol spritz or Saint Germain Spritz. We also served a selection of drinks including fizz, beer, Mirabeau Gin and Mirabeau rosé for cocktail hour. For our evening meal, Brad beautifully paired red, white and rosé wines we sourced in France as well as Champagne. As the party got started, out came the evening cocktail choices which were espresso martinis and old-fashioned cocktails along with a gin bar and most spirits you can think of. For the brunch day bloody Mary’s were first on the agenda![/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]Our wedding flowers, by the wonderful sisters and blush were a mix of white roses, hydrangeas, eucalyptus and hanging foliage. The courtyard was our favorite part of the décor. The hanging foliage structure across the top table with the hanging candles and pontoon lighting by wildfire DJs was just magical as the sun went down. We used Be Lounge to hire all of our furniture and Mirabeau Rose to hire a bar for our cocktail drinks. We also did a lot of DIY mirrors and favors which we brought over with us from Dubai or purchased whilst we were in France the week before the wedding.[/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]Our wedding cake was a traditional French “pièce montée” with pâte à choux.[/field]
[field title=”Readings, Ceremony Music, Reception Songs”]We had one of our bridesmen sing one of his songs during the ceremony. I walked down the aisle to a thousand years and our exit song was September by earth wind and fire which is a favorite of ours and our family. Our favorite reading, was our Winnie the pooh reading:
Winnie the Pooh
by A A Milne
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
“Pooh?” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand.
“I just wanted to be sure of you.”
“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet.
“Even longer,” Pooh answered. “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #1″]It is so difficult to give a single moment as there were so many. There were the obvious ones of seeing my Dads reaction as I came down the stairs in the Chateau which brought tears to both of our eyes. The next big moment was walking down the aisle and seeing Brad stood in his tuxedo about to become my Husband. What I think really moved both Brad and I was having everybody we loved in one place. COVID was hard for us living as expats away from family and friends, and this was one of the first times we had seen some people in years, and it was just amazing to have everybody we love join us to celebrate our special day. Brad and I both went upstairs and looked out onto courtyard whilst everyone was waiting for us to enter and seeing everyone together and enjoying themselves made us both extremely emotional.[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #2″]Brad LOVES cars – he owns a racing company in Dubai. I wanted to create a lovely surprise for him, so I sought our a sleek ride for him. It was the gorgeous 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster we rode around the venue during our portraits. It felt so special for both. [/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #3″]For our honeymoon we will be travelling to South Africa and we will be going to a game reserve on the border of Botswana. We will then be flying into the Seychelles to do some island hopping which will end at the Six Senses private island.[/field]
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Photography: Maïlys Fortune Photography | Cinematography: Matthias Guerin | Floral Design: Sisters & Blush Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Berta | Catering: Steven’s Kitchen/ Steven Borishansky | DJ: Wildfire DJs | Groom's Attire: Suited & Booted | Beauty: Jm Ronquillo | Bridal boutique: the wedding club | Car: Provence Classics | Lace robe: Susannah Rachel | Live band: The Troubadours | Live singers: Ibiza Soul Duo | Rentals: Be Lounge | Wine: Maison Mirabeau

A Sun-Soaked Summer Wedding in Provence Painted in Shades of Blue

Today’s provençal soirée is a mid-summer dream from beginning to end. In front of 75 of their nearest and dearest, Anna and Ralph exchanged vows at the beautiful Chateau Les Oliviers De Salettes on a sunny summer day! Love & Provence brought their vision of elegance with a subtle rustic touch to life. Lettre à Elise Events curated a little something blue to their blooms while Stepan Vrzala Photography was behind the lens capturing every last detail. See it all at the full gallery of inspo!

From the Bride… Anna and Ralph met at a rooftop party in Zurich exactly 6 years prior to their wedding. Pretty quickly they realised that what they had was special and moved in together after being long-distance for a while given Ralph’s job in consulting. A few years later, still in the height of the pandemic, Ralph organised a beautiful proposal in Paris at the private rooftop terrace of the Peninsula filled with Anna’s favourite flowers, hydrangeas. After their engagement in Paris, they spent a week in Provence where they both couldn’t help but fall in love with the region. So when starting the whole wedding planning process France and especially Provence quickly was their favoured destination. From the start, the couple knew they wanted an intimate destination wedding weekend filled with their closest family and friends which ideally should feel like a dreamy vacation in the sun. So while looking at venues they were hoping to find one which could host all of their guests on-site. As they planned during the pandemic, they only managed to visit three venues in person. Their choice was made very quickly after visiting Chateau les Oliviers de Salette, as it offered enough rooms and beautiful grounds, including lavender fields and the impressive tree alley.

After their venue was booked their design vision and vendor team came together with the help of bridal magazines, Instagram, Pinterest, and lastly of course thanks to their wedding planner Aurelie from Love & Provence. Their idea for the wedding weekend was a summery, slightly rustic yet elegant affair with a color palette dominated by light shades, lots of white and different touches of blue. These colors were also included in their wedding crests which were subtly used on little details throughout the weekend like the stationery, lounge pillows, napkins, or Ralph’s cuff links. Making their 75 guests in attendance feel included and special was the most important thing to Anna and Ralph, who were so appreciative of everyone who made the trip down to southern France for their special celebration.

To warmly welcome their guests to the chateau they personally created all of their welcome bags. The wicker baskets were filled with regional goodies like nougat, rose, lavender soap, and lavender sachets with their crest on it as well as some popcorn to snack on and a welcome note including the program for the weekend. Anna, who is a textile/fashion major, loved curating all of the outfits for their wedding weekend. For her wedding dress, she knew she wanted something romantic and surprisingly fell in love with the first wedding dress she ever tried on. The bride’s something blue was her Loeffler & Randall bow heels. After the first dance, she changed into her fitted sparkly party dress to dance the night away in.

From Aurelie of Love & Provence… The inspiration for the wedding came from the venue the Bride and Groom privatized for their 3 day/4 events destination wedding. Anna and Ralph wanted their guests to get a sense of the place. An impressive stone Chateau surrounded with lavender files and olive trees, Château les Oliviers de Salettes has it all if you wish to throw an elegant garden wedding theme in Provence! The blue shutters of the Chateau inspired the colour palette. Combined with shades of whites and creams, the hint of blue would be the main theme all along the weekend, from the welcome party to the Farewell dinner, all the while making it different: for the welcome party, we leant to a minimalist look. For the wedding day, we went for an elegant garden vibe. For the brunch, we incorporated a touch of yellow to make it more summery and Mediterranean. As for the Farewell dinner, we imagined a very long banquet table with lots of white and blue vases running all along.

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Photography: Stepan Vrzala Photography | Cinematography: Studio 80 | Event Planning: Love & Provence | Floral Design: Lettre à Elise Events | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Cake: Emilie Grenier Pâtisserie | Invitations: Sterling Stripes | Ceremony Venue: Chateau Les Oliviers De Salettes | Reception Venue: Chateau Les Oliviers De Salettes | Beauty: Jiyoung Yang | Beauty: Karine Brossard | Chandeliers: Phôs | Rentals: Joli Bazaar

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Shades Of Apricot For This Elegant And Authentic Provence Summer Night Celebration

It’s effortless elegance all the way at this sophisticated garden party in Provence.  For their destination “I Do” our couple turned to no other than Love & Provence to bring their vision to life.  The result is an artful mix of natural elements like terracotta and rattan with a warm and bright color palette that we can’t get enough of.  Airy and ethereal floral arrangements by Laetitia C. – fleurs d’atelier  bring the love story full circle, and it’s all elegantly captured in imagery by Hubner Dehe.  Take a trip to the South of France in the full gallery.

