The Sunday R&R

This week has flown past and we are here for another Sunday R&R to catch up on all things fabulous in the world of French weddings. But first has anyone been to The National Wedding Show yet on the first two days?  How was it for you and is there any exhibitors or features I just have to go and visit?

Anyway on with Monday which started off with the first beach side Chateau wedding for Aurélie & Marc’s French/ Spanish wedding was an international gathering, just outside La Baule in western France at Chateau Saint Marc.

beach wedding

Fancy a big splash of sun to forget the dullness of winter? Look no further, the sunny wedding ideas boards today by our resident wedding inspiration expert Fabienne Slater from Elian Concept Weddings and Events, are vivid and slightly audacious but they will brighten up your day.

sunny wedding mimosa ideas

Wednesday’s post is a photo session with a difference, captured on the Paris honeymoon of photographers EmmPhotography.  The session is beyond romantic with newlywed Claudia in an awe inspiring Romana Ghita Urmanczy wedding gown, all set against the iconic Eiffel Tower backdrop.  The beautiful bride was captured by her new husband and fellow photographer on their Parisian adventure.

paris honeymoon

I launched a fabulous competition with you on Thursday, the chance to win a wedding dress, very own chance to win a wedding dress work £350 from Minna Bridal.   Designer Minna Hepburn launched her first Bridal Collection in 2011, which become a hit with clients all over the world and gained her a reputation for beautiful ethereal wedding dresses at affordable prices. Read on to find out how to enter

Minna bridal wear

I am honoured to feature many fabulous and beautiful locations on the blog, during the many real wedding, engagements and proposal shoots. Friday’s shoot is set in the capital of romance, but what struck me most about the shoot was that the newlyweds who had eloped, were the stars of the shoot and the city a mere romantic backdrop.


Saturday went a little offbeat and I loved it! I love weddings, French style and France in general, but you already know that about me.  However during my recent and very rare day off and away from the laptop, I started to realise how narrow my scope of creative vision has become and I have decided that I am sporadically interspersing our regular content with extra curricular posts.

These posts will be on a variety of subjects including the business side of running a blog, life journeys and interesting features, adventures along the blogging way, all in a way to alleviate creative myopia that can occur when passionate about one subject. Read on

scared to dream

Other French finds from across the web:

  • A colourful romantic French styled shoot over on LoveLuxe Blog, also where I write a monthly guest post feature;
  • Showing the increasing popularity of French styel weddings, the renowned Rock My Wedding dedicated an entire post to creating a French inspired wedding;
  • If you are having your own Chateau wedding, why not create your own crest?  For inspiration view the Custom Crest post on Ceci New York;
  • Travel Journal: Dance Like No Ones Watching {Deuxième Partie} on Rock n Roll Bride
  • Long time sponsor Elian Concept Weddings and Events shares her insights into French Wedding Traditions over on LoveLuxe Blog
  • France Destination Wedding from Emilie Iggiotti Photography over on Style Me Pretty
  • Kelly and Paul’s wedding in France by English photographer Naomi Kenton

Smile File:

  • Going out for a family Birthday dinner and tempting myself with Chocolate Fudge Cake!
  • Off to London to visit the National Wedding Show and hopefully have time to pop into The French Wedding Show
  • Emailing the newest real life Belle Bride who you all get to meet next week!
  • Finding some fabulous industry professionals to become part of the support team here at French Wedding Style

Have a wonderful Sunday all and tweet @FRweddingstyle if you are at either show today

Monique xx