Category Archives: Delicious Destination
Friday morning is the perfect time for some pure unadulterated escapism. And Alina and Gregoire’s wedding brings you exactly that.
Close your eyes and imagine the sun on your skin, a light breeze bringing with it the hazy smell of lavender, olives and lemons…
The sound of a Champagne bottle popping and that gentle fizz of bubbles as it’s poured into an elegant glass flute…
Ice cold polar winds?? Pas ici sur Rock My Wedding mes amis…we’re off to Provence.
In The Heart Of Provence
Alina The Bride: Some say Paris is the most romantic place in the world, but we think Provence could rival it for this title. The cutest little villages and breathtaking views, the vineyards and olive trees, delicious cuisine and wonderful wines, lavender and sunshine – you cannot help falling in love with this region.
And nested in the heart of Provence is Mas de la Rose. As soon as we entered the gates for the first time, we fell in love with the place: it just oozes charm and the design of the place is sheer perfection, every little detail is thought through so well and it flawlessly combines the essence of Provence with modern style.
Soft And Natural
I’ve spent countless hours on Pinterest looking for hairstyles and makeup, but I always came back to the soft low bun and natural make up with accent on the eyes. Axelle and Blandine did a wonderful job at creating the look I was hoping for and I had great fun working with them.… View the full post.
Today we have a beautiful sunshine soaked outdoor affair for you to feast your eyes upon.
Jonny & Morgane are the duo behind M&J Photography and when they sent me a few of these images from Eliza & Rob’s Tuscan Adventure I knew they would be the perfect thing to set the blog on fire during these cold winter months.
In a slight deviation from the norm the narration of this Italian tale will come directly from Jonny & Morgane.
Morgane From M&J Photography: After shooting our first Italian wedding last year in Tuscany, Jonny and I have been lucky enough to travel back to Italy on numerous occasions, but for so many reasons, Eliza & Rob’s wedding really stands out as one of our favourites!
Simple & Luxurious
We’d never visited Umbria before, so were excited when Eliza first got in touch, even more so when the pretty invitation arrived in the post. We could see from the attention to detail and simple but luxurious quality of the printed invite that this was going to be a wedding full of beautiful natural colours and understated elegance.
Wedding planner, Helga Marcks from ‘Wedding Italy’ tells us that when Eliza & Rob first contacted her in January 2013, that they were hoping for an “elegant but cozy, fresh and crisp venue” and were “dreaming of a wedding with lots of flowers, candles & exceptional food”. I think Helga made the perfect decision when she offered them Tenuta di Canonica as the hill-top venue and most definitely made her clients dream come true with her excellent planning decorations.… View the full post.
First of all – Anyone who reads RMW regularly will know that I do like a good pun… So I am more than a little bit proud of my title for today’s real wedding…
Secondly… We are doing things a bit differently today folks. Not only do we have a wedding story all the way from Sweden but also a write up crafted by the Groom.
Mike The Groom: Our wedding was held at Smådalarö Gård, Dalarö, in Stockholm’s beautiful archipelago. We had visited a few other potential locations, with mixed success. A friend of Cecilia’s recommended this particular venue and we fell in love with it after our first visit. No other venue would do after we had been here.
Rustic & Romantic
Cecilia wanted a rustic and romantic look – a natural look for her and one that she would be comfortable with throughout the big day! Her hair had elegant curls, a loose Dutch Crown braid, with gold and crystal pins to form a tiara. The make-up was applied in warm gold and pink tones. Both Cecilia and her bridesmaids hair and make-up were created by Mia Högfeldt.
Cecilia chose a Bella Galante dress, of ivory colour, with romantic subtle creases and a graceful trail. Cecilia had a button sewn on to the back of her dress, so that she could wear the trail later as an American bustler. A small hoop was also added to the underside of the dress, so she could put her arm through it to carry the dress and easilly manage the trail whilst dancing the night away.… View the full post.
I do. It might be my most favourite place in the whole of Europe, maybe even the world. To get married there would be an absolute dream and I am green-eyed over Kelly and Sam’s elegant, glamorous and sophisticated affair.
I love the simple rustic reception, I love the sun-dappled portraits and the intimate outdoor ceremony.
And I love those mink coloured Louboutins more than cake. And I like cake A LOT.
Kelly The Bride: I used to holiday in the Dordogne region as a child and had very fond memories of the place. When I brought Sam down to the area he loved the pace of life, the beautiful scenery and the great food! We knew we wanted to get married abroad and when we started looking for wedding venues the Dordogne was the natural choice.
The Chateau was actually the first venue we visited on a lengthy list and we fell in love with it straight away and didn’t bother looking at any others!
Natural But Polished
I don’t wear a great deal of make up so, I guess like most brides, I wanted to look ‘natural but polished’, if that makes any sense, throughout the day. For my hair, again I wanted to wear it down so it would look as natural as possible, but without going flat. Jane Emerson did my hair and makeup. She’s British but living in the Dordogne and has a wealth of experience in the fashion industry, so I was very well looked after!
Jane used mineral makeup to keep things as natural as possible and added a few subtle false lashes to the edges of my eyes to add a bit of glamour.… View the full post.
Ever since I sneaked a peek of this amazing wedding on our Facebook page last Saturday I’ve been itching to share this with you lovely lot. And from the super enthusiastic response you gave, it seems you’ve been eagerly awaiting its publication on the blog too!
For a start it took place in a blissfully romantic Château in France; I mean there are parquet floors and chandeliers and grand pianos and everything. There are also ponies which also get a huge thumbs up in my book.
But mainly, Susie and Russell know how to throw a darn good party; any wedding that still has guests dancing at 3am is a testament to that.
I guarantee that you folks will be pinning this big day to your hearts’ content. There are suave menfolk in black tie, beret favours (I know! IMMENSE!) handmade chocolates, a traditional French Croquembouche and hazy sunlight streaming through ancient trees.
I adore it.
Château de Pennautier
Susie The Bride: With me being from Cork and Russell from Leamington Spa we were always going to have to ask the wedding party to travel one way or the other. Both of us pictured our wedding as being warm and sunny with great food and wine. Added to this we run an international events company and are often in spectacular European locations wishing our friends and family were with us – this was our chance to make that happen.
The South of France has been a special place for both of us.… View the full post.