Hi! I'm Nicole!

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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‘Tis the season to get engaged!! Exciting right? Marriage proposals are exciting; especially when you get that “feeling” that your significant other is going to pop the question.  Sometimes you see it coming, sometimes you don’t.  But if you’ve been together for a while, it’s not uncommon to be on the look-out for signs that your guy […]

Wedding Tips


December 14, 2020

Dreaming of an intimate photo session with your soon-to-be in France? Excited at the idea of creating gorgeous pre-wedding photos to share on your wedding website?  What better way to give your guests a glimpse of what’s in store for them at your French wedding than with an engagement photo shoot in France.  I always […]

Wedding Photographers in France, Wedding Tips

How to Nail Your Engagement Photoshoot in France

engagement shoot in France. Photography by Stephen Linberge

November 17, 2020

The “B” word.  Every wedding couple’s nightmare.  You’ve heard the horror stories… Couples spending 2,3,4 times more than they initially budgeted…..   Seems inevitable right? Well it’s not. In this article, we are going to go over simple strategies to ensure that you actually stick to your wedding budget while getting everything you deserve!       As […]

Wedding Tips


piggy bank dedicated to a wedding budget

October 20, 2020

Dreaming of having your wedding ceremony in a church in France?  High ceilings, dramatic threshold, long aisle, pipe organ – If so, you’re in luck! France offers an amazing selection of historic churches for your church wedding.  However, while the process can be relatively simple, it’s important to understand the framework and general rules about organizing a […]

Wedding Tips

How to Book Your Church Wedding in France

church wedding in France

October 6, 2020

I’ll bet you already know the answer to this question. Don’t you? My answer: Go with your gut. There are no rules that determine exactly who should be on the guest list for your destination wedding.  Some invite co-workers, others don’t.  Some allow kids and others do not.  Some invite a “plus-one”, others don’t.  It all depends on […]

Wedding Tips

Who do we invite to our wedding in France?

French chateau wedding in Bordeaux, France

August 11, 2020

I’m a big fan of non-traditional wedding venues that raise the bar of creativity.  Airbnb weddings do just that. AirBnb’s are great locations for small, intimate weddings and give off a low key, family living atmosphere.  They are also ideal for couples who hope to invest a smaller portion of their wedding budget in the venue.  […]

Wedding Tips

5 Things You Need to Know Before Booking Your Airbnb Wedding Venue

chateau wedding in France

July 7, 2020

You’re engaged! You must be so excited! You have reason to be.  Welcome to one of the most unique experiences of your life.  Engagement is a time of fun and excitement before taking the big step to becoming a “Wife” or a “Husband”.  Say those words out loud – it’s helpful! You are also going […]

Pétillante Weddings, Wedding Tips

How to know what you really want.

June 17, 2020

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 […]

Wedding Tips

What should we do about the kids?

bride and groom walking with child

May 13, 2020

‘Tis the season’ and wedding preparations are in full swing with multiple big day’s fast approaching.  It is at this point that Brides and Grooms really put their hired professionals to the test.  And we wedding planners are in the same boat. But why is it that even we wedding planners sometimes find ourselves dumbfounded with the inexperience […]

Wedding Tips

Good Quality Service in Wedding Planning

French chateau wedding in Bordeaux, France

June 1, 2013

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