Believe it or not, I am not actually posting this film because of the handsome staring man. Strangely enough it’s actually the backdrop and the amazing hotel featured towards the end of the film that excites me more than the lead male… sorry Jude! The majority of the new Dior Homme Sport advert is filmed on the stunning French Riviera with Jude driving along the stunning coastal roads, ending with a sequence at my fetish venue, the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc with its majestic cream facade and beautiful shoreline. If this advert doesn’t make you want to get married on the French Riviera or at least visit, I don’t know what will! P.s. aren’t the car and boat amazing!
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Browsing wedding blogs has developed into somewhat of a hobby for me. Some, including my Petit Ami, would describe such behaviour as:
A. “a busman’s holiday”
A vacation during which one engages in activity that is similar to one’s usual work
B. “too much of a good thing”
Excess which may cause one harm
C. “all work and no play”
Without time off from work, a person can become both bored and boring
D. “a mild obsession”
To have one’s mind excessively preoccupied with a single emotion or topic
However… there is one person who does not agree with any of the above, that person happens to be one of my clients / Bride to be / brilliant wedding blogger / journalist; Georgia Peters. If you are looking for inspiration, trends and just beautiful eye candy images, take a look at Georgia’s blog Before the Big Day. In the My Wedding section of her site, Georgia chronicles her wedding planning exploits and I feel honored to be featured in the following article: http://beforethebigday.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-wedding-planner.html
As you might know, the releasing of doves is a symbolic act often carried out during wedding ceremonies. Traditionally, white doves are the symbol of hope and peace, with many references of the winged creatures in the bible in relation to the holy sprit. White doves are also associated with love and fidelity, as the birds keep the same mate for life. While all of this sounds highly romantic, the following photo circulating the internet at the moment, proves that dove releasing is not without its risks…
This poor poor woman has indeed experienced a serious wardrobe malfunction. If you like our booby bride above are planning on wearing a strapless wedding dress, you might like to think about going for a safer option and releasing your doves from a basket or bird-cage, thus removing the danger of exposing your assets to the entire congregation following the delicate dove release ‘lift and thrust’ action.
Something very important to be aware of is that real doves should not actually be used for dove releasing. In fact, the birds used are specially bred white homing pigeons. Doves actually have very little homing ability, so after a release, they have great difficulty in finding their way back to their owner and risk being attacked by predators in the wild. I can certainly vouch for this. While on holiday with my boyfriend last January in the Philipines, one of the hotels we were staying in had got doves in for a wedding ceremony. The poor creatures never found their way home and were still roaming around the hotel’s grounds when we arrived two months later!
Posted in Preferred Wedding Suppliers, Wedding Celebrants, Wedding Related Articles, tagged wedding celebrant, wedding ceremony on the French Riviera, wedding officiant on January 9, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Otherwise known as an Officiant, a Wedding Celebrant is the person who conducts a wedding ceremony whether it be religious, humanist or spiritual. As outlined in the Getting Married in France section of My Riviera Wedding, the only legally recognised wedding ceremony in France is the civil service, which is often accompanied by a symbolic blessing or religious ceremony. Couples who decide not to hold their ceremony in a place of religious worship can effectively hire an independent Wedding Celebrant to lead their wedding ceremony in their venue of choice; on a beach, in a hotel, in the gardens of a villa or Chateau or even out at sea on a yacht!
The French Riviera is home to many well reputed Anglophone Wedding Celebrants. I have compiled a selection of the most reputed professional officiants in the area currently available for wedding ceremonies throughout the South of France.
- Anne Naylor: Anne Naylor creates and conducts tailor-made wedding ceremonies throughout the South of France region. Along with the Bride and Groom, Anne prepares the order of service, vows, readings and blessings according to the couple’s faith, religion, spirituality or culture. For her wedding celebrant services she offers 5 packages ranging from as little as 500 euros up to 2, 500 euros. Anne is also a life coach and writes an inspirational weekly column for the online newspaper The Huffington Post.
For more information about Anne and the different Wedding Celebrant services she offers, you can visit her website and her blog. Please don’t forget to mention that you found out a about Anne on www.my-riviera-wedding.com! By doing this you will be helping me to spread the word about my wedding planning activities.
- Peter Madan: Based near Cannes, Wedding Celebrant and ordained Reverend Peter Madan runs a team of 10 ministers, located along the French Riviera. All ceremonies are 100% made to measure and Peter personally prepares all the future Brides and Grooms for their wedding ceremony, even if one of the other team members celebrates the actual ceremony. The preparation process usually starts with an initial consultation, Peter then provides the couple with sample ceremonies according to their needs from which the outline of the ceremony is drafted out. With Peter, the couple continues to work on the ceremony over the following months before the big day. Peter and his team of celebrants are all bilingual French/English and can between them offer wedding Celebrant services in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian and Turkish. Although all of the celebrants are Christians, they can all also perform non-religious ceremonies. The team has previously married a large variety of different couples including Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Non-Believers.
You can contact Peter Madan either by email or by telephone on +33 4 93 69 52 00. To find out more about the wedding celebrant services that Peter offers, you can visit his website. Please don’t forget to mention that you found out a about Peter and his team of celebrants on www.my-riviera-wedding.com! By doing this you will be helping me to spread the word about my wedding planning activities.
Eco Green is an environmentally conscious, back to basics wedding theme. Starting with bridal wear and groom attire, ransack thrift stores to give a new lease of life to a second-hand wedding dress or a retro suit. Hold your reception at a wine producing estate at the heart of the Provencal countryside amongst vineyards, fields of flowers and olive trees. Ditch the traditional wedding car for a tandem bicycle and put on shuttle busses for guests to avoid them each taking a car. Create a 100% organic menu, using local produce and seasonal fruit & veg. For the colour scheme, mix fresh shades of green with olive green and yellow tones . For decoration think wood, pebbles, natural fibres such as cotton and linen, coconut husk carpeting, and lots of plants and foliage. Send invites and save the dates by email and print menus and programmes on recycled paper.
The Arabian Nights wedding theme encompasses brightly coloured décor evocative of both the middle eastern provinces and northern African countries such as Morocco and Tunisia. This extravagant wedding theme’s colour scheme consists of warm, bright tones of red, orange, pink, green, violet, electric blue, gold and bronze. Fabrics of differing textures and designs are mixed up together for a rich multilayered layered look. For entertainment, take the Arabian Nights wedding theme to the max with snake charmers, belly dancers and exotic instruments. For food, offer your guests a taste of the orient with Lebanese, and middle eastern spicy savoury specialities and deliciously sweet treats.
Internationally renowned event décor designer Preston Bailey is most well known for the ultra feminine Fairytale Romance wedding theme. As illustrated in his book ‘Fantasy Weddings’, Bailey reinvents the modern day Cinderella, taking the theme to the max for a total Fairytale Romance look. The Fairytale Romance colour scheme mixes shining silver, bright white, pale pinks and blues with warmer shades of gold and forest green. Candle light and ethereal lighting adds a touch of magic to this beautiful wedding theme. For a Fairytale wedding on the French Riviera, there is one particular venue which is ideally suited to the theme.; the magnificently romantic Château Garibondy.
The Modern Luxury wedding theme oozes quality, glamour and class. Think the homes of the rich and famous, 5 star hotels, luxury villas and the ultimate in chic, modern design. Modern Luxury uses a warm colour scheme with dark and milk chocolate browns, cream and ivory white and touches of sparkle. Turn the lights down low and add subtle amber lighting to create a golden glow. Go for a string quartet for your wedding ceremony, arrive in style in a black Mercedes S Class and severe refined cuisine at your reception with great French wine and Champagne.
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