August 22, 2014

After our ceremony we all made our way down to the pool area of the villa for drinks, dinner and dancing. James and I really wanted a casual reception with no formal sit down dinner. We wanted our guests to be able to go around and mingle as much as they pleased. Instead of the traditional sit down dinner, we had different chef stations with grilled skewers, asian wok, norwegian smoked salmon, etc. The food was incredible (says my guests, I kind of forgot to eat!) and it gave everyone a great assortment of dishes. 

We hired the most amazing and fun UK cover band called Brightlights. They blew us away with their talent, and they had us all dancing till 4am. When they finished for the night we were all so upset, we wished they could have played forever. They really set the party mood and made everyone want to shake their groove thing. 

I think because the night was so relaxed, guests just wanted to have an amazing time and let loose! That's all I could have asked for. An epic party ending with a naked French man named Ugo swimming in the pool.

photos: David Guenther. venue: Villa Cambaras. my dress: vintage from Bungalow. shoes: Anthropologie. headpiece: Twigs & Honey. James outfit: Massimo Dutti and Danyberd. flowers & coordination: Alison Leontaridies and Alex Neary. food: Jérôme Ravel. hair & makeup: Emily Novitzki and Manon Sassi. music:Brightlights. invitations: Smitten on Paper. wedding favour print: SS Print Shop. Our rings: Cynthia Findlay Antiques. Furniture: Dierickx Events. Tent: Organic Concept.

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  1. Amazing! Congratulations! Looks like such a wonderful day <3

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer! It was amazing xo

  2. All this looks so vibrant; I almost want to come inside the laptop right now. Congratulations, on your big day. This is really one of the most fun weddings I’ve looked at all day today. I am also getting married next year in one of the Chicago wedding venues. I wish you and the family a very happy new year. Cheers!