Luxurious Destination Wedding
Cap Antibes, France
Sophie & Jasper
This beautiful couple is the epitome of young love. Surrounded by their family and closest friends, they spent their wedding weekend at a historic hotel soaking in the finer things in life.
This seaside hotel on Mederteranian was the official first resort on the Cote d’Azur established in 1929. It is tucked into the cove of the Cap d’Antibes in Juan Les Pins, with beautiful views from every balcony. It is historically known because F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife enjoyed luxurious summers here, at that time the venue was called the Villa Saint-Louis. Here he wrote “Tender is the Night” his second most famous novel. Then inspired by his French Riviera adventures at the Villa, he wrote the classic “The Great Gatsby” years later.
This wedding embodied the same high class, sophisticated style. The couple and their friends spent the wedding weekend making memories along the coast. A few days before the wedding, the bride bought a lacey white robe that she wore to lounge by the sea with her handsome groom.
The morning of the wedding, our all-time favorite Russian makeup and hair stylist enhanced the beauty of this already flawless bride and her bridesmaids with subtle natural highlights. All of her bridesmaids wore silky long white gowns, each with different cuts to accentuate their unique styles.
The ceremony was held on the upstairs terrace before heading down the tented cocktail hour with live music and chefs cooking French favorites.
The all white florals and dining decor were classic with modern touches like cascading greenery. The table plan was inspired by Kim Kardashian’s wedding. We hung glass bulbs in a twinkle light lined tree with guest names and table numbers inside, a fun artistic twist.
The bride’s gown might have been our favorite detail. The wedding gown was two pieces, the first was a lace overlay on top of a silky white gown. For the reception, Sophie completely changed her look in a matter of moments.
The mother of the groom had a secret up her sleeve. After the dinner reception came to a close and the toasts had been made, the DJ made a special announcement. He led everyone to the edge of the tent to watch a jaw-dropping fireworks display coordinated to music. The fireworks were set off from a floating barge so the timing had to be absolutely perfect. Moments like this still take our breath away.
A live sax player accompanied the DJ to really kick off the night. They danced and celebrated into the night and recovered the next morning with a Riviera view brunch.
I felt you tuned in straight away to what ideas Sophie and I had, and then it went from there.
Your help, your knowledge, your guidance, your timings for wanting decisions confirmed were all just fantastic. We thought it was going to be very hard planning the wedding with us living in the UK and the wedding taking place in the south of France but thanks to you it all ran very smoothly.
Even though we didn’t physically meet you until the tasting weekend which was about one month before the wedding (because it wasn’t needed) you gave us such confidence in you from the start that we didn’t need to worry. We had constant contact by e-mail and phone that was just perfect for the planning. I had a few surprises lined up for Jasper and Sophie (fireworks), and you helped tremendously to pull this off!
I appreciated that you organized the florist to come on the tasting day too to do a mock-up for table flower arrangements which was personally an important element of the wedding for me. We were able to meet many vendors involved in the wedding during the tasting weekend, and in 2 days we finalized everything, and plus had a very stress-free weekend, and were able to thoroughly enjoy ourselves! So many of the guests said it was the best wedding ever, which was for me a great thing to hear over and over again. Jasper and Sophie could not have had a better wedding and they say so often they would love to re-live it again. So huge thanks to you Monica and your team. Sally