5 tips for your destination wedding beauty

Dear Brides-to-be,

The D-Day, everyone will look at you, and you need to be perfect for the photos. But, how to plan your destination wedding beauty ? Discover the tips from Nanoo, hairdresser and MUA in Montpellier !

What treatments the Bride can do for the D-Day ?

In first, for your wedding, your skin needs a special treatment. Nanoo advice to do that 1 week before the DDay for a facial car and hair removal. “The day before, help your skin with a night cream, and a day cream the morning”. To avoid red marks or allergies, plan your treatment 1 week before the DDay.”

Crédits : Wedding & Confettis

And concerning the hair ?

“Ideally, plan your shampoo the day before. The, your hair will be softer and waver.”, explains Nanoo. “A natural drying is always better”. On the South of France, you can afford to let your hair dry with the warm !

Could you give some tips for the bride’s hairdress ?

Nanoo recommends natural shampoos and sends brides an explanatory note with the shampoo to use. She asks them to treat their hair with this care regularly during the year. “Commercial shampoos are often too concentrated and oily, which suffocates your hair. To be beautiful, your hair needs to breathe,” explains our hairdresser and makeup artist. She also advises against making masks that tend to grease hair and make it heavier, “I recommend using egg yolk and olive oil to replace masks.” Our professional regularly has positive feedback on this technique that sublimates the hair.

Crédits photo : Katu Webb Photography

How do you weary your eyes and get rid of the dark circles?

Some of you will naturally have dark circles, others will simply be tired on the wedding day.That’s why we asked Nanoo for advice on getting rid of dark circles. “Nothing beats the natural! I recommend using blueberry water or rose water,” explains Nanoo. For the application, our professional advises to use warm compresses that should be tapped on the underside of the eye and especially not to rub because it is an area where the skin is sensitive. “You can also make blueberry water cubes to apply in the morning or in the evening by tapping,” says our makeup artist.

What do you think is the wedding advice to give for beauty?

Nanoo usually says to stay self-reliant. “You have to sublimate yourself, but don’t disguise yourself!” quotes the beauty professional. Also, it is very important to have a good diet. Indeed, Nanoo explains that what you eat is reflected on your skin but also on your hair. It is then necessary to adopt a good diet to have a bright face and healthy hair!

Now, you know what you do to plan your destination wedding beauty confidently. if you need to be guided, ask for our wedding planning service !

How to book a Wedding Video Maker ?

Dear Bride & Grooms to be,

You’re getting marriend in France, and consider the option to hire for a wedding videomaker. But, how to choose and book a professionnal ? Your wedding planner in Montpellier interviewed Erik, from Le Studio Video who tell us 5 tips to help to book the best videast for your DDay.

When should Bride & Groom start to looking for their videomaker ?

“I would say..ASAP. Wedding videomaker are more and more required, even if there are more choice in term of styles. The best would be to book this vendor 1 year before your Day. After, it’s always possible but the choice will be pretty limited.”

According you, why it’s important to hire a videomaker moreover a photographer ?

According Erik, it depends of couple expectations. But in general, video brings something more emotional than the photo. “On a film, we can hear people laugh, move, talk.. We feel the atmosphere, for example during the special excitation of the first dance. we could remember differents souvenirs with a best real life mood”.

Could you explain what styles of wedding videomaker could we found ?

“In first, the storytelling, which is a narrative film, from a speech or a review for example. Secondly, a videoclip is a longer video (10-30 min) or a reportage covering (more than 30min).” For example, Erik uses a lot of reportage shoots, with natural immersion, and lights. “The, the artist could add some music (entertain or slow), with differents colors, slow motion.. Every film is unique”.

For you, what are the tops moments to capture on the Day ?

“The one : the arrival of the Groom to the ceremony, then, his first look with his wife-to-be.” During preparatives, Erik love to capture Bride connections with her closes, and some natural shoots of the guests during the cocktail, when they are relaxed.

“For the party, speeches, first dance, and wedding cake entrance will be the keys moments”. But he lets Bride & Groom guide him to keep what is important to them.  

The important thing to know before to hire a videomaker ?

“Bride & Groom should be totally confident with the artist, so the feeling is as important as his style.”  To give to them the best experience, Erik meets them several twice, in real life or by video call. “So, on the DDay, videomaker could feel all the emotions naturally, and sublimate them !”.

