Three very different weddings in three days
by Cherry - 10:12 on 02 June 2016
Wow – Here we go again! Three very different weddings in three days and the first two are in the far east of our area.
Having looked at the map and calculated the driving time it makes sense to stay over, especially with all the strikes at the moment and possible fuel shortages. Can you imagine being stuck without fuel on the way to a wedding? That just can’t happen! So we booked a hotel for a couple of nights in Alés, north of Nimes.
Next I check the weather forecast as most of our ceremonies take place outside – Looking good – That’s a relief after all the rain we have had this spring.
The newest worry is - Will all the guests and even the couples be able to get here if the air traffic controllers strike threatened at the weekend goes ahead. Planning a wedding abroad is stressful enough for our Brides without all this extra stuff going on – I fell really sorry for them.
But we have to travel hopefully and wish for good things to happen. We must make sure all the things we are responsible for are in place and ready, from finalising the scripts and printing them to preparing personalised remembrance candles and coloured sand jars for our Unity Ceremony.
We take all this with us along with a table and cloth – a bit like a travelling magician – We arrive and set up where ever the couple want us. We have conducted ceremonies at Posh chateaus, Old Domains, Chapels, B&B’s Gardens, Ruined grain stores, Villas, Lavender fields, Vineyards, the list is endless. There are some really lovely places to get married here and many are run by expats.
The first wedding is at an old domain called La Fountaine du Mas, which has been converted into several luxury Gites in their own grounds. Ideal for a family wedding taking place as part of a bigger family holiday. The couple’s two small children will have a role to play in the ceremony too.
The second wedding is a bi-lingual affair in English and French, with a little Spanish thrown in for good measure. It’s a good job Ray is good at languages!
The French Groom will be saying his vows in French and his English/Spanish bride will be saying hers in English. Their venue is Le Clos D’Hullias. A luxury B&B in the Gard.
The third wedding is different again as there will be over thirty children there along with the brides two small sons. They have booked a venue that specialises in holidays for kids and are having a week-long holiday with all their friends. It’s at Mas de Pandit in the Herault.
Well keep your fingers crossed everyone that they all go without a hitch - Excuse the pun! And I look forward to telling you all how they went next week.
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