Hello and firstly an apology for the lack of posts over the last couple of days and bringing you this piece about me, in behind the blogger. Unfortunately someone decided to hack my beautiful blog and messed up some of the back-end geeky bits. Now I am a little bit of a geek, but I am very lucky that my hubby is a gorgeous geek guru and has spent the last couple of days sorting it out.
These couple of days apart from the colourful language has also given me a chance for more research and a chance to reflect. My realisation is that it is time for me and my readers to get to know each other better.
Given the industry that I love and write about, my name Monique Trulove would be a pure stroke of foresight and genius by my parents. Unfortunately it is not my birth name but a pseudonym or pen name that I write under. My intention is not to deceive, but while writing under alter ego Monique I am able to let my creative ideas run free without constraint. The same principle applies to Beyonce who appears on stage as Sasha Fierce, to give herself the confidence to perform in a way that would be outside her normal characteristics.
So how did French Wedding Style get started?
In the real world a friend of mine started to plan her french wedding and asked for my help. Now my husband, 2 cats and I are based in the UK but have ties with France (trying not to give too much away to those detective types) and travel to the country that has my heart as often as possible.
So my friend and I started researching and found many wonderful English destination wedding blogs, who would feature France every 2 months or so, which proved a long inspiration process. So I started compiling all my research and ideas and it was my gorgeous hubby who put the seed into my head about writing my own french inspired wedding and style blog.
Now nothing happened for a while as I am also employed part time and self employed, although the idea kept coming back to the front of my mind. So this summer 2011 over a lovely bottle of red, my hubby and I started discussing the blog and how with my other commitments it could potentially work. Through the vin rouge induced haze Monique was born, a plan was devised and French Wedding Style – the french wedding inspiration and style blog – launched at the beginning of October.
The blog will include posts written and based in France during my travels, but I dream that maybe one day the majority of the blog would come to you from my home in the South of France.
I look forward to finding out more about you and would love to hear from you if there is any additional content that you would like to see.
Monique x x