Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wedding in France

5 Reasons to Spend Your Honeymoon in France

If you are looking for a romantic honeymoon, France might be a perfect destination for you. This magical country has far more to offer beyond photo session in front of the Eiffel Tower. Think about sunset among lavender fields, vibrant cities, unique cuisine and welcoming people. France offers one-of-a-kind experience and unforgettable essence of love.

#1 Take the Champagne Tour

What is a honeymoon without a glass of the bubbly beverage? This country of wine and cheese offers the incredible ‘Route du Champagne’ where you get to visits some of the most famous Champagne houses of France. If you ever wonder how is the ultimate glamour in bottled made, this is your chance to discover it. Although some of the well-known international wine houses might have high entering fees, consider visiting smaller family owned  vignerons who do not charge for tasting.

#2 Discover Paris

It might look like a cliche but one weekend in Paris can be a great get-away. Treat yourself with a luxury hotel and enjoy in glamorous boutiques. If you are staying more than a one day, make a trip to Versailles and spend some time in the magnificent gardens and parks.

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#3 Sun, Sea & Mountains

France can offer something for everyone. While some couples love spending their honeymoon relaxing on sandy beaches, others prefer being more active and exploring countryside and culture.

#4 Food & Wine

France is well-known for its gastronomical traditions and often considered as the world’s food capital. No meal can be completed without a glass of good home-produced wine. Each year, around 24 million foreign tourists visit Bordeaux, Burgundy and France’s other wine regions.

#5 Art & History

Historical sites are attracting attention of tourists from different parts of the world. France is extremely proud of its history and art culture. From revolution to Napoleon and famous battle sites, France can be considered as one of the countries with richest cultural heritage in Europe. We have to mention gorgeous chateaux, churches and cathedrals. One of them is Château du Grand Val that dates back to the 15th century.

Chateau de Grand Val

This charming chateau will surprise you with its  outstanding views of the valley and wooden furniture dating back all the way to 18th century. If you would love to have your wedding in France, Château du Grand Val can be a good choice for you. This romantic castle is perfect for smaller wedding with up to 35 people. You can have your own chateau, green meadows and fantastic food & drinks.

If you would like to have a destination wedding, let us know! We can help you with the event coordination, decor and take care of all practical details so that you can enjoy your special day.

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How To Choose a Wedding Photographer?

Finding perfect wedding photographer is never an easy task. After the cake is cutted, first dance finished and flowers wilted, only your photos will remain and keep your memories from being forgotten. We asked Rebecca Hansson, a wedding photographer, to share her advice for wonderful wedding imagery and answer some of the most common questions.

Rebecca, how would you describe your style of wedding photography?

Once you choose your wedding photographer, it is very important that you love the photographer’s style and you understand each other. This is, after all, a person that will capture the most important moments of your special day and therefore it is important that you have good collaboration. My advice is to look through various photographers’ portfolios to see what suits you in terms of style and finally get to know each other. You can use social media as a tool to get more insights and information.

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I would describe my style as emotional, calm, with soft lighting and  pastel shading. When I say calm, I mean that I always opt for cluttered backgrounds and fully focus on my wedding couples. The wedding day is emotion, there is laughter, tears, anxiety, flashbacks. That’s what I want to capture in my pictures highlighting the relationships between people.

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?

Wow, I have so many favorite parts of the wedding day. There is always something special to capture when the bride getting ready and feel emotions and the nervousness is in the air. If I have to choose just one moment, it would be the moment when the bride and groom are seeing each other for the first time. It takes my breath away every single time!

How far in advance do we need to book our photographer?

The earlier the better. Majority of bookings are made approximately a  year before the wedding day.

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What is included in the wedding package?

It may differ from photographer to photographer. This is where you need to speak together  with your partner  and think about what you want. You can choose to have photos that require a lot of editing or rather opt for the images capturing the whole day in a documentary way. It is important that you ask for a photo book example. If you find some photos that are not included in your package, but you still want to have the, you can buy them afterwards. Do not hesitate to speak with your photographer about that.

I have chosen to set an hourly rate and then included all of the photos that I take during the specific time. To tell the story of your wedding is important to me so I decided to try to capture as many important moments as possible instead of focusing on photo albums. Printed version is always available and you can purchase it additionally after your wedding day.

How many hours do we get?

My wedding package starts with 5 hours and goes up to the whole wedding day.

How many pictures will we get?

I can offer packages that include approximately 70 frames per hour.

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Can I give you a list of specific moments  that we would like to have captured?

Absolutely, I always discuss with my couples which images are important for them. Sometimes it can be hard to capture every single happening as it is so many things that are going around on your wedding day. However, I always give my best to preserve couples’ memories.

If you request photos that does not fit into my style, I am afraid I need to say no to it.  There is always somebody who specialise in that kind of style and might be more suitable for you.
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