Destination Wedding France
About Brie & Pierre's Destination Wedding in France:
Brie and Pierre both work in the design world, thus they had a very clear image of what their wedding should look like. A rustic but well maintained venue, yellow and blue touches in the decorations and flowers, a religious ceremony held outdoors, high-end cuisine, and artsy photography. It was not easy to find the perfect venue for B&P, however they settled on the wonderful Château de Valinches in France and invited their family and friends for a 3-day event. The guests, travelling from the US, the UK, Belgium, and Switzerland, started the festivities with some golfing and pétanque, on the grounds of the château, followed by an intimate rehearsal dinner.
Even though the weather forecast was quite bad the day of the wedding, the weather gods were on our side and gifted us the most beautiful light and the best temperature for the outdoor ceremony and reception!
Before heading to their honeymoon, B&P thanked their guests with a goodbye brunch.
Thanks to the great team of vendors:
Photography: Florence Grandidier
Venue: Château de Valinches
Flowers & Decorations: Des fleurs des fleurs... / Malice & Co
Hair & Make-up: Virginie Debourg
Wedding Planner: Nicki Taeymans
Here is Brie & Pierre's review:
"When planning our wedding we were confronted with many decisions, but by far the best one we made was working with Nicki at Souvenir Weddings. Among the challenges we faced were: living in two different countries; planning from abroad; having guests from around the world; and being particular about design and food—we needed to ensure we had a wedding planner that was up for these challenges, and Nicki more than rose to the occasion. From the very first meeting to following up with vendors post wedding, Nicki has been at the top of her game, helping us navigate everything with ease. Working with Nicki made the planning of our wedding very enjoyable. Here are some bullet highlights that made the experience with Nicki stand out:
• She loves what she does
• She listens
• She makes you feel like your wedding is the most important one she has on
• She really works with you to understand your vision and doesn't push her own style on you
• She is always optimistic and realistic
• She loves working collaboratively with people; but always makes sure to keep our interests front and centre
• She takes every new request as a new challenge and gives it her all to find the right solution
• She's a genuine, honest person who is always backing you up—there's no bad surprises with Nicki
We cannot recommend her highly enough. Everything at our wedding was planned out thoroughly; to the point where even our guests were commenting on how well organised everything was; allowing us to enjoy our day."