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The Bad Yogi Wedding: An Epic Dream…

If you’re already thinking this is way too long, let me save you some time and get right to the point: our wedding was perfection. We had a LOT of worries going in and kept hoping everything would turn out well. It exceeded all our expectations and we had a celebration that surpassed our biggest dreams.

A Quick Overview:
Our venue was a private chateau in Grasse, France which we rented out to have for ourselves for 4 days. Since we only had about 30 guests, everyone was able to stay on the property with us the entire time. We ate, drank, played games, talked with family and friends, stayed up late, and had a blast with the people who matter most to us.

The Chateau!

Since there’s so much I want to tell you, I’m organizing this by day so it’s easy to navigate 😉

All weddings are a lot of work, but I can’t emphasize enough how much work ours was, haha. This was a massive orchestration. The Chateau was essentially a blank canvas, so unlike most venues, this one didn’t “come with” anything. In other words, we didn’t walk in and get handed a wedding template we could tweak to our liking. We had to provide everything from daily meals to pool towels and think about every detail down to what hangers to bring for our wedding clothes. Oh, AND it’s full of antiques, so it also came with a hefty warning to everyone who walked in to be extra cautious.

We literally PACKED our car to the roof the day we drove up there with all the alcohol we needed, games for the pool, mints for the pillows (YES), candles, mosquito repellent (just in case), toiletries– you name it. We looked more ready for a cross-country road trip than for a wedding, but hey– you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

Bummer– you can’t even tell how full this car was! I don’t even think we could have fit a piece of paper in the back seat.

Where we really lucked out was with the weather. We had a heat wave the week before the wedding and a pretty big storm right after that. That ended up dropping the temperatures the week of the wedding to about 75 during the day and 65 at night which was an absolute DREAM! We were nervous that it would end up closer to the 90s, so this was pure luck.

We made little gift bags for all the guests as well. We stocked them with everything you could possibly want or need when you’re in a foreign country including little useful medicines from the pharmacy, tissues for the millions of tears sure to fall, snacks, post cards, chocolates (necessary), lavender, the week’s itinerary, our wedding brochure we created which included all pertinent info, and so much more. This was one of my favorite details and our guests really appreciated them.

PS: Yes, the Frenchman’s first name is Thibaud! It’s pronounced “Tee-Bow”

I have to tell you something really honest about our wedding planner. We were the type of people who really believed we didn’t need one. We did everything ourselves from the initial planning to design and figured a planner would be frivolous. Plus, we have a business together and that’s the ultimate test of what you can handle, right? But based on advice from the venue owner, we decided to hire someone for the month before to help us tie up loose ends and be there the day-of to coordinate everyone’s schedules.

I can’t tell you how absolutely wrong we were… we hired Kristin of Kristin Ashley Events, and she was without a doubt, some of the best money we spent. We hired her for the month before but ended up adding more items because we realized we DEFINITELY needed extra help doing a wedding in France– YES, even though we live here! The complexity was REAL (but more on why later).

Oh hey, Kristin! Our angel and savior, hahaha– but seriously.

From the moment she landed in Nice, we didn’t have to consider a single thing. Jet lag didn’t phase her, car-sickness didn’t stop her, and she handled absolutely everything from beginning to end. Not only was she hyper-professional, she was the most zen wedding planner I’ve ever seen while still managing to get sh*t done. We joked that it’s pretty easy to exceed MY expectations, but to exceed Adrien’s expectations is nearly impossible– yet she managed to do it. Kristin is probably always the most organized and decisive person in the room, but what really struck me was how calm she was, too. Most Type-A people are bossy and authoritative, but her energy was incredibly relaxing… sort of like a back-up professional Maid of Honor, honestly! She somehow always knows exactly what you need and exactly how to make it happen. Her specialty is destination weddings, but it still impressed me that she was able to orchestrate all our vendors without speaking any French AND without needing our help! By the end of the night every single one of them was basically her BFF and she seemed to float through the evening like nothing phased her. She is the real deal.

