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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.
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.’
How they met
We met online. Two-and-a-half years ago.
Alex proposed at his birthday party.
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
How did you choose your photographer
Found online. Anita loved their style
The Row, diamond earrings by Kruk (a Polish company)
The Suit and Bridesmaids
H&M suit, one bridesmaid in her own dress
Theme or Colour Scheme
All the decorations were white
Home-made bouquet’s of wild flowers and locally grown roses
White pompoms, paper lanterns, garland lights, tea-lights, flowers
Traditional French buffet with charcuteries, hot-stone BBQ, gratins, salads, local cheeses, bread and fruit
Traditional French Croquembouche
A six-piece Balkan band, Muskar 13
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.
Despite three different cultures everyone had an amazing time
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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