Real wedding: Lara + Jerome

Lara & Jerome met within a fairly international group of friends. Lara was known as the “American Girl” and Jerome was the “French Guy”. They first met at a fall party where Jerome spilled a drink on her and they hit it off from there. They joked about being future roommates that night and a year and a half later they were engaged on a beach at sunset where Lara said “Oui” (yes, in French).

Their wedding day was a reflection of their personalities organic, colorful, easy-going, but still refined. They got married in the conservatory so they could bring the outside in and be surround by the feeling of nature. Their décor was pops of orange, yellow and cream flowers with pale green eucalyptus leaves to keep it sophisticated. The center pieces also included curly willow branches that hung 6² orange lanterns with led lights to give a warm glow to the room at night. The cake played off the bark/organic theme. Each layer was wrapped with individual 5″ tall chocolate shavings that looked like twigs.

They also wanted to make sure they included little touches of French here and there to pay tribute to Jerome. For instance their favors were wrapped in orange boxes with yellow ribbons. Inside they had French chocolates and candied almonds surrounding a French dessert called Canneli de Bordeaux.

After dinner guests were encouraged to take Polaroid camera’s and a gold frame and take pictures. This was an interesting way of doing a Photo Booth with all the hassle of setting one up.

In the end Lara & Jerome wanted an intimate relaxed evening wedding, where it wouldn¹t matter if the weather was unpredictable. The conservatory at The Royal Park Hotel was perfect and allowed so much of the outdoors into the space during the ceremony/reception. The guest were still be able to go outside during cocktail hour to enjoy the sunset and then move inside to enjoy the stars during dinner and dancing.

[images by Aruna B. Photography]

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  1. I love the orange! The shot of her dress in the first set of photos is breathtaking.

  2. I love all the details of this wedding! From the cake, the ‘Just Married’ sign, the polaroids – just so stunning!

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  4. Love the centerpieces! More details please! The color scheme on this wedding is so great. It’s a different way of mixing brown and orange, love that!

  5. What lovely shots, I especially loved the couple in the frame, and the great “Just Married” sign! The cake looks pretty incredible too, who knew orange and espresso went together so well, when I get married I might just consider that color combination. Great post!

  6. Such a beautiful, well thought out wedding. I want it all!

  7. Looks like such a fun wedding! I’m going to use that frame idea for my next birthday party.


    Where did you get the table number holders? I love the wedding colors and details!

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  10. That cake look so delicious. I’m salivating all over my keyboard. Gross.

  11. Love those Paris favours and the gorgeous colour scheme, excellent photographs too. Lovely!

