A wedding is sometimes exposed to nature randomness. Jaecelle&Andrejs learned it the hard way, with their wedding venue being cancelled just two months before their wedding day. The pouring rains in Big Sur during the winter broke a bridge, and made their original venue (Paion Estate) inaccessible. That’s when Diane, from Big Sur Weddings, played her magic for an amazing Plan B. Jaecelle&Andrejs, both from California, ended up getting married at Rocky Point, before an alfresco dinner in the Carmel Valley, where we could all enjoy an amazing sunset.
Caitlin&Patrick live in Seattle. Patrick being from London, that’s where they had decided to tie the knot. I had met this sweet couple earlier last year for their wonderful engagement session in Joshua Tree National Park, with the company of their best furry friend Moxie. Caitlin&Patrick didn’t have a specific theme for their wedding and once they had picked the venue, they let the style kind of fall into place. Hedsor House is indeed the location where they shot most of the scenes of the tv show Downtown Abbey. So Caitlin&Patrick kept everything very elegant and classic. They had as many gold accents as possible, and kept the rest of the colors very moody and organic.
Today, I’m introducing a new section of the blog called ‘Honeymoon’. The purpose of this new category is to introduce you to some of my favorite locations around the world, that you might want to consider for honeymooning! We’re starting this trip with Tulum and the Nomade Hotel, which has been one of my favorite travel experience so far. This is the perfect getaway for a retreat, where you will be pampered at the rhythm of yoga classes, amazing vegan food, and holistic experiences within the hotel’s gratitude tent. This is a portrait session of my girlfriend Rime for a start.
From the moment Vitrie and Daniel became engaged, they dreamt of saying ‘I Do’ in a French château. The couple’s dreams became a reality when they became husband and wife at the spectacular Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte at sunset in the château’s gardens. From the outdoor ceremony, the couple celebrated with their loved ones in the central rotunda of the château where textured, rose quartz and serenity blue-hued arrangements filled the room. Lush and luxe, it was a day the newlyweds won’t soon forget.
The Provence lavender fields’ blossoming is quick but glorious. If you want to be sure to hit the best lavender fields, you need to be traveling to the South of France between June 15th and July 15th the latest. That’s the window that Alice&Inho had chosen to fly all the way from Seoul, Korea for their prewedding photoshoot. Alice had dedicated a lot of time preparing for her shoot, with an amazing wedding gown from Samuelle Couture, and a beautiful bouquet and flower crown by Laetitia C. Fleurs d’Atelier.
Funded in 1780, Chaumet is one of France’s finest jewelry Maison. Located in the glorious Place Vendôme, it is a symbol of luxury and craftsmanship. This is Chaumet’s 017 wedding campaign, shot in Paris last winter. In a tripartite collaboration with Chaumet, Rime Arodaky and myself, we designed that photoshoot around a couple getting married in Paris. We are following the couple since the morning, through the getting ready part, going to their wedding ceremony, until the late afternoon celebration with Champagne on the terrace. The day is sublimed by the stunning view from their apartment, with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop.
See more of our collaboration on Chaumet’s website here.
The French Riviera calls for summer breeze, easy lifestyle and Mediterranean views straight from a postcard. That’s the backdrop that had been chosen by Charlotte&Greg, a sweet couple from Hong-Kong, to tie the knot. I love the modern vibes from this wedding, with the dark blue and pastel rose color palette, being declined from the stationary suite to the reception linens. Lavender&Rose perfectly planned and executed the day, with beautiful floral design by Roni Fleurs. Charlotte looked absolutely stunning in her Inbal Dror dress, with beautiful heels by Sophia Webster. Here’s to the perfect summer wedding day on the French Riviera!
I am beyond excited to have my work featured in The Knot forthcoming Summer Issue, with Charlotte&Greg’s destination wedding on the French Riviera last summer. A beautiful 5-pages spread national feature including a wonderful team of vendors, amongst whom Lavender&Rose, Roni Fleurs and Potel&Chabot. I will share the full wedding on the blog next Thursday. Be sure to be there!