wedding fashion

A Modern Celebration in a Medieval City

We had the pleasure of welcoming Gabby and Sébastien from Texas this June for their wedding in Carcassonne. The celebration incorporated culture from both sides of the families, with traditions from Texas and France. In the Medieval town, the couple were wed among family and friends surrounded by beautiful views of the city walls and castles.

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The celebration was kicked off by an amazing dinner at a nearby vineyard. Guests tasted wine, olive oil and grilled meats while enjoying the view of the vineyards and lavender fields.

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The wedding took place the next day in the garden of a luxury hotel. The couple recited their vows under a beautiful trellis of flowers and billowing white fabric.

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In honor of Gabby’s father, who originally hails from New Orleans, a cajun-style band played in the garden during the outdoor cocktail.

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Dinner and dancing took place inside the Salon du Jardin, where guests enjoyed the many garden details that were incorporated into the reception. Each table was named after a flower and accompanied by a vintage print (including Texas’ state flower, the Bluebonnet!).

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Growing up, Sébastien and his siblings would often come through Carcassonne and buy candies from their favorite candy shop. The guests enjoyed a sample of these confections as a gift from the couple.

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Guests were also encouraged to leave their fingerprint and name on the fingerprint tree, as well as use the fun photo booth props to take memorable pictures throughout the reception.

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The couple performed two first dances – one more traditional and a second dance to a choreographed swing number.  Congratulations to Gabby and Sébastien! We wish you both the best and many  years of happiness to come!

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Photos courtesy of David Bacher

Floral decor by Sarah Ménager

 

East Meets West

Luisa & Pierre-Antoine celebrated their wedding this May surrounded by friends and family in a private mansion by the Grand Palais in Paris. Despite the rain, the couple ventured around the city to capture couple shots before arriving at the venue. The rain in Paris put plan B into action which was a ceremony in the entrance hall of the hôtel particulier.  Champagne cocktails followed along with a surprise performance by traditional Chinese lion dancers before guests were led up the grand staircase to dinner.

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Between the two families, guests came from all over the world: Panama, the north of France, China, and the US and were treated to macaron from Ladurée and mini bottles of POP champagne as a thank-you favors from the happy couple for having traveled so far for the celebration.

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During the reception, the guests expressed their congratulations to Luisa and Pierre-Antoine on vintage parisian postcards which were then ‘posted’ in an authentic vintage French post office box.  In lieu of a traditional guest book the couple had a fingerprint tree where guests left not only their finger print but also a brief message.

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For dessert, the couple chose to have both an American wedding cake and traditional pièce montée accompanied by sparklers, as well as a champagne fountain. Luisa later changed into a beautiful hand-made Chinese fishtail gown for dancing.

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Félicitations à Luisa and Pierre Antoine!

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Wedding photography: Ian Holmes Photography 

Wedding Cake: Synie’s Cupcakes

Hair: Sonja Stein

Makeup: Sanni Sorma

A Particularly Charming and Cheerful Yellow Celebration

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.

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Spring Inspiration: Parisian Pinks

Paris in the springtime is blossoming with romance and beauty. Accented in charming shades of pastel pink, whether it be sitting beneath the blooms on the Quai du Louvre, picnicing on the Champs de Mars in front of the Eiffel Tower, securing your lock of love on the Pont des Arts, or nibbling on petit confections from Laduree, the city is sure to fulfill your most romantic whims.

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And you can bathe in the luxury of this fashionable city by indulging in an ‘oh-so-French‘ Coco Chanel lipstick or marveling at the Parisian haute couture gowns of atelier Elie Saab. Of course, the only thing that could be more dreamy than all of these lovely things would be combining them all into a wonderful event and tying the knot in this enchanting city.! For more information about the practicalities of getting married in Paris, follow our Practical Information series here. And contact us, we would love to hear your questions!

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What JuneBug Loves: A Beautiful Wedding in Paris

We are excited about the buzz Suzanne and Paul’s lovely wedding has been creating, its beauty has recently caught the attention of our friends over at JuneBug. In the article, which you can read here, we were flattered to hear the bride describe her experience with us –

Anne Mulvihill of Fête in France was the maestro in pulling the wedding together for us as we live in Ireland and could only get to Paris every few months prior to the event. With her expertise and contacts she pulled it altogether. She was wonderful! For that we will be forever grateful.”

Kevin and Katie Hullet of K Hulett Photography truly did a spectacular job of capturing not only the joy of the wedding celebration but also the magic of Paris, the city of lights. Because we just can’t resist, here are a few more of our favorite photos.

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Sophisticated Parisian Wedding featured in Vera Wang Unveiled

Last winter, we created a very elegant wedding for a very sophisticated bride, Angeli, and her groom, Tim. Angeli was an impeccably dressed from her lavender Ferragamo pumps to her glamorous and dramatic Vera Wang gown. The namesake designer recently mentioned Angeli and her stunning style on the Vera Unveiled blog. In the interview, the bride describes celebrating in Paris as an “unforgettable day” that “couldn’t have been better.” She also gives fantastic advice for new brides selecting their wedding dress, “Pick the dress that makes you feel devastatingly beautiful and irresistible.”

To read the rest of the interview and see more photos of Angeli, Tim and that incredible dress, click here. If you would like to see more lovely details from Angeli and Tim’s entire celebration, click here.!