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Sayaka & Shaokai’s Parisian wedding

Despite the distance, Sayaka and Shaokai’s love grew stronger while she was living in New York and he in Hong Kong. Eventually Sayaka joined Shaokai in Hong Kong where they reside now. The couple came to us to help them plan their perfect July wedding in Paris. There were many personal touches throughout this gorgeous wedding, including handmade fascinators by the bride for her and each of her bridesmaids, and personalized luggage tags as favors. Enjoy the images below from this elegant Parisian affair which was also featured on the lovely Elizabeth Anne Designs.

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Our wedding truly could not have happened without you. Everything was so perfect, so beautiful, and everything I wanted it to be. (Sorry I drove you crazy the whole time!)

The day was seamless for me but I have no doubt that was because of all of your hard work behind the scenes. I appreciated all of your attentiveness every step of the way.

Thank you so much again.

All the best,

Sayaka & Shaokai

Photogprahy: Le Secret d’Audrey

Linsay & Leo’s intimate Normandy wedding

Linsay, who grew up in the States, fell in love with Brazilian Leo and they decided to have their gorgeous wedding somewhere in the middle! Family and friends flew in from around the world to celebrate a September wedding in France with the couple. Images from this dreamy wedding are below, and we were also delighted to have this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty.

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Normandy wedding chateau

Normandy wedding dress

Normandy wedding accessories

The couple privatized a gorgeous château in the rolling hills of Normandy for an entire weekend of fun. Joined by an intimate group of family and friends, the couple started off the weekend started with a BBQ welcome event by the pool. Preparations begand on Saturday morning for wedding day – and before the ceremony the bride and groom shared a romantic first look in the gardens of the château.

Normandy wedding hair and makeup

Normandy wedding groom

Normandy wedding invitations

Normandy wedding chateau

Normandy wedding bride

Normandy wedding first look

Normandy wedding

The ceremony took place in a cozy corner of the garden which featured a natural archway in the hedge. Draped fabric and flowers, along with a selection of the château’s chairs and the bride’s custom pillows gave a personal and “château vintage” feel to the ceremony. To cap off the ceremony the couple danced down the aisle to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” – the perfect song for this fun-loving couple.

Normandy wedding ceremony

Normandy wedding ceremony decor

Normandy wedding ceremony

The bride, groom, and their guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with flowing champagne and fresh Normandy oysters while a Polaroid camera was passed around to take a picture of each guest. Later guests would find their picture placed into a Laduree macaron marking their seats at the dining table. The dining table was set with gold chargers, custom printed menus and romantic floral decor of blush, pink and ivory. Following dinner the couple had a traditional French croquembouche for dessert and spent the night dancing with friends and family.

Normandy wedding cocktail hour

Normandy wedding countryside

Normandy wedding photobooth

Normandy wedding reception decor

Normandy wedding placesettings

Normandy wedding decor accessories

Normandy wedding reception

Normandy wedding french wedding cake

Normandy wedding first dance

Photos courtesy of Ian Holmes Photography