Now onto the celebration.. 😉

Day 1 (July 3rd):
There’s one memory really stands out from this day. We made specific playlists for each timeframe and get-together around the wedding. Music that played on guests’ arrival, cocktails on the 3rd, and every event that happened outside of the wedding. On the evening on the 3rd I remember getting ready with Adrien in the master bedroom so we could go downstairs for the welcome party. We were trying to calm down from the frantic pace of planning and of getting everyone’s rooms set up and really “feel” the reality of what was happening. Just as we were about to leave our room, we heard the music start…

Pusher Lover Girl by Justin Timberlake started playing downstairs and as soon as that first beat dropped, we just looked at each other and had a moment to realize that this was ACTUALLY happening…

Our room…

It was like we were silently reflecting on the last 10 years; it was the culmination of a massive amount of work not only for the wedding, but in life, in business, and in our relationship. We could faintly hear conversations growing below us as more people flowed into the salon and gardens, but we heard this song with crystal clarity because of the perfect acoustics through the halls of the Chateau. We slow danced in our room for a couple minutes and tried unsuccessfully to hold back tears of joy and relief. We soaked it in. And by the time the beat changed, we opened the French doors in our bedroom and walked downstairs hand-in-hand to join our guests, eager to get the celebration started…

People arrived at the Chateau at all different times on this day, including us! We let most of the day be reserved for settling in, and then had a super casual welcome party at dinner so everyone could mingle and get to know each other. We had snacks in the kitchen as an aperetif and then had a pizza truck come to the Chateau for dinner. We had plenty of wine and champagne to go with it, of course. We played some “ice breaker” games as a way for people to warm up to each other, Adrien and I made a speech, gave gifts to our parents, toasted to friends and family, took a dip in the pool, and partied until after midnight. It was awesome.

Absolutely LOVED this kitchen. These were the snacks we put out for everyone as a little “welcome” on the 3rd.

On the balcony of our bedroom.

There are actually almost no pictures of this night because we were all SO present and focused on the moment in front of us…

Day 2 (July 4th):
Wedding day! The wedding was magic. Instead of recounting every single moment of the day, here’s a few highlights and pictures that will try to do it justice… The photographer sent us 650 GORGEOUS photos, but here’s a few faves. (All the vendors we used are linked at the end of the post– fully paid for and chosen by us so you can trust they were amazing. This wasn’t a wedding wrapped up in cross-promotion deals, haha!)

We started with a simple breakfast in the winter garden and then had a short rehearsal. I say “short” because we didn’t have a wedding party; it was just Adrien and I and one of his best friends who happens to be the pastor we chose to marry us! That was it. No bridesmaids/groomsmen or anything like that. My sister and best friend got ready with me and we had some bonding time, and Adrien’s best friends did the same.

Everyone says the wedding goes by in a blur, which I half agree with. It went by fast just like time always goes by fast. It went by as quickly as any vacation or awesome day does, but knowing it would, we really focused on staying present the entire time. We insisted on having cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with our guests before the meal, we insisted on talking with everyone and made sure we took time to step back and take it all in. We danced, we ate, and we really “felt” the day. So yes, it went fast, but we soaked it up pretty well…

My GORGEOUS bouquet. I was obsessed with this!Last minute touch-ups!

Earrings & ring: by APM Monaco. Shoes by Badgley Mischka.

My dad & Adrien having a moment…

Where the guys got ready. This room was stunning!

My 007 husband 😉

Getting excited to see my man!Right after our first look (which, by the way, I DID NOT STOP CRYING about all day! The anticipation was overwhelming!) He hadn’t seen any part of my dress, hair, or makeup ideas, and I didn’t even know what his tux looked like. He actually told me he was wearing a suit, not a tux, so we were both surprised.Walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D.I loved this moment. I was actually telling him my heels were getting stuck in the tulle under my dress so please help me up the stairs, haha. Romantic.) Ceremony was about 20 minutes long with no readings or anything. We did vows, rings, prayer, a kiss, and that was it! It was extremely meaningful for us. We wrote every word in the ceremony, the vows, and the ring ceremony, so it had “us” all over it.Some of the flowers I wanted were out of season, so I actually didn’t know exactly what we were getting before they got delivered. Ended up being THRILLED with the result. Maud got my vision EXACTLY the way I hoped.
PHEWWW, I can’t believe we just did that!!!! 🙂 (BTW, I can’t say enough great things about the band! Their link is below…)Wedding selfie, obviously!I can’t even tell you how happy I was that there was lavender in our pictures. It’s so common around here but I absolutely love how it looks. Makes the place feel so quaint and romantic…  This one felt so much like “us”… do you know what I mean? My sister and one of my best friends. These girls make me laugh like no other!Our first dance was to “All of Me” by John Legend. I’m not sharing a picture here, but the song I danced with my Dad to was “My Girl” by The Temptations.He actually bought me this ring last Christmas having had NO IDEA what my wedding dress looked like. I told him it would match perfectly, so I ended up not wearing it until the wedding day… but now I want to wear it all the time! Isn’t it awesome?! Oh and BTW, I did my own nails! I used the Essie Gel color “Dress is More” and the clear gel top coat. I just bought little gems at a beauty store here. The green “heart” was supposed to be a flower/leaf but ended up in a heart. Still fit the mood 🙂 Everyone’s speeches made EVERY SINGLE PERSON cry. So so so so good. I ended up pulling off my fake eyelashes because the glue just wasn’t working anymore. Too many tears.We had the tables set up in a (almost) square shape for a more intimate dinner time. Again, I wasn’t exactly sure what flowers she’d be able to use here and absolutely LOVED the end result. The tables were one of my favorite parts. I couldn’t stop saying how much I loved them! You can’t tell as much, but there were also LOTS of different height candles throughout, so at night it was even more stunning.This is called a croquembouche and is typical here but SO cool to me. I love the flair, haha 😉  We had this instead of a “regular” wedding cake. Each little pastry is filled with either chocolate, vanilla, or coffee cream. We also had fruit skewers, macarons, little chocolate things, and some other small desserts.

