Last month we fell for Stan and Cecile, a beautiful French couple who found love in Canada after we had the privilege of featuring their engagement shoot in Paris. For us, it was a totally different view of the city of lights. No posing for a kiss in front of the Eiffel Tower, no lover’s stroll along the Seine and no throwing keys from the Pont des Arts. Instead, they danced together on the street of La Rue des Thermopyles, a pretty little side street in the 14th arrondissement of Paris with large stoned pathways and old houses dressed in wisteria. We were so pleased when their amazing photographer, the equally lovely Emilie Iggiotti (who got to travel all the way from Canada to capture their big day) sent us over their wedding in France to feature. Although it’s not a destination wedding, it’s a happy ending that we had to share with you.

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“Stan and I met six years ago in Montreal where we both studied. Yet, we are both French and currently live in Paris. In the summer 2011, on my birthday, Stan organized a surprise week-end away in Brussels, where he proposed. Things went very fast after that weekend. As our friends and family all live in different parts of the world, we felt it was essential that the venue should only be one hour away from Paris and its different airports and train stations. We found La Grange de Bourgoult and immediately fell in love with it. The dining room had exposed beams and the entire building was Norman style.”

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“We didn’t want our wedding colours to clash with the natural colours of the venue, so we decided on a palette of pale pink and green. We wanted a classical with bohemian touch style wedding, so my husband and his best men all wore morning coats, with waistcoats and striped trousers while I had my dress made by Laure de Sagazan, a very sweet and talented stylist from Paris. Laure de Sagazan’s wedding dresses are all very delicate with a lot of lace and principally made of crepe fabric. She designed an entirely custom-made dress that I love and that was so easy to move around in on our wedding day.”

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Little wedding children… how cute are they?

“For all the wedding details, I have an incredible mother and mother-in-law to thank for their dedication. My mother took care of all the flowers with our local florist, and had 3 vases filled with light pink dahlias, roses, raspberries and leafage for each table. Our theme was “Bonbons”, so we asked a friend to do water-color drawings representing a type of bonbon for each table. The end result was beautiful. My mother-in-law sewed all the lovely flower girls’ dresses. As wedding favors we put small kraft bags with French bonbons for each seat.”

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“To capture this day, I wanted a photographer who would document all the important steps with a vision of her own, and I couldn’t think of anyone more suited than Emilie who had already photographed my mother and I in the past. In the end, our wedding went by so fast that I barely had the time to take it all in, but I cherish all the wonderful and precious moments from that day spent with my husband, our families and our friends who came from all other the world to be with us on this very special occasion.”

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I’m having a style crush on Cecile’s dress, a french designer by the name of Laure de Sagazan – check back with us later for some more! A big thanks to our lovely couple today for sharing their gorgeous wedding in France and what about Emilie? We are mad about her! Have a great day peeps!

Photography; Emilie Iggiotti Photography | Venue: Le Grange de Bourgoult | Stationary; 123 Nous irons | Flowers; Efflorescence | Wedding dress; Laure de Sagazan | Shoes; Repetto | Videography; Weddream Prod | Men’s Fashion; Les Deux Oursons  | Make-up artist and hair stylist: Gaelle B, gaellebertoletti@live.fr

5 Responses

  1. Bleubook

    My grandparents were named Stanley and Cecil. They had a very long, happy marriage, 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. I just wanted to wish this couple the best, a marriage as long and joyful as “my” Stan and Cecil.

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  2. Emma

    Sweet and charming! Love that dress, that just seems to fit the bride’s personality. Beautiful wedding and images!

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