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.
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!
… 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!)