The BEST photographer ever. He and the videographer exceeded every expectation we had… they were both incredible.

And I know you want a good look at the back of this one!

Not surprisingly: a little 007, a little French, but totally #badyogi 😉 Can you even tell that this is a giant bottle?? It was one of those “magnum” bottles but looks sort of normal when he holds it! One of the last pictures we took that night… the entire evening was perfection.

As a side note: I only had 3 glasses of champagne the entire night. I could totally see how easy it’d be to drink all night, but I really wanted to be clear and remember every second. I’m just throwing this out there for anyone who’s getting married soon– don’t get drunk! Enjoy your day and go light on the alcohol because you’ll want to remember it! And if you’re wondering about Adrien… he did the same. Plus, we were spoiled with time because we extended the celebration over the 4 days at the Chateau 😉 Which brings me to the next day…

Day 3 (July 5th):
Our wedding day was a dream, but brunch the next day was pretty high up there in terms of dreaminess, too. It was incredible. I don’t think I’ll ever forget how gorgeous the dining area looked with the morning light pouring in. The windows were open and it was cool outside, so the breeze combined with the sunshine combined with the quiet before people poured in was incredible. The food was delicious and the energy of everyone there was amazing. It was one of those moments in life you want to hold on to forever.

 We had eggs, fruit, cured meats, a massive cheese board, a crepe stand (!), cereals and yogurts, fresh breads, coffee, tea, sausages and bacon, a variety of savory salads– pretty much everything you could think of!

After that, we organized for Le Petit Train de Grasse to come pick up all our guests from the Chateau and bring us into the town of Grasse! This was SOOO fun and adorable. Everyone loved the quaintness of it, and we all got to wander around the perfume capital of the world for a little while. We went chocolate tasting and perfume shopping with a few plates of charcuterie and bottles of rose thrown in between for good measure 😉 Dinner was back at the Chateau where we had a family style Paella with more wine (duh) and champagne (duh) plus some mousse au chocolat and tarte au citron for dessert. Yum!
Since this was our last night together, we had a pool party after dinner with music, basketball, and hanging out with friends and family until late into the night.

Day 4 (July 6th):
We all departed at different times, so we had an easy breakfast of pastries, coffee, and some cereals before heading back to Nice. We organized it so that family came to Nice before the wedding so we could spend some quality time, and then friends came back to Nice after the wedding so we could have time with them separately. It worked out perfectly because even after the Chateau time was over, we still had an excuse to celebrate for a few days after while friends were in town.

Days 7-11…
We’re taking a couple big trips later this year and we travel together a lot, so an official “honeymoon” wasn’t really on our radar. Still, we wanted to plan a little getaway to decompress from all the emotions and stress of wedding planning. So we planned a trip to one of the most beautiful places in the world: Provence. Specifically, Maussanne des Alpilles. This place is an absolute dream. I expected Provence and the charm that goes with it, but it was so much more than that and it’s hard to put into words.

But I’ll try! It’s clean. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that everything smells like lavender. Outside, inside– everywhere. It grows like mad all over the place, so when the sun rises in the morning and the warmth hits those lavender bushes, it brings out the scent and fills every space around it. Additionally, we’re also surrounded by olive trees, so everywhere you turn there’s another little olive oil “Domaine” with their own blend. We actually went olive oil tasting one of the days where you taste oils just like you do wine, but in smaller quantities 😉 It was super cool to learn about the process and get some specialty oil to bring home from the region.

