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A Master Florist at Work…alongside a Master Photographer

When it comes to planning a wedding, it’s so incredibly easy to get lost in the minutia. The lists and the must-do’s. But the journey of planning a wedding, in it’s purest form, is so much more that. It’s family. And love. And unabashed artistry at a level that is hard to even find the words to describe. And today, we get to indulge in just that. With an incredible behind the scenes look at the talent that is Laetitia C. Fleurs d’atelier through the lens of Oliver Fly Photography as Laetitia designs a tablescape inspired by the gorgeous restraint of the Provence countryside. Click here to see even more loveliness.

From Laetitia C. Fleurs d’atelierFor this romantic engagement dinner, set in the courtyard of an ancient Mas, I chose a blue color palette with some accents of white. I wanted to reflect, in my choice of flowers and colors, the very deep bond between our couple, Joy and Matthew. Blue seemed like the perfect color for that occasion as it symbolizes true love, purity, serenity, intimacy and deep trust and Delphinium flowers are a symbol of new beginnings.

What I liked most about these arrangements is that they’re nearly all foraged from the garden and hills around the Mas. I harvested what was right there and the different hues of green I found complimented perfectly the varied blues of the Delphiniums and Gentians. I used some heirloom brass vessels and candle holders to compliment the venue and the beautiful ancient and textured stone table. I really think that breaking away from the traditional flower vases makes a whole difference and gives a genuine and charming touch to the arrangements, whatever the occasion.

This ‘all blue’ look is a bit of a ‘think outside the box’ statement today as, for romantic and wedding florals, we are more used to seeing pastel colors like pale pinks and blush tones. But these have been around for quite a few years and lately, flower colors seem to get a little bolder in the new trends with deeper and moodier shades. Blue, along with berry tones and Merlot browns and reds, are slowly making their entrance in the flower trends.

I personally enjoy seeing blue coming back in the picture as, for centuries, it was the color associated with weddings. Brides wore blue in ancient Rome to symbolize love, modesty and fidelity. It was a very popular color in the wedding attire until the late 19th century.

And, as the proverb says “Marry in blue, lover be true”.

From Oliver Fly PhotographyAs a wedding photographer, I am always honored to be the privileged witness of the beautiful floral arrangements from florists/floral designers. I always see the finished result of a wedding day and we all know how much hard work actually went in to creating some floral decor with bouquets and centerpieces. However, I never had the opportunity to see the Behind The Scenes of those talented creatives because during that time we are photographing other moments with the bride and groom.

Love for the beauty and wildness of nature, my father’s legacy, one of my greatest inspiration combined with the encounter of a talented florist gave birth to the editorial « Florist at Work ».

As a result, I had the fabulous opportunity to travel from Paris to Provence to capture the deep love for flowers and creativity of the french florist Laetitia C. Fleurs d’atelier.

With more than hundreds and hundreds weddings under her belt, she’s running a successful business with a modern and stylish feel to her creations staying inspired by the beauty of Provence.

Such a privilege to capture her flower recipe for success when crafting some beautiful floral arrangements for a romantic engagement dinner in the courtyard of a lovely « Mas », a traditional provencal house nested in the middle of lavender fields.

With an approach that places creativity, effortless, care and attention to details above all, Laetitia revealed that shades of blue could be one of the new trend for the next season.



Photography: Oliver Fly Photography | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Calligraphy: Nice Plume | Table Runners + Silk Ribbon: Orchidee De Soie

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.



Photography: Nicky Lejeune | Cinematography: McGill Sister Films | Event Design: Wedding Angels | Event Planning: Wedding Angels | Floral Design: L'art des Fleurs | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Bride's Shoes: Vince Camuto | Catering: De Bouche En Bouche | Lighting: UK DJs Abroad | DJ: UK DJs Abroad | 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!

If you want to be part of next year’s wedding workshop in beautiful Provence please go to our website for registration. The workshop offers a 3-day hands-on experience on how to offer the finest for your clients, your fellow vendors, and last but not the least, for yourself – using your talent and art. A wonderful provencal time with lots of surprises awaits you at our workshop:

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: Enjoy Models | Workshop Website: Tamara Gruner Photography

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 !

