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.



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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Apr 2013


My Sister’s Getting Married!

It’s time for you to know: my sister’s getting married!! It’s gonna be this year, I get to organize it, and you’ll get to see it. How cool is that?





Actually, that’s a funny story, but I may be the reason they’re actually getting married. I remember this conversation we had on the phone some months ago.

Me – Hey, are you guys still thinking about getting married? Because, well, you know I’m kind of nuts with all wedding related stuff, and now I have the blog… I may actually have some ideas that I’d like to share with someone…

Let me set the context: my sister is the mother of two cute little girls, and she and Arnaud have been together for over 10 years.

Her – Yeah.. I don’t know, we’re sure gonna marry some day… But wait, wait, are you saying you would take care of the organisation?

Me – Well, I wouldn’t like to interfere into your project, but I sure could help you out with concept and decoration.

Her – You know what, we think weddings are cool, but we are so not the kind of persons that like to spend months planning a wedding. This may even be the reason we haven’t got married yet. We have to think about it.

Then, two weeks later, she called me back. 

Her – Hey, remember you said you would organize our wedding?

Me – Yes…

Her – We’re doing it!

No need to say I am over-excited about that. And actually (she swore she wouldn’t, but) so is my sister! The invitations arrived in our mailbox last week; they are Paul Holland‘s work, a graphic artist, friend of my sister & brother in law. He’s usually totally not designing invitations (sorry, not an address), but he accepted to do the job this one time. Everything is planned, now we’re just counting on no rain. Fingers crossed…



Mar 2013

Juliette + Stéphane

French Yurt Field Wedding

Today’s wedding is very special for me. First—long story short—the photographer was also our wedding photographer, with whom we became friends and who’s now dating one of my best friends that she met at our wedding. Second, the bride told me lots of very nice things during our email discussions and I ended up learning that she’d been declining offers from other blogs to feature her wedding, while secretly wanting to be on ours—because she loooves us! And that’s something! So please, make some noise for Juliette and Stéphane’s wedding (that took place in the middle of a yurt field, yes!), beautifully captured by Élodie of Photography by Winter.



Juliette and Stéphane are in love with each other since they are 12 years old. They officially started dating at 17, and shared everything since then, from the first secret outings to diplomas, vacations, jobs, and house. And here’s the story, from the bride, of how they got engaged:

It was one rainy day, only 10 in the morning, but everything was going wrong already. We were driving back home when I realised Stéphane was no taking the usual route. He stopped the car at the Champs Élysées, and simply told me that our day needed be more pleasant and that maybe we could go choose my engagement ring. Well… This is how we walked into a jewelery of the Avenue, wearing jeans and Stan Smith sneakers, passing by a security agent who was clearly hesitating to let us in. I love my ring also for making me remember this very simple and wonderful moment.


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Name one thing you regret…

I think we’d give more importance to music, and trust less service providers. We’d certainly go for a live band… But we keep those ideas for the big party we plan to have in 5 years or so—I’m already imagining live music, braziers on the beach, a night underneath the stars and Élodie (the photographer) barefoot in the sand!


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

We wanted a wedding that looked liked us, and hence only had our closest friends and family members with us that day. How did we chose? By simply asking ourselves whether in 30 years from now, we’d still love our guests that much or not! And it was the best decision we could make. I’m also proud of all the badges: what a pleasure to see all our guests wearing one at the City Hall! What else?… Should I be talking about my grandmothers with Ray Bans?… Oh, one last thing, I’m also very happy we had the song “Here Comes the Sun” playing during the Ceremony. Not only the Beatles is my favorite band in the world (ever), it’s also a song that corresponds to us 1000% and all my cousins cried that day listening to it! (Also the other day, months after the wedding happened, I took my husband’s car and when I turned the engine, I heard this song playing… Only one signification: my husband listens to our wedding playlist in his car. And this is something that really amazes me!)



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