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I bring more than 10 years of experience to my wedding planning business, and love to share free advice in the form of this blog. Grab a cup of coffee (or café, as we say in French), and take a look around!

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How good is your French? So you’re ready to take on the challenge of planning your wedding in France? Parlez-vous français? or at least un peu? Whether you speak fluent French or none at all, it will be important to have some key vocabulary in your French Wedding Word Bank to get you started in […]

Weddings in France

10 French Wedding Words You Need to Know to Plan Your Wedding in France

May 21, 2020

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It’s Wednesday!  For those of you who aren’t aware, Wednesdays are Kids Day here in France.  Children don’t have school and most parents take the day off to run their children back and forth to their different activities.  I myself currently handle the Parent Association, music lessons and soccer practice on Wednesdays…a light load! So what […]

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What should we do about the kids?

May 13, 2020

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It’s Wednesday!  For those of you who aren’t aware, Wednesdays are Kids Day here in France.  Children don’t have school and most parents take the day off to run their children back and forth to their different activities.  I myself currently handle the Parent Association, music lessons and soccer practice on Wednesdays…a light load! So what […]

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What should we do about the kids?

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May 13, 2020

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Stunningly sensible. Being a preferred Château Sentout wedding planner is certainly a privilege, and one I am very grateful to have.  Not only because Sentout is one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful venues in Bordeaux, but because the couples that choose to get married here tend to be really awesome, down to earth people. Kelly […]

Weddings in France

Kelly & Doug’s French Fairytale Château Wedding

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November 17, 2017

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“Look at it this way, you will always remember that YOU got married on the wettest weekend of the summer!”  Those were my exact words to my beautiful bride the day after her wedding… Florie-Anne & Julien live a 100 mile an hour lives in Paris and wanted to come back to Florie-Anne’s childhood home […]

Weddings in France

Real Weddings: Florie-Anne & Julien: August 2015: Pure Expression Events

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November 15, 2015

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Wedding season is finally over and now I can start sharing some of the GEORGEOUS photos of the GEORGEOUS couples that I was so lucky to work with this year. Stay Tuned!!

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Glimpse 2015 Wedding Season

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October 3, 2015

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by NICOLE at PURE EXPRESSION EVENTS on JAN 15TH, 2015 As I sit here reflecting on 2014, I am beyond grateful for the amount of blessings experienced last year.  If I had to use one word to describe 2014 it would be GROWTH.  I grew immensely, both personally and professionally.  The very personal aspect came […]

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Reflecting on 2014 – Resolutions… Oops I mean Goals for 2015

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January 15, 2015

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by NICOLE at PURE EXPRESSION EVENTS on JAN 1st, 2015 Wow! Can you believe we have already closed the books on another year?  I feel like it was only yesterday that I was ringing in 2014.  It’s amazing how many memories, milestones and changes a year can hold and this year was no different.  Among […]

Weddings in France

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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January 1, 2015

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Real Wedding : Erika & Adam : August 2014 : Pure Expression Events Erika and Adam wed on a beautiful August day at the goom’s magnificent family chateau in the Lot.  One of the most adorable and compassionate couples that I have ever encountered that put their heart and soul into their wedding preparations.  The […]

Weddings in France

Real Wedding: Erika & Adam: August 2014: Pure Expression Events

November 28, 2014

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Guillemette & Gullaume married in Sauternes mid-June in a fantastic event filled with family and friends.  They contacted me just 2 months before the big day for full planning and coordination! A great last minute wedding in a beautiful setting, excellent food and entertainment and guests from all over!  Proof that couples amazing weddings can […]

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Real Weddings: Guillemette & Guillame: Pure Expression Events Wedding Planner

January 29, 2014

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