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: Maisons & Hotels Sibuet | Venue: La Bastide De Marie | Bridal Shoes: Alexandre Birman | Processing Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Tie: Ermenegildo Zegna

Peonies, Paper Parasols & A White Horse. This Wedding is a Fairytale IRL

You know that wedding you dreamed about as a little girl. Simply put…this is it. An epic high-low dress. Pink peonies by the buckets – quite literally. Floating paper parasols above an al fresco reception. And a white horse with flower-adorned mane. I can hardly believe this day is real life, so join me in the gallery by Peter & Veronika to see for yourself.

From The Bride…Our wedding was about being with our friends and family and celebrating in a beautiful place. Working in food, I definitely wanted that to be a big part of the week. Will proposed in provence at the hotel de tourrel (location of our rehearsal dinner) so it made sense for us to return to a place that was so magical for us. We tried to show our friends and family the best of what we had experienced there. I have incredibly talented bridesmaids who helped with so many of the aspects of the wedding from hair and makeup to flowers.

Photography: Peter & Veronika | Coordination: Julie Mautner of Provence Post Travel | Floral Design: The Bridesmaids | Wedding Dress: Delphine Manivet | Cake: Le Mas De Lilou | Invitations: The Groom | Catering: Le Mas De Lilou | Hair + Makeup: The Bridesmaids | Band: Kik & PJ | Venue: Mas Notre Dame | Photography - Assistance: Katta Tubio

It Doesn’t Get More Charming Than a French Countryside Wedding

I’m not sure whether it’s Madame Artisan Fleuriste pretty florals, Sylvie Gil’s dreamy photographs, or the quaint countryside setting itself, but this wedding has completely captured my heart. Simple and sweet, the couple kept the extra fuss to a minimum and let the joy-filled moments speak for themselves. See the day for yourself, little French chapel included.

From The Bride…We wanted something like us, like what we love most in our everyday life. So basically chic but not bling, amazing food and wine, simple, smart, and authentic. It took place in the vineyard of Laurent’s family where there are very old trees, hectares of vines, olive trees, a beautiful, romantic and provencal castle and an amazing tiny chapel, where we have celebrated our union.

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Floral Design: MADAME Artisan Fleuriste | Bride's Shoes: Gianvito Rossi | Catering: Christopher Hache | Band: François Cayla | Venue: At Home | Bride's Ring: Buccellati | Groom's Ring: Cartier | Groom's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Wedding Dress + Veil: Celestina Agostino

Satisfy Your Wanderlust with this Provence Wedding

One glance in The Vault at this Provence wedding from Les Productions De La Fabrik and My Loveberry, and you might think this sweet day came straight out of a movie. The beautiful Bride in a simple yet sexy wedding dress, the portrait session in an olive grove, and the tented reception with sweet bistro chairs — this French fête is an absolute dream!

From Les Productions De La FabrikWhen Delphine called me for her wedding in Tarascon, I was so delightful to find back Provence’s light and atmosphere. She explained me how she was imagining a graceful but simple reception, with an antique pink colored touch! She was dreaming about a ceremony and couple session in the old Provencal city of Tarascon. The empty village place and streets were so romantic. And when I discovered the field of olive trees in the Mas des Prêcheurs, we also had a lovely shooting there at the end of the day with a beautiful light. The venue was so charming and all the reception took place joyfully and friendly.

Delphine and Antony were like Scott Fitzerald characters: elegant, thoughtful and…in Love! The event planner wedding by Mademoiselle C and the floral designer l’Arrosoir de Margaux sublimated the place which was already very charming. All the wedding day was a perfect moment and it was really a great pleasure for me to share this romantic event.

Photography: Les Productions de La Fabrik | Cinematography: My Loveberry | Event Planning: By Mademoiselle C | Floral Design: Arrosoir De Margaux | Catering: Marrou | Hair + Makeup: Un Brin D'audace | Venue: Le Mas Des Prêcheurs | Rentals: Be Lounge

Authentic Provence Wedding Inspiration

Said best by La Fabrique A Reves… Provence is one of those lands you can never really get tired of seeing. It’s got that old world kind of charm that radiates a timelessness and goes hand in hand with weddings. It’s a destination where al fresco receptions are a plenty and organic bloomage from L’art Qui Pousse fits right in. So, my amours, head to THE VAULT gallery from Le Secret D’Audrey for more!

