claire x sid
airelles gordes | provence
Claire and Sids dream has been a playful garden wedding with their loved ones from all over the world. Graciously infused with playfulness and provencal slow living philosophy. Their wedding took place in an ancient village perched high on a cliff, 340 metres above the valley floor, and overlooking the luscious scenes of the Luberon. The village of Gordes is a place for bucolic bliss with the most bewitching views. The celebration in the hanging gardens of La Bastide de Gordes was a journey where the stories of the couple met to become one with the magic of the Luberon spirit.
From vision to reality by
Willow & Oak Events.
For the wedding day, Claire chose a structured Lela Rose gown with unexpected floral details, which she tastefully paired with heirloom jewelry and a pearl embellished cathedral length veil. The result was both timeless and contemporary, and each piece took her unique style to a new level. One of the most special pieces Claire carried on the day was a lace handkerchief that her grandmother Betty gifted to her in 1997. Claire was extremely close to her grandmother, who passed away years ago. So it was a very special to have this heirloom around her Lily of the Valley bouquet. The sun-kissed ceremony with views over the valley was followed by a Cocktail Hour in the gardens of Maison de Constance. A jazz trio entertained guests, while locally-inspired treats circulated - refreshing lavender lemonade, comté cheese gougères and green cheese + goat cheese velouté.
claire x sid
A cascade of tiered gardens set the stage for Claire & Sid's summer-in-Provence Cocktail Hour. A makeshift badminton net, out of vintage lace from the 18th arrondissement in Paris, was strung up, so that guests could enjoy an activity during Cocktail Hour. A jazz trio from Paris courted the attention of the guests with their snazzy repertoire of Davis, Coltrane, Brubeck, Parker, Gillespie and Monk.
Provence is a feeling - so the celebration started with a vintage car drive through the sumptuous scenery of Provence.
The Welcome Dinner in the main village square was harking back to one of the couple's favorite italian restaurants in Chicago, the city where they first met. So this celebration was quintessentially Italian. Fresh Aperol spritz welcomed each guest alongside live pasta rolling with a Puglian chef. The family style feast featured Italian cuisine like stuffed zucchini flowers, pillowy burrata and melt-in-your-mouth tiramisu. A band from Nice paraded through the village streets as they played an iconic intro to "Pretty Woman", charming each table with upbeat serenades.
For Claire and Sid
"There will never be enough words in any language to express our gratitude to Jasmin and Tim at Flora&Grace. Every image tells a story and takes you right back to that day. When we saw our photos and videos for the first time we couldn’t even speak right away. They are an absolute dream."
"There will never be enough words in any language to express our gratitude."
FROM NEW YORK
"Your film brought us to tears! We have watched it again, and again, and again. It is so incredibly wonderful. We love the mix of color and black & white imagery, the music choices are perfect, and you brilliantly captured the subtleties and emotions of the day. Thank you so much for adventuring across the world to be a part of our wedding, for your hard work, and for creating a film that we can revisit for the rest of our lives to relive this beautiful day. We appreciate you both."
"you brilliantly captured the subtleties and emotions of the day."
"Words cannot describe how happy it makes us to look at these recordings of time. Tim not only captured the look of this wedding - but above all - how it really felt for us and for our guests. Whenever we look at the pictures, all the excitement and bliss comes right back!"
"Whenever we look at the pictures, all the excitement and bliss comes
right back to us"
"Their photography was so elegant, stylish, yet without pretense. We really loved how positive and excited they were about the wedding and the fact that their
shooting style was to simply capture us as we were naturally."
"their photography was so elegant, stylish, yet without pretense."
FROM NEW YORK
"You have created art "en passant", which in our perception on the day, we hardly noticed - and if then only as very pleasant. You have far exceeded our expectations and given us a wonderful gallery of memories to last a lifetime."
"You have given us a wonderful gallery of memories to last a lifetime."
"On a wedding day, multiple things can be stressful, but with Jasmin, photography was not one of them. She talked with us a lot before and understood what we wanted out of it and what we're comfortable with. She was light as a feather the whole time and everything felt very natural. She was smiling, laughing and open to all our needs. We trusted her art and she trusted our story. Once we saw the final pictures, we actually got to relive our entire day which was priceless. Everything was captured with the same energy it happened, from the location, to getting ready, to the first look, the ceremony, the guests, the hugs, the tears and the smiles."
"She was light as a feather the whole time and everything felt very natural."
"Jasmin & Tim, you guys were super amazing and accommodating, made us feel at ease and beautiful. I'm so glad we had the chance to see Positano together and share these moments. We just wanted to express our gratitude. Thank you guys so much!
Lisa & Russell"
"I'm so glad we had the chance to see Positano togetheR."