I was contacted by Rosie’s grandmother who has a splendid property in Auribeau Sur Siagne. She explained to me that since her childhood, her granddaughter couldn’t imagine getting married in an another place. We obviously understand why 😊
But of course planning a wedding in a private property, this asked some specific arrangement to transform their ground to a punctual reception venue to welcome the 180 expected guests.
To install infrastructure such as reception tents, a dance floor, furniture, a generator for the electricity, autonomous toilets, lighting … And yes, a wedding in a private property can’t be improvised.
Rosie and Jon, a lovely couple from London, wanted to invite their families and friends for a 3-days wedding between the French Riviera and Provence.
Here is the program for this intense weekend:
Friday: A cocktail reception was organized on the private terrace of a great restaurant in Mandelieu la Napoule. A cozy place, background music and a beautiful sea view. A good start to your stay.
Saturday: Unfortunately we had to face an apocalyptic and very rare weather in July. The whole region was placed in Orange Vigilance for risk of severe thunderstorms and floods … torrential rain, hail, wind, we had everything and yet nothing nobody could taint the good mood of the whole guests, invited for this beautiful greenery wedding.
From the preparations, Rosie and her bridesmaids set the tone. Laughter, good humor and friendliness are the words that stand out from these moments shared together.
They all wore beautiful white shirts with their initials from The Own Studio, of course. If you also want to have these custom white shirts for your bridesmaids, click here.
For their side, Jon and his groomsmen took advantage of the good weather in the morning to meet on a Golf driving range. Once it’s over, head to Auribeau sur Siagnes to be there to welcome the first guests.
It’s time for Rosie to get dressed.
She wore a beautiful sequin dress with an incredible plunging neckline. I invite you to click here for more information or to order this model.
3 p.m, in the middle of the storm, the first guests start to arrive. They are taken to the tent set up for the cocktail area. Greeted with a glass of Rosé or a lemonade.
Meanwhile, we had set up the traditional photo session of the discovery of the bride by her father. A moment always very emotional.
We took advantage of a lull to begin the ceremony. Ceremony under a magnificent wooden hoopa decorated with white veiling and eucalyptus leaves fitting the theme of this greenery wedding.
Ceremony under the sign of joy, a few moments of emotion and everything always in a good mood and the positive attitude.
End of the ceremony under jets of flower petals, our newlyweds lead the procession and open the cocktail with a small glass of champagne kindly provided by the butler.
Cocktail where the guests could enjoy themselves thanks to several finger food, different cook stations, good wine, champagne, cocktails perfectly made by our two professional bartenders and all in a Lounge / Jazzy atmosphere created by the musicians present for the opportunity.
End of cocktail, no need to invite the guests to entrance under the reception’s tent, the rain takes care of it for me … Everyone runs to take shelter under the large reception’s tent.
Long and beautiful tables are set up and decorated with foliage, pin with white flowers to stay in a very vegetal and greenery theme. Candlesticks of different sizes, a splendid mismatched vintage tableware, transparent golden frames, beautiful wooden chairs, in short a greenery wedding decoration as I love to work on them.
The first set of the live musicians group straight come from Paris begins, and the guests go wild on the dance floor.
The great energy of the live artists always brings added value during an event.
End of the first set, it’s time to sit down.
Speeches, Dinner served with a master hand in relation to the working conditions due to weather conditions.
Everything went smoothly thanks to my great team of suppliers present on this magnificent wedding. They all gave of their own to make Rosie and Jon’s day unforgettable for them and I’m very proud of them.
At the end of the dinner, it’s time for the musicians to get back on stage. After the cake arrives, Rosie and Jon invite all the guests to join them on the dance floor for a crazy night.
2:30 am end of this incredible greenery wedding day, last departure of taxis to drive the guests back to their accommodations nearby.
Sunday: The sun and the heat are back again and it’s better time because on the program today a great pool party accompanied by a gigantic paella before everyone returns to England.
Credit photo: Laurent Brouzet
Credit video: Jino Agnelli
If you also want to plan your wedding in your private property in Southern France, contact me and I would be delighted to be able to help you to realize your dream.
Back in France after 10 years spent abroad, Laure Annerel now lives with her husband and their daughter in a pretty little village Provence.
In love with her region, she decided to specialize in wedding organizations between the French Riviera and Provence.
With her years of expatriates, she speaks a fluent English.