Il n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé. George Sand. (There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved in return)
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Once a year I dedicate a week or so to get my learn on – and to get together with other like-minded wedding professionals – preferably in some beautiful location like France – to learn, grow and to network together and to get inspired for the season ahead.
I have adored Brooke Keegan and Sylvie’s work for a while – and when they announced the l’amour et l’image workshop at the historic Chateau de Varennes in the South of Paris I simply had to join them. I mean – who can say no to a week in Paris and Burgundy? And if you get to hang out with talented people like Sylvie, Brooke, Holly, Becky and many more on top of it all it really is a no-brainer. It was a magical time and when I left my heart was full – and I knew I had made new friends for life. Sylvie is a very talented photographer – who – like me – calls both Europe and America her home(s) – and Brooke, Holly, Becky and everyone else are the kindest and most creative wedding vendors a bride can wish for – and on top of it they know how to have a fun time. So during the day, we photographed all the above insane prettiness – and at night we lost ourselves in long conversations, storytelling and lots of laughter all accompanied by some good french wine. Not to forget all the amazing food which was prepared for us by a one of a kind french Michelin star chef. I am still dreaming of those deserts…. hmmm.
Here is a full list of the amazing vendors whom I all miss dearly:
L’amour et L’image workshop by Sylvie Gil | Styling and Planning: Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events | Florals Design and Candles: Holly Flora | Venue: Chateau de Varennes | Wedding Gown: Claire Pettibone and Sarah Janks | Tux: The Black Tux | Accessories: Styled by TC | Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Little Miss Press | Veil and Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Marketing and SEO: Potluck Consulting | Models: Louise Molinaro and Christophe Bertin