06
Jun 2013

Bachelorette Party

Ideas for a Fun Bachelorette Party by Épouse-Moi Cocotte

I don’t know what the tradition in your country is—btw, I would love to know, feel free to comment below—but I have to say that here in France, a bachelorette party can be crappy. I mean reaaally crappy. For instance, you can be forced to wear a stupid costume (oh and guess what, and you’re the only one disguised!) and then go to persons you barely know or sometimes total strangers in the street, to fullfil some pointless mission you’ve been asked to. Sorry if I sound bitter here, but that’s just what it too often turns out to be: a day you look like crap and try to have fun in a way you usually don’t.

A bachelor party should be an actual nice moment you spend with your (girl) friends and I was quite happy to listen to Anouch and Laurence of Épouse-Moi Cocotte—literally, “Marry Me Honey”, except that it sounds so much better in French :p—telling me about this little business of theirs. What they offer is one hour of photo shoot with the bride to be and her girl friends (I guess it works with guys too); they meet with them when they already had some fun together and try to maintain a very casual atmosphere for the shoot. As a result, some very cool photos of a day spent with her closest friends the bride’s gonna be proud and happy to remember. And for those lazy bridesmaids: you can even get some dedicated games from them for your week-end! Oh, yeah.

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22
Apr 2013

Filipa + Niki

Circus Themed Wedding in Portugal

I love circus weddings! I suppose you remember Lauren and James’? Well, Filipa and Nikis’ is, although based on the same theme, a whole lot different. It’s been thought by a Portuguese team called “De Alma e Coração” which means With Soul and Heart, and the word team is in this case fully appropriate: they have designers, photographers and videographers, in other words, all you need for a wedding. I am more than happy that they contacted me, and I won’t give any suspense here, there’s going to be more of them soon! In the meanwhile, I let you discover the pictures of a very perfect wedding (don’t miss the kids’ table, with all the small animals on it). Parabéns Filipa e Niki! Photography credit: De Alma e Coração, out of Portugal.

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Filipa and Niki wanted a wedding “where everybody would have fun, that would not be dictated by the standards”…

… And this is what happened, the good energy brought the perfect guests for the perfect wedding!

 

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Name one thing you regret…

It was over too fast!

 

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… And one thing you’re really happy about / proud of.

My daughter’s quote: “The best wedding ever”.

 

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08
Apr 2013

Thaminne + Renato

Amazing Brazilian DIY Wedding

I have to say I was impressed by this wedding and couple: when I first read the bride’s story and I saw the list of vendors, I discovered the wedding was a DIY, and it’s hard to tell from the photos! So, congrats to Thaminne and Renato for planning their wedding and doing it so well. And of course, congrats to Frankie e Marília for these excellent photos.

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Thaminne and Renato’s wedding took place in Guararema, a city located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. They had been dating for 9 years before they got married, which means they were high school lovers! They decided to see each other before the ceremony, which is something they would recommend to future brides and grooms:

We agreed we would meet in some place chosen by our photographers which happened to be the living room of the farm. It was one of the best moment of the whole preparation, away from the rush and the foolishness… it was like watching a movie of everything we already went through and it was awesome!

 

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Name one thing you regret…

I wish we had done the ceremony earlier, have lunch instead of dinner, something like that.

 

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… And one thing you’re really happy about / proud of.

Ah, we keep on talking about this: if there’s one think we’re really happy about, it’s our choice of photographers. I know we sound like creepers, but we were truly and sincerely happy both with the result and the persons we got to know. Another thing that makes us really happy is to have managed to gather our families and friends to set up the decor, buy the flowers, paint the vases – we all had a really good time!

 

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