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From La Fabrique A Reves… Provence is one of those lands you can never really get tired of seeing, hearing about and working in when you’re lucky enough. And it also remains our playground when it comes to create beauty within an authentic landscape and environment. Inspiration comes by itself rather you find an old Bastide full of history or green spaces filled with century-old olive trees, lavender field…

We all fell in love with Château Margüi when we first visited it as we were looking for a new treasure for our Perfect Harmony shooting. We choose warm colourful flowers and lots of greenery from the very talented l’Art Qui Pousse florist while playing with materials to fit with the natural elements such as this incredible stoned table. Our main focus as always was to beautified the scenery and give it our light signature while respecting the history and soul of the venue.



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Photography: Le Secret d'Audrey | Cinematography: MG Image | Event Planning: La Fabrique a Reves | Floral Design: L'Art qui Pousse | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Hair + Makeup: Daniel Chavey | Venue: Chateau Margui

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Chic + Elegant Wedding in Provence

Give me a French wedding crafted by Weddings Of Excellence In Provence and you’ve got yourself one happy (make that over the moon) wedding blogger. Take this piece of excellence from the lens of Studio Ohlala as example. It’s the type of lavender fueled day that’ll ignite the wanderlust in anyone, and lucky for you we’ve got every picturesque moment waiting in THE VAULT!

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From The Bride…João and I met in 2007 when we were both living in Europe. As our love was born there, our biggest dream for as long as we could remember was to gather our family and friends in a very special place which represented the story of our lives together.

I first visited Provence a few years ago when traveling with friends and was immediately fascinated by the region…its bucolic scenery, light, picturesque villages, whether,  and energy were forever set in my memory.

When we started looking for our wedding venue, Provence’s landscape quickly came into my mind. Since Joao had not been there yet we planned a trip do Southern France and bingo: he also fell in love with it! Provence was definitely the place of our dreams!

We knew that it would be close to impossible to organize a wedding being 9000 km away and without knowing anyone in the area…so shortly before our trip we searched the web and found WEP of our dearest Stephanie.

And once again we hit it big time, as from our first contact, Stephanie efficiently met all our needs and solved our questions, plus she managed to pick up with such sensibility what we were looking and wished for our wedding, along with her exceptional suppliers, that we fell really assured even from a distance. Stephanie was definitely our fairy godmother in Provence!

The outcome of our partnership could not be different, our big day was much more special than we expected. When you have the man of your life by your side, the place of your dreams, a scenery from the movies, excellent professionals, one can certainly imagine that it would be amazing…but when all of that dream comes true, and on top of that you get to feel the energy and emotion of 90 special guests coming from very far away to celebrate YOUR LOVE, then it’s the best feeling ever, magical, one that is impossible to put into words. It was definitely the best day of our lives!


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Photography: Studio Ohlala | Cinematography: Studio Ohlala | Event Design: Big Day Studio | Event Planning: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence | Wedding Dress: Atelieria Bridal & Wedding | Invitations: Moda Et Business | Catering: Brunet Freres | Makeup: Ylva Langenskiold | Hair: Anne For Zemmour | Band: WOM | Groom's Attire: Paul Smith | Venue: Le Galinier In Lourmarin | Tent Rentals: Be Lounge

Romantic Anniversary in Provence

You know what’s on the tippy top of my life wish list? A trip to Provence with my hubby. So this anniversary session beautifully captured by Gert Huygaerts is like watching a dream unfold. Gorgeous images, gorgeous countryside, gorgeous couple – doesn’t get any better.

From Gert Huygaerts PhotographyThe beautiful anniversary of Chad and Thao in the Provence lavender fields. The story behind this report by Thao:

From The Bride…Chad and I started dating in our first year of college. After graduation, I moved to Boston to pursue my master’s degree while he raced motorcross professionally and started up a business. We maintained the long distance relationship for five years before he proposed and I moved back to Vermont to start our lives together.

MARRIAGE MATTERS ~ This October, we will be celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary.

A few years ago I ran across a picture on Instagram of a beautiful lavender field that seemed to go on forever and fell in love with the idea of going there. I did a little research and learned that it was in the Provence region of France. I heard wonderful things about Provence but it had not been on my list of places to visit until I saw that picture. Since we graduated from college we have made it a point to go away together once a year, just the two of us to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. For the past 16 years, we have taken our vacations in the fall to avoid the crowds, to celebrate our anniversary and the timing fit well into our work schedules. The lavender season runs from mid-June to late July so this would be our first summer vacation together. It is a challenge for him to take time off in the summer but he saw how much it meant to me and gave me the green light to begin planning. The thoughts of frolicking through lavender fields made the cold winter months in Vermont bearable and got me through busy season.

We had an incredible trip! We visited quaint Provencal towns, wandered through farmer markets, took midnights strolls, and ate way too many gelatos and macarons. We walked through sunflower fields, olive groves, and watch sunsets from the lavender fields. The lavender smelled as wonderful as it looked and there’s nothing quite like the humming of the buzzing bees.

MARRIAGE MATTERS ~ The best part of the trip was just spending time together without the distraction of work. I am truly thankful that our paths crossed in that business class so many years ago. He has been my best friend for more than half my life and my family loves him as much as I do.

……. As Phoebe from Friends would say, “He’s my lobster.”

Photography: Gert Huygaerts Photography | Venue: Valensole Provence (France) | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab

Romantic Provence Destination Wedding

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s dreamed of hosting her own destination “I Do’s” in France, but, if the thought has yet to cross your mind, this magical chateau wedding in Provence will definitely change that with a single glance. With a beautiful Bride, lavender-infused blooms created by Laetitia C, and some of the most jaw-dropping views ever, it’s so easy to get lost in the full gallery from Ian Holmes right here!


From Ian HolmesLiana and Nicolas flew from New-York to celebrate their wedding in the heart of Provence where Nicolas was born and raised.

They rented a private property with an astonishing view of the Luberon hills where they spent 3 days with their closest friends and family. This house was the perfect setting for their wedding.
For the decoration, Liana wanted something natural and elegant with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Long wooden tables, coherent soft decor and lighting both around their outside dining area and throughout the gardens.

Cocktails, petanque, champagnes and local French wines ensured the cocktail afternoon was the prefect way for guest to relax and have fun. At the end of dinner, the amazing band ensured every single person was on the dance floor.

A beautiful and unforgettable night.

Photography: Ian Holmes Photography | Event Planning: Sandrine Pesante - Elegance In France | Florist: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Naeem Khan | Catering: Jardin Du Quai | Band: Spyglass | Venue: Private Residence | Hair & Make Up Artist : Kitty Make-Up | Marquee : Be Lounge

A Provence Engagement Session in Fields Lavender

I dream of France on the daily and today Greg Finck has brought my fond hopes into existence. Set in a lavender field (in Provence!) it’s an e-sesh filled with romance and it’s giving me major wanderlust with each violaceous hue. Graced with never-ending beauty and one happy in love pair, the golden hour gallery is one you won’t want to miss!

From Greg Finck… Anna and Nuri came all the way from St Petersburg, Russia, to get engaged in the middle of Provence lavender fields. When Anna contacted me a year ago, she admitted that being photographed in the stunning Provence lavender fields was her child’s dream.

I can actually understand that, as lavender is a full part of Provence imagery and these landscapes are stunning during the summer. The only stretch with lavender, that most people don’t have in mind, is that it only blooms in Provence between June 15th and July 15th. After these dates, the lavender is cut to be used in Provence fragrance industry, wether it is to produce essential oils, perfumes, soaps, etc.

We had the luck of a beautiful summer day with Anna and Nuri, and we positioned the session exactly for golden hour. We started the session on the hills overlooking the Provence valley, where Anna and Nuri could enjoy a refreshing homemade cocktail made of local Limoncello and sparkling water. Anna looked stunning in her purple dress, that she had chosen for the occasion so as to match the lavender color palette.

We then headed to two beautiful lavender fields to enjoy the sunset and the golden hour. Anna and Nuri looked stunning and really enjoyed the moment. This is honestly one of my favorite engagement session so far.

Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Venue: Provence France

Romantic La Vie en Rose Wedding Inspiration in Provence

Close your eyes and imagine the dreamiest floral filled inspiration set amongst the rolling hills of Provence. Now, open and start scrolling, because nestled in this gallery lies greatness. Grand details in the form of Weddings of Excellence in Provence mastery all poetically captured by Tamara Gruner Photography, this romantic editorial is a personified dream.

