Beautiful bridesmaids

Beautiful bridesmaids

Charlotte Auzou is a brilliant creative who has decided to come to the rescue of bridesmaids and guests.

She offers to personalize your dress, from A to Z. You choose the top, the bottom, the finishing touches, and the material. A dress that’s totally unique to you.

It’s a really lovely idea for future bridesmaids, who can in this way wear the same dress in lots of different colours, or the same colour but in different cuts.

To present her models, Charlotte decided to create several different atmospheres, one in which orange, powder pink and liberty prints combine in perfect harmony, and another that’s a bit more rock’n’roll, involving some little black dresses.

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Photography: Lifestories Wedding
Hair and make up: Alexiane Guyon
Design: Charlotte Auzou

Wedding dress: Violette Tannenbaum

Models: Chloé, Julie, Kâlyane, Laura

La Tamponneuse and Un Beau Jour 2015

La Tamponneuse and Un Beau Jour 2015

Hey hey hey! We have a little surprise for you today ;)

You’re probably already aware of our little range of personalizable stamps, which has now been around for a year. To celebrate this, with our friends from La Tamponneuse and the amazing Sarah from the Mister M studio, we wanted to offer you a second collection. The others will still be available on the online shop, but here are 4 little new ones that you can add to your collection.

They each have a pretty little name: BalloonDiamondAnchor and Arrow. Like the others they are pre-inked, and you have the choice of 5 lovely colours.

We hope you’ll love them even more than the first ones! To order yours, follow this link!

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Un beau jour : Marion & Didier

Un beau jour : Marion & Didier

Today’s bride says some really lovely things: “All of us have at some point attended one of those soulless weddings, where you sit there with your foie gras wondering what exactly it is you’re meant to be celebrating. So it’s important that, through this day, you tell your story.”

Enjoy yourself, tell your story, and make this day a really special time ;)

You can also share your special moments – send your photos here

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“After years, two babies, and still no proposal, I had almost accepted it – emphasis on “almost”.

It might have taken my Didier a bit of time, but one fine day he invited me on a surprise romantic weekend, and there you have it. As soon as he told me the destination, I knew.

It was in Barcelona – mild, festive, by the mediterranean, the city where we met, our favourite place – that he asked me to marry him, tears in his eyes – how blissful.”

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Christophe and Vanessa of Sweet Candy Photographie form a great little duo, who don’t miss even the smallest little moment of magic!

With their affectionate view of these lovely events, and a style that’s just a little bit retro, the couples that have entrusted them with their day are full of praise for their work.

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1 – If you don’t enjoy organizing the wedding, feel free to delegate. It’s a time that should be unique and unforgettable, but finding inspiration and a common thread is not that simple for everyone, or you just might not have the time.

But that is exactly what will make your wedding a success; all of us have at some point attended one of those soulless weddings, where you sit there with your foie gras wondering what exactly it is you’re meant to be celebrating. So it’s important that, through this day, you tell your story.

2 – Have total confidence in your service providers. If you have chosen them it’s because you believed in their talent, so on the big day relax and leave them to it. Julie from the Wedding&co agency took the reins for the big day – she orchestrated what I had been thinking of and dreaming about for months, and I never doubted the result. They were all incredible.

3 – If possible, prolong this time. We had another 3 days at the mas (a provençal farmhouse) after the wedding, so we were able to make the most of having our friends and family there, as well as staying in our little bubble for a bit longer.

> The venueLe Mas de So in Laudun-l’Ardoise (30)

> PhotographySweet Candy Photographie

> The clothes:

Marion: dress by Fabienne Alagama

Didier: suit by Gilles Masson tailoring

> CateringEntre Amis Traiteur

> Wedding planner: Wedding&Co

> Sound and lighting: Partouche Evènements

> Floral decorations: Canopea Design

> Stationery: Studio de Luce

> Videographer: Love Story

> Hairdressing: the very best – a friend, Franck Nemoz Read more

Un beau jour : Malvina & Julien

Un beau jour : Malvina & Julien

The stuff that dreams are made of, this is often what future brides and grooms have in mind: creating an unforgettable day to celebrate their love. An excellent thought, but one which demands a certain amount of preparation. Malvina and Julien were aiming for this dream, and that’s exactly what they pulled off. See for yourself.

You can also share your special moments – send your photos here

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“Julien asked me to marry him in April 2013, in the middle of the forest of the Nikko temples. We had been together for a year and a half, and I have to admit that I was eagerly awaiting this moment. It was a romantic, rainy day, and he had written his proposal on an “ema”, which he placed on the tree of prayers. Prayer answered!”

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Christophe and Vanessa of Sweet Candy Photographie combine to create a strong duo, a pair who cannot miss even the slightest little moment of magic!

They always have an affectionate view of lovely events, and a style that’s a little retro – the couples who have trusted them always sing the praises of their work.

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1 – Wait until you’ve finished the “searching for inspiration” phase before you start buying material, so that you know what you want beforehand (otherwise it’s likely that you’ll end up burdened with it).

2 – The preparations for the wedding should remain a pleasure (even if it’s not always easy). If you are unable to cope with the pressure when you only have 134 days to find 100 old, mismatched plates and the tablecloths to go with them, whilst also sewing 5 bow ties and 30 metres of bunting, try to delegate from the start.

3 – Follow your desires: everyone will try and stick their oar in, and there will be good and bad advice, but keep in mind what will really please the two of you.

> The venueDomaine de la Pommé in Trets

> Photography: Sweet Candy Photographie

> The clothes:

Malvina: Dress created by her mother (you can contact her at this address: ysendra1@yahoo.fr), shoes by Jonak, belt of fresh flowers by the florist, hair jewelry by Asos

Julien: Suit by Faubourg Saint Sulpice, shoes by La Redoute

> CateringInyoza

> Florist: CL Artisan Fleuriste

> Hairdresser: Les coiffeurs du sud

> Rental of the draught beer system: La Cane Bière

> Music: my sister did me the honour of singing Puccini for my entry to the church. She is a singing teacher and opera singer (in Reims), you can contact her at samantadillmann@live.fr for brides in Champagne-Ardenne. She impressed everyone.

She and her friend also ran the music for the evening with our playlists.

> Favour gifts: Sachets containing SelfpackagingSavons de Marseille and calissons

> Scratchable stickers: MyScratchLabel Read more

A black leather jacket…

A black leather jacket…

With a rock’n’roll atmosphere and black and white decor, this is a winning combination thought up by Mariane and Marine, graphic designer and wedding planner respectively.

We really love the idea of leather jackets worn by the bride and groom – very modern, and a bit of a change!

We often repeat this, but don’t forget that above all your wedding should ressemble you, so don’t hesitate to do things that make you happy – it’ll only make your day even nicer!

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artistes

> Photography: Fabien from Les Bons Moments

> Videoing: Kévin from Something Wedding

> Dress: Manon Gontero

> Make-up: Marion from Art and beauty

> Accessories: Dorian Selosse Joaillerie and Ikonizaboy

> Floristry: Girls and Roses

> Wedding Cake: Mam Patasuc

> Stationery: Mariane Michel

> Design and staging: Marine from Wedding Factory

Un beau jour : Lucie & Jérôme

Un beau jour : Lucie & Jérôme

A couple who dare to use colour: WE SAY YES! Getting by with tricks for a small budget: A THOUSAND TIMES YES! Lucie and Jérôme are the living proof that you can have a really great wedding without bankrupting yourself, by using good ideas and making the right choices. Their advice will be so useful!

You can also share your special moments – send your photos here

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“The traditional marriage proposal did not really take place. It was a moment when I was pestering Jerome that we should get married instead of having a civil partnership.

To have a party, to not do it like everyone else, but also to move forward in our lives. He finished by saying yes… to my schedule. I’ve kept the sheets where he scribbled his vows.”

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adriana-salazarAdriana Salazar comes from Barcelona. She set her suitcases down in Grenoble a year ago.

Portraits, reportages, documentaries and fashion are her favourite styles. Despite having several years of experience in photography, it was only after her arrival in France that she started to photograph her first weddings.

From this discovery, a true passion was born. She loves simplicity, the subtle and the delicate, and capturing those moments when people forget about the camera and just be themselves.

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1 – Know which things you should really go for, and choose what basket your putting your eggs in.

For the decoration, we made a certain choice for the lighting: to completely redesign the lighting in the reception room, which had the ambiance of a 1980s holiday camp. Jérôme even thought up a machine to cut the bases off wine bottles so that they could be made into lighting. As for me, I found this idea too time consuming, too unnecessary, impractical and irrational, but he was right to gamble on this detail even if it took him a lot of time.

The result of this flock of lamps laid end to end on the big tables: subdued lighting for the intimate atmosphere of old bar.

2 – Share the preparations for the event with friends and family who put themselves forward, so that they feel part of the project.

We involved our friends in the organisation by giving each of them a task: Marion = the lanterns, Florence = the bouquets, Léa = the wedding dress, Florent = the playlist, Sam and Arno = the fireworks, etc. For us, this was one of main elements of the celebrations’ success. Everyone felt like they were at their own party on the big day, which gave it a very particular, friendly atmosphere.

