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.
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: Balloon, Diamond, Anchor 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!
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 ;)
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.
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 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.
“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!”
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.
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.
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for brides in Champagne-Ardenne. She impressed everyone.
She and her friend also ran the music for the evening with our playlists.
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!
Adriana 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.
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 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. :)
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!
“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.”
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.
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%.