After an elegant rehearsal dinner the night before, the sun was shining again for Lauren and Arnaud’s wedding day. The scene was perfectly set. Blue sky and Cabro d’Or’s lush green foliage made the perfect back drop for Laetitia C.‘s fairytale decorations: arbors and archways dripping with luscious purple blooms, chairs decked with cheerful nosegays and even every candelbra wasn’t left untouched by her wand.
Lauren and Arnaud certainly did not disappoint such enchanting scenery.
Remember Leah and Matt’s rustic chic wedding we had pleasure of putting together? We know that we were very happy with the way the day turned out, so we are flattered to see their celebration garnering some attention in the blogosphere. Both Monique at French Wedding Style and Le Blog de Madame C. recently highlighted the lovely little Provencal wedding on their websites. With additional details and personal commentary from the bride, you can almost pretend you were at estate in the south of France with the couple on there special day, almost.
We can’t help but smile at the bride’s gracious mentions of us -
There a lots more lovely photos and colorful depictions of the day in both articles- check them out here and here!
You know the saying – Actions speak louder than words (or pictures!)? See everything about Catherine and Will’s Provencal celebration en action with this ‘best-of’ montage of their wedding video thanks to Christophe Mechineau at Rec Video Editing.
We just had the pleasure of planning a rustic chic wedding for a lovely couple from Toronto, Leah and Matt. The two had originally began their wedding plans with their native city in mind, but as the guest list (and therefore, expenses!) kept expanding, a very appealing alternative option presented itself: to get married in France!
Sometimes, there are those events that are so full of love and positive emotion, you can’t help but walk away from them with a smile. Such was the case with Aki and Ambroise’s wedding we recently had the pleasure of creating. Currently living in Hong Kong, the couple has a rich international experience that was full of inspiration.
We recently had the opportunity to create an amazing wedding for quite an impressive couple. Stephanie Okereke and Linus Idahosa of Nollywood fame decided to voyage to Paris with a large number of their friends and family to celebrate their special day. The wonderfully talented Ian of Ian Holmes Photography did a fantastic job of capturing the day, click to see some of our favorite moments!
Coming from New York and Southern California, Mandi and Ryan traveled to France to celebrate their wedding with family and close friends. Located amidst stately gardens in the center of Paris, the Musee Rodin was a perfect venue for their ceremony. Despite the torrential rain (you know, the type of rain that just when you think it couldn’t possibly rain any harder, it does), our preparations ensured it was still a beautiful celebration. Later in the day, the gilded interior and stunning chandeliers of the reception hall fulfilled wishes for romantic elegance while pink roses and harp music completed this lovely affair.
As longtime residents of Paris, we know that even with a carte de séjour and a mastery of la langue de Molière, it can still sometimes be difficult to overcome cultural barriers and find French acquaintances. So obviously it’s that much harder for visiting tourists to get a peek into the real France, and the locals who inhabit it.
Enter Voulez-Vous Dîner, a new twist on social networking which mixes travel, cultural exchange, and a home-cooked dinner with strangers.
The idea is that visitors to Paris (tourists, expatriates, business travelers) can connect with Parisian locals in their homes over a home-cooked gourmet dinner. Hosts are carefully selected based on several criteria, including their residence, cooking ability, cultural openness and of course, fluency in English! Hosts and guests sign up via the Voulez-Vous Dîner website and both are able to specify their areas of interest, providing assured dinner conversation topics.
So whether you’re a visitor to Paris looking for a change from the traditional French brasserie or a local Parisian interested in showing off your hospitality and mastery of French gastronomy, there’s just one simple question: