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Provence

Destination weddings in Provence, South of France
with Muriel Saldalamacchia

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LUXURY PLANNER

In 2017, Muriel joined the inner circle of the world elite planners at the occasion of the Planners Xtraordinaire Show in Dubai which gathered hundreds of her peers, coming from over 30 countries. It was not a goal for her, but Muriel was humbled of being distinguished and recognized for the great job she does daily with her clients and partners.

10

YEARS

Muriel just happened to end up in the wedding industry. When she first founded her company to promote corporate events as a DMC, she was asked to organize a wedding. After she declined four times, she finally accepted the challenge, with the only promise that this wedding would not be boring nor meringue > all the clichés she really hated since being a young girl. The young girl grew up. Muriel still abhors boring and meringue weddings.

12-15

WEDDINGS

Because she only provides exclusive full planning services, Muriel decided a number of years ago to only coordinate between twelve and fifteen destination weddings a year. To guarantee the highest level of results and success for your destination wedding, you deserve Muriel‘s widest availability. Fewer couples = perfect details that make the whole difference.

Welcome to heavenly Provence!

From thousands square miles of olive trees to lavender fields, you will find the enchanted spot where to host your destination wedding.

Discover the area through our curated captions below.

  • Ambiance

    Provence is the dream place if you want to plan your outdoor destination wedding. From lavender fields, to olive groves, its down (down?) mountains as Les alpilles or Luberon will enchant your eyes and your heart. Provence is bar to none! A lot of VIPs and celebrities have a summer residence here. Thanks to the simplicity and discretion of locals, everyone can live together with respect and tranquility. I can say that I never found a place quite like it. Ideal for: genuine and discreet destination weddings.

  • Food & Wine

    Provence is deemed to hold the healthiest food of Southern Europe. Building your destination wedding around food is as brilliant as it is smart. With selected Star Chefs, you can image a 7-course dinner with the relevant wine pairing. You can also host your guests around an informal barbecue in a garden, surrounded by stands and wicker baskets freshly returned from Provençal markets. Seafood is also a highly prized specialty you cannot find anywhere else. Food specialties: Tapenade (paste of olives) | Aïoli | Fougasse (specialty bread made with olive oil) | Truffle | Mushrooms | Veal | Wine | Zucchini and eggplant | Tomatoes | Garlic | Bouillabaisse (fish and vegetables soup) | Pistou soup | Seabass | Red Mullet

  • Hospitality

    As a touristic area, Provence has a lot to offer in terms of accommodations. Planning a destination wedding can quickly become tricky when thinking about housing your guests. However, Provence is one of the most developed areas in France for hospitality. All categories of accommodations are represented: from bed and breakfasts to 5 Stars hotels and palaces, there will always be room for your farthest cousins

  • Weather

    With 300 sunny days a year, be sure to enjoy outdoor activities with mid-to-warm temperatures. Undoubtedly the best location for an outdoor wedding, the ideal period to plan a destination wedding in Provence: April to October

  • People - The Natives

    Being a native of Provence is being proud of its culture. Provence was a land of counts and countesses and farm-owners. In betwen all history took its place. Century after century, natives learnt to live together. This is one of the secrets of their great kindness and happiness when welcoming visitors. Especially when speaking of romance and weddings.

  • Things to do

    Shopping Outdoor activities: biking, trekking, paragliding, horseback riding... Water activities: beach, swimming-pools... Spiritual & Relaxing activities: spa, yoga, hammam, retreats… Gastronomical activities: cooking classes, wine tastings, Michelin-star restaurants... Zen activities: reading, having a nap in a hammock in an olive-tree field, or around the pool (with a Gin Tonic)

  • How to travel there

    International Airport: Marseille-Provence (MRS) Arrivals from all over the world Shuttles + Cabs + Private chauffeur service + Car rentals on site

  • Why I recommend this place

    As a provencal native how could I not promoting the area. From Les Alpilles to Luberon, crossing Pays d'Aix and Mont Ventoux, no small village or big city is out of my knowlegde. From playful activities, to cultural ones, to lazy moments, to crazy-fun ones, you will have too many choices and not enough time here to get to experience all the possibilities for a memorable stay and wedding.

  • My Villages and Cities' bucket list for you

    Saint-Rémy-de-Provence | Eygalières | Maussane-les-Alpilles | Les Baux-de-Provence Gordes | Roussillon | Lacoste | Ménerbes | Bonnieux | Lourmarin | Aix-en-Provence | Avignon | Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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