Vendors:
This probably goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. We paid for this wedding. I think in this day and age, it’s common to exploit any and all social media “fame” for freebies, but that’s not the case here. So rest assured anything we’re recommending below was paid for and worth every penny.

Venue: Chateau St. Georges in Grasse (gorgeous, but PITA to orchestrate)
Photographer: Thiebauld of Wild Roses (AMAZING)
Florist: Maud Creations (LOVED her work)
Wedding Planner: Kristin of Kristin Ashley Events (our angel & savior)
Videographer: Christophe from Rec Video Editing (incredible work! not sharing ours yet but it was spectacular… like a movie. just gorgeous.)
Caterer: De Bouche en Bouche w/chef Laurent Audoux (delicious!)
Band: Muszikus Swing (so SO good– a highlight for sure!)
UJ Loc: dance floor rental (great guys)
Hair & Makeup: Joana Ronquillo (so talented)
Dress: Kenneth Pool
Suit: Karl Lagerfeld
Train: Le Petit Train de Grasse
Pizza Truck: Pizza Chez Enzo (young local entrepreneur who makes awesome pizzas!)

 

 

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109 Comments

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    Stephanie Markley

    July 26, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Stunning!!! Congratulations! ❤️❤️❤️

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    Magdalena Raher

    July 26, 2017 at 5:49 am

    OMG Erin, it looks perfect.
    So glad you two enjoyed your wedding so much.
    I have no more words. I am still fascinated.
    Fascinating beautiful.

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    Louise

    July 26, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Beautiful! You both look so happy 😁 huge congratulations and I love the ring he bought you!

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    Samantha Holloway

    July 26, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Simply beautiful Erin! It looks like a fabulous place to get married.
    Wishing you both every happiness together.

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    Mercedes Franco

    July 26, 2017 at 5:56 am

    First day of a whole new life, full of laugh and happiness, health and a bit of wealth….. With love, Mer

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    Ayala

    July 26, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Beautiful! Congrats!!!!!

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    Alex

    July 26, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Woooow! So pretty!! My wedding is around the córner and I see that we´ve got some similar elements like type of dress that you wore and the flowers in your hair. Stunning 🙂

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    Sifra

    July 26, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Oh My, Erin. These pictures are absolute #weddinggoals. Not only you are an inspiration in Yoga, but also in getting married! ha ha. These pictures are just beautiful and you two seem so happy to be spending life with one another. Congrats!

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    Jenna

    July 26, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Absolutely gorgeous and so amazingly touching. I’m very happy for the both of you and wish you so many years of happiness. I’ve followed you since I started with Yoga 5 years ago, and I’m glad you decided to share this with us.

    P.S. France and lavender is pretty much connected completely… this is where a lot of the flowers are distilled for Lavender essential oil (I’m becoming an aromatherapist) was thrilled to see them in your pictures.

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    Franziska

    July 26, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Congratulations to one of my favorite couples ever! I absolutely adore you guys for being such a beautiful team – and I mean, organizing all of this magic?? Incredible!
    I basically cried all the way through this post, btw 😀 It really does sound like perfection, I felt the butterflies and could almost smell all the lavender.. So so SO incredibly happy for you two – all the best for the future! <3

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    Kaitlin

    July 26, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Gorgeous pictures and lovely post, Erin. Thanks for sharing. We also had a really small wedding and I can appreciate how you want to hold on to that before breaking it out and describing it to everyone else. Weddings are great. Love is great. Cheers to you both!

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    Nancy Briscoe

    July 26, 2017 at 6:37 am

    A perfect fairytale, shared with family and friends, cherished memories for a lifetime…..wishing you happiness always. 💞

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    Toni

    July 26, 2017 at 6:55 am

    WOW! Heavenly! So happy for the two of you! Thank you for sharing with us – just gorgeous!!!

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    Marleen

    July 26, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Ohhh…. i wanna get married…. In ten years, I mean. But your wedding looks amazing, multiple days to spend with the people you love most… And you two looked amazing too!

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    Claire

    July 26, 2017 at 7:26 am

    So incredibly beautiful and filled with love 💗 We get married 7 weeks on Friday so this gave me all the feels and excitement and I’ve just texted my fiancé to say “I cannot bloody wait to marry you”!!! Congratulations, we hope you have an amazing life together x x

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    Samantha Culshaw-Robinson

    July 26, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations both! It was our 9th wedding anniversary on 19th July (second time for me). I hope you will both be very happy. Don’t forget to work at it!

