Historic Seaside French Villa
Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France
Nadine & Will
Nadine and Will’s three-day French Riviera wedding extravaganza was nothing short of fabulous!
Nadine & her besties flying in on a private jet from the UK. Will & the boys driving down to the Riviera in a gorgeous Ferrari. And that’s before the fun even started!
The weekend kicked off with a cocktail hour at a seaside Art Deco hotel. Friends & family who haven’t seen each other in ages were reunited to celebrate in style. Sunset drinks & canapés overlooking the sparkling water was romantic yet laid back. The live jazz band, grandma’s funny speech, and heartfelt words from dear friends set the tone for the weekend: elegance, love, and fun!
The following day the boy’s shenanigans started in Monte Carlo, while Nadine & the girls pampered themselves at the hotel with gifts, champagne and of course the traditional hair & make-up.
Nadine & Will said I do in the famous gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. This beautiful venue offers jaw-dropping panoramic views of the French coast as well as gardens with exotic flowers from all over the world.
The bride’s father collected high-end cars and brought not one but two Ferraris for the grand entrance. Will made his way to the reception venue with his best man in the family’s blue Ferrari, while Nadine was driven by her father in the red vintage one.
Guests were greeted with a welcome glass of champagne overlooking one of the most beautiful bays on the Riviera before moving up to the gardens for the start of the ceremony. A beautiful floating stage was set up for the fountains where Nadine & Will exchanged their vows. And the flowers….oh the flowers! A beautifully garnished arch took everyone’s breath away.
The surprise during the ceremony was that Nadine’s mom arranged for the couple to release two turtle doves before walking up the aisle together as husband & wife. However the hilarious thing about it was that Nadine has a long-standing fear of birds…..so mom had good intentions with the symbolism of new beginnings, peace, fidelity, love, luck, and prosperity….but Nadine’s reaction was priceless! And it turned into a funny lighthearted joke that will probably last a lifetime!!
The cocktail hour ended just as the sun started to go down. The reception, needless to say, was exquisite. It was held outdoors with musicians who visited and sang with each table. The couple and their friends danced the night away inside the Villa with a live English band singing their favorite tunes all night.
Fast forward to the all-day post-wedding party at the beach the next day…live DJ accompanied but a female saxophone player, Captain Jack sparrow pouring
A wedding weekend that is one for the books!! Make sure you watch the AirSnap video at the end!
We got married in St Jean Cap Ferrat, France this past June with a wedding set over three wonderful days! All of which wouldn’t have been possible without Monica our wedding planner and her team. She was a real delight to work with, from the moment we chose our venue to the day itself 18 months later. There wasn’t a time when a question couldn’t be answered, and her team of vendors was so professional….. make-up, flowers, photos … flawless! Monica’s expertise combined with her personal touches and warm and calming manner made her truly a delight to work with, and we feel like we gained a friend along the way. We can’t recommend her enough to anyone looking to plan their special day. We literally had the best day of our lives on our wedding day and this could not have been possible without Monica and all her hard work. A big thank you again!