We could help you to hire your wedding videomaker in Montpellier.  Please use our contact page to tell us more about your project !

5 rituals for your wedding ceremony

Hello there,

Today on my top 5 mood, I’d like to share with you some rituals for your wedding ceremony, you will like ! According your personalities and desires, and the symbol, find the best ritual which will complete your celebration !

Sand ritual

For who ? For couples which looking for a spiritual dimension, with eternity idea, and family construction / gathered families.

With what ? One vases, two bowls with sand of differents colors, and a third vases you could keep and let in your house.

How ? The celebrant explains the symbolic and invite Bride & Groom to take their bowl and shed sand on the common vase. My advice : plan the ritual after the rings exchange !

Crédit : Aurélie Demarez

Have a look on Helen & David’s Wedding !  

Rose ritual

For who ? Romantic lovers, the ones they are looking for a participative ritual, or for planning a surprise during the ceremony for the Bride (and Groom). The flower can be really symbolic and can be kept as a souvenir.

With what ? Prepare or ask to your florist to prepare the plants and plan a vase. Eternal roses can be a  solution to keep the gift.

How ? At the end of the ceremony, the celebrant call the guests as they can take the rose and bring it to the newlyweds. It’s a good transition for couple who doesn’t want a special exit, and to keep a souvenir of their union.

Tree Ritual

For who ? Nature lovers, and whom will looking for a durable idea. You can see your tree grow up at home and this ecologic ritual can be participative.

With what ? A couple of days before the wedding, buy a tree (Oliver is perfect cause it represents fertility and prosperity, but you can go ahead with another indoor tree). Plan a pot for the DDay, some land, and a watering can with some  water.

How ? The celebrant will explain the symbolic and invite you to put it on the pot. Some guests can join you, as your family or kids. This ritual is generally at the end  of the ceremony, to don’t break the emotional moment.

Love letter / Bottle of wine

For who ? Romantic. couple whom looking for a special souvenir to celebrate their first anniversary (or more), or if you’re shy and you don’t exchange your vows during the ceremony.

With what ?  A couple of weeks before the Dday, buty together a bottle of wine and a  nice box. The Day before, write your vows individually or simply things you’re thinking about just before to say I do. During the ceremony, you’ll need tools to clock the box.

How ? The celebrant will invite you to put your letters on the box. If you want to us a participation, ask for your guest to prepare some words as well. It will be a good surprise to discover all of these love notes 1 year after..And enjoy your bottle !

Crédit : Neupap Photography

Lovers Library

For who ? Cine, books addicts, lovers who want to let their guests participate to the ceremony. This ritual can be adapted on any artistic support.

With what  ? When you’ll send your invitations cards, or after, ask for your guests to bring a book for you. You can choose a theme or trust them ! They can as well let you a love note on the book. Send a reminder just before the Dday. And plan a big box to keep your library safe before traveling.

How ? After the explication of the ritual, the celebrant will call the guests to give their books. According the number, the break will be more or less longer, and can be join by a live lusic. I advice to plan this ritual at the end of the ceremony (guest could enjoy to congratulate you!).

Well, now you know the 5 top rituels for your symbolic ceremony. If you’re looking for a wedding celebrant in the South of France, feel free to get in touch !

FAQ Destination Wedding Planning Consultation

You probably have questions about our Destination Wedding Planning Consultation service. That’s why I propose you a FAQ which will allow you to prepare you first contact with me.

What is the difference with a classic wedding planning service ?

A wedding planner will help you to organize your wedding in its globality. All along your preparations, the wedding planner will give you advices and guide you with tools, according to your expectations. But he will also have other missions such as going out on the field with the research of vendors, the assistance during your meetings and his presence to coordinate the D-Day.

After 4 years as a destination wedding planner, I decided to keep the first step only and to focus on advices so you can apply them with confidence !  This way, you’ll have all the benefits of a wedding planner but you will keep the pleasure to plan your wedding yourself.

We live abroad, how can you help us ?

Specialized in Destination Wedding Planning, I can work with you by Skype or by phone. I will give you all the advices to succeed in the organization of your wedding in France (formalities, particularities…)

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What is the best moment to contact you during our wedding organisation ?

Our Destination Wedding Consultation service can occur in every step of your preparations.