    Sam xx

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    Sara

    July 26, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations to you both!! Thanks for sharing your fairytale wedding with us!! ❤️

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    Denise

    July 26, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Wow!!!! I soooo enjoyed reading this! I am so happy for you and Adrian! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness!

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    Natalie

    July 26, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Congratulations!

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    Kayla

    July 26, 2017 at 8:05 am

    amazing! thanks for the recap! I LOVE LOVE that it was small and very personal that truly means so much!

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    Caitlin

    July 26, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Absolutely stunning. Congratulations! I am so glad it was everything dreamed of and more!

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    Melanie Mason

    July 26, 2017 at 8:10 am

    A fairy-tale wedding and you deserved it! I can’t imagine how beautiful it was in person. Congratulations to you and the Frenchman!! I wish you many years of happiness together.

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    Brandy

    July 26, 2017 at 8:11 am

    How absolutely beautiful!!!! I love that you both look so classic and elegant. Thanks for sharing your special day with us all! Congratulations!!!!

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    Victoria Ellis

    July 26, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I loved reading this. Such a beautiful wedding and couple. Love love love your dress!

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    Amber Worden

    July 26, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Everything looks like an absolute dream!! As I was scrolling and reading, I was careful not to scroll too far, so I didn’t see pictures before the paragraph above them (I have a nasty habit of letting my eyes skip ahead). When the first picture of you came into view, I literally gasped out loud! (and I’m sneaking this at work, haha) Absolutely stunning Erin!! I’m so glad to hear that you were both able to stay present and enjoy every moment. I’ve had 2 weddings, and that is definitely important 😉 SO MUCH love and good wishes for you both! <3

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    Kelly

    July 26, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Congratulations to you and Adrien! Your pictures are just stunning and your blog post was a perfect way to share! Wishing you both so much happiness together – so grateful for Bad Yogi and both of you!

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    Sandy

    July 26, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations!!

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    Jordon

    July 26, 2017 at 8:29 am

    so happy for you!! it turned out beautifully!! have been looking forward to this post since you last hinted at it!! ❤️❤️❤️

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    Tameka

    July 26, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Congratulations to both of you!! I loved this blog. This wedding was not only stunning but the four day event seemed really fun. Thanks for sharing.

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    Kirsten Benkert

    July 26, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Congratulations to both of you!!! What an absolute dream of a wedding!!!!

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    Sonia Cerca

    July 26, 2017 at 8:53 am

    It was such a beautiful and magic wedding, Erin! I can only imagine how emotional the whole thing was. Congratulations!

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    Erich M

    July 26, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Congratulations and Best Wishes, you two!!

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    Sharon Koehler

    July 26, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Happy tears here! So beautiful! Many, many more blessed years ahead of you (and many adventures) My husband and I laugh with each other EVERY SINGLE DAY…..don’t forget to laugh. Best Wishes to you both! <3

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    Sue Angles

    July 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

    At last!!!!!! Congratulations you two beautiful people. I’ve so looked forward to seeing how this day went. Thank you so much for sharing Erin – I’ve been an avid fan of yours for years & it makes me so happy reading about this wonderful time in your life.
    Sending huge hugs & lots of love.
    ❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️🎶❤️

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    Laoise

    July 26, 2017 at 9:16 am

    You looked stunning in your dress. It looks like an amazing wedding. Thank you for sharing your special day 🙂

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    Emma

    July 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

    That looks so amazing! I’m glad you two had a wonderful time <3<3

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    Natasha Ready

    July 26, 2017 at 9:24 am

    So amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your special day! Congratulations!!

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    Melanie Gibson

    July 26, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Both the pictures and your description of the wedding are totally idyllic, from start to finish! So happy for the two of you, and thank you so much for sharing this.

