We really couldn’t wait to share this fab wedding with you.

Marie, the bride, gave us a detailed account of the organization of this wonderful day, with both its highs and lows. Don’t forget to have a little look at the list of of contractors, there are a bunch of great Etsy addresses!

We won’t hide from you how much we love Anaïs (Julie Cerise)’s work, as always. And if you’re still looking for your photographer, feel free to get in touch with her, she still has a few dates available for 2015!

You too can share your special moments, send us your photos here

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“I’d been talking about it for a few years, but Karim wasn’t too keen on the institutional aspect of getting married.

But then he came to understand how important it was for me, and he proposed in April 2013 on Chia beach in Sardinia.

We didn’t tell everyone straight away because we both wanted to wait to announce it to our parents in person, and as one set live abroad, and the others in Bordeaux, we waited almost 2 months.”

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photographe de mariage

julie cerise - phtobioAnaïs Kugel, Julie Cerise going by her second and third names, is an ethereal photographer who usually works in fashion and with magazines.

However, she got inspired by couples in love and their cool ideas for parties, and found herself in the unexpected role of wedding photographer!

mariage conseils

I don’t really have much advice to give.

I think it depends so much on the wedding and what you’re wanting to do, from location to number of guests. As you see, we got married in two far-flung places at opposite ends of the world, so we had to bring over all the contractors and manage all the guests (for transport and accommodation). We had to do everything long distance, because the closer place was 800km away and the further was 2000km away.

That meant we had to delegate some things that we didn’t have the time or desire to sort out.

So for example, in the Pyrenees, it was my mum who led our accommodation search on location and for Tunisia, my parents-in-law turned out to be quite the wedding planners! They handled all the accommodation for Tunis and Kerkennah, as well as the travel plans between Tunis and Kerkennah for all the guests coming from France (about 40 in total).

We took care of it all in advance, so we managed to get it all together just in time.

We also made sure to properly share out the tasks equally so it was really a team effort.

But most importantly, it meant we could get exactly what we wanted!

> Location: private

> Photography: Julie Cerise

> Outfits:

Marie: dress Valentine Gauthier , shoes Sergio Rossi

Karim: suit Faubourg Saint Sulpice

> CatererLe Nectar

Florist: Avril Mai (in Bordeaux)

> Pâtissière: Pâtisserie Chérie (in Bordeaux)

> Sound: Sonopourtous (in Toulouse)

> Tent, tables and chairs: BSL location

> Save the date: Pamela Loops on Etsy

> Wedding annoucements: Pop-attitude

> Thank you notes: Pepperandjoy and the result is here.

> ConfettiSupplyandco and PomLov

> Heart-shaped confettiMurisAndAJ (we punched holes in the confetti to slide them onto drinking straws)

> Confetti packets and guests’ giftsLeboxboutique

> Ribbons, yarns and stickersThatchandthistleco

> PomponsDecopompoms

> Clothes’ hangerPearlsandPastries

> Disposable cutlerySucreshop

> Guests’ giftsHopeandfancy, Ordinaryartists and Lettercdesign and Leboxboutique for the packages.

> StampsPapersushi

> Personalized labelsGreenBeltFarm