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Un beau jour : Mélanie & Thomas

High-school sweethearts, and a pretty wedding that is chic yet down-to-earth, full of sun and happy times spent with everyone over the course of 3 days. An idea for a perfect wedding!

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“Thomas and I met at school, so we have already been together for 16 years. Strictly speaking, there wasn’t a marriage proposal. At 18, with our bacs in the bag, we were engaged, mainly to show our commitment to both each other and our parents. We knew that we would get married one day, at the end of our studies. We had always talked of marriage (to the despair of our friends, who expected the day to come every year), until the day when we finally chose a date together”

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Portrait DavidFirstly a reportage photographer, David Latour  came to wedding photography later in life. He quickly understood that it was the type of work that would suit him best.

Spontaneity, encounters, emotions, beauty, simplicity – the perfect ingredients are united to create beautiful images. A lover of nature and open spaces, he is inspired by the landscapes that surround him and the work of the great American photographers.

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1 – Organise your wedding to be over several days (to the extent possible). It’s definitely the thing that we would do again without hesitation. Start from the Friday evening, as this allows for the creation of a particular atmosphere with your family and witnesses, a bubble that continues until Monday.

2 – Let go on the big day – I know it’s much easier said than done, but why spend so much time organising this day if it’s not so that you’re not the main beneficiary of it?

3 – Choose your service providers well – trusting them allows you to make the most of everything. All of our providers were absolutely brilliant, very professional and always listening to our needs.

> The venue: Le Mas Saint-Florent  in Raphèle-les-Arles

>Photography: David Latour

> The clothes:

Mélanie: veil and dress by Alexa Rime Arodaky, shoes by Jimmy Choo and sandals by Cosmoparis (for the evening), dreamcatcher bracelet by Les étoiles de lily, flowered hair accessory by Libertie is my Religion (for the evening).

Thomas : Suit by Gant, shoes by Di Micheli, shirt and bowtie by Paul & Joe, belt by Hugo Boss.

> Catering: Traiteur la Vallergue

> Hair and make-up: Nadège Haber

> Florist: l’atelier de Vik

> DJ: Animatique

> Equipment rental: BeLounge (for the tent and garlands), Locaserv (for the chairs, the organisation tent and the dancefloor), Aktuel (for the table covers).

> Food truck: Naked Frog (for the Sunday lunchtime meal).

Best Supplies for a DIY Wedding

Everything is about the little detail who changes everything. I can imagine you, searching for the perfect ribbon, THIS wonderful garland, or a stunning but simple cake topper. Etsy is our very favourite place to find such supplies. Take a look at our weekly selection of great finds!

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1. Great confettis from Lola’s Confetti Shop // 2. Little golden napkins from Inkkit (such a great shop!) // 3. Mini garland star from RaumundLicht // 4. Golden patterned straw from Pop Up Party Shop // 5. Metallic gold clothepins from Anastasia Marie Shop // 6. The ultimate “I Love You” ribbon (don’t you think?) from The Lonely Heart // 7.  Party Horns to make noiiiiiiise from Stheph Shives Studio // 8. Wooden cake topper from Better Of Wed Rustics // 9. Blue tickets from Mail Box Happiness // 10. Colossal confettis (my VERY favourite of the day) from Thimble Press