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From Tamara Gruner Photography and Weddings of Excellence in ProvenceThe delicate rays of the late spring sun cast a mesmerizing spell on the vineyards and surrounding rolling hills. The winding stream waltzed to the tune of the gentle breeze. Nestled in such a whimsical landscape in charming Provence is an elegant and magical piece of land – Blanche Fleur. Adorned in her Nany’n dress the bride started the day by gracing an ancient chapel. Glowing in candle light, all around, she paused to reflect on her magical day. Delicately holding her bouquet of ivory roses she gingerly walked down the aisle – decked with candles – to her beau. Dressed immaculately in his blue tuxedo, the groom was waiting to hold his charming bride. The arch, decorated with pink and white peonies, was the ideal backdrop for an intimate ceremony. The table setting for six, under the veil of an arching tree, was lavishly decorated with roses, peonies and hydrangea, candles, and drift wood. Exquisite hand calligraphed menu and place cards embellished the place setting. The guests were pampered with a wide array of Provençal culinary delights. The day was long gone but the couple strolled in each other’s arms – romancing. They stopped by the vineyards, listened to the rhythm of the flowing brook, and paused to dream. A dream that is now filled only with roses.

Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Videography: La Paire De Cerises | Event Planning: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence | Floral & Event Design: Un Jardin En Ville | Cake: Made In Cake | Jewelry: Hope Stanley | Catering: Brunet Freres | Hair: Anne For Zemmour | Calligraphy: Studio French Blue calligraphy + design | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Location: Anne Taylor Studio | Wedding Dresses & Veil: Atelier Nanyn

Gastronomic Provencal Wedding at Auberge La Feniere

Give me a food-centric wedding and you’ll have one happy wedding blogger on your hands. Set said wedding right in the middle of the breathtaking Provence countryside, sprinkled with the prettiest blooms from Fleurs d’Atelier and one serious stunning Bride at the center of it? And it’s all over. Beautifully captured by M&J Photography, you can peruse every bit right here.

From the beautiful Bride…I know every single person says it and it’s is cliche, but really, it’s the truth: our wedding day was the best day of my life. There, I said it. I am definitely not one of those girls who started planning my wedding from the time I was a little girl, so when the time came to start planning ours, I was a little overwhelmed with all the small details we has to wade through. We always knew our wedding would be in france and we quickly realized around 70% of our guest list would be international, with people coming from as far as New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, Ghana and Fiji.

Being an artist and a designer myself, I knew I would inevitably end up planning the wedding and creating all the paper goods and stationery. I was able to do this with the help of my friend (and generally awesome human) Joy Proctor. This was something I really enjoyed because from the save the dates to the invitations or the welcome books, I felt I had the ability to do small things that really represented us as a couple. We love adventure, we’ve traveled across the world together and we come from 2 very distinct cultures. Instead of a traditional guest book, I created postcards with drawings of women that represented the places in the world we traveled together. Our guests were able to choose a postcard they liked, or had something to do with how they met us.

Arnaud and I dislike being the center of attention, so we really shied away from anything that would make our wedding feel formal in any way. The goal was to make the day feel like a big reunion of friends and family who had either never met, or not seen each other in many years. He and I would just be hanging out in a big white dress and a tux because all our other clothes were dirty that day. When we found the Auberge La Feniere, we knew it was exactly what we had been looking for. A location that felt authentic, incredibly beautiful without feeling stuffy, surrounded by nature, michelin star chef and run by a group of people who, at the end of the day, felt more like family than vendors. We knew our family and friends would love it as much as we did and we became really excited to share this with them. A lot of our wedding was DIY and we were so grateful for all the family and friends that really helped make this happen. We had a lot of nights spent at home with cuttings boards, wine and friends helping to assemble the wedding programs, gift boxes for guests, menus, name cards and anything else we needed.

In terms of the actual day, we had a really beautiful (short) ceremony where I think he was compared to a pig, and I was compared to a truffle. It was an incredible feeling to be surrounded by so many people we love, and to recognize every single face I saw. It felt so intimate and special. We ate and danced with friends, had a really lovely dinner in the middle of the olive trees, enjoyed so much laughter and wonderful food then danced some more until the sun came up.

Photography: M & J Photography | Flowers: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Auberge La Feniere | Bridal Gown: Reem Acra | Canape's / Snacks: Rabasse | Envelope Calligraphy: Feast Calligraphy | Gifts For Bridal Party: Chanel | Guest Favors: Rabasse | Jewelery: Jacklyn Laryea | Paper Goods: Jacklyn Laryea | Planning & Design: Jacklyn Laryea | Restaurant/Hotel: Auberge La Feniere

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Romantic Summer Wedding in Provence

This wedding might be the best proof for why the south of France is holding steady at the top of my wanderlust list. Weddings Of Excellence In Provence created an escape for this couple and their guests, complete with a private villa and rosé wine for the whole wedding weekend. La Paire De Cerises was there to capture it all, and for the foreseeable future I can be found going through these photos on repeat.