If it’s the beginning, our 10 hours package will allow you to have a monthly follow up until the D-Day. This way, we will make a point every month in sequence and you will immediatly get the right basis.

If your preparations have already started and you struggle with some points, you can choose the bespoke service with 1 hour sessions. With this service we can talk about one or several topics according to your progress. It can be comforting before the big day.

Which tools will you share with us ?

A personalized planning, a budget monitoring table, advices sheets… After consultation, you’ll have all the elements needed throughout the preparations.

Will you give us your opinion about the vendors we choosed ?

The aim of the consultation is not about giving my personal opinion on your vendors. But I will advise you on which questions you may ask them and the points you need to check with them so your relation with the vendors goes well.

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Will you give us your vendors address book ?

No, I am not selling a vendors list. That’s simply because you can find lists on specialized websites such as mariages.net or Zankyou. The aim of our collaboration is to give you the good tools for a personalized vendors research. I also want to remind you that I will have no contact with your vendors or guests.

We think that we can find enough information on Internet and blogs….

In fact, you will find many advices for your wedding organisation on wedding blogs and forums. However, the advices may be not personalized and not adapted to your questions and needs. By choosing a bespoke service, you can be sure that you can ask all your questions. We will give you a professional opinion according to your situation and anticipate your upcoming needs !

Contact me now to get personalized advices in Wedding Organisation !

Why plan your wedding in Provence ?

Dear futures newlyweds,

You love the South of France and want to realise your union there. But how to decide among its several regions and their beautiful places ? Emeraude & Coton wedding planner in Provence help you by giving you 5 reasons why plan your wedding in Provence may be what you need.

A wedding in Provence : hurrah for the outdoor !

If you are looking for a great weather for your wedding, Provence area is the second sunniest region of France with more than 2800 hours of sun in 2017. Organizing a ceremony, a cocktail or a dinner outside is probably less risky in this area of France. The best moment to organize your wedding in Provence is mostly in may, june and september. Be careful with july and august where it can be really hot. Under thirty degrees celcius, your wedding could be difficult for you and your guests.


Discover treasures during your wedding in the South of France

Provence is, without doubt, a picturesque region with an unbeatable character. There, you can find typical villages. Some of them have been named most beautiful villages of France, such as Gordes or Venasque. If you love nature, this region is ideal for your wedding in the south of France ! Its landscape are made of lavender fields, olive trees, canyons and mountainous relief such as the Verdon Gorge and the Mont Ventoux. The beauty of this region inspired numerous painters and writers. Is there a more romantic place to organize your wedding ?

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A chic wedding in Provence

You will surprise your guests taste buds because, as you might know, organizing your wedding in Provence also means enjoying the regional wines and the provencal gastronomy. In order to taste it, you can count on your Provence wedding planner. In fact, our agency Emeraude & Coton can propose you the best caterer. They will make you discover the local gastronomy. Ratatouille, tapenade or Calissons from Aix, getting married in Provence is the guarantee of an unforgettable culinary experience. Finally, your caterer will give you advices concerning the wines, to side your dinner.

An exceptional venue for your wedding in Provence

Concerning your wedding venue, you have many choices : provencal cottages, wine estates, villas, castles, hotels… The region is full of romantic places. Our wedding planning agency in Provence allow you to be guided in your choices. You have to know that Provence is a very family destination for weddings because it is a dreamy region for future newlyweds, particularly in foreign countries. It is important to plan your wedding more than a year in advance so you can book the venue of your dreams. Don’t hesitate to visit our page of our exceptional venues in Provence !

Getting married in Provence, an accessible region

You would like to get married in Provence but you’re afraid that it might be complicated for your guests ?  In fact, organizing your wedding in Provence is not that difficult thanks to Marseille Provence airport and Nîmes airport. It is possible to get to Nîmes airport from London, Liverpool or Brussels. The airport of Marseille is accessible from Paris and the rest of France, but also from Canada and many europeans country such as Ireland, Switzerland or United Kingdom. From the airport, your guests will just have to take a shuttle to your wedding venue. You can count on your wedding planner in Provence to organize your guests transport. You can also get to Provence from Paris thanks to the TGV, particularly with the TGV stations of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. The rest of the region is well served by railway lines that will allow you to travel easily.

If you dream about Provence and need help to organize your wedding there, contact us !