Milly The Bride:
My gown was designed and made by the extremely talented dressmaker Venetia Flint
I wore an antique opal heart necklace
given to me by Simon on the morning of the wedding. And one of the most extravagant aspects of the wedding a pair of Royal blue Manolo Blahnik heels from Harrods
Our venue was a gorgeous vineyard called Chateau Sainte-Roseline
in Les Arcs, Provence, France. The ceremony was in the Olive Grove, followed by canapés and fizz in the Cloisters, and then dinner and dancing outdoors in the Alley of Trees.
Rustic flowers provided by local Provencal florist, La Rose d’Or
Simon's little sister Beth made the bunting. I did all the calligraphy. I also bought local biscuit tins and found the flower jars at a local antique market. Party bags consisted of local honey, mustard, tapenade, Grandmother’s recipe, local herbes de provence, and local “calisson” sweets.
Caterer & Cake Maker
We had a traditional Piece Montee wedding cake provided by the our caterers, AMJ
The Bridesmaid two-piece outfit was a fabulous find in the Whistles
sale. “Tie the knot” rings especially made by Louisa Slade
Simon wore a couture Paul Smith
I calligraphed all the place settings. Our Save the Dates were old French postcards and our invitations were sent with a handmade guidebook for the area of Provence made by us.
We had a local 18-piece big band called Big Band d’Aix
for dancing in the evening.
The amazing Charlotte Hu
was our photographer. We liked her who so much we flew her over to France to capture our day.
Our talented friends and family performed our favourite pieces of music and readings. We all sung “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” by Abba at the end of the vows and our two little nieces carried the rings.