The blog is off to snowy climbs today for the vow renewal of Françoise and Méderic who got married 5 years ago and decided to renew their vows with their very close friends. The couple live in Nantes (north west of France) and chose as wedding destination, the Haute Savoie area in the Rhone Alpes region.
Wedding Planner Sandrine from Sisters Events Prod takes you through Françoise and Méderic’s big day in Chatel and a sneaky surprise for one guest the day before!
“When Françoise contacted me the first time, she explained to me their expectations: they wanted a bachelor/bachelorette party the day before the wedding; for the wedding itself, the couple wanted an intimate friendly wedding in the middle of the snow. Also, they had a special request: they asked me to help the bestman, Cyrille, to organize his own proposal (which will happen during the bachelor party).
Let me describe you the progress of the festivities:
The couple rented a chalet in Chatel where they spent a week of holidays with all their friends. We asked to Marc Daviet, an amazing photographer, to capture all the best moments of those festivities. The bachelor/bachelorette party took place the first day with a caving activity for men and dogsled for women.
In parallel of these activities, we organized a “fake treasure hunt” (as treasure: the engagement ring for Lauriane). In the afternoon, men and women finished their respective activities and met in a lovely place for the last step of the “treasure hunt” : THE proposal. Of course Lauriane won the hunt and what was her surprise when she discovered the ring, followed by the question ” Lauriane, would you marry me ?”. She cried and said a big “YES, I DO”.
After this moment full of emotion, they came back to the chalet and ate a delicious “raclette”. One more time, it was a wonderful moment with a lot of laugh and surprises.
The next day was the Big day. The preparation of the bride started early in the morning with a hairstyle by Elisabeth and lacing up into her gown.
Françoise wore a tailor-made dress made by Marjorie which was a mix between her first wedding dress and a new one. Whilst everybody was preparing, I set up the decoration for the ceremony and the evening party.
The theme of the wedding was “winter” using this as the inspiration for the colour, white, blue and silver. For the ceremony, I put fake snow in a vase and some white branches, added on a few branches, white roses and feathers. Unfortunately, because of the rain, we couldn’t have the ceremony on the terrace, so we decided to have it on the balcony. The lovely snowy setting made this ceremony even more romantic than it already was .
Then the couple and their guests took pictures in the snow.
At the end of the photo session, 2 limousines took us to the restaurant “la Samoyede” in Avoriaz for the wedding lunch.
The chef cooked a delicious lunch with scallops, foie gras, a local dish and a wedding cake. After this gastronomic lunch we came back to the chalet for the party. We danced and had fun until 5h in the morning.
I would like to thank Françoise and Méderic as well as their lovely friends Cyrille, Lauriane, Stephie, Antoine, Bertrand, Alexandra, Jeff and Tom.
Thanks to them, Marc (the photographer) and I spent 2 wonderful days and we felt as if we were with our own friends.”
Wedding planner & Styling: www.sisterseventsprod.com
Photographer: Marc Daviet www.md-photo-mariage.com/
Chalet: Chalet des loups www.myvirtual360.fr/loc_saison/chalet_les_loups_chatel/
Spa: Hotel Macchi www.hotelmacchi.com
Wedding dress: Marjorie www.marjorieg.canalblog.com/
Wedding lunch and dinner: La Samoyede www.hotel-lesmoyede.com