A secular ceremony feet in water

A secular ceremony feet in water

Dominique & Maxime – Sainte Maxime

When you live in Paris but when you spend the most beautiful moments with your wife and children in a villa in Provence or on the waterfront in Sainte-Maxime, how not to choose the south of France as a wedding venue.

The planification : 5 months – 8 vendors

Dominique contacted me earlier in the year, she wanted to get married in Sainte-Maxime and organize a brunch at their villa in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume. I quickly realized that the distance and their respective work did not allow them to organize the wedding. With a mutual trust, I was able to accompany them in the organization, decoration, floral art and the secular ceremony of their wedding.

It was a second union and they wanted this time a marriage with simplicity, privacy and mainly a very personal ceremony. Dominique and Maxime wished me entrust the organization of their secular ceremony because I am officiant since 2012.

The wedding : June 2014

A beautiful day, no stress : the bride and groom are preparing in their villa, the children run and enjoy the garden, the whole team is there to support them. We patiently await the closing of the private beach to install all the floral creations that we have created. A 15 pm it’s the rush : the team has three hours to decorate the place before welcoming the guests.

At 18 pm, everyone is installed in the ceremony space imagined on the beach, when Dominique enters with his Delphine Manivet dress and its Jimmy Choo, at the arm of his son Maxence (2 years).

After a very touching ceremony, the beach is theirs. The caterer has installed tasting workshops, wine and champagne. The evening continues, same atmosphere, same beauty of the spaces.

The next day, at Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume our team works for the brunch in the countryside. Flowers, flowers and more flowers (classy !) But also a photobooth, a candybar, petanque and trampoline … a beautiful day !


Photos credits : Vanessa Amiot