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From Weddings Of Excellence In Provence… This is why I like so much of my area, the real Provence, and my job. Our company had the luck to meet Julia and Gustavo, an amazing couple, so nice and so sweet, to reveal their love here in Provence in the area of Matisse and Picasso.

Through this, you will discover our area, with its fields of olive trees, lavender, the wonderful old stone villages and our specific light.
Thank you so much to this fantastic couple, whom we see the reflection of their love, surrounded by their families and friends.

From the Bride… When we decided to get married, we knew we wanted something different. Usually, in Brazil, people hold large wedding parties and we wanted to do something more personal with family and close friends. Gustavo and I lived for three years in Europe, where we had the opportunity to know different cultures, countries and specially to make very strong friendships. France was the country we fell in love. It was a spring weekend in Paris when Gustavo proposed to me, just before coming back to Brazil. Then we thought, why not do a destination wedding? Azure skies, lavender fields, medieval villages, vineyards and marvelous food? The place was chosen – Provence, the south of France.

From there, we started our search to discover who could help us in organizing it. Luckily, we found Stéphanie Fayolle, from Wedding of Excellence in Provence, WEP. We were able to travel to the region one year before the wedding and together with Stephanie we chose the house, tasted the food and selected some of the decoration and amenities. The meeting was wonderful, we loved the astral and professionalism of our wedding planner and she knew how to guide us to a place that was exactly what we thought. From that point, all the communication was by email or phone.

The location we choose was the Domaine Albert Gleizes in Saint Rémy de Provence, a beautiful four hectare park of landscaped grounds surrounds the house. The Domaine had a spacious house and a beautiful garden with some trees over 200 years old, and a nice swimming pool. The place also had a lot of culture, it was where the French painter and art author Albert Gleizes, who became known as the main representative of Cubism, used to live. The venue seemed perfect for our big day!

We decided to hold three days of festivities, so we would have plenty of activities for our guests who traveled so long. On the first day, in the morning we took everyone to for a wine tasting at Chateauneuf du Pape, a French town famous for its wonderful wines. In the afternoon we did a pool party at the Domaine for guests to interact and know each other. There was a Crepe truck serving delicious food and wines from the region. The day before the ceremony, we all went to visit two lovely villages: Gordes and Les Baux de Provence. The ride through the region allowed the guests to completely enter into Provençal climate. At night we had a Welcome Cocktail at the Domaine.

Finally the big day! It was a beautiful sunny day, and we had our 80 guests welcomed by a violinist playing classical music. Following the ceremony we offered a cocktail with champagne and rose wine together with typical Provençal food. The music at this time was played by accordion. In the evening, the dinner, selected dishes from the region, was served in the garden just beside the Domaine. After all that, was the party, the band Selton (formed by Brazilians and well known throughout all Italia) played great musics and the dancing went all night long.

It was three magical days at Saint Remy de Provence!

Photography: La Paire De Cerises | Event Planning: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence | Floral Design: Un Jardin En Ville | Catering: Brunet Freres | Hairdresser: Carol Ray Bonnet | Make-up Artist: Ylva Langenskiold | Music Band: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence | Private House In Provence: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence

Romantic Provencal Fig + Berry Wedding Inspiration

This darling shoot from French Wedding Style and Cat Hepple has me wrapped around it’s little finger. From the festive fig, berry and olive branch detailing to the wildly enchanting stationery by Nice Plume to the to-die-for dessert bar from Chef A Domicile—that dessert bar will make you need a croquembouche in your life. It’s everything I envision the perfect Provence wedding to be, and you can feast your eyes on it all here. Also, don’t miss the pretty in motion from Story Of Your Day!

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From French Wedding StyleSet in the inspiring grounds of Chateau Belfonds, with it’s magnificent entrance archway, thought-provoking orchard and the stunning and contrasting background of olive farms and mountain peaks, this shoot oozes Provence.

The shoot was inspired by the warm soft Provençal light and we wanted to capture the tranquil essence of such a beautiful area, with its captivating scenery. As French weddings are often a day of two parts – the Civil Ceremony and then the Wedding celebrations – we explored two bridal ensembles.

For the Civil Ceremony, and the fashion forward bride, we showcased two two-piece bridal outfits: a low-waisted skirt by French designer Laure de Sagazan paired with either a stomach-skimming high street fashion top or a glamorous gold top.

