A French Garden, 4 Living Arches and Romantic Literary Touches at Every Turn!

Lauren Megerdichian

Lovers of literature, poetry and romantic french gardens - Laura and Craig combined a few of their favorite things to create the intimate destination wedding of their dreams. Their weekend began with a sunrise stroll in Paris and ended with a fabulous garden fête, all planned by Jennifer Fox Weddings with floral design from Floraison. Check out the full gallery to see living arches galore, the most beautiful blush pink gown and so much more - all captured by Molly Carr Photography! From Jennifer Fox Weddings... Laura & Craig traveled from New Jersey to celebrate their pre wedding and intimate wedding day in France! The goal of their destination wedding experience was to create a day that was as personal and meaningful as possible! The inspiration behind their pre wedding photo shoot and celebration was to create a classic, iconic, formal, romantic and fashionable memories in a country that they both hold dear. They arrived in the City of Light a few days early in order to have a sunrise pre wedding shoot at some of Paris' most famous landmarks! They chose to have a sunrise shoot in order to have Paris all to themselves while capturing its one of a kind romanticism. Their wedding story came full circle since Paris was where Craig proposed to Laura! Laura chose an ethereal pale pink dress that floated in the wind and blended perfectly into the pale summer sky! Her blush pink diamond engagement ring paired perfectly with her gown! For their wedding day the couple was inspired by French lawns and green gardens which is exactly why they chose Château Bouffémont. We chose to have the wedding dinner on the lawn with arches of lush green foliage enveloping the long dinner table. It both looked and felt like a secret garden! Since the couple initially met in their college poetry class, they stressed early on their love of French literature and poetry! Because of this we made sure to have literary touches throughout the design. We found elegant and organic ways to incorporate this into the majority of the details! The welcome to our love story welcome sign, the weathered pages of vintage French novels, the chapters designating each course in the menu, the flower petal cones were made from pages of Ernest Hemmingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises" that the couple chose themself!

Photography: Molly Carr Photography | Floral Design: Floraison | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara | Ring: ManiaMania | Catering: Grand Chemin | Entertainment: Jazz Around Midnight | Beauty: Onorina Jomir Beauty | Blush Dress : Nordstrom | Calligraphy & Stationery : Silent Word Studio | Chateau: Chateau Bouffémont | Dress Boutique: Elizabeth Johns | Gossamer Ribbons: Adorn Company | Linens: Madame de la Maison | Planning & Design: Jennifer Fox Weddings | Pre-Wedding Dress: Basix Black Label