Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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

“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 for their big day.
The couple was wed in a quaint church, filled to the brim, in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyard.  The reception followed à la maison – on the Bride’s family estate.  Over 200 happy and delighted guests, oblivious to the fact that it was pouring down rain, enjoyed a refined cocktail by one of the top caterers in Bordeaux.  The reception was held in the “Game Room” - that’s how it figured on the layout – completely transformed by the exquisite chandelier floral arrangements. This was one of my Couple-Parent weddings as I like to call them.  As the entire reception was held on the family property, I spent the majority of my time planning with the Bride’s parents.  This is common in French weddings and I am always struck by the level of commitment exhibited by parents - a real sign of love.   
A truly enriching experience that only further convinces me that wedding planning is the best job on earth!! 



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Glimpse 2015 Wedding Season

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 Tunned!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

REFLECTING ON 2014 – RESOLUTIONS….OOPS I MEAN GOALS FOR 2015

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 with a new addition to my family with the birth of my daughter in February.  Now I have two beautiful, very smiley children to turn to after good days and bad.  Professionally, I celebrated 6 AMAZING couples in 2014 planning and coordinating their weddings and networked with some amazing vendors in France and from the other side of the Atlantic!!!  It’s amazing how many memories, milestones and changes a year can hold and last year was no different. 
Now by no means did the year go by without some bumps and flaws – weather, catering catastrophe, broken engagement, photo issues, etc. but as I watched my couples dance their first dance, I know how blessed I am to do this work.

Friday, January 2, 2015

WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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 many things, I was honored to be a part of 6 weddings and watch my brides and grooms say ‘I DO’.  It would be almost impossible to recount each laugh, smile and tear I was a part of.  I can’t thank my fellow wedding professionals, couples and fans enough for your constant support!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives, for entrusting me with your special day, and for working along side me throughout the crazieness that is wedding season! I am honored to have a small hand in this beautiful wedding world and can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for Pure Expression Events! So without further ado, here is 2014 at a VERY quick glance! 


Friday, November 28, 2014

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

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 ceremony took place in the small church just next to the chateau that guests walked to making the return procession calm and joyful.  The reception took place outside in the old walled in garden, under the stars and fairy lights.  Touching speaches and an amazing MC brought tears to everyone's eyes.  After dinner guests watched a surprise fireworks display and continued into the chateau courtyard for a crazy night of dancing with the live band until after 4am!  Erika wanted an effortless, chic wedding and her dream really did come true!
































Erika and Adam // Wedding Story // Château de Cieurac, Duravel, France from Lucky Lemon Films on Vimeo.

The DREAM team....

Photography – Studio A+Q
Videography – Lucky Lemon Films
Ceremony Venue – Saint Sernin Church at Cazes
Reception Venue – Private Chateau
Floral Design – L’Orchidée
Cake – Franck Tonel
DJ – François de Rochefort
Band – The Moneypennies
Makeup Artist – Virginie Makeup
Hair Styling – Expression Coiffure
Wedding Dress – Delphine Manivet via Ma Robe
Bridal Accessories – Miu Miu
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Groom’s Accessories – Tom Ford
Rings – Heath Diamonds