Apr 2013

Teele + Mart

A Yellow Deep-Dyed Wedding Dress and a Gigantic Letter

I know I shouldn’t be saying that yet, but this wedding is totally making it to my best of 2013 selection. You know that sensation, when you get goosebumps, start feeling a lump in your throat and then stupidly want to cry a little bit? Well I felt that. Three times. First when I saw the post on Stina’s blog, second when she allowed me to blog it, and then finally when I was preparing this post. Not that it’s particularly emotional, it’s just goddamn beautiful! Ready for another incredible series of pictures by Stina Kase?



The wedding happened on July, 7th 2012, in Tallinn Old Town (on the roof of the Estonian Maritime Museum “Paks Margareta”) and then later at the coastal village “Salmistu”, both located in Estonia. Believe it or not, this is a DIY wedding; everything, from the concept to the smallest detail—check out this deep-dyed dress and those badges on the tables with the names of all the guests—were thought by the bride and the groom. Huge congrats to them for doing so well, for the consistency and for their choices of location (venue is definitely everything). Anyone planning her wedding right now: flight these guys out of Estonia to do it for you. And tell them to bring Stina with them. :)


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 Regarding the wedding, name one thing you regret…

Everything went well, but we forgot small vodka glasses, so who wanted to drink vodka, had to drink it from wine glasses. :)


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

We are proud that our guests have good memories and stories from that day.


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More pics on the photographer’s blog here.
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!)



Mar 2013

Mélanie + Matthew

Perfect French/ South African Wedding

I am super happy to share this wedding with you today: über-pretty dress and suit, a bus to take all your guests with you, an outdoor ceremony with an amazing landscape, entertainment (a mechanical bull!) and a beautiful venue. Besides, if countryside and flower fields is your thing (it’s totally mine), then you should definitely continue reading. Photography by Modern Hearts, based in South Africa.



Mélanie and Matthew are a French/ South African couple, that travel extensively, love food, wine, family & friends. Their wedding took place at the Warwick wine farm In Stellenbosch, South Africa.


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Regarding the wedding, name one thing you regret…

That it went so quickly!


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

The Moustaches and the mechanical bull!


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