�Love, Magical, and a Fairytale� are the three words Nadine & Serge used to describe their wedding day and I think once you've glanced your eyes over the beautiful images below by ALEXANDER JAMES, you'll agree that those words are spot on. Both originally from Lebanon, they moved to Dubai to pursue their careers and lived there for three years before moving to their current home of Paris. When deciding on their wedding venue it came down to looking through the portfolio of their planners LAVENDER & ROSE, and finding the beautiful CHATEAU DE ROBERNIER � which well, let's face it, would inspired anyone to get married there! Their florist MISS ROSE BY PERRINE incorporated lots of fruits and eucalyptus to the arrangements giving a slight rustic feel, and created a beautiful arbor for them to marry under. The fairytale was complete with the bride's MONIQUE LHUILLIER gown.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL: In August 2013, we went to Poland to attend our friends' wedding and after the festivities, we decided to take a road trip to Krakow and spend the rest of our vacation there. Serge had planned the proposal already to happen next to Saint Mary's Basilica, in the main square, as this church had a unique history. At the strike of every hour, the trumpets play from tallest of the two towers of the basilica. This is a tradition that has been going on since it was built in the 14th century. So the next day, Serge decided to take me on a horse carriage tour around the city. When we approached Saint Mary's Basilica, Serge got down on his knees, held the ring, and asked me to marry him, with the trumpets playing in the background. His speech was overwhelming. It was just magical!
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: It was a very simple process. I started off with an online research. I've previously seen a lot of designs for Monique Lhuillier, as she is known for her bridal wear. So I knew where to start looking! The first time I saw my dress online, I immediately knew it was the one! When I actually went to the shop and tried it on, I was 100% sure it was the one and only!
DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS: The flowers followed the wedding theme which was a bit rustic with a combination of burgundy, cream, olive green, coral and white colours. The flower arrangements had a mix of peonies, garden roses, amaranthus, hydrangeas and orchids in addition to fruits � red and green grapes, black figs and small apples.
FAVOURITE DETAIL OF THE DAY: Our first dance, it was special, fun and very emotional. We started off with a surprise choreography dance for the song 'Thrift shop', followed by our first dance song 'My all' by John Legend.
WHAT ADVISE WOULD YOU GIVE OUT TO A COUPLE PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Think of all the details that would make your guests comfortable but most importantly, think of the details that represent both of you, it will make the day extra emotional and cosy.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? The Vows, they were very special and emotional, we made everyone cry!
ANY OTHER DETAILS THAT HELP TELL THE STORY OF YOUR DAY? Throughout the day we had a lot of entertainment options, starting with the photo booth during the ceremony, followed by the slow-motion video booth during the dancing party. It really added a nice touch to our day and at the same time, left us with amazing memories for our wedding library. Our family and friends played a big part of the night, so in addition to all the great memories they left us on the photobooth and videobooth, they had a lot of surprises for us during dinner. They showcased videos, which they have shot and edited themselves, capturing key moments in our lives and key characteristics of our relationship, and most importantly, it expressed their love to us. It was very thoughtful, touching and fun.
Photographer ALEXANDER JAMES / Alexander James / Videographer LOVE STORY / Cake WEDDING CAKES BY PAMELA / Florist MISS ROSE BY PERRINE / Stationery U:EXPERIENCE DUBAI / Venue CHATEAU DE ROBERNIER / Bride's gown MONIQUE LHUILLIER from ESPOSA GROUP DUBAI / Shoes JIMMY CHOO / Hair GERARD COIFFEUR / Make-up CAMILLE BONARDI / Grooms Attire TOM FORD / Planner JENNIFER ROCHER from LAVENDER & ROSE / Caterer MARROU TRAITEUR