From Love & ProvenceJenn and Matt wanted their wedding to feel unique, intimate and authentic. But also very elegant. Even though they wanted to get a sense of the place (Provence), they didn’t want to fall into the South of France countryside clichés. We wanted guests to experience a typical family-style summer night dinner in Provence with all that implies: tasty nibbles by the swimming pool at sunset followed by a four-course dinner cooked with the vegetables from the garden and lots of wine! We set up long tables to make the dinner really convivial and fairy lights to make it magical. We used natural materials such as terracotta, linen and handmade paper for the stationery, and incorporated thematic elements including apricots on the tables, classic silverware and rattan charger plates to get this “Provence outdoor lunch” inspired vibe. We played with a warm and bright colour palette made of shades of orange, peach, apricot and cream. For the flowers? Airy and natural floral arrangements for an effortlessly sophisticated garden look.

From the bride and groom… Matt is from Connecticut, and Jenn is from California. We met in law school at Berkeley and moved to New York after graduating. We were married in Provence at Le Mas de la Rose, and had a fabulous time—everything was even more wonderful than we could have imagined. We are so thankful in particular to Aurélie (Love and Provence), Véronique (Le Mas de la Rose) Laetitia (Fleurs d’Atelier), Sébastien, and Thomas, and their teams for making our dreams come true! It was a long road to our wedding. We were engaged in December 2017, and thought we would be married on either the U. S. East or west coasts near our families. Then followed a string of bad luck in our wedding venue search—one venue lost an events license due to a change in local law, another was affected by the California fires, and so on. In the midst of our venue search, we went on a vacation to Provence, and absolutely loved Mas De La Rose, which we found to be a relaxed, elegant respite in the countryside. Mas De La Rose has beautiful grounds, gardens, tennis courts and a pool, and not to mention the Potager du Mas (the on-site restaurant) was incredible! They only served regional dishes using seasonal, local ingredients—all prepared to perfection. After our unsuccessful adventures with venues in the U. S., we decided that Provence might be the best place for our wedding, and contacted Véronique at Mas De La Rose. With Véronique, our wedding planning experience improved dramatically. She was so responsive and helpful—she simplified the process immensely.

We enthusiastically booked our first wedding date for a year later in Summer 2020. Then, the pandemic. During those difficult times, Véronique and her staff at Mas De La Rose were gracious and worked with us through multiple postponements due to travel restrictions and health concerns. Eventually, we chose August 27, 2022 as our wedding date! We are both corporate lawyers in New York, with busy schedules, so we wanted to find a great wedding planner. We were so fortunate to be introduced to Aurélie at Love & Provence—we could not be happier that we were able to work with her! Her responsiveness, organization and attention to detail are second to none (she would have been a formidable corporate lawyer)! Because of her, wedding planning was seamless. She worked closely with us to help us bring our vision for our wedding to life—she listened to what we wanted (even if we couldn’t quite articulate it ourselves), pulled everything together beautifully, and had thoughtful and creative recommendations each step of the way. She also has an extensive network of contacts with local vendors (and knew exactly who we would like working with and what we were looking for), and worked collaboratively with us and our vendors every step of the way. On the day of wedding, Aurélie was the consummate professional—calm and collected (and delightful to be around)—and made sure everything ran impeccably. We were free to focus on each other and enjoy the company of our closest friends and family. Our wedding was even better than we ever could have imagined.

Photography: Hubner Dehe | Event Planning & Design: Love & Provence | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Le Spose Di Gio | Stationery: Crème De Papier | Reception Venue: Mas De La Rose | Bride's shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Lighting: Be Lounge | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | Groom's Attire: Cesare Attolini | Beauty: Kassaundra Stephens | Rentals: Joli Bazaar | Trio: Botticellis

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A Citrus Inspired Editorial at Bastide Des Barattes in Provence

Grab your passports and escape to Provence with today’s gorgeous citrus inspired fête planned by Provence Emoi! From the bride’s breathtaking two-piece number to a daring color palette of purple, yellow and orange hues brought to life by Jadis Fleur’s blooms… the steal-worthy inspo here is truly endless. We can’t help but swoon over the golden hour portraits captured by Thomas Audiffren in the lavender fields at Bastide des Barattes – talk about an insta-worthy setting! To watch the magic unfold and pin all your fave details, check out the full gallery here!

From Thomas Audiffren Pauline, the wedding planner at Provence Emoi, likes witnessing the vendors’s work revealed on every single detail. Today’s inspiration is an original team work planned by Provence Emoi and designed in collaboration with photographers Jérémie HKB and Thomas Audiffren. This shooting is an elopement fantasy, Purple lemon inspired and intimate with an eight seat table rented to Oravis location for the two lovers and their closest friends. The venue chosen for these photos is the incredible Bastide des Barattes located in cavaillon in the heart of Provence. 

The bride of the day is enhanced by the incredible work of Karine Brossard with the hair design and the make up. The bride is also beautified by the delicate jewelry creations of Les Néréides and the tunning dress created by Géraldine Daulon. The groom is wearing a pastel blue suit from Igilles. For a perfect sweet escape after the ceremony, Provence Classics provided the incredible Lady Mary, a MGA roadster from 1958! The concept for the table and the details was to combine touches of purple and warm colours like yellow with the lemon and orange with the kumquat. 

Loic from “Jadis Fleur” created a wonderful flower bouquet, an amazing floral arch for the ceremony and adelicate and modern floral composition for the table. The entire tableware comes from Le Comptoir de Julia. Our goal was to create a very elegant, soft and romantic atmosphere, trying to find a balance between a fashion approach and a lifestyle touch. The setting of the table is enpowered by the sweet wedding cake designed by Maison Mimosa and a sofisticated touch with a Ruinard bottle of champagne. Our color palette and texture elements contributed to the wedding venue’s refinement with wonderful Bastide des Barattes and, at the same time, the evidence of the couple’s complicity. The delicate « kumquat inspired » stationery created by Marion Léger Design perfectly combined on the flatlays with the real fruits and the poetic shoes created by Bella Belle. The film photographer Thomas Audiffren shows you the best of this great inspiration with a film photos report processed and scanned by Carmencita Film Lab. The photographer Jérémie HKB is also a key element for the styled shoot by provinding excellent digital photos.

Photography: Thomas Audiffren | Floral Design: Jadis Fleurs | Wedding Dress: GERALDINE DAULON | Cake: Maison mimosa | Stationery: Marion Léger Design | Reception Venue: Bastide des Barattes | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: Les Nereides | Groom's Attire: I Gilles | Car: Provence Classics | Champagne: ruinart | Digital photography: Jeremie Hkb | Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | MUA and hair design: Karine Brossard | Model: Candice mchl | Planning: Provence Emoi | Table and chairs: Oravis | Tableware: Le Comptoir de julia

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Whimsical Wedding Inspiration at One of the Most Breathtaking Châteaus in Provence

For those of you who love a good color pop – this one’s for you! Designed by Florésie, the floral arrangements in today’s stunning editorial planned by Jennifer Fox Weddings are overflowing with shapes, textures, and sherbet hues. Think vibrant colors can’t be elegant? Think again. Château Martinay provided the most jaw-dropping background that will transport you to a warm Summers day in Provence. Dying to see how it all turned out? Head on over to the full gallery for major destination inspiration – all taken by Oliver Fly!

