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Antoine & Estelle

February 10th, 2012

This past week has been ridiculously full… I’ve had “put the next post up” on my to do list every day and yet somehow it keeps getting skipped.  I started classes again last Monday, and the workload is absolutely crazy!  However, my major is officially “Intimate Apparel Design”, so I get to spend my days […]


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This past week has been ridiculously full… I’ve had “put the next post up” on my to do list every day and yet somehow it keeps getting skipped.  I started classes again last Monday, and the workload is absolutely crazy!  However, my major is officially “Intimate Apparel Design”, so I get to spend my days designing pretty pretty lingerie!! Remembering that helps compensate for some of the stress…

So, I’m on a lunch break now and finally this post has made it to the top of my list…  This past summer my husband and I went back to France together for my sister-in-law’s wedding, and they asked me to be their photographer.  I had the joy of figuring out how to lug all of my equipment across the ocean, but it was definitely worth it!  The wedding was absolutely beautiful, and so much fun!  Traditional French weddings are at City Hall, so we started off there and then Estelle and Antoine decided to go to a park nearby for some pictures.   All of the wedding guests tagged along, so we ended up taking some pictures with EVERYBODY!  It was a bit crazy to organize, and trying to direct 100 people while speaking not-perfect French can be a bit of a challenge, but the end result turned out to be very neat.  I’ve never seen this done at a wedding before, so it was a first for me and my camera!  The reception was about an hour away in this gorgeous and very quaint French town, and the reception hall was literally right down the street from a CASTLE!  Their theme was “games”, so each table was decorated with pieces from their favorite board games and they created their own game for the guests to play in between courses.  We ate and danced and laughed and had an absolutely incredible time.  This was the first time that I met the majority of my husband’s extended family, so I spent the evening switching back and forth between snapping pictures and trying to remember all the names of everybody that are now my extended family!  By the end of the evening we were exhausted… my husband and I managed to catch a couple hours of sleep before we made a round trip back to the reception site for BRUNCH!  Estelle & Antoine hosted a delicious brunch the next morning for family and guests who were still in town.  It was the perfect way to end a completely packed wedding weekend, and it gave us one last time to hold our absolutely adorable 5 month old niece before we had to say good-bye.  I couldn’t resist sticking a picture of her at the wedding below!  Isn’t she beautiful?!