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real wedding: parisian chic, intimate mariage de luxe

How do you define “Parisian Chic”?  Stylishly refined?  Effortlessly sophisticated?  Romantically modern?  After you see these images of my gorgeous clients, you’ll define it like I do now: Parisian Chic is Lauren and Ben’s wedding. This Australian-American couple plan to live in Paris one day, so decided to host their wedding in the City that means so much to them both. With loved ones coming in from all four corners of the globe, they wanted a celebration that was fun and memorable for their guests and reflected their own tastes and styles.

After their sweet, traditional church ceremony, Lauren and Ben took off with photographer Jo to all of their favorite Parisian haunts, then rejoined their entourage at a hôtel particulier, a privately-owned 18th century mansion,  for dinner, drinks and dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Un mariage de luxe:

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all photos © photozhou

wedding design & coordination: kim petyt, parisian events. photography: photo zhou, hair & make-up: jms by james, florist: lieu-dit, cake: sugarplum cake shop

real (french) wedding wednesday - a vintage garden tea party

This vrai mariage du mercredi takes us to the Beaujolais region of France. Known for its lush, rolling vineyards as well as the famous Beaujolais Nouveau, the area also includes Lyon, the lively, vibrant city that’s the second largest in France, after Paris.  Valerie and Samuel celebrated the best of both of these worlds in their Beaujolais wedding last year, starting with an urban-chic “downtown” civil ceremony and photo session around Lyon, then followed it up with a garden tea-party reception on a wine estate in nearby Beaujeau. Their trip through wedding wonderland was captured by the lovely Amélie of Callibella Photography, who has graciously shared some of her images with us today:

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a paris countryside wedding

It still amazes me how you can be in the absolute thick of vibrant, bustling Paris one moment, and then less than 30 minutes later you can find yourself in the heart of the sleepiest, most picture-postcard French countryside.  This really comes in handy when I’m working with wedding clients like Dana and Arnaud- who were both a little bit country/ a little bit rock-n-roll.  The natural solution for them was to have their wedding ceremony in a church just a stones-throw away from the Eiffel Tower, and then move the whole party out of town-  to a quaint little village just 20 minute south of the Paris péripherique.

We carried this City-meets-Country vibe throughout the entire evening, contrasting the vibrant tastes and colors that you’d expect to find in a fashionable bistro on the Faubourg St. Honoré (the dinner menu was designed by the bride, who happens to be a food blogger) with the champêtre ambiance of a country manor.  Friends and family representing over 12 different countries flew into town to share the day with these guys- something that definitely gave their quadrilingual Toastmaster a run for his money.  Glückwünsche! Congratulazioni! onnea! Tillykke! Félicitations to you both!

photo © fred marigaux

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photo © fred marigaux, cake by sugarplum cake shop

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