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A cosy French winter wedding

Provided you’re wrapped up warm, there’s something so cosy and romantic about a winter wedding. Take Françoise and Méderic’s; they married five years ago but when they decided to renew their vows they picked a white, wintery wedding setting, cosy cabins, loads of twinkling lights and made it a week long party with their friends. What’s not to love about that?!

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Here’s Sandrine, from Sisters Events Prod, to describe Françoise and Méderic’s big day in Chatel, Haute Savoie…

When Françoise contacted me the first time, she explained to me their expectations: they wanted a bachelor/bachelorette party the day before the wedding; for the wedding itself, the couple wanted an intimate friendly wedding in the middle of the snow. They wanted to pass on a message with their wedding, it had to describe them: no rules or religion, it was about enjoying being together with close friends and sharing their love. Also, they had a special request: they asked me to help the bestman, Cyrille, to organize his own proposal (which will happen during the bachelor party).

Parties & a proposal

The couple rented a chalet in Chatel where they spent a week of holidays with all their friends. We asked Marc Daviet, an amazing photographer, to capture all the best moments of those festivities. The bachelor/bachelorette party took place the first day with a caving activity for men and dogsled for women. In parallel of these activities, we organized a “fake treasure hunt” (as treasure: the engagement ring for Lauriane). In the afternoon, men and women finished their respective activities and met in a lovely place for the last step of the “treasure hunt” : THE proposal!

Of course Lauriane won the hunt and what was her surprise when she discovered the ring, followed by the question ”Lauriane, would you marry me ?”. She cried and said a big “YES”. After this moment full of emotion, they came back to the chalet and ate a delicious “raclette”. One more time, it was a wonderful moment with a lot of laugh and surprises.

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The wedding

The next day was the wedding day. The preparation of the bride started early in the morning with a hairstyle by Elisabeth. Françoise wore a tailor-made dress made by Marjorie. It was a mix between her first wedding dress and a new one. While everybody was preparing, I set up the decoration for the ceremony and the evening party.

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The theme of the wedding was “the winter” with the main colours being white, blue and silver. For the ceremony, I put fake snow in a vase and some white branches. I added on a few branches, white roses and feathers. Unfortunately, because of the rain, we couldn’t have the ceremony on the terrace, so we decided to have it on the balcony. The lovely snowy setting made this ceremony even more romantic than it already was .

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The reception

After photos, two limousines took us to the restaurant “la Samoyede” in Avoriaz for the wedding lunch. The chef cooked a delicious lunch with scallops, foie gras, a local dish and a wedding cake. After this gastronomic lunch we came back to the chalet for the party. We danced and had fun until 5am in the morning.

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The dancing

I would like to thank Françoise and Méderic as well as their lovely friends Cyrille, Lauriane, Stephie, Antoine, Bertrand, Alexandra, Jeff and Tom. Thanks to them, Marc (the photographer) and I had two wonderful days and we felt as if we were with our own friends.


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Vendor Details:
Wedding planner & decor: Sisters Events Prod
Photographer: Marc Daviet
Chalet: Chalet des loups
Spa: Hotel Macchi
Wedding dress: Marjorie
Wedding lunch and dinner: La Samoyede

Shades of blue : wedding dessert table

I do love a well designed dessert table, and today’s not only looks delicious but it’s bang on trend with the whole ombre effect. The sweet treats were created by Gimme Some Sugar from a Principal Planner design and shows that less can definitely be more when arranging a dessert table…

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Awesome image credit: Monique Simone via Sweet Tooth & Principal Planner

Just change the colour to match your wedding or you could even go for a rainbow effect with this one. It’s definitely DIYable. The main difficulty being the three tiered cake. If you’re not a baker just drop the tier to one and have the ombre effect going around the cake rather than up it; I promise it will still be an amazing table!

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Melissa & Michael’s wedding : Lavender & Lace

Melissa & Michael’s gorgeous wedding looks like it belongs firmly on the printed pages of a glossy magazine. The photography is stunning and the details make me think of Martha. What I really love about this wedding though is that it proves just how beautiful a DIY event can be as there are many elements in this wedding you could recreate yourself. From the simple but beautiful bouquets of lavender tied with lace, the ribbon backdrop to the vows, the drift wood centrepieces dotted with blooms and maps wrapped around tealight-holding glass vases… it is doable and boy is it beautiful…

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Awesome images courtesy of Lucida Photography

Delicious details aside, how cute are Melissa & Michael? I really love that last image :)

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Photographer Details:
Lucida Photography website
Lucida Photography blog
Contact Lucida Photography

Coveted cake : something blue

Does your something blue have to be on you at your wedding?! Because if not how’s about this for a stunning something blue…

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Coveted cake courtesy of Cake Ink

That vintage ‘necklace’ draped over the side is a lovely touch.

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Coveted cake : Airbrushed icing

This amazing cake, reminiscent of sun-prints, is actually airbrushed!

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Coveted cake courtesy of Once Wed

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