Sunday, September 07, 2008

A Loire Valley Wedding

It was a French-Iranian-German wedding in a small Mairie (City Hall) on the banks of the Loire river this Saturday. As everyone couldn't fit in the Mairie, the couple came to the window to exchange their wedding rings in front of the crowd of relatives and friends... So romantic! After leaving the Mairie, and being showered with rose petals thrown by the many children, they went for a spin in an old Citroen car, then joined everyone for a cocktail in the divine gardens of an aunt's house,with its ancient stone tower. The beautiful bride, with rose petals in her hair and the smile of happiness on her face, wore white satin Christian Louboutin shoes! To add some color to my otherwise demure outfit (Nina Ricci jacket, black Joseph skirt and vintage veiled hat) I chose NARS's pink lipstick Schiap - a little punk spirit here.
Best wishes to my dear, dear friends!

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh every detail just sounds fabulous!!!! and you are just so elegant...
nancy

Jennifer Elaine said...

It all sounds wonderful! I hope I will get to see more pictures!

raining sheep said...

Sigh! It looks so wonderful...I agree that the lipstick is perfect with the jacket you are wearing. So romantic to be married on the bank of a river...it all sounds so 'French' :)

littlebird said...

Oh that sounds as though it was a perfect wedding, you made it sound like a fairy tale and your pictures are charming. Best wishes to them.

P said...

How beautiful. I wish I had been a little fly on the wall watching the proceedings.

mansuetude said...

i love that car color. And the tower I really love--made me think of Vita Sackville West (and Virginia Woolf)for a second. :)

Lovely veil.

Mary-Laure said...

JENNIFER - I have plenty more...

LITTLE BIRD - thank you for your wishes, I'll pass them on.

MANSUETUDE - yes, everything was straight out of a novel! I love it when things make me think of great literature - as do you, I think...

A World in a PAN said...

I love the Loire, and the rose petals on the ground, I love those white satin shoes, I love the old car, and I love you hat!

Elizabeth said...

What a charming place for a wedding and what fetching clothes you wore.

karina said...

It just sounds prfect!!!

gracia said...

A little punk spirit goes a long way... love that shot of brilliant pink!

mama maria said...

Your blog is wonderful!!!!

danica said...

Aww, it sounds and looks like an absolutely charming wedding :)

Alice Point said...

Nice pictures. I like this background:)

Capuccino bar said...

ooooooooooh!

Jill said...

oh, what fun pictures! i love weddings, and this one looks spectacular with so many great details. love the rose petals!

stephanie levy said...

What a nice blog you have. And what an interesting life you have! I love the travel/international/literary aspect of your blog - & thanks for dropping by :)

melmo said...

beuatiful pictres and great story!

melmo

Ragged Roses said...

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. the wedding looks and sounds beautiful - love the lipstick!

Joanna said...

It all sounds so enchanting! I would love to see more pictures!

marie said...

what a perfect wedding :)

Kwana said...

Oh just wonderful. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics.

aimee said...

what a delight your world is; i love meeting people inspired by travel. i can't wait to look through your whole blog!

Solstrimmor & Stjärnstrålar said...

Thanks!
Yes I Love the little handbag too, it's a new one, bought last saturday, and I'm so glad I found it :)
hugs
nina

valeda said...

hello! thank you for the sweet comments on my blog; it's nice to *meet* you!
i too have the nars schiap, and have been known to break out the mac ruby woo on occasion also. you wear yours well, how lovely.

Sea Angels said...

What a magical blog, I am having the most divine time reading through your wonderfully interesting, and multi faceted colourful posts, you are most fasinating.
Hugs Lynn xx

yasu said...

wow looks lovely! want to go there too..

tangobaby said...

You are so chic! I love the little veil and bright smile! Wonderful! (And I bet the wedding was beautiful, too.)

Alya said...

it looks absolutely beautiful and so original!

Chloe Van Paris said...

A very good Wedding vibe for once.
Your photos are simply amazing.
What was the name of this small town ?

MISS GLITZY said...

Beautiful idea to get married in Louboutins. And that's why I love France, so many wonderful areas.

pve design said...

Oh what a wonderful glimpse into your travels.
Smitten with your photos and your pink lips add a "Je ne sais qoui!"

Bitterbetty said...

wow. sigh. now, That Is Romantic.

mansuetude said...

Ha! Hmmm... after your mentioning earlier of Anna Karenina, your comment back to me makes me think there is an (irony) and slight warning (about reading books and searching for dreams) but I will smile for the reminder. :)

lisa s said...

what a perfect sounding day....
the lipstick is of course fantastic....

thanks for coming by my blog and commenting!

Merruli said...

This Saturday I was too to a wedding, but I have to say the one you were in seems even more perfect and romantic.
I wish I had shoes like that when I got married and guests as elegant as you.

My Castle in Spain said...

Your hat is divine ! and so is the Pink Schiap lipstick
oh and i'm sure it must have been such a lovely romantic wedding !
:-)

mary said...

Oh my, I LOVE that blue door. What a fabulous wedding!

Mary-Laure said...

CHLOE - the town is Le Thoureil (rive gauche de la Loire) 10km from Saumur.

YASU - the Loire Valley is really worth seeing, it's so pretty. You should go for a weekend while you're in Paris.

MANSUETUDE - I will smile too!

MERRULI - oh don't say that! What matters is the joy of everyone on a day like that, nothing more!

Fifi Flowers said...

The aunt's tower is wonderful... beatutiful setting... everything sounds wonderful... and the pink lipstick so FUN and with a hat too!

BTW... are you telling me that you have never been to Switzerland?

please sir said...

Looks like an amazing wedding!

Mary-Laure said...

FIFI - I have been t Switzerland but only to Geneva and Lausanne, not very exciting cities... Geneva is all banks and super posh hotels, really, though the lake is beautiful.
I always forget to tell you how wonderful your peonies look in my mum's room (you know, she bought one of your pieces). We both love it! And peonies are my favorite flowers.

iñaki said...

You know someone has class when they take pictures like these!

xx

heidi said...

These pics are gorgeous!!!! Especially rose petals by the door. *sigh*

Mélanie said...

It sounds fantastic ...I love this kind of wedding.I hope , one day,mine will be just like that

Rebecca said...

those petals, that door, lovely!