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#FrenchBride n°8 - Jeanne

The French Caribbean, what a paradise on earth! The dazzling Jeanne said "Oui!" to Edouard in April 2018 in Guadeloupe. These exotic moments were captured by S. Photographie. Jeanne tells us everything below! 

Your story

We randomly met in an afterwork party in Paris. What was supposed to be just a casual flirt ended up in a solid relationship. We rapidly took off to London where we’ve lived since then. We decided to celebrate our wedding in Guadeloupe, in the French Caribbean, for an exotic secular ceremony.

The proposal

It took us a long time to get ready. We were very happy unmarried and I didn’t want a traditional French wedding. The birth of our daughter changed our mind, we both knew we were ready to take it to the next level. 

To propose, he printed each of the 4 words composing ‘Will You Marry Me’ and carefully hid them on specific spots I pass by everyday. One morning, when I left home for work, I found a ‘Will’ sign just outside our flat. I discovered the second sign ‘You’ left on my work desk after lunch. In the evening, I found the ‘Marry’ sign hidden in our daughter's pram. Then, my soon-to be husband brought the last piece of the puzzle on a bottle of champagne. 

A French bride for you is…

Minimalism is the key. Make-up and hair do should revel her true self. 

Your dress and style

I wanted a dress that would be practical to wear outdoor and in the sand. I fell in love with the Rembo Styling's dresses, a bohemian chic wedding brand. I kept it simple with flat shoes, no jewellery and small flowers in the hair matching the groom’s buttonhole.

The location

After the wedding ceremony, we headed to l'Auberge de la Vieille Tour, an hotel surrounded by a breathtaking tropical garden leading to a natural sandy creek. We set up the cocktail drinks on the creek and had dinner in front of the turquoise sea.

Your inspiration

The venue and its surrounding landscape didn't require much additional decoration. It was important for us to use local and reusable resources. We decorated the tables with tropical flowers and used real pineapples as table centrepieces. 

Instead of name tags, we surprised our guests with funny polaroid pictures of them back from childhood. We left the pictures on the tables with small bottles of local 'rhum arrangé' that we had previously prepared.

The most wonderful moment of the day

Our morning photoshoot before the ceremony just the two of us under the sun in the tropical garden.

Your honeymoon

A month after the wedding, we took off to Corsica for 5 days. 

Vendors & addresses

Venue & Caterer: L’auberge de la vieille tour | Photographer: S. Photographie| Wedding dress: Rembo Styling | Hair accessories: Fresh flowers | Shoes: L.K Bennett | Hairdressing and makeup: Majeli Concept | Florist: Vert’ige | Music: DJ Chunky | Stationery: Planet cards

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