23
Dec 2013

2013 Weddings

Best Of 2013 – Weddings

2013 is nearly over! It’s been a crazy year—our first year—and I’m very happy to show you our 2013 retrospective – and a bit more. It was hard to decide how to choose amongst all the amazing works published here; this is a selection of real weddings, but I’ll also show you later this week in some other posts, our selection of couple sessions, amazing details or pieces of decoration, and some very awesome brides and grooms. Thank you all for being the best and following what’s happening here!

So here we go, we liked…

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That Swedish wedding, where the bride and groom used old wooden cars to go from the ceremony to the dinner place.

Louisa + Eskil
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That totally rad Aussie circus wedding.

Lauren + James
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That yellow themed Estonian wedding by the sea.

Teele + Mart
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That Parisian jazz musician wedding on a river boat.

Sonia + Tony
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That couple of newly weds and their dogs, with a wedding by a pond.

Aileen + Dan
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That French-Estonian wedding, with an epic arrival on a Viking boat.

Aurore + Jérôme
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That wedding in a hippodrome, with a stylish retro bride and laser robots for the party!

Lucila + Guilliano
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That wedding on the top of a mountain, with a helicopter arrival.

Tim + Doug
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That wedding in the French forest, with a pack of wolves.

Cynthia + Arnaud
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That German rock’n roll wedding, with stylish retro bride & groom and some epic scenes in their car.

Johanna + Didi
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13
Nov 2013

Our Birthday Gift

Win your Wedding Photographer

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Lucky (Lakshal Perera) isn’t just one super great photographer, he’s kind, he’s funny and he’s smart. In our first email exchanges I remember we had a discussion about our respective PhD subjects, which obviously doesn’t happen very often. I could actually talk about him both as a photographer and a person for a long time, but that’s not quite the subject right now.

As you may know, the blog is one year old this week, and he’s the birthday present I got you! Your beloved blogger has secured Lucky’s services for photographing a wedding and one fortunate reader can enjoy our birthday in style. Yes, you read that correctly, there’s a full wedding reportage to win here, and it will be shot by this man assisted by his adorable business manager lady, sometimes 2nd shooter and wife Kristen (the cats unfortunately weren’t available this time around)!

… And this offer is available in all Europe!!!

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To participate, you must be having your wedding somewhere in the EU in June 2014, that’s it. Lucky is an Australian but is basing himself out of the UK for a few months and all you will have to do if you win is to cover Lucky and Kristen’s travel costs from England and accommodation while at your wedding. But to be honest, that wouldn’t be too much to pay to get a super great photographer to shoot your wedding!

Now, to enter the competition, just follow these 4 easy steps.

  • 1 • Tell us about you! Your story, fun anecdotes, your habits, your cat… Anything you can think of that will make us fall in love with you!
  • 2 • Describe your wedding & the location/ venue in a few lines. Tell us what’s going to be so special about it! If you’re planning to work with suppliers like wedding planners or decorators, let us know who those persons are.
  • 3 • Choose between a) or b)
    • a) Start a Pinterest board with images exclusively picked from You May French Kiss the Bride (except for the pictures of you and the location if you want to add some). The images should represent your ideas for the wedding. For instance, if you pinned an image from a barn wedding but your wedding is happening in an underwater cave (obviously if this happens consider yourself the winner, but I’m getting lost), it may just be because you too want to have those retro dishes that are on the picture; make sure you make that very clear in the description that goes with it. Title this board with basic info about your wedding: name1+name2, dd/mm (date), location, country and then send it to us!
    • b) You’re not a Pinterest user, or no Pinterest board would be good enough to describe your absolutely perfect wedding (hello, underwater cave wedding!)… No worries! You can write a little more for point 1 & 2 – we’d love to know all about your wedding and why it is consistent with your relationship and the things you love.
  • 4 • Win-win situations are great. If you have something to offer back, whether it’s free doughnuts for life or just great stories from your grandpa, let us know!

 Ready??! Send and email with your answers to lucky13@frenchkissthebride.com. You have until December 15, winners will be announced on this blog on December 22!

{ A few things. 1/ If you’re selected, booking can only be confirmed when travel and accommodation have been paid for. 2/ You barely speak English? Well, barely’s enough, as long as you’re able to communicate. 3/ Please be nice and do not apply if you already booked a photographer! 4/ Last, this goes without saying, but the pictures of your amazing wedding will be exposed on both our blogs! }

You’re probably already familiar with Lucky’s work as I posted a few weddings he shot (one of them being this epic circus wedding but they can all be found under his profile) and the picture of me you see on Facebook & Twitter was taken by him also. But just for the magic, here are a few more shots.

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To see more of his work, check out his blogFacebook page, and some of his recent publications on other blogs, for instance here on Rock’n Roll Bride, or on Hello May (these last two weddings are truly amazing btw).

And… GOOD LUCK!

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07
Nov 2013

Tammy + Scott

DIY Aussie Rock’n Roll Themed Wedding

I love it when you guys are getting serious about organizing your wedding! Almost everything at this super amazing rock’n roll themed wedding was DIYed. Both families were deeply involved, not to mention their close friends (apparently, everybody had a defined role), and everybody did a damn good job! So, sorry, you will not find a vendor behind the amazing wedding cake they had, nor will you get a chance to buy the same dress or headpiece the bride was wearing. But don’t be frustrated, because you still get to see these photos and feel a bit like their guest today. Photography by Lakshal Perera – it’s always a pleasure!

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The wedding took place on August 4, 2013 at Chateau Wyuna, Mt Evelyn, VIC, Australia. Here’s about this 100% perfect DIY wedding.

We were married at Chateau Wyuna in the Yarra Valley at 3pm! Such an amazing day and so great to share it with 140 of our family and friends :) It was so lovely how much everyone helped us with our wedding! We had such an amazing time and it was our happiest day ever! We both love music so much so I walked down the aisle to a String Trio playing Metallica – Nothing Else Matters, our bridal party entrance song was Mindsnare – Bulldozed, our first dance was Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing), I threw the bouquet to NOFX – Linoleum, Coops took my garter off to Miles Away – Anywhere, our farewell song was Luca Brasi – Isaaac Bowen. Some Band To Write Home About played songs by Pennywise, Blue Line Medic, Millencolin, The Ataris, Gaslight Anthem, The Bouncing Souls, The Descendents and No Use For A Name.

 

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Regarding the wedding, name one thing you regret…

We bought a birthday cake for our friends who were having birthdays on the day of the wedding but I accidentally left it in the fridge at home! We still got to sing happy birthday though so that was good!

 

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

Being able to make our wedding totally us.

 

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The word of the photographer.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a couple walk in to their reception to a song by Mindsnare. And to be honest, I doubt I ever will again. The love that Scott and Tammy have for music is amazing; they don’t just love it, they LIVE it. And by live it, I mean they run and produce all the content for an amazing website called Chucking a Mosh. I must admit, I don’t like every artist they have featured on there (I’m getting a bit old for music that loud) but I really respect the time, effort and energy they put into it – every industry needs people who do things for other people simply because they love it. And this is a summary of these two people. Their passion and love and drive makes the world a better place, and the fact they’re committing the rest of their lives to each other is a pretty damn cool thing.

More pictures on Lucky’s blog here!

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