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An intimate British-American destination wedding in a French village near Paris

Saul is British, Madison is American. Love brought together those two families on a beautiful Summer day in a small village in the French countryside near Paris for an intimte wedding of just 40 guests.

The celebration was held in the garden of Saul’s family’s vacation house. The place was filled with flowers and a wooden ladder has been designed as a beautiful arch.

While the first guests were arriving, welcomed with drinks and delights, Madison was getting ready with her Mom inside the house.

The vows and rings exchange ceremony, officiated by Saul’s sister and Madison’s brother, was emotional and funny at the same time.

After congratulations and hugs, everyone had some champagne and appetizers in the garden.

Then, the newlyweds took me to a neighbor’s who allowed us to take some photos in his stunning garden.

Dinner was served outside in a relaxed atmosphere. The bride and groom opened with a speech, followed by Madison and Saul’s Dads.

The party started right after dinner with some dances on the terrace and went on till the wee hours of the morning. A very successful intimate wedding!

Oh Marie those are SO beautiful! You really captured the fun, loving spirit of the wedding. I cannot tell you how incredibly happy we are with them. They are so wonderful and magical and exactly the type of pictures that we were looking for. Thank you again for capturing our day so beautifully!

Madison B.

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A Levallois-Perret city hall + Paris countryside wedding at Domaine de la Vallée aux Pages

Cécile and Marc decided to tie the knot in the gorgeous city hall of Levallois-Perret.

Cécile, looking stunning, put on her Pronovias dress at her parents’ house, while Marc got ready at the couple’s apartment in Levallois.

The lovers wanted to discover each other at the ceremony: a very emotional moment.

The couple chose yellow and green which were seen everywhere from Marc’s tie to Cécile’s bouquet, including the confetti!

After the civil ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests headed to Domaine de la Grange at the Vallée aux Pages for cocktail hour catered by Grand Chemin Traiteur.

The barn repurposed into a large reception room fit the color theme perfectly.

Throughout dinner, speeches, songs and slideshow kept everybody entertained until the impressive croquembouche made its big entrance.

The bride and groom’s first dance was an unexpected tango, and soon they were joined by all their guests on the dancefloor!

Marie was our wedding photographer and she did a great job ! She is very professional, flexible, discreet and kind. Her pictures are really amazing ! Thank you very much for your wonderful pictures Marie !

Cécile V.

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Provence fall wedding at Domaine de Blanche Fleur

Late October in Provence, Fall warm colors are all over, but the sun is shining as if it were Summertime.

Pooneh and Etienne met at a mutual friends wedding 3 years ago. 4 months later, Etienne decided to follow Pooneh who was going to live overseas… 2 years later, Etienne made his big proposal on summit of Ben Lemond mountain in New Zealand. The two, in love with the beauty, colors, smell and taste of Provence, chose Domaine de Blanche Fleur, in Chatêauneuf-de-Gadagne near Avignon, to tie the knot and gather all of their friends and families coming from accross the world. After a visit of the “Provence Colorado”, of Gordes and the beautiful Luberon nature park the day before, the big day was here!

Pooneh was in the middle of getting her hair done by talented Eric Léturgie when I got to the Domaine, accompanied by my second shooter Romain from Lerox Photography. We took a quick look around, then started shooting the relaxed couple enjoying champagne glasses!

Then Pooneh, surrounded by her Mom, sisters and niece, put on her elegant Aire Barcelona Beach dress found at the Couture Mariage store and her Mademoiselle Rose sparkly shoes. The makeup artist was none other than the bride’s sister, Parastoo.

In the meantime, Etienne got into his Jonas & Cie suit in another apartment upstairs.

The two lovers had chosen to do a first look in the Domaine courtyard. An emotional moment followed by a couple photo session in the garden, in the vines and the olive trees.

The civil ceremony was then held at Chatêauneuf-de-Gadagne’s city hall.

Back to the Domaine de Blanche Fleur where refreshments were served to the new husband and wife and their guests before the vows and rings exchange ceremony. The beautiful floral design from the arch to the reception room, as well as the bride’s bouquet were made by La Fabrique d’Étoiles Filantes.

A magnificent table filled with delights from Iran was put up by the arch to symbolize Pooneh’s family’s origins.

Speeches by family members, translation in 3 languages, the ceremony was filled with tears of joy and laughter and ended with the couple’s vows and rings exchange.

After a few formal family portraits, the bride and groom joined their guests for cocktail hour catered by Brunet Frères.

The newlyweds made their grand entrance in the Orangerie with a perfectly executed dance which the 120 guests enjoyed very much.

Dances went on all night long, with various music styles being played by DJ Julien from TF Event, from the 80’s hits to today’s big successes, including Iran’s top hits as well.

For desert, instead of the traditional croquembouche, the bride and groom hired Made In Cake to make them a beautiful and tasty naked cake. A big hit!

What a pleasure we had capturing Pooneh and Etienne’s wedding! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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An Hawaiian wedding at Chateau La Tour Vaucros

Julie and Julien live and work in Paris, but they wanted to invite their guests to discover Provence by getting married in the South of France.

The lovers fell in love with Hawaii when they first visited the island a few years ago, so they chose an hawaiian theme for their wedding.

Their civil ceremony was held in Courbevoie, near Paris, and a few weeks later, they gathered everyone at Chateau La Tour Vaucros, in Sorgues.

The ceremony was held in the outdoor theatre, the beautiful garden of the venue. The couple chose Intempor’elle to create the floral design.

Following the ceremony, cocktail hour was held in the garden, and diner outside in the Chateau Courtyard. Fleur de Sel Reception catered the entire event.

After diner, everybody gathered in the Grand Reception Room for the first dance, cake cutting and party.

Une merveilleuse photographe…

Un grand merci à Marie pour son professionnalisme, son écoute, sa patience et sa bienveillance. Elle a su immortaliser avec brio nos deux mariages, civil et laïque ! Nous ne pouvons que recommander Marie pour un mariage en Ìle-de-France ou dans le sud de la France. Merci pour ces moments inoubliables !

Julie B.

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