From Jennifer Fox WeddingsGorgeous, mature trees standing like soldiers flank either side of the pathway leading up to a private gateway. When the gate swings open, it reveals the grandeur that is Château Martinay. Leaving the regular world behind and being transported into a fairy tale is the only fitting way to describe the build up revealing such beauty – so it’s no wonder this particular château holds the bragging rights to hosting the nuptials of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas. Now, having recently undergone a renovation, I was excited to team up with the incomparable photographer, Oliver Fly, and renowned videographer, MG Image, to celebrate Château Martinay’s fresh look with this fun, joyful soirée. 

Upon arrival, guests received a welcome basket containing a bottle of rosé, a Diptyque candle, a custom match box, a jar of honey, custom cookies by Kat Makes Cookies, and little donuts tucked inside a paper cone designed by Silent Word Studios which featured the same flowers that appeared on the cookies and would continue to be present in details throughout the day. A sugary, sweet start to the festivities! When we were planning the dinner, we stumbled upon the most gorgeous plates with an interesting shape which ended up inspiring so many significant moments throughout the day. From the bride’s round halo engagement ring and the custom cookies, to the note tucked into the welcome basket and the dinner menus, we brought in the interesting shape again and again. The Bride, Adilyn, emerged looking like a vision. A high chignon styled by Alejandra Nerizagal broke from tradition with flirty, face-framing waves which allowed beautiful, diamond earrings to take center stage as the Bride’s sole accessory. Makeup by Ylva Langenskiold drew inspiration from the peaches and pinks of the bouquet for a playful kiss of color on the Bride’s lips and cheeks, and complemented the look with a bold, smokey eye. 

The gown provided by Top Bridal Paris featured a deep v-neckline in front and back, plus dainty chiffon straps tied at the shoulder. Her polka-dot ivory pumps, again pulling in the shape of the day, from Bella Belle featured a whimsical, tulle bow in the back that reflected the cascading bows on her shoulders. Adilyn’s bouquet, designed by Florésie, was brimming with shapes, textures, and sherbet hues – made up of De Tuinen van Appeltern, Foxtail and Martagon Lilies, David Austin and Cappuccino Roses, as well as Wizard of Oz Dahlias. The fun, ice cream colored flowers laced throughout her bouquet mirrored the playful innocence of the Bride, and the entire arrangement was held together with an antique, blue ribbon. The Groom, Thomas, stood dapper in a black suit with slim cut pants and black bow tie offset by a crisp white shirt by Rives. Florésie created a playful boutonniere, which with the frayed edges of its ribbon, tied in the ribbon from the bouquet and deckle edged invitations. 

The Château itself provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony – it’s beauty was complemented with floral arrangements in traditional, French anduze vases that resembled the exterior of the château itself! We tucked cozy cocktail seating provided by Velvet Rendez-vous on terraces and balconies. The golden, round side glistened against the blue velvet sofa. The set up was completed with stunning white armchairs and sherbert colored ottomans, inviting guests to converse comfortably while taking in the grandeur of the grounds. The reception furniture provided by Belounge served as a canvas to incorporate styling aspects previously woven throughout the day. The floral centerpieces, which were as whimsical as the Bride’s bouquet, stood proudly in the French anduze vases, and a fresh, fun alternative table runner was fashioned with blueberries, yellow tomatoes, fresh almonds, and dried pineapple collected that morning from the local market. The table was robed in a natural linen provided by Joli Bazaar, and topped with ornate, golden chargers and cutlery. 

The palace setting made way for the star of the show – the handmade plates that served as inspiration for so much of the day. We continued with the pops of antique blue in the linen napkins from Madame de la Maison and blue glass water goblets. Gold-trimmed champagne flutes with pink ribbon scrolls gave the table a playful elegance. The menu consisted of vibrant confections by Frédéric Bernard Traiteur, which held their own in their beauty and paired wonderfully with lavender-infused champagne – a classic nod to Provence. The decadent, tapas-style menu featured scallops, salmon, and shrimp, an egg parfait, veal, sea bass, and an array of locally sourced, in-season vegetables. Made in Cake finished the decadent evening with a cake featuring handmade wafer paper flowers and playful tiers consisting of varied heights and widths. All this deliciousness was served on handmade ceramic plates by Carron Paris. The couple drove away in a black 1960 MGA Roadster with the top down provided by Provence Classics – an elegant, carefree end to a joyous day, full of the hope and promise of a sunny tomorrow.

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Photographer: Oliver Fly Photography | Videographer: MG Image | Wedding Planning & Design: Jennifer Fox Weddings | Floral Design: Floresie | Catering: Frederic Bernard | Hair Stylist: Alejandra Nerizagal | Men's Attire: RIVES | Vintage Car: Provence Classics | Wedding Venue: Chateau du Martinay | Bridal Boutique: Top Bridal Paris | Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle | Cake Designer: Made In Cake | Ceramic Tableware: Carron Paris | Furniture Rentals: Be Lounge | Furniture Rentals: Velvet Rendez Vous | Linen Napkins: Madame de la Maison | Lounge Rentals: Velvet Rendez Vous | Make Up Artist: Ylva Langenskiold | Ring box: Je Promis | Signature Cookies: Kat Makes Cookies | Stationery & Calligraphy: Silent Word Studio | Tabletop Rentals: Joli Bazaar | Tabletop Rentals: Carron Paris | Welcome Box: Jennifer Fox Weddings

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Provence Garden Wedding Inspiration at Château de Sannes

If I ever do a vow renewal in France, I’m calling up Jennifer Fox Weddings, Floresie and Oliver Fly. Once you feast your eyes on this unbelievably beautiful editorial—full of Provençal charm—you’ll see why. Pulling inspiration straight from Château de Sannes, you’ll find the most perfect shades of blue set against the lushest greens. Provence Classics joined in for Harry and Meghan-style getaway, upping the cool factor even more. There are over 150 images in the full gallery and only a handful below, so make sure to dive into the full gallery, too!

From Jennifer Fox WeddingsFor our Provence wedding editorial, the design inspiration came directly from the elegance of the château itself and its remarkable gardens and landscape. Our goal was create a full wedding design concept that was fresh, romantic and elegantly luxurious with a touch of Provençal charm, which would naturally highlight the magnificent property, Château de Sannes.

Each element was chosen with intention and was captured lovingly by Oliver Fly Photography. The soft sea foam and pale lemon color palette with accents of gold and copper, the delicate Berta wedding gown with the perfect touch of sparkle, the curved shape of the ceremony floral arch, the calligraphy scrolls and napkin placement to mimic an “S” as in Sannes (there is an S above the rounded door of the château entrance!); each was chosen by design.

We focused on showing as many details as possible to represent the experience of what having a real wedding at such a venue is like. Our invitation suite and calligraphy details from Truffy Pi featured hand made paper with gold painted accents and featured a reoccurring watercolor design theme. A welcome box full of French goodies included Jordan almonds from Ladurée and a mini bottle of olive oil produced by the château itself.

