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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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Crazy laid back fun with a touch of French & Taiwanese traditions – that’s the vibe that Yvonne & Matthieu were hoping to achieve – and they nailed it!  They had the incredibly talented Brazilian videographer Giovanna Borgh to capture the entire day in her uniquely poetic style.  100% emotion guaranteed!   Click Here to watch […]

Weddings in France


July 28, 2020

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

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

bride and groom walking near french wedding chateau

November 17, 2017

“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

bride and groom walking out of church wedding in France

November 15, 2015

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

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

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 […]

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

November 28, 2014

In honor of my sister-in-law’s birthday, I wanted to share some of her wedding pictures to remind her and my brother what a wonderful day their wedding was.  A rainy September day filled with lots of emotion and laughter (see kissing picture) where family and friends danced the day away. A beautiful bride that looked as […]

Weddings in France

Wonderful Family Wedding

March 10, 2013

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