claire x sid
airelles gordes | provence
Claire and Sids dream has been a relaxed 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.
The fête was infused with a lot of personal and sentimental elements. 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 moment to wrap this heirloom around her Lily of the Valley bouquet, while reading a letter Betty had penned over 25 years ago offering Claire advice for her marriage. 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.
The al fresco dinner was timed with sunset, and guests enjoyed such delicacies from plates featuring original floral artwork from a renowned faïence artist in Moustiers Saint Marie. Claire and Sid got to take them home for their own dinner parties in the future! Honouring Sids indian heritage, traditional gulab jamun was served for dessert - a confection with rose water, cardamom powder, milk and sugar.
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.
"Jasmin and Tim of Flora & Grace really captured our
attention because their photography was so elegant, stylish, yet without pretense. We really loved their aesthetic and the fact that their shots looked
more like fashion editorials than typical wedding photos. 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
"Dear Jasmin and Tim,
thank you so much for your wonderful work. It's incredible where you've been, what you've captured, what you've seen and how you've orchestrated it. And the way you selected it, edited it - we’re honestly deeply impressed. 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. We cannot thank you enough.
See you soon - hopefully in Mallorca."
"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"
"You guys were super amazing and accommodating."
"We cannnot thank them enough for their absolutely gorgeous photos and film. We were both blown away by their pure talent and dedication to their craft! We cannot recommend them highly enough and thank them for making us feel comfortable and for all they've done to capture our day so beautifully! These guys are true treasures!"
"We were both blown away by their pure talent and dedication to their craft!"
"Their images are so incredibly beautiful and touching. They documented their bond perfectly. Just wanted to say how grateful I am that they accepted to come and capture Josephine and Micke's wedding. They were such a joy to be around and brought lots of happiness, laughter and positivity to the day - it would've been entirely different without them there! They made Josephine and Micke feel so relaxed and just blended into the day and celebrations seamlessly. The photos look sensational. I can't thank them enough."
"They made Josephine and Micke feel so relaxed and just blended into the day seamlessly."
Thank you SO much for capturing our DREAM with such beauty! We are obsessed with the photos & film and will always treasure all the wonderful memories thanks to you!
Lots of love,
Marie & Tomas
"thank you so much for capturing our dream with such beauty."
"Your photos are so romantic, light and so perfectly captured in a moment of pure love. You capture details that almost no one can see. I love seeing your photographs on and on and on. When something is so beautiful it will never be boring! I’m very happy I have so much luck that I found you."
"You capture details that almost no one can see. I love seeing your photographs on and on and on. "
"I was amazed how much effort you have put toward shooting photos on our wedding including all sorts of details... wow.
I was thrilled to see details which I did not recognize during the wedding! I can not thank you enough and most of all, I could never find a photographer like YOU who is a talented young beautiful lady! So Arigato (=thank you in Japanese!)"
"I was thrilled to see details which I did not recognize during the wedding!"
"We were instantly thrilled with Jasmin style: emotional, with a timeless beauty and a dedication to capture even the smallest details with her sense of aesthetics. After our first phone call, I was very happy that Jasmin was also very relaxed and funny. We quickly realized that we were united by a penchant for little details, so I was very sure that she was the right photographer for us. This was finally confirmed on our wedding day: with her cheerful and relaxed nature she did not let an initial tension arise. On our couple photo shoot she was full of verve, but on the other hand left us plenty of room for togetherness ...
The pictures of our wedding have become really beautiful, each one is a work of art!"
"each picture is a work of art!"
"I would suggest spending money on a real professional photographer because this is the only visual memory you have of your big day. The price is worth it when you see it in the pictures. Jasmin is an artist, she catches every single moment in such a beautiful feeling!"
"Jasmin is an artist,
she catches every single moment
with such a beautiful feeling!"
FROM the STAUFENBERG family
"Jasmin made us all look so cool . The photos are fantastic!
She is such a talented photographer and made our wedding look magical! Wish we lived closer to Europe,
I would love to work with her again. "
"She is such a talented photographer and made our wedding look magical!"
"Among the beautiful souls I met last year, there are Jasmin and Tim from Flora & Grace. Those two are some of the most loveliest photographers I met and some of the most talented too!"
"Those two are some of the most loveliest photographers I met and some of the most talented too! "