A Simple French Wedding with Homemade Touches: Virginie & Julien

September 7, 2012

This beautiful wedding was sent over the channel to me by French newlyweds Virginie & Julien. They were married at Church of Saint Joseph des Fins in Annecy. After cocktails at the adjoining church hall, their simple reception was held in a restaurant, La Ferme des Ollieres, in Les Ollieres.

The bride handmade her outfit including her dress and headpiece and she wore shoes from H&M. “I own a ready-to-wear clothing line but I plan on making a bridal collection because I had so much fun making my own dress!” she explained. “I bought my shoes for 7€ (about £5) from the high street two days before the wedding! I was planning to wear off-white shoes but I found this pair much cuter.”

“I don’t think we really had a theme,” she continued. “We stumbled upon cute paper napkins with a hummingbird print and we used this for our wedding announcement. So we decided to look for pink and red items for the decoration to match. I also wanted to give a fun and retro feel to the reception  with striped paper straws, bunting flags and pop corn boxes…”

“We both love music and actually met each other because of music (my hubby plays the bass and he used to play in a punk/ska band back in high school and I used his cd as an excuse to talk to him!) so we included a short acoustic show during the cocktail hour. It was a blast and everybody enjoyed it, including the elderly people!”

Just beautiful! Thank you to Virginie & Julien and their wedding photographer Laurianne Conesa for sharing with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Laurianne Conesa
Ceremony Venue: Town Hall of Talloires
Reception Venue: La Ferme des Ollieres, Les Ollieres, France
Bride’s Dress: Vivi Fromage
Bride’s Shoes: H&M
Bride’s Headpiece: DIY
Groom’s Outfit: H&M, Celio & Jules
Flowers: Floralia Fleurs (Geneva, Switzerland)
Hair: NBL Coiffure (Annecy, France)
Band: Diary Of Ordinary Men
Rings: Mauboussin