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Real Life Wedding, Tina and Bruno

We had the pleasure of creating a beautiful range of wedding stationary for the lovely couple, Tina and Bruno as they were married in Provence, France.

Tina commissioned a fab range and we always love seeing pics of our designs used on the day, including one of our super-bespoke Cute Paths, signed by guests that the happy couple can take home to remember the day! How fun!

Have a read of Tina’s memories of their Wedding day and advice for other brides-to-be!

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Names: Tina & Bruno

Wedding Date: 10 September 2016

The Venue: Le Mas De La Rose, Provence, France

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The vision for the day: 

To have…

  • Intimate day, just with our very best friends and immediate family.  We kept our numbers down to 70 guests.
  • Bring the best of British and French cultures to make things a bit different for everyone, for example by mixing languages in our readings at the church, speeches and music selections.
  • Provence wedding – it had been our dream for many years to get married in the South of France. We fell in love with our venue many years before, while visiting the region.
  • Amazing setting, amazing food, great wine – we chose a venue that had their own restaurant – with fresh fruits and vegetables fresh from the garden and local products.

The Planning Process:

  • Pinterest wedding board to gather ideas was pretty key.
  • Plotted decisions and kept to a rough timeline.
  • Visited region twice for church preparations and to meet local suppliers.
  • Gave many people roles in advance (helping with signage and decor on the day) – family and friends played a role in our day.
  • Took 12 months from start to finish.

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The Dress and Accessories:

Dress: Delphine Manivet

Shoes: Sergio Rossi

Headband: Les cerises de mars

Grooms Attire:

Suit and waistcoat: tailored by Faubourg Saint Sulpice

Shoes: Weston

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The Details and Decor:

Theme Casual Chic – touches of bunting, decorated trees with paper flowers, fresh flowers

The Flowers: pink roses and olive leaves

Music and First Dance: A Rhumba to Let’s Marvin Gaye and Get in On – Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor

Entertainment and activities:

Pâte à Swing, Avignon.

Giant wooden garden games and vintage photo booth provided lots of fun throughout the day

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The Food:

Starter : Tartare of cooked and raw vegetables with smoked salmon “macedonia“ way, roasted prawns, fresh herb emulsified vinaigrette

Main Course : Veal with potatoes, homemade olive oil, mushrooms, vegetables from the garden

Macaron Tower

The Cake: Macaron Tower – cut to Let There Be Love, by Nat King Cole, along with sparklers for guests.

Stationary: Cute Maps.

Cute Path – timeline of the story of our first years – that our guests were able to sign

Table plan themed in the style of our invites. Table names represented the 8 cities we visited while dating.

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Your Photographer: Artaïs Studio

The Honeymoon: Tullum, Mexico – Jan 2017

Memorable Moments: Driving back from the church in our 1960s Fiat 500

The Best Man’s speech: the Sketch Show meets Euro Trash – portraying the life of the groom and all the English influences that led him to eventually marry an English woman.

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Advice for Other Couples: You can’t plan the best moments but if you fill you day with the people you love dearly then it will be magical. Be prepared to make lots of decisions, it’s very hard in reality to make things simple.

Credits:

The venue: Le Mas De La Rose www.mas-rose.com/fr/hotel-luxe-provence

The car: Fiat 500 Classic www.mariage-en-500.com

Photography: The talented team at www.artais.com

The videographer: Les Films Super vimeo.com/nicolasgodtschalck

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Wedding Food

Time was when wedding food conjured up images of dreary roasts, sad buffets and unappetising safe mains sure to leave you full of stodge. However now we have realised the error of our ways and the standard of food being served has risen dramatically, so much so that some couples see it as one of the most important things about their day; definitely a sure way to please the masses! From delicious sharing platters, themed foods, informal barbeques, classy dinners and everything inbetween the rules are well and truly gone and your taste can completely dictate your choice.  Here are just a few options to get your imagination going.
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Sharing Platters are perfect to gather up your favourite meats, cheeses and breads and have platters shared on the tables. A great way for your guests to mingle with each other and create the perfect informal atmosphere for your day.
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A Tea Party is a lovely alternative to enjoy some sweet treats and dainty sandwiches. You can really go to town on the decor here and could even have a bake off style competition your guests can contribute to.
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How about a Hog Roast? It’s a sure crowd pleaser and absolutely delicious! Can’t go wrong (unless your a vegetarian).
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Tapas and paella- you could have just tapas, or just paella or both! Tapas starters and a delicious paella main. Again this is an easy way to feed a lot of people and adds a fun touch to the dining experience.
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Buffet. A way to ensure people are well fed and get exactly what they want. This also adds an informal/mingling aspect to the dinner and may work out cheaper than a cooked option. You could have a range of hot and cold dishes or even do it ‘pot luck’ style where everyone brings their signature dish.
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If there’s a particular food truck you love, why not ask them if they cater for weddings, or have a look for local suppliers that are known for their delicious offerings.
All of these options look delicious to me! I think the best advice is to pick your favourite foods and incorporate them into your meal. You can’t please all of the people all of the time but you can make sure you spend your wedding day eating what you think is delicious, and mostly people will agree!

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