Lifestyle around weddings

May 21, 2017

Slowlife wedding in Provence at Mas de I’Amarine

By Muriel - The International Wedding Planner

in Lifestyle around weddings


Muriel Saldalamacchia

French destination wedding expert settled in Provence and NYC, Muriel Saldalamacchia is a destination wedding expert, and plans exquisite destination weddings in South of France and Italy. Muriel has been author for several American printed magazines and online, an international speaker for destination wedding conference in the US, Middle East and Canada. Still operating with a maximum of 12-15 weddings per year, Muriel is enthusiast and passionate. Muriel is always ready to handle with demanding couples with high expectations! Don’t think you are too picky, she will easily admit she’s at least as picky as you are.


Mas de l’Amarine is an authentic experiential hideaway in a unique artist’s house, in the heart of Provence, for sophisticated travellers ». Located in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, this place has a lot to offer.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is bar to none to welcome your destination wedding. Named the Capitale city of Les Alpilles, this big village is perfect for a unexpected and memorable experience. With more than 9.000 regular inhabitants, up to 80.000 during summer, you have more possibilities than you would ever need: relaxing, shopping, fine dining, hiking, chilling, swimming, make yoga, racing, and even…sailing!

But amongst a simple list of what to do, where and when, whereas you are looking for an alternative for your wedding, you surely will be seduced by this positive luxury #SlowLife enhanced here, at Mas de l’Amarine, nestled amid wild fields and contemporary sculptures designed by native artist : Nicolas Eres. www.eres-nicolas.comSlowlife wedding in Provence

Let us do a virtual visit, right now in this artist’s house, without standing out of your chair. But I do not promise you’ll stay seated on it for a moment ^^


For what kind of wedding ?

Definitely perfect for an intimate destination wedding that would last several days. Romantic or Arty: it’s up to you. Both mood suit perfectly the Mas’s landscape. Then, a bohemian wedding would be absolutely fantastic here! This could be also an option! Between 20 guests, up to 55, would be my recommandations. Even if the lovely owners already welcomed a 100-guests-wedding. All different spaces can welcome different decor set-up. It would be an absolute shame not to take advantage of these.

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The ambiance at Mas de l’Amarine:

Words wouldn’t honor the property enough. Here come the photos!


Mas de l'Amarine "Slowlife" 's definition:

S > Sustainability  L > Local  O > Organic  W > Wellness L > Luxe  I > Inspiring   F > Fun   E > Experiences

The place | its hospitality:
Its history: "Mas de l'Amarine is an artist's house, decorated by painter Roger Bezombes in the 1950s with an effusion of colors and mosaics. The style suggests the bohemian life beloved of many artists, hinting at freedom and a touch of talented craziness. A variegated exuberance of colour and design". Its capacity:  This luxury property is made of the Mas (the main house) and a Bergerie (a smaller house, typical from Provence, made of stones.) All combined, you can welcome 16 people, split into 8 bedrooms, the whole thing on a 5.000 sqm garden, with a heated swimming-pool, espaliered terraces, a biotop with frog, fishes and water lilies, a french bowl's court and lot of varieties of flowers, and garrigue. The owners:  You will love Alice and Bernard. These two created a place like no one else could ever done it. Their complicity and their undying love for beauty and nature make this exclusive property unique and full of positive energies. No matter where you stand, or what you expect, you will receive more than you could ever dream it. Their both different experiences in famous and luxury places in Switzerland, France and Corsica - to name a few - finally lead them to buy Mas de l'Amarine in 2011. With some great works there, they - step by step - continue the work to magnify the place, in each of its corners. With awesome and surprising contemporary sculptures you will have an extreme pleasure to errand in the allées of the different terraces.


The Food there:

One only rule: local | local | local! Alice and Bernard only work with local suppliers. From cheese to lamb, from vegetables to wine, they only selected local professionals, all passionated by what they do, daily in their barns, in their shop, on their lands. And you will have benefits of it. Healthy food, and a very creative cuisine, at mas de l'Amarine, the food experience will never disappoint you!


What to do there?

With a very selected range of cosmetics proposed, wellness and piece of mind are strong key words at Mas de l'Amarine. Then, you'll need to prepare a long stay there. Meaning long enough to have time to get access to each services proposed there.

  • Yoga, dynamic hiking in Les Alpilles and Pilates.
  • Retreat with a coach.
  • Sapssaie, a psycho-physical discipline that is 100% made in Provence.
  • Beauty treatments with Céline Escand's Baume Intégral.
  • Massages.
N.B: Celine Escand's Baume Integral is certainly one of my favorite cream, both used by men and women. Do not hesitate to buy on line while following the link above. You will love it! 


Singularity | Event:

I had the chance to join Alice and her fab' team during the event they organised this week-end, May 19th to 21st. "La Fête de la Rose". Alice is a big fan of the roses cultivated by her now-friend Benoit Hochart who created his Rose-Garden around 30 years ago, less than 1 hour of drive form St Rémy de Provence. Then, with some passionate friends, they welcome hundreds of visitors, guests, friends, professionals and roses-addict during this three-days-event. They proposed a dinner with recettes including roses flavours,  with an impressive selection of wine to match. Roses created and cultivated by Benoit are odorous > the sommelier found his inspiration while Alice and Bernard created the menu. This event is tribute to beauty, woman and nature, like French Pierre de Ronsard, the Prince of Poets form the XVI° Century made it with "Ode à Cassandre" and its famous sentence "Mignonne, allons voir si la rose..." > "Sweathart, let us see if the rose..." A sensitive poem dedicated to the game of seduction. This sensitivity boomed in each corner of the property. This First Event Edition was a success, and I personally had a blast while enjoying the roses, the floral water, the gardens and the cheese with rose's jam.


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