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    Megan Reddix

    July 26, 2017 at 9:48 am

    What a beautiful celebration, Erin!! Congratulations to both of you!
    Your week, unique and perfectly “you,” gave me chills and reminded of me of my own wedding celebration two years ago (which was VERY different all-around). We, too, had a destination wedding but did very little of our own planning. Still, the 5 days we spent in the Bahamas with our 30 guests were perfect and absolutely embodied who we are individually and as a couple.
    I am so glad everything turned out so wonderfully for you! One of my fears going into our wedding was that I would leave and have regrets. One of my close friends who was married a year before us had a slew of regrets from her hair to her venue, even her dress! I was so particular about certain aspects of my wedding, because of that. Although I did very little planning for the ceremony and events surrounding our day, I very precisely planned out each dress fitting (I customized my own dress) and styled my own hair and makeup. I actually didn’t even decide on WHERE the ceremony would be held until about two hours before we said “I do.”
    Your resilience, patience, and love is admirable and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing so much of your relationship with so many, and now, for sharing the details of your magical day <3

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    Nicki

    July 26, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I bet I’m not the only one who cried reading that! So beautiful Erin, you both looked amazing and the whole wedding sounded so well thought out with such attention to detail! Congratulations again to the pair of you!

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    Michelle Huesgen

    July 26, 2017 at 9:58 am

    What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations!! I couldn’t agree more about Kristin. I’m a wedding photographer and I get to work with her often and I always love every minute! She’s amazing! Everything you said about her is 100% true!

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    Melinda

    July 26, 2017 at 10:05 am

    The most beautiful wedding I’ve ever seen! Everything looked like a dream! congratulations to the both of you! <3

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    Brittany

    July 26, 2017 at 10:17 am

    What a dream! I’m glad that based on the above comments I am not the only one who teared up. Best wishes to you and your Frenchman! I am in Awe of the amount of planning you did and to have it all come together so beautifully… We are planning our wedding right now of 150 people in the Texas Hill Country and hope it is half as beautiful as yours! Congratulations!

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    Amber

    July 26, 2017 at 10:24 am

    You looked amazing! I loved the dress, his tux it all looks so amazing and probably even better in person! So happy for you two! Hope yall have a Happy ever after!!

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    Melissa Verhoef

    July 26, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Everything looked so wonderful! From the venue, to the small gift bags, your jewelry and of course the two of you. This takes me back to our own destination wedding in Italy. I can relate so much to your thoughts on the wedding planner! Ours was an angel too. Congratulations again!

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    Isabelle

    July 26, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Absolute DREAM! You just confirmed the awesomeness of a small wedding. Reading your blog made me relive mine again. I’m Swiss but married to a Mexican. We live in Mexico but had our wedding in Switzerland. Our wedding planner was my Mom and she did an absolutely stunning job. I loved that my sisters-in-law helped me get ready and my brothers took care of my husband. I was like you, wanted to a soak up every moment and made a point of being present and taking it ALL in. I can still recall how it felt 7 years later.
    Thank you for sharing your story ❤. May you and Adrien spend a lifetime of happiness together. God bless.

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    Rachel

    July 26, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations!

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    Jenn

    July 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

    looks like a fairy tale, so amazing, you both looked gorgeous congrats!! xo

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    Laura Burnett

    July 26, 2017 at 11:13 am

    You look absolutely stunning. What a breathtaking celebration! I’m glad you have these amazing photos and memories to look back on for many years to come. Sending love from Florida!

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    Megan

    July 26, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Wow!! Beautiful place, beautiful dress, beautiful couple! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and laughter. Congratulations!!

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    kristin

    July 26, 2017 at 11:31 am

    ahhhh what a beautiful blog E&T- You know what I say, it’s easy to plan weddings when I have great clients… It was a privilege to be your wedding planner, angel, savior, back up maid of honor… and most of all, now friend. xo

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    Brenda

    July 26, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for bringing us into your celebrations – what real dreams are made of! You manifested this and it’s so wonderful to see!

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    Zoila B. Espinoza

    July 26, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Erin saludos desde México! Qué lindo todo, muchas felicidades!! Tu te veías realmente hermosa! Felicidad y amor para ustedes siempre!

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    Cathy

    July 26, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking. Congrats to you both and thank you so much for sharing. ❤️

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    Alicia

    July 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Amazing! Thank you for sharing your special day(s) with us! That first picture of you and Adrienne together (all dressed up) had me all teared up because you two look beyond happy and stunning! It all looked like something from a dream. So breathtaking. Congratulations to you both ❤️

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    Kayla B

    July 26, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    This is UNBELIEVABLE!! Thanks so much for sharing. This honestly looks like it was just a dream! It reminds me of my cousin’s wedding in Tuscany in 2015. The multiple days, late nights full of laughter, and celebrating under the open sky. So glad you had such an amazing wedding. I teared up at parts and realized that I feel I know you as I see you every morning as I practice! Wish you both the very best!

