Brides Experience

October 14, 2017

Wedding design stories: you looking for your dream comes true!

ABOUT AUTHOR

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 peaky, she will easily admit she’s at least as peaky as you are.

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We are keen on beautiful stories at #tiwp!

Discover the story of this romantic and glamorous design for one of our destination wedding in Provence this last summer.

We truly believe that beautiful stories could only be magnified by beautiful details.

With a glamorous palette, turning from nude to gold, including some shades of blush, the result went beyond Magdalena & Eoin’s expectations. 

From the very first minutes, Magdalena was clear on her expectations regarding the scenography of her destination wedding in South of France.

It had to be a romantic and a glamorous wedding, without any possibility to get some meringue or bling spirit. And that’s a good timing: meringue is dead, and bling is not allowed under our roof!

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Once we found the dream location (see photo below), I immediately knew, felt and understood that Magdalena and Eoin’s romantic and glamorous destination wedding was being to be created beyond expectations. And that happened!

All photos by our talented partner Remi Dupac , wedding photographer.

#1

Spaces optimisation

No matter you have 216 guests nor 12, the wedding venue offers spaces that have to be optimised. Where to host the wedding ceremony? Where to host the Cocktail hour? Where to host the dinner? Where to host the party? Phew… so many questions that could drive you nuts and crazy. Hopefully, this is one of the multifaceted nature of my job. As the couple was not able to travel and choose the location prior their big day, we simply had Facetime meeting. Supplemented with maps of the locations, it was more simple to choose and confirm the use of the different spaces. We had the wedding ceremony into the vineyards – right before the harvest. Let me tell you it was out of time and splendid. Then follow the wedding cocktail in front of the pool area, then,  and the dinner, in front of the Mas, under the pergolas with their falling vines. The party was under the stars.

  • destination wedding in provence (wedding venue 4) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac This privatised Mas (wedding venue) in South of France had been chosen by the couple on my professional recommendations and personal videos.

    Indeed, the couple were not able to travel prior their wedding so, we made the process easier.

    We nailed it: golden hour at its best for the cocktail.
  • destination wedding in provence (grapes vineyard) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac September was the best period as grapes were ready for harvest. Right before it, we had time to celebrate!
  • destination wedding in provence (vineyards 1) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac The vineyards were welcoming. It was a must-do to celebrate the ceremony there.
  • destination wedding in provence (olive trees) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Olive trees are part of the deal when you decide to get married in South of France.
  • destination wedding in provence (wedding venue) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Making obvious that guests would have the most perfect view on the Mas during the wedding ceremony.

#2

Tableware: china, cutlery..

When I had the dream location in mind, and my clients confirm the choice that I presented to them, I am very excited to open the door to creativity! In this Mas in Provence, I received enough to be convinced that the tableware would be an ode to beauty, simplicity and authenticity. I worked then on fine materials – not to change! : a white linen tablecloth, with assorted napkins. Then I selected a refined beige china with border caramel and I matched a line of four smoked cristal glasses. Why four? One water glass + two glasses for wine – white wine and red wine + one cup of champagne for toasts. I also choose a beautiful line of cutlery: silver and nacre with lace cutting details.

  • destination wedding in provence (decor 4) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Tableware is your personal touch in design.

    Cutlery, china, glassware must fit the floral design and stationery.

  • destination wedding in provence (fooding 11) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Smoked glass still respect the colour of wine.

    And they really modified the design, while being integrated to the general blush palette.

  • destination wedding in provence (decor 3) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac We took care about the ironed chair, that enhance the experience of elegant atmosphere for this outdoor reception.
  • core and values elegance and style muriel saldalamacchia photo by remi dupac And when time came to lighten the candles, we were happy about the mercury glasses we chose .

#3

Floral design & stationery

Floral Design > An assortment of blush David Austin roses, all tied in a splendid long garland of greeneries, where high candle jar and mercury vases also all aside the garland. Stationery > A brown crafted line of stationery had been designed for Magdalena & Eoin. Gold foil and white fonts had been chosen to keep the delicate spirit of this destination wedding. From the welcome cards delicately placed in each guests’ rooms, to the menu on the table, we also created a glazed board with a pure white calligraphy « Welcome to Magdalena & Eoin’s Wedding in Provence ».

  • destination wedding in provence (The Bride hersel) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Every floral designer will tell you: your bouquet's siez depends on your morphology.

    First, you'll work on the shape of your bouquet, then on the palettes and the flowers themselves.

  • destination wedding in provence (ceremony 5) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Perfect mix of flowers and greeneries, as we predicted warm temperatures during this summer wedding ceremony.
  • destination wedding in provence (decor 6) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Adding a sumptuous bouquet is always a good idea.

    Mostly when it is not expected by the bride in the initial project.

  • destination wedding in provence (decor 9) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac The fireplace was a good-great-fabulous-wow excuse to add greenery garlands and some more big candles!
  • destination wedding in provence (decor 1) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Wedding signs add personalisation to your wedding.
  • destination wedding in provence (flower girl with floral crown) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Flower girl = Floral crown.

    Here the crown is made of olive leaves and david austin roses.

  • destination wedding in provence (ceremony 6) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Cuties playing during the ceremony. Even at 3 years old, you can both play and be gorgeous!
  • destination wedding in provence (fooding 1) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac
  • destination wedding in provence menu stationery) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Stationery is a must for your wedding.

    We created a gold-foil headfont to bring brightness to a timeless menu printed on a brown paper.

#4

... icing on the cake

How could we deal with wedding design, whilst forgetting the sweet touch of the day? No way – it cannot be an option. This semi naked cake was the final component of the Magdalena & Eoin’s Destination Wedding. Wedding design stories Yummy combo with: Lemon sponge and raspberry cream. Delicate decor with some berries and eucalyptus leaves.

  • destination wedding in provence (wedding cake) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac 20 tiers - semi naked-cake, lemon/vanilla.

    As delightful as beautiful.

    Perfectly worked in Magdalena & Eoin's wedding design.

#5

... what's next?

We had a lot of excitement to create this design for Magdalena and Eoin. We went beyond expectations as we paid attention to details! We also pay attention to each story and then design we have to create with the couple. We are ready to move forward with you. By your side and step by step.

  • destination wedding in provence (happy couple happy planner) by Muriel Saldalamacchia wedding planner Photo by Remi Dupac Remi Dupac