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Our recent bride, Xiaoyi, has been handcrafting beautiful bags and coin purses that show off her unique international style. These pieces have inspiration from all over the world! We had to take a moment to brag on this bride because we absolutely love her one of a kind collections.

Xiaoyi is Shanghainese, she moved to Nice after leaving a rather demanding job in the medical field. After 7 years she decided to take a break from the high-speed high-pressure lifestyle to pursue a slower paced atmosphere in France. This decision was going to change her life for the better forever! She arrived in the Riviera to finish her MBA masters degree but decided to stay once she fell head over heels for French photographer, Anthony, from one of our favorite photography teams AirSnap.

Now the international couple lives in Nice permanently, spending their lives in the slow lane. They spend time chasing their passions and dreams, making sure to always make time to indulge in their creative sides.

Xiaoyi was always very creative. As a little girl she made clothes for her Barbie dolls, then as a teenager, she made scarves for her family and friends. Ready for the next challenge and on the hunt for the perfect handbag, she decided to create one! With a little help from a DIY channel and a few trial and errors, she realized she was really good at this! Xiaoyi fell in love with the hobby and started making one of a kind bags for her friends and family… Step by step her skills grow! Now she is making bags for others and her favorite part? When they see the bag for the first time! The smiles on their faces say it all. 

To see more of Xiaoyi’s handmade pieces visit her Instagram @xiaoyi_sheng

To see more from this wedding visit X&A’s South of France Wedding page

Can’t get enough of this bride? Us either! To read another blog about her wedding traditions visit this blog – Double Happiness Dress Code