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    Soraya

    July 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Hey waw!!!! Awesome!!! Merci mille pour la partage de ce moment avec nous!!! Yep, I have to write it in french right? a great wedding story! And my goodness, you were so beautiful both of you!!! Stunning! Really! Congrats again ♥ and looking forwards for more bad yogi adventure of course! love you ♥

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    Christina

    July 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Erin you were such a beautiful bride! Congratulations! it looked amazing!

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    Jennifer Wicklander

    July 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    What a fairytale wedding! Congratulations!

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    Tiffany Edmunds

    July 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Wowzers! What a stunning blog and such a magical wedding. So sweet of your guys to share your special day with us. I almost felt like I was there! Wishing you both an eternity of happiness and love xx

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    Brittany Manning

    July 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Sooo touching and gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us! ❤ I’m so glad you had the best wedding you could dream of, you deserve it!

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    Lori Joanne

    July 26, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    So beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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    Marine

    July 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Looks like it was AMAZING! Thanks for sharing it here 🙂 Seems similar to my parents’ wedding… 32 years ago. They rented a chateau in France and had all the guests bring a dish and spend the night. Getting married in a castle! Sounds so fancy to anyone in America, but in France I feel like that’s a little more typical. You (and that dress!!) look stunning, and the Frenchman looks super handsome as well!

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    Daniela

    July 26, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Erin,

    Congratulations!

    You and the Frenchman looked stunning and so, so happy. The words you have been using to describe your wedding “a dream” make a lot more sense now with the pictures. It does look like dream!

    I wish you all the best!

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    Kim Wiles

    July 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    You are absolutely right PERFECTION!!!
    Congratulations❤❤

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    Federica Cusumano

    July 26, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Congrats for your wedding , Erin.
    May you and your husband be happy and celebrate everyday the love you share as you did on your wedding day 🙂

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    Emily

    July 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your beautiful, magical day with all of us! I’m so happy for you.

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    Judith

    July 26, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Loved reading and seeing the pictures! Actually reared up a few times from the beauty of it all. Also love that you were so focused on yourselves and special family and friends and spent actual time together. Congratulations and blessing for an amazing marriage!

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    Brooke Harper

    July 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Oh my Erin, you have me crying! I am just so thrilled beyond words for you guys. This blog was so beautifully written I felt like I got to experience a little of it myself. I hope you guys have an amazing life together! Congratulations again!

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    Beverly

    July 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing. Like a few others, I got teary eyed reading through your post. The photos are stunning, your descriptions spot-on, and that venue… DANG that chateau is gorgeous! Congratulations to you both and best wishes for a long and happy marriage!! xoxoxo

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    Eleni Giannari

    July 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Congratulations Erin! The photos are stunning and you were both gorgeous (that look of love in your eyes!). Best wishes to you and the Frenchman!

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    Keenan

    July 26, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    My husband and I also danced to “All of Me.” It was awkward because we hadn’t tried dancing to it before the wedding and it seemed really hard to dance to lol. Both of us hate being the center of attention so that made it really uncomfortable for both of us but we laughed it off and finished the song. AND I picked “My Girl” for my father-daughter dance! My Girl is one of my favorite movies and the song was just perfect for us. I feel like I see a lot of myself in you, and I love seeing your posts and reading your blogs! Congratulations, you are stunning!

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    Catherine Nugent

    July 26, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I’m so happy for you and the Frenchman! Thank you for sharing your special day with us!

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    Lauren LoGiudice

    July 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I’m not a wedding person but this is a guidebook to how to have a deeply personal event to bring people together!

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    Amanda Sides

    July 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Beautiful! Congratulations, Erin! 🙂

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    Anna

    July 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    omg! Congratulations! Everything is stunning!

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    Chuck Vadun

    July 26, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Great story and pics! Thx for sharing, and congrats! 🙂

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    Kay Smtih

    July 26, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Amazing… so enjoyed reading this. Congratulations!

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    Dasha as The Peckish Girl

    July 26, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    What a dream! Everything looks and sounds just stunning. And the wedding dress, oh… I could have one more wedding (with a same husband of course) just to wear something so pretty 🙂 Congratulations to you both!

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    Sandrine

    July 26, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    So gorgeous Erin! Congratulations to the both of you and thank you for sharing such precious moments 😉

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    Jacquelyn

    July 27, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Beautiful!! Congratulations to you both!

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    Nicole

    July 27, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Beautiful photos! Congrats!