3 – Take the time to choose your caterer: we didn’t do this, to our regret. We were looking for a small catering firm, with the idea that by avoiding the big companies we would come across someone who knew how to adapt their service to our original ideas. We found ourselves with a stressed out person, who made his daughter and wife work, and whose food was good but by no means spectacular. So take care, in your search for savings and originality, to go for a service provider who is up to the job and, above all, don’t forget to have a tasting session beforehand.

> The venue: Château Rocher in Roybon (38)

> Photography: Adriana Salazar

> The clothes:

Lucie: dress by NafNaf, shoes by Mellow Yellow, fishnet gloves by Tatie

Jérôme: suit by Zara, shoes by Base London

Haridressing: Divague in Grenoble

> Flowers: boxes of untreated flowers bought at Carré Fleurs (at market price).

> Badges: Créa Badges

> Cups: Ecocup Read more

Forever mugs

Forever mugs

The other day, my friend said ‘You always need a mug’. And it’s perfectly true. Yes – even for a wedding! To make pretty centrepieces, like those we showed you here, but also to give as a lovely souvenir of this big day, or perhaps simply as an accessory for the photos.

Lolita Picco has come back and offered, exclusively to Un Beau Jour, these two new colours of her “forever dans mon coeur” mugs to complete your collection: one in bright, romantic coral and turquoise, and one in blue and red, a nod to the nautical feel of Lolita’s illustrations.

As always, these mugs are only available in a limited edition, so get in quick! You can order them here – we hope you like them. :)

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Un beau jour : Clémence & David

Un beau jour : Clémence & David

Here is a lovely couple who let themselves be guided by the wonderful service providers that they chose, and really hit the nail on the head. Sometimes you can find that you want to do too much for your wedding, and don’t realize that sometimes, if you  just let yourself be helped by those who actually do it for their job, it can lead to some very nice surprises!

You can also share your special moments – send your photos here

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“December 2013. Place Vendôme. David gave me a little piece of jewelry for the birth of our 2 month old daughter, and offered to take me for dinner in our favourite restaurant. I opened the box and, to my surprise, discovered my engagement ring. I said yes, of course… very touched.”

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Fabien tries to steer clear of the old clichés that you can get at weddings, getting away from the conventional whilst always staying true to the essential point… capturing your joie de vivre!

He feels that it is very important for him to be in harmony with his couples, creating a bond that allows him to remain creative but to also capture the pure moments that really resemble them.

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1 – Think of your guests: limit the journey times between the town hall/church/reception/bed. It’s all time and energy that you can save for the evening party.

2 – Consider a more relaxed option for the meal, which won’t necessarily be more expensive than a room + catering + decoration + furniture, etc. Everything is included, the meal prepared there and then by a chef, and the decorations are already cozy.

3 – Insist on a child-free evening if the venue is not prepared for them and there will be a lot of them. Each parent will organise their own affairs, and will be able to really make the most of it, 100%.

> The venue: Gulf Stream beach restaurant

> Photography: Fabien – Les Bons Moments

> The clothes:

Clémence: PAGNOL top and FAYETTE skirt by Laure de Sagazan, ballerina pumps by Repetto

David: Jacket and shirt by Carven, tie and trousers by Balibaris , belt by Merci

> Catering: The chef of the Gulf Stream restaurant

> Hair and make-up: Court Carré salon in Guérande

> Rental of the little train: Les Trains de la Brière Read more

DIYs in 2014

DIYs in 2014

Continuing our little best of 2014 series, this time in honour of our DIYs!

We have had 42 of these this year (wow!), and we’ve tried to vary the categories as much as possible.

We’ve talked of decorations, for example, including this idea for an original table centrepiece, or this alternative for creating an easy marquee light, but also of stationery, with advice and ideas for making announcements or pretty place markers. We have even thought of your guests, by making favour gifts, place marker bracelets, and fans.

So, cast an eye over this article to arm yourself with the right tools, and get going!

And as a reminder, you can sort the articles by category, time, and level of difficulty. It’s so practical, whether your wedding is in 1 year or 1 m0nth ;)

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Great DIYs

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Making beautiful wreaths of gold leaves

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Glittery tights

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A confetti bar for your departure from the ceremony

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A DIY for a confetti popper (left), and another for a Bohemian seating plan (right)

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The A to Z of creating a guestbook that’s not like the rest

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Writing lovely messages on balloons

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Creating a ring holder

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Making party bags

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Your initials in reinforced concrete

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A beautiful hairstyle that’s easy to create thanks to a video tutorial

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Original favour gifts for your guests: the playlist of your evening

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Making a marquee light

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Ideas galore

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DIYs gleaned here and there on the internet can lead to lovely selections based on specific themes.

Floral projects made of paper

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Ideas for a green wedding

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Getting a “wow” effect with balloons

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A pretty photobooth selection

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Photo Credits: Anne-Solange Tardy and Marion Heurteboust (luminous sign)