10

Mar

2016

Anita and Alex’s Beautiful White South of France Wedding By Time Of Joy Photography

Today we are heading off for some more European Sunshine with this beautiful South of France Wedding. It’s a wonderful wedding set in the most stunning surroundings. Anita and Alex decided to combine the accommodation and reception into one venue, which meant a beautiful Bastide was the location for the reception, after a gorgeous church service. With lots of hand-made white decorations this wedding is simple in design but grand in its venue. Some truly stunning photography from Karolina and Adan at Time of Joy Photography really does make this a delight to look at.

‘A relaxed late summer weekend with family and close friends in a beautiful Bastide in the South of France. The ceremony was conducted in three languages (French, Polish, English) a beautiful church in a small picturesque village’

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Anita and Alex were married on 26th September 2015. The ceremony was held at The Catholic Church of Le Tholonet, South of France. The reception was held at Les Coulisses, Aix-en-Provence, South of France. ‘We wanted Alex’s grandparents who live nearby to be able to attend, also Anita always wanted to get married in the South of France. We had a total of 70 guests and the wedding took 3 months to plan.’

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How they met
We met online. Two-and-a-half years ago.

The Proposal
Alex proposed at his birthday party.

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How did you allocate your budget
We hired a bastide where we could host Anita’s family and hold the reception, caterers, food, drink, a marquee for the meal and dancing, a band, and photographers.

Where did you splurge and where did you save
Splurge: a gypsy six-piece band, photographers from Poland
Save: combining the accommodation and reception in one venue, decorations which we did ourselves, bouquets made by Alex’s Mum, electronic invitations

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How did you choose your photographer
Found online. Anita loved their style

The Dress
The Row, diamond earrings by Kruk (a Polish company)

The Suit and Bridesmaids
H&M suit, one bridesmaid in her own dress

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Theme or Colour Scheme
All the decorations were white

Flowers
Home-made bouquet’s of wild flowers and locally grown roses

Decoration
White pompoms, paper lanterns, garland lights, tea-lights, flowers

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Food
Traditional French buffet with charcuteries, hot-stone BBQ, gratins, salads, local cheeses, bread and fruit

Wedding Cake
Traditional French Croquembouche

Entertainment
A six-piece Balkan band, Muskar 13

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Special Moments
Our two families singing the Polish hymn Barca together in Polish, the crazy dancing, Alex climbing the local mountain on the morning of the wedding with a small group of old friends

Advice to other couples
Do everything that the bride says! And please yourself not others.

Biggest surprise
Despite three different cultures everyone had an amazing time

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For more information on Karolina and Adam’s work please go to:

www.timeofjoy.eu / I:time_of_joy_photography / FACEBOOK

A perfect duet – in life and at work. Wedding photographers since 2006, who can’t live without photography. Love the natural light and human emotions.  We are based in Gdańsk (Poland) but we travel worldwide 

 

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