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    LaTanya

    July 27, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Congratulations! Truly beautiful’

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    Leia

    July 27, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Such radiant beauty in this wedding, but more importantly, in the people. I so appreciate how you focused on mindfulness of the present moment; taking in every beat of love and joy. Mazel tov and joy to both of you!

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    Rebecca

    July 27, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Thank you so much for sharing, Erin! Your wedding looked absolutely perfect! I am planning my own wedding and I loved seeing all the little details in your photos. I, too, am planning to walk down the aisle to Canon in D and I am not sure how I will hold back the tears. It’s such a beautiful song, it makes me cry. Congrats to you both and thanks for being such an inspiration, on the mat and off.

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    Basia

    July 27, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    This looks like an absolute dream! I’m so happy for you – thank you for sharing with all of us!

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    Gemma

    July 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    You looked absolutely stunning! What a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to you both

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    B

    July 27, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    OMG this all looks so perfect. You looked so beautiful! Congratulations! If I ever get married I want a Chateau (dare to dream).

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    Shannon Mahaney

    July 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Erin, what a gorgeous wedding! You will find that you feel the same way each time you look back at your wedding photos as did you on that day. I’ve been married almost 3 years and each time I look at my wedding album the feelings rush back. Congratulations!

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    Dawn A.

    July 27, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Mmm. This was a gift worth waiting to open. What a delicious celebration. Beautiful bride, handsome groom, unforgettable place and time. I am so happy for your happy, Erin and Adrian. Thank you for letting us in to your world, your special moments. Showering you with wishes of every good thing you have had these past 10 years, all the days of your marriage.

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    Lynn

    July 28, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Lovely! (A few tearful sparks in my eyes on reading this and I’m so not the sentimental type!) a beautiful wedding. I think we only managed about a handful of drinks too at our own wedding, it just flew by. We didn’t marry in France but have a second home there on the Normandie coast (deffo not a chateau 😂😂) your venue and guests and selves all look perfect. Congratulations x

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    Ray TMT

    July 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    What a wonderful wedding – thanks so much for sharing it all with us. I love that you did it totally your own way, and took your most-loved ones on a beautiful journey together. Huge congratulations and I hope you’re as happy forever as you both seem on your big day… the twinkle in your eyes says to me that you totally will be!

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    Shannon

    July 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    The entire thing looks absolutely stunning, Erin. But, my god – that jewelry! So unique and sophisticated, yet a bit bohemian, too. Love, love, love!

    So happy for you both 🙂

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    Heather Gjerde

    July 28, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Congratulations on a picture perfect day! Looked so much like the two of you and your personal preferences. Nice and intimate. <3

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    Dev

    July 28, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Perfection, congratulations!

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    Lynne

    July 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing your special day! ❤️

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    Judy

    July 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Total perfection! Thank you for sharing~

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    chanelle

    July 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Perfection is right! You look stunning and I am so happy things turned out well!!!

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    Arielle

    July 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

    This was so breathtaking. I have been watching you for years so I know what a moment this was. And you can see it in every photo.

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    Jordan

    July 29, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Congratulations! Everything looks so beautiful and I’m so happy for you both!

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    Roger . Dutchie

    July 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Chapeau. Thanks and thanks. Ik ben ontroerd, dat je deze dagen met ons gedeeld heb.ik wens jullie beide veel geluk en liefde. En mag ik nog veel van je horen. Dutchie aurevoir

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    Sandy

    July 29, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Almost speechless! Erin, you looked stunning. Everything was absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you both.

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    Dela

    August 4, 2017 at 6:36 am

    So beautyful dear and I am so happy for you both… PS. I am obsessed with your make up, dress, earrings and all that geourgeous accessories 😊😊😊

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    Pála Margrét

    August 5, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I loved reading about your wedding, and the pictures are astonishing! Congratulations once again 😘

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    Jenna

    August 11, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Thank you for sharing this! What a stunning few days for you guys! Congratulations and may you like be happily together for the rest of your long lives! 💕

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    Natasha M

    December 13, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Wow! That looked like an amazing day for you. Congrats and I wish you both the happiest marriage.

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    Vandana

    June 29, 2018 at 8:40 am

    I am in awe of these gorgeous pictures of your wedding week! You look flawless and i can’t imagine a more perfect wedding setting. I thought I did well getting married on Martha’s Vineyard but this takes thé beignets! May you have many many more fabulously delicious decades together. Happy Anniversary Erin. 🌷

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    Wedding Aaha

    June 11, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Amazing Article. Thanks for Sharing Valuable information.

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