For the main wedding celebrations amongst the olive groves, our bride shone in a gold inspired Truvelle creation with a layered chiffon skirt that billowed in the Provençal breeze. The culinary creations from the shoot drew on the surrounding area’s floral bounty of figs, blackberries and olives. The dessert bar featured a fig and chocolate éclair, mini blackberry clafoutis mini fig tartlets, macarons and a traditional croquembouche freshly made that morning at the local patisserie in Grignan.

Photography: Cat Hepple | Cinematography: Story Of Your Day | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Stationery: Nice Plume | Bridal Skirt: The Mews | Cake, Macarons & Desserts: Lori's Catering | Coordination, Design & Styling: French Wedding Style | Farm House: Belfonds | Floral Design & Decor: D'amour et de Deco | Grooms Outift: Stephen Bishop Suiting | Hair & Make Up: Victoria Farr | Model: Michael Jon Dawson | Model: Lisa Franklin | Planning: Laura Dova Weddings

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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.

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. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Wedding Cakes By Pamela | Invitations: Louise Richardson Stationery | Catering: Marrou | Make-up: Laury Guglielmetti | Hair: Hope Stanley | 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.


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. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Celestina Agostino | Cake: Made In Cake | Reception: Château Grimaldi | Catering: Marrou | Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Studio French Blue calligraphy + design | DJ, Lighting & Sound: Daniel Mc

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Organic Rustic Provence Wedding

Where do I begin with this absolute slice of pretty. The graceful Provence countryside, the gorgeous organic details woven in, the bits of quirky fun that balance out the elegance in such a lovely way… it’s captivating to say the least, and we have Pretty Days to thank for this entire gallery of goodness.

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From Pretty Days – Thierry JoubertA sublime area at the gates of the Luberon, a lovely couple, a sunny day … This ceremony filled with emotion, Sarah’s work for a year to set up this sublime decoration, the work of Francisco to restore this old car. Thank you to Sarah & Francisco for their smiles and kindness.

Photography: Pretty Days | Floral Design: Fleuriste Bucolique - Marina | Wedding Dress: Diane Lelys | Shoes: Louboutin | Food: Marrou | Groom's Attire: Profilo Italiano - Chez Beppe | Mas De La Rose: Mas De La Rose | Officiating Ceremony: Rabbin Hall | Video: Weddream

Romantic Provence Inspiration Shoot

My hubby and I have a long list of places we want to travel to, and Provence has always been close to the tippy top. Well, after devouring this ridiculously perfect shoot from Studio A+Q, Provence is officially moving to the number one spot. It’s a shoot overflowing with the prettiness of Provence and inspiration that will make your head spin – and you can get lost in all the lovely here


From Studio A+QThere is a reason people come to Provence to celebrate love. Something magical and enchanted happens when two lovers promise themselves to each other under the dreamy light of a soft spring afternoon in Provence.

They will whisper je t’aime mon chéri as they sit gazing out over the sun-drenched landscape that has inspired painters and pioneers for, not years… but centuries. They will relish the sweet, honey-like smell of surrounding almond flowers, as its cradles them into a state of pure bliss. They will sip a divine glass of rosé chilled to perfection and made with the grapes of the vines that are just a few steps away. They will stop their clocks and drift into timelessness, that place where the soul must go to restore itself.

Provence is a haven of natural beauty, and lavender and olive trees are not its only asset. The almond trees of Provence are among the first to blossom in March, and their beautiful delicate white flowers blossom for a period of two to three weeks, just before the cherry trees begin to showcase their soft pink flowers.

Kelina & Romain fell in love all over again on this dreamy afternoon among the almond blossoms of Provence. A group of immensely talented local vendors came together to imagine how this day would look, and with the help of almond producer Monsieur Jaubert (“Jo-bear”) and L’Occitane, what was at first simply an incredibly beautiful vision of love and romance in Provence, turned into reality.

Photography: Studio A+Q | Floral Design: Atelier De Vik | Wedding Dress: Aurelia Hoang | Stationery: Crème De Papier | Venue: Provence | Cart And Table/chairs: Options | Coordination, Design, Styling: Un Grand OUI | Floating Choux: Monsieur Chou | Guest Favors/ Organizational Support: L'Occitane | Hair & Make-up: Emilie Green | Jewelry/Headpieces: Paulette à Bicyclette | Macarons: Les Macarons De Caroline