For the floral design, Florésie used aster, delphinium, foxgloves, tulips, butterfly ranunculus, alstroemeria and garden roses to create the oh so elegant ceremony arch and grounded horseshoe, centerpieces and bridal bouquet. The ceremony space including the chairs, with the beautiful olive grove in the background, was arranged in a rounded design to represent the coming together of the couple with their family in addition to highlighting the running “S” theme. The bouquet was dripping with these dreamy blooms and provided numerous showstopper moments for our bride!

As an added touch of elegant whimsy and Provençal charm, the cocktail lounge area sat in-between two trees which framed the property’s incredible Cyprus tree garden and featured light colored bamboo furniture and high top tables covered with lightweight seafood green linens from Madame de la Maison. Yummy savory nibbles from Roland Paix Traiteur sat on the cocktail buffet and a champagne tower bubbled in the background as our bride and groom posed with their floral adorned, furry friend.

On the dinner table, wooden candlestick holders sat along side etched glass votives and metallic tea candle holders. White and mint colored linens blew gently in the breeze, as a means to highlight the soft colors of the château in the background. We paired detailed cream colored Italian charger plates with gold rimmed dinner plates and copper flatware from Maison Christina in order to add a pop of luxury. A scroll with the name of each guest sat on top of each menu with the centerpieces overlooking each place setting from above. Effortless elegance at its finest.

For dessert, Made in Cake created designer cookies and sugar flowers with not one, not two but three wedding cakes. The delicate hand made sugar flowers adorned each of the square cakes and were the real stand out of the dessert table. The vision for the square shaped cakes was to include a more contemporary design accent to juxtapose with all of the curve shapes in the other design elements. There is always a fun design exception to the rule.

Though out the day, the bride looked like a dream in her flowing floor length Berta gown, jeweled Bella Belle wedding shoes and diamond and jade earrings from Lindsay Marie Design. When the time came for her to put on her veil, there was not a closed jaw in sight, she looked incredible! We chose this look to keep with the effortless elegance intention of the concept without forsaking the luxury of the design. It was after all a luxury wedding in Provence. For their send off, Provence Classics provided the couple with a black 1960 MG roadster so that they could drive off in style.

Photographer: Oliver Fly Photography | Floral Design: Floresie | Catering: Roland Paix | Makeup: Ylva Langenskiold | Hair: Sarra Na | Vintage Car: Provence Classics | Bridal Boutique: Metal Flaque Paris | Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle | Cake Design & Cookies: Made In Cake | Chateau: Chateau De Sannes | Dress Designer: Berta | Jewelry & Accessories: Lindsay Marie Design | Linens: Madame de la Maison | Men’s Suit: Chris Von Martial | Planning & Design: Jennifer Fox Weddings | Rentals: Be Lounge | Ring Box: Je Promis | Stationery & Calligraphy: Veronica Halim Calligraphy | Tabletop Rentals: Aqueduto | Welcome Box: Jennifer Fox Weddings

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A Charming Weekend Engagement in Provence

Destination engagement sessions always make us so happy, they combine our two favorite things: love and travel. What more could a girl ask for, am I right?! This sweet engagement session in Provence planned by Love & Provence and photographed by Oliver Fly Photography is a breath of fresh air. It’s complete with a classic getaway car, sweeping views and a champagne toast! We’re in love!!

From Oliver Fly Photography... Provence has so much to offer for Engagement Sessions. It is one of the most unique places in the world where, no matter the season, there are landscapes, colours and lighting that cannot be rivalled. You will never go wrong in choosing Provence as the backdrop for any shoot; be it with the lavender in the summer or the vines turning the most magical auburn colours in Autumn!

Last summer, I had the privilege and honor to capture the engagement session of this lovely couple during their glorious weekend getaway in Provence. Capturing those precious memories was a delight and especially during a fantastic sunset in the middle of luxurious nature, accompanied by the song of cicadas. My personal goal in every shoot is to ensure a memorable experience that reflects the joy, elegance and romance of the couple and the location.

A destination engagement shoot gives you the opportunity to getaway and create unforgettable memories for the two of you to start your journey together. Scouting the best locations is an important part of my work as a photographer, as I want to offer to the couples, the best unique sceneries to magnify their love. There is no better way to add the most unique twist to a shoo than with a classic car to cruise around in, adding that extra touch of colour and elegance to a romantic weekend.

There are certain elements that a photographer (especially a film photographer) needs in order to capture the perfect picture and some can only be given by nature, mainly, the light! And Provence has some of the most magical light around, especially at sunset. You can’t really get anything wrong when you have the best ingredients for an amazing engagement shoot, from the location, light, car and colours to work with; everything was naturally stunning making it effortless to get those perfect photos that you will keep forever.

Photography: Oliver Fly Photography | Event Planning: Love & Provence | Car Rental: Provence Classics | Hair & Make up: Karine Brossard | Processing Lab: Richard Photo Lab

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Simple Elegance Among the Fields of Lavender – A Wedding in Provence

Discover the magical kingdom more commonly known as Provence…. In the twinkle of the bride’s eyes, the almost tangible love surrounding the newlyweds and the infallible romance of lavender fields. In the classic imagery from Marion Heurteboust Photography and in the dramatic cinematic highlights from Chromata Film… this is where dreams do come true. Read on to hear how WEP in Provence made sure this couple’s wedding weekend was all that… and so much more…

From the Bride… As per her reputation, Stéphanie of Weddings of Excellence in Provence delivered the “prince and princess” wedding we dreamed of. With her strong character and eye for detail, she always found a way to go the extra mile with all facets of the weekend, putting on the most unforgettable event in our lives to date….

Both our guests, and we, had the best time and we owe everything to Stéphanie. She is committed and passionate about what it is that she does, and what she does is create a tailored and bespoke wedding experience for all involved. We can not recommend Stéphanie and WEP enough to all those thinking of having their wedding in Provence.

The opening frames of Clemence and Lluc’s highlight film will catch you by surprise. The aerial views of the locations throughout the three-day wedding weekend will overwhelm you and the spoken words will capture your heart. In a mere four minutes – you will be taken to another time, another place and an amazing celebration of love. From Chromata Films… Clemence and Lluc’s wedding in Luberon, France.
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Photography: Marion Heurteboust | Cinematography: chromata Films | Wedding Planner: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence | Floral Design: Wepagency | Wedding Dress: Limor Rosen | Invitations: Crème De Papier | Reception Venue: Bastide de Capelongue Bonnieux | Hair: Axelle B. | DJ: Discotecnik | Chairs : Options | Lights: Phos Events | Photo Booth : Flashbox | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Bastide de Gordes | Wedding Designer: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence

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A Feminine, Pastel Dream of a Wedding in Provence, France

If I had to pick my all-time favorite place on Earth, I would choose Provence, France without hesitation. I am a self-proclaimed Francophile (aren’t we all…), but it’s the countryside of Provence that has my heart. Amie and Dan’s sweet, pastel destination wedding at Chateau Talaud is what bridal dreams are made of and the incredible blush and lavender bouquets by Laetitia C. make my heart flutter!

From Katie Shuler PhotographyAmie and Dan’s wedding in Provence was truly a pleasure to capture. Their wedding took place at the exclusive Chateau Talaud, a romantic 18th century Chateau surrounded by its own vineyards. Amie, (famous London blogger), and her fiancé, Dan, both live in London and wanted a warm, outdoor wedding so traveling to the South of France was the perfect destination.

Dan designed a Pergola for their special day, and with the help of his family, gathered the necessary supplies and built one the week of their wedding. Dan’s mother sewed the lovely drapes and Amie’s mother did the electrical for the lighting and chandeliers. Truly a family affair! Amie wanted a timeless feel for her wedding utilizing cream, lilac, and blush shades. The bridesmaid dresses and florals perfectly complimented the venue and Amie’s vision.

For the ceremony, rose bushes decorated the aisle and petals were strewn along the path. The lush green landscape made it feel like a garden party. For cocktail hour, there were different drink stations throughout and plenty of delicious appetizers. Amie and Dan really wanted everyone to enjoy the food so they spent a long time with their caterers perfecting all the dishes.

The reception was beautiful and intimate with plenty of heartfelt speeches during the setting sun. Amie had Macaroons as the wedding favors and lots of desserts for the guests. The party itself lasted until 3 am with everyone dancing the night away.

Photography: Katie Shuler Photography | Videography: 618 Studios | Event Planner: Rose Gold Wedding Planners | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Cake: Made In Cake | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Helen Traiteur | Makeup: Charles Gillman | Hair: Ciara Coiffure | Calligraphy: Victoria Blum Calligraphy | Groom's suit: T Lewin | Venue: Chateau Talaud | Venue: Chateau Talaud | Bride : Chase Amie | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Music: UK DJs Abroad | Second Dress: Shin Bu Bridal | Veil : Blossom and Bluebird

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Luxury Al Fresco Wedding in Provence at Hotel Du Castellet

Welcome back to the Little Black Book Blog! Yesterday we featured a wedding film from one of our beloved LBB cinematographers, Chromata Films ~ a French Riviera Wedding… an enchanting three-day weekend celebration. Today, we have a Sunday Matinee Feature from another of Chromata Film’s most recent weddings! This wedding weekend takes place in the very heart of Provence ~ it’s full of light-hearted merriment and all-out fun. And yet, when the Rabbi speaks, during the ceremony, the full significance of the occasion rings clearly thru. He says, “… the promises you’ll make today are genuinely above and beyond everything else. A declaration of faith, not only in each other but in the very purpose of human existence…. because one of the greatest purposes of human existence, is to bring yourself to another person… and share that faith with them.

From Kevin & Laura Lopez from Chromata FilmsSome days you wake up and you just realize how lucky you are and because of that… how grateful you must be. When we got to know Mikela and Alan and knew we were going to shoot their incredible Jewish Wedding in Provence, we knew that the time to be grateful was here again.

Spending two entire days with them and their lovely family was such a great experience ~ on so many levels. Mikela and Alan’s wedding weekend is unforgettable and will be etched in our minds forever.

Between the wedding venue, the surroundings, the bride and groom, the incredible wedding dress designed by Elie Saab, the jewelry, the guests and the beautiful wedding decor, it was breathtaking, to say the least. When you watch their wedding film you will understand how unique and incredible their days were. We hope you will enjoy watching this wedding film as much as we enjoyed creating it! Mazal Tov!

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Liz from White Label Events not only did a fantastic job of making the couple’s dream wedding a reality, she also made sure that we had everything we could possibly need to shoot in the best conditions. Also working with Sebastien Boudot, the main photographer, was a breeze and our collaboration went extremely well.

If you missed Tracy and Thomas’s Luxury French Riviera Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty yesterday, you can view it right here: French Riviera Wedding at Cap Estel

And… here are a couple more of our lates films:

Fairytale Wedding at Villa Ephrussi Rotschild

Wedding in Provence at Chateau Valmousse

You can see more of our cinematic-style wedding films on our website, blog and Instagram … we’d love to hear from you!

Wedding Cinema: chromata Films | Wedding Planner: white label events | Wedding Dress: Elie Saab | Ceremony Venue: hotel du castelet

Elope to Provence! There’s So Much More Than Lavender Fields

Dreaming of a wedding among the lavender fields of Provence? Well… wait one sec. We have some other ideas for you today!  There is SO much more to Provence than lavender fields ~ equally lovely in all it’s raw natural beauty. Searching for lavender fields should now just be one of the checkmarks on your destination wedding planning checklist! Tamara Gruner with WEP in Provence (plus so many other amazing wedding pro’s) explored the region in their last workshop (April ’18 Workshop). We’re sharing some of the images from those days that are going to blow you away! The concept for this three-day conference centered around contrasting the Past and the Future ~ and oh what an enchanting contradiction in style it was….

From Tamara Gruner Photography and WEP in Provence
Provence – it’s the dream of everyone! But did you know that Provence has more to offer than lavender fields, vineyards and olive trees? There are so many places only the locals know about! Do you know that there are still Roman ruins in Provence? And do you know how beautiful they are when nature around them blooms? Come with us and let us take you away to a journey of the past … 

The Past…

Inspired by the beauty of Provence and it’s historical landmarks we wanted to create an elopement in the middle of the Roman ruins of Glanum. What could be more romantic than eloping in the middle of Provence at such an epic landmark?

Our floral designer, Celine from Un Jardin En Ville, created a flower dream around a cherry blossom tree to set the ceremony mood for our eloping couple. Musat Bridal, who is known for her romantic dresses, designed a stunning tulle dress with a lace top to it.

Our bride wore curls, which flew in the wind. Bridal beauty services for the workshop were provided by Agnes Caneri (Hair) and Ylva Langenskiold (Makeup). The handsome groom was wearing a classic black tuxedo from Rayne. Michaela Roemer added the finishing touch to our couple with her breathtaking jewelry. And what would a wedding be without the pretty shoes from Bella Belle?

In addition, Creme de Papier designed beautiful paper goods for the couple with a Glanum sketch to cherish for their lives!

The Future…
After their elopement our couple went straight to their honeymoon. And where would they go for their honeymoon? They went to the modern, breathtaking Domaine de Manville, a 5-star hotel with golf course in the heart of Provence. 

Our bride was wearing a modern romantic lace dress from the up and coming new French designer ‘Manon Gontero‘. Her dresses are delicate and modern just like our couple is!

Our two lovebirds roamed the streets of Provence,  enjoying the rustic romance as newlyweds before heading back for the night.

Get inspired by the beauty of Provence! Cheers to a beautiful future …

If you’re not already mesmerized by these images… hold on. There is an incredibly awesome one minute video from the talented Alex Chevalier Films that will stop you in your tracks and hit replay. Seriously, it is truly unique.

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And because we’re not quite ready to stop reveling in the beauty of these days in Provence, we have a few more links to share with you from the April 2018 Workshop:

Wedding Reception at Domaine de Manville in Provence

Honeymoon in Provence – published in the Hochzeits Guide

If you’d like to learn more about Tamara Gruener’s Workshops and WEP in Provence (and who wouldn’t…?)  Head on over to Tamara’s Workshop page [right here]

Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Videography: Alex Chevalier Films | Event Planning & Design: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence | Floral Design: Un Jardin En Ville | Wedding Dress: Musat Bridal | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Crème De Papier | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: Michaela Roemer | Makeup: Ylva Langenskiold | Hair: Agnes Caneri | Groom's Attire: Rayne Homme | Hotel: Domaine de Manville | Hair Accessories: Orchidee De Soie | Honeymoon Dress: Manon Gontero | Model Agency: Enjoy Models | Ruins: Glanum | Scans: Richard Photo Lab | Silk & Ribbon: Orchidee De Soie | Sound: Baz Music Light Concept | Speaker: Michaela Roemer | Speaker: We Make Stuff Happen | Speaker: Regard' Auteur | Workshops: Tamara Gruner Photography

La Bastide de Toursainte ~ Historic Charm for a South of France Wedding

Romanticism is a perception. A dance which mingles love and beauty. For us, beauty is the light; soft, warm and may be wistful. Love is a bright pink color, acidulous like a last kiss of summer. This is our wedding definition, a pinch of light on a lover’s heart. The result is the alliance of elegance and a soft design…  Photography by Marinella de Castro / Event Planning + Design by White Eden Weddings

A loving soul needs a body to exist. We chose La Bastide de Toursainte in the South of France to create this meeting. It’s an historical venue with a secular charm. Some leaves on the floor which testify to the passing of time, some cracks on typical Provence walls, proof that love can resist everything. 

What would love be without candlesticks and crystal glasses ? We wanted something chic and simple for the table, but always with this bright pink color touch. Flowers by Mademoiselle Jules deliver an intoxicating perfume and the color hides lover’s eyes while flames dance at the rhythm of hearts.

Beautiful stationery and calligraphy created by Silent Word Studio comes perfectly to the table. To immortalize every moment of this autumnal session, we chose Marinella De Castro, who knew, by her photographic talent, how to bring out the beauty of the accessories, flowers and the lovely bride. Her luminous stare through the lens of her film camera to sublimate love in every detail as with the dress by La Sposa.

The light caresses the bride’s sweet face, thanks to the artistry of the simple makeup of Karine Brossard, who also did the elegant hairdressing.

Finally, the light of sunset comes… to conclude this sweet session setting hearts ablaze like the passion of a new life for two.

Photographer: Marinella De Castro | Florist: Mademoiselle Jules | Wedding Dress: St. Patrick-La Sposa | Cake: Made In Cake | Shoes: Bella Belle | Rings: Alice Magnin Jewelry | Hair + Makeup: Karine Brossard | Venue: Bastide de Toursainte | Bridal boutique: Nicéa Mariage | Calligraphy + Stationery: Silent Word Studio | Planning + Design: White Eden Weddings | Rentals: Options

Chateau de Varennes Inspiration that Takes Beauty to a New Level

Sylvie Gil‘s annual workshop is something dreams are made of. Set against the backdrop of the French countryside, Sylvie brings together the best in the wedding industry to build out a shoot meant to teach her students the nuances and art behind photographing a wedding. And this year, Sylvie & Shannon Leahy built their inspiration shoot into a stunning look at how Fine Art can influence everything from the gown she chooses to the modest boudoir photographs that she will always look back on with love. Click here to see even more.

From Shannon Leahy, Event Stylist…For Sylvie Gil’s 2018 workshop, we were really inspired by the idea of bringing fine art into a wedding, specifically French fine art from the Renaissance period. In our research, we became very interested in the work of Primavera by Botteceili. Primavera means Spring, and being that the workshop is in April, we thought this was very fitting. There is something about Primavera that also feels bridal, which we loved. For the color palette, we chose to work with a lot of variety – from lavender to deep burgundy, mustard, sage green and golden tones. We knew we could spread this palette through out days of the workshop for different looks.

For the welcome dinner, we chose a tonal look of reds and yellows, we affectionally called it the “ketchup and mustard” palette. We wanted to bring in spring bulbs and trays of pears and fresh fruits, along with flowing arrangements by Moon Canyon, to echo the bounty of an outdoor seasonal dinner at the chateau. We found a beautiful setting behind a classically-inspired statue that we thought was very fitting to our theme; and even adorned the statue with florals to tie it into the story.

The boudoir look was one of my favorites. Inspired by Renaissance nude portraiture, we simply chose to drape fabrics in a dark corner of the chateaux that was lit only by natural light, Our beautiful bride in a simple robe from Girl And a Serious Dream was adorned with an epic floral crown by Moon Canyon. I love the nod to the Roman god, Bacchus, with the grapes in her hand.

Alexandra from Aerialist Press really took all our inspiration and tied it into a beautiful invitation suite that I think perfectly tells our story and gave our attendees, as Sylvie put it, “flat lays for days!”

The ceremony was a stroke of genius by Kristen of Moon Canyon. I loved her idea of placing the ceremony in the center of the church to create a ceremony in the round with flowers and greenery adorning the space. The vibe of this church felt very medieval to us, leading into the Renaissance. The inspiration came from the color of the writing that was etched into the stone walls of the church and the stunning Naeem Khan dress. The bridal look was completed by a modern interpretation of Botteceili’s Primavera in the hair and makeup style from Ava Belle.

Finally, the reception dinner we set in the foyer of the chateaux. We incorporated a Classic bust that we found on-site at Chateau Varennes. The table was lined with long candlesticks and another beautiful arrangement that incorporated our entire palette. We wanted this on a backdrop of tone on tone sage with nude chair covers to create a draped classical look that tied in the rest of the wedding . Overall, we wanted this workshop to feel moody, a little dark and different from the light and bright weddings we are used to seeing in California; we wanted this to stand out.

Working in France with such a wonderful team of creatives was truly inspiring; it was so much fun to be pushed creatively in a new direction. I particularly loved working with Kristen of Moon Canyon, her stylist prowess is unmatched.


For Sylvie’s workshop we were lucky enough to have not just one but two couples for the attendees to practice shooting with. Ivandra was the second model and we wanted to give her a completely different look. I love how the top of the Naeem Khan dress has the look of chain mail that reminds me of the renaissance but still feels very modern and fresh.

We decided to shoot the portrait session in my bedroom at the chateau because of the gorgeous natural light and the stunning red velvet couch that matched our palette.  That couch is an antique and one of two in the world ( the second is on display at the louvre! ).  I love the strong contrast in these portraits between Ivandra in the dress and the sofa in the room.  This was the last thing we styled at the workshop and it felt like the grand finale! 

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Photography: Sylvie Gil Workshops | Film: Kodak Alaris | Videography: BKTFILMS | Floral Design: Moon Canyon | Shoes: Bella Belle | Hair & Makeup: Ava Belle | Tuxedos: The Black Tux | Venue: Chateau de Varennes | Accessories: Bekah Anne | Albums: DreambooksPRO | Boudoir & Veils: Lauren Leshansky | Business Class: Sam Jacobson | Cake & Macarons: Muriel Arcos | Candles: Ester & Erik | Ceremony & Reception: Chateau de Varennes | Champagne: Champagne Tsarine | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Gowns: Naeem Khan | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Media: Style Me Pretty | Men's Accessories: The Black Tux | Paper Goods: Aerialist Press | Planning & Design: Shannon Leahy Events | Production Manager: NKT Events | Ribbons & Textiles: Tono Co | Ring Boxes: Secret Keeper Box | Styling Boards: The Romanticist Studios | Tabletop Rentals: Options | Tabletop Rentals: Vaisselle Vintage | Wax Seals:

When an Interior Designer + Architect Get Hitched, It’s Bound to be Gorgeous

After meeting in Paris and traveling across the globe to start an Interior Design and Architecture firm in Hong Kong, this wickedly talented duo returned to the land where it all began for their dream wedding.  Dream being a key word here. Planned by Et Voila Weddings, with florals by Laetitia C., get lost in the easy breezy beauty of Provence through the lens of Sylvie Gil. Plus a film by Pascal Dele too!

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From Sylvie Gil PhotographyLorène & Kenny met in Paris nearly 10 years ago. Before getting engaged, Lorene and Kenny moved across the world to Hong Kong together to set up an architectural and interior design studio together. They have been living/working/spending every waking minute together for the last 4 years, and still decided to get married! While it took Kenny 9 years to ask Lorene for her hand in marriage, he did it beautifully and naturally, while they were spending some time in the Lake District (England’s largest national park). He proposed with a gorgeous ring of sapphire (for the blue colour which is Lorene’s favourite) and diamonds. 

Lorene and Kenny are a very cross cultural couple. Lorene is French but grew up in London and Kenny is half Japanese/Chinese, and a British citizen who has lived over 20 years in the UK. They both now live in Hong Kong. 

Lorene has very fond memories of her childhood and special holidays spent in Provence and Provence was an easy choice when it came to deciding where the wedding would take place. Their wedding was a unique chance to gather everyone in France, close to where Lorene’s family is settled in Provence, and to make all their friends and families from abroad discover this unique part of the world, with its delicious foods and beautiful landscapes.

Also, Bastide de Gordes is a very well known luxury hotel in the Luberon, but it is not a venue that hosts many weddings, so the couple felt that holding their wedding there would be even more special as it is not something that has been seen and done plenty of times before them. The venue is so gorgeous in itself that it did not need much to make it beautiful for the wedding, in fact we made sure to not over decorate it and to keep it natural for everyone to enjoy its beauty.

Lorene and Kenny are architect and interior designers so materials are important to them. Lorene wanted to use some material from Provence in some of the décor elements of the wedding, so we used stone from Gordes for the table names, which we had calligraphy on. For the ceremony arch, we used a hothouse arch, as there are many of these in the area and they provide an interesting width compared to traditional garden arches, which worked great with the space.

The ceremony was a very peaceful moment, punctuated by readings from close family members and an olive tree ceremony, the olive tree symbolizing wisdom & peace, hope, light, fertility, health & wealth in Provence.

The wedding venue is hung on a cliff and on the other side of that is a small popular view point. During ceremony we could see a family of locals watching the event from afar and we heard them clap when the bride and groom kissed!

After dinner the party moved indoors for the dancing party. All the guests gathered each side of the hallway leading to the ballroom with large sparklers for the couple to walk through. The effect was magical.

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Videography: Pascal Delé Filmaker | Wedding Planner: Et Voila Weddings | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Cake: La Bastide De Gordes | Bride's Shoes: Chanel | Catering: La Bastide De Gordes | Hair & Makeup: Ylva Langenskiold | Hair & Makeup: Agnès Caneri | Groom's Attire: Dolce & Gabbanna | Groomsmen's Attire: Dolce & Gabbanna | Bride's Ceremony Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Bride's Reception Gown: Camille Marguet | Ceremony & Reception Venue: La Bastide De Gordes | Groom's Shoes: Dolce & Gabbanna | Paper Suite: Marylou Faure

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Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Editorial + Workshop Announcement!

Good morning, lovelies! We have an oh-so-exciting announcement for you today. Our friend Greg Finck, is hosting a workshop from May 21-24, 2018, in Paris – and we’ll be there with some incredibly talented people! In celebration of the news, we’re taking a look at the enchanting images captured at last year’s Alice in Wonderland inspired workshop, which all came together with the help of Branco Prata Studios, Rime Arodaky, Bella Belle, Laetitia C. Fleurs d’Atelier, and more.  Just TRY not to get ridiculously excited for 2018’s workshop after watching the video from last year, captured by Pascal Délé.

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From designer Sofia Ferreira of Branco Prata StudiosTime has the importance one gives it, and what we do with time is infinitely more important. This is a reflection about the perception of everything that surrounds us and also a deliberation on how we see and interpret reality. There are different realities and we are the only ones responsible for the reality we choose to live in. We must never obliterate the importance of our five senses and what they display in regards of the reality we choose to live in.

This workshop is an alternate reality, and as in Alice’s Wonderland fable, everything is immeasurable! The world – your reality – is ready to be explored and questioned. In our interpretation of the tale, Alice is bold, fearless, and adventurous. Also agile, cunning, and communicative. She loves to explore the unknown, embrace new realities, and often questions everything that surrounds her.

Her journey begins with curiosity. As Alice ventures into the forest, the sound of her footsteps becomes deafening. The trees seem to close the way and the movement of her body blend in with the gentle breeze. “What is this place that I feel so drawn to? Where is this rabbit hole taking me?” At the same time, Alice feels frightened but with an enormous desire to follow the path that is taking her to a whole new world, to a whole new reality. This is the first visual impact of Wonderland. Alice immediately perceives a new reality, a parallel universe, where everything she sees is bright and vivid and more euphoric than any person could ever imagine. It’s a marvelous imaginary realm, a world of fantasy or illusion. Welcome to Wonderland, dear Alice.

Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Cinematography: Pascal Delé Filmaker | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Cakes: T Bakes Atelier | Stationery: Crème De Papier | Shoes: Bella Belle | Hair + Makeup: Camille Bonardi Hair & Make-Up Artist | Calligraphy: Nice Plume | Bespoke Dresses: Rime Arodaky | Crown + Headpieces: Heart of Gold Design | Event Design + Concept: Brancoprata | Greg Finck Workshop: Greg Finck workshops | Location: Les Domaines De Patras | Table Top: Cañigueral | Tabletop: Cañigueral

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A Week-Long Provence Celebration With a Sweet Finish

Elegant yet casual, this intimate wedding was the emotion-filled end to Emilie and Bryan’s week long celebration in Provence with 25 of their most beloved. Some of France’s finest came out to create the romantic evening, including Wanderlust Wedding, Laetitia C. Fleurs d’Atelier, JD Filmmaker, and Jonathan Udot. Its simple beauty will inspire any destination Bride, so you won’t want to miss a single second of the video below.

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From Wanderlust WeddingEmilie and Bryan decided to get married in the heart of Provence, in a private villa in Gordes. They rented the villa for a full week and had their 25 guests fly in from the States. They wanted an intimate wedding with their closest family members and friends. Jonathan Udot beautifully captured this day full of emotions and laughter. Emilie and Bryan wanted an elegant yet laid back wedding. We chose crystal glasses, silverware, delicate blooms by Laetitia C., and candles for the tablescape with a family style meal by Citron Pavot. The wedding was like an extension of a holiday with the people they love most joining them for an emotional day.



Photography: Jonathan Udot | Cinematography: Julien Duthe | Event Planning: Wanderlust Wedding | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah | Stationery: The Little Blue Chair | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Citron Pavot Traiteur | Calligraphy: Lichen Ink | Rentals: Options

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Provence Is the Perfect Place to Host a Global Wedding Celebration

One Groom hails from the USA and one from Brazil, so when it came time for them to plan their wedding weekend, they wanted to choose a neutral space for both families. Chateau Talaud in Provence, France – which holds a special place in Mario’s heart – was the ideal choice, with its charming accommodations, rolling vineyards, and delicious food. Jeremy Ferrero Photography captured the beautiful weekend, planned to perfection by Et Voila Weddings, and we’re officially obsessed.

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From Jeremy Ferrero PhotographyMario and Aj’s wedding in Château Talaud was one of my best moments as a wedding photographer. To share their love and to make this day magical, their families and friends came to Provence from Brazil and the US. When two best friends are soulmates and want to get married in magical Provence, which they love so much, this is what you get.

From the Groom… Mario and I (AJ) have a very multi-cultural background – I am from the US, Mario is from Brazil, and Mario lived in Paris for 6 years. We come from very different backgrounds but have always found chemistry in our balance. When it was time to plan our dream wedding, we knew we wanted to embrace our backgrounds and to host an event that would welcome our global families. With my family all in the US, and Mario’s family all in Brazil, we decided to chose a “neutral” location so no one would feel disproportionately accommodated. Having loved his six years in France, the country – specifically the South of France – has always been a very special place for Mario. With beautiful scenery, delicious wine and food, and a relaxing culture, we knew all of our family and friends, both young and old, would love to experience the area. Therefore, making the decision to have the wedding in Provence was an easy one to make.

When visiting venues the year prior to the wedding, we were immediately struck by Chateau Talaud. The grounds are stunning and full of history. It is a multi-faceted space, with a gorgeous gate, a stunning arch, a pool, and vineyards. While the chateau has a level of grandeur, the space maintains substantial warmth to make all the guests feel at home. We wanted our decor to embrace the region, thus we went with a lot of lavender, olive, and green herbs. Between the chateau and the decor, we were thrilled to host our families and friends in the heart of Provence. And the photos perfectly captured the grounds and us on our special day! Through Jérémy’s art and execution, the aesthetic of the day will last us a lifetime!



Photography: Jeremy Ferrero | Event Design: Et Voila Weddings | Event Planning: Et Voila Weddings | Floral Design: Delphine Tollari | Ceremony Venue: Chateau Talaud | Catering: Marrou | Hair + Makeup: Nadine Saint Denis | Men's Attire: Brooklyn Tailors | Ceremony Officiant: Caroline Roux | Film Processing: Carmencita Film Lab | Light Letters: Ligh Up Letters

The Most Romantic Spot on the Planet Just Might Be…Provence

Does it get any more romantic than a quiet chateau in the South of France? That would be a hard no. For Tamara Gruner’s recent photography workshop, she showcased just how magical a honeymoon in Provence can be. And with design and styling by Weddings of Excellence in Provence and the old world charm of Le Clos Saint-Estève, these images are all the motivation you need to book that post-wedding vacation to the prettiest spot on Earth.

From Tamara Gruner Photography… What can be more beautiful to spend your first days as a married couple in beautiful Provence? We chose the stunning Provencal venue ‘Le Clos Saint-Estève’ for our honeymoon inspiration. Our happy couple arrives in style at their honeymoon location with their cute suitcases. Our bride is wearing a beautiful modern dress from Alyssa Kristin, which matches her stunning shoes from Bella Belle Shoes. Happily, they are wondering around the beautiful estate and can’t hide their love for each other. Our sweet lovebirds are looking forward to a week of relaxing days after their wedding. Upon their arrival they are waking up to sunshine the next day. Our bride is dressed in her gorgeous lingerie made by Veronica Sheaffer. To totally unwind they are having breakfast in bed in their typically Provencal bedroom – a stunner itself! We wish the both of them many more fun mornings in their future life together! If you wish to be part of our next Tamara Gruner Photography Workshops 2018 (April 22nd – 25th) click here for more info.


Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Event Planning & Design: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence | Shoes: Bella Belle | Catering: Brunet Freres | Makeup: Ylva Langenskiold | Hair: Agnes Caneri | Groom's Attire: Rayne Homme | Attendee Presents: Rose et Marius | ESTATE: LE CLOS SAINT ESTEVE | Floral Design & Event Design: Un Jardin En Ville | Guest Blogger: Erin Lepperd from Style Me Pretty | Invitation & Calligraphy: Crème De Papier | Lighting & Technical Support: BAZ MUSIC LIGHT CONCEPT | Lingerie: Veronica Sheaffer | Management of Venue: LE CLOS SAINT ESTEVE | Model Agency: Enjoy Models | Ring & Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Scans & Guest Speaker: Richard Photo Lab | Short White Dress: Alyssa Kristin | Shuttle: Provence Panorama | Silk & Ribbon & Headpiece: Orchidee De Soie | Sweets: Made In Cake | Tabletop Rentals: Carron Paris | Website Designer Guest Speaker: Icon6 | Workshop: Tamara Gruner Photography

This Elopement Will Convince You to Wed in Sun-Soaked Provence

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.

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.



Photography: Alexandra Vonk Photography | Event Planning: Flaire Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Flaire Weddings & Events | Wedding Dress: Eddy K | Stationery: Olivia Grace Paperie | Hair + Makeup: Casey Powell | Bridal Boutique: One Fine Day | Chargers + Flatware: Emily Grace Design | Linen Rentals: Nuage Designs | Location: Abbaye Saint Eusebe | Models: Enjoy Models


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This LA Couple Planned Their Dream Wedding in Provence

Randi and David both work in the fashion industry, so it will come as a surprise to no one that their wedding day style was completely on point. They gathered up all their friends and family for a weekend in Provence with the amazing Lavender and Rose crew ensuring it all went off without a hitch. M & J Photography + Pascal Delé Filmaker documented the festivities and we’re covering every last bit.

From Lavender and RoseIt was a true delight for us to be able to assist Randi & David with their wedding in Provence. As the couple work in the world of fashion, both partners were particularly concerned with the style aspects of their big day right from the start. Based in Los Angeles, they fell in love with the Villa Baulieu near Aix en Provence knew it was the perfect place.

The weekend of festivities kicked off in a private villa where guests were treated to a tasting of local wines and cheeses with a wine expert and former sommelier from Alain Ducasse’s eatery in Las Vegas. Guests were then invited to savor a summer evening among the vines, discovering French gastronomy. It was a relaxed and informal sharing platter meal, during which the wine and conversation flowed aplenty.



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More from Lavender and RoseThe morning of the wedding began with the long-awaited preparations at the Villa Baulieu. The ceremony triggered high emotions, with Randi & David exchanging vows before their loved ones, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner beneath the starry sky. High emotions and a few tears were then replaced by music, laughter and dancing until dawn. The wedding made for the perfect Provence summertime weekend!



Photography: M & J Photography | Videography: Pascal Delé Filmaker | Event Design: Lavender and Rose | Wedding Planning: Lavender and Rose | Floral Design: Miss Rose By Perrine | Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka | Cakes: Wedding Cakes By Pamela | Stationery: Crème De Papier | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: L'Eveil des Papilles | Makeup: Trew | Hair : Andrew Fitzsimons | Calligraphy: Nice Plume | Band: SALUT | Groom's Suit: Tom Ford | Celebrant: Anne Naylor | Wedding Venue: Villa Baulieu | Her Ring: Cartier | His Ring: Van Cleef Arpels | Marquee: Organic Concept | Rehearsal Dinner Dress: Michael Costello | Rehearsal Dinner Shoes: Tom Ford | Rehearsal Dinner Tableware: Options | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Private Villa in Rognes | Veil: JLM Couture, Inc | Wedding Day Tableware: Aktuel