On a beautiful sunny day in Chablis, France, Ruth married Guillaume surrounded by family and friends. Ruth hails from Doncaster, UK but has lived with Guillaume in France for many years. This meant guests travelled from all over to attend this stunning wedding.
They used Paperless Wedding as a way of communicating all the information to guests travelling over to France for the wedding. The website had all the accommodation details, information on what to do in the region and travel details. Ruth translated the site, so put the English first and the French in italics in each section so that all guests could understand it.
They had their reception at Hostellerie des Clos and dined on the fine food and wine until the early hours. The cake was a “pièce montée”, which is traditional in France. They just loved the macaroon “cake” too, which made a change from the cupcake ones they had seen.
They had a brilliant table plan that Ruth created herself. She scanned black and white photos of her parents, Guilliaume’s parents, and all their respective grandparents, and used them to decorate the table plan. She just used their first names and wedding dates. It created a real talking point amongst the guests as they were getting ready to sit down for dinner.
They also had an entertainer/childcare person. She hired him from their local ‘after school club’. He oversaw all the children’s entertainment (with a bit of help from Ruth’s kid’s fun boxes) and did face painting, balloon sculptures, etc. They also hired three babysitters for the youngest ones, and they organised to have a quiet room with travel cots set up at the other end of the hotel where the babies could sleep. The babysitters took it in turns to listen out for any crying!
For those family members and friends who could not make it over, Ruth got to wear her dress all over again for a blessing held in her parents beautiful garden. I am all for wearing your dress twice!!
Many congratulations to both of them and thank you for using Paperless Wedding!!
Photographer: Sébastien & Sandra Boulard – Capteur D Motion
Flowers: Pot Fleuriste, 1 rue Jules Rathier, 89800 Chablis
Dress and accessories: Grain de Poudre
Hair and Make-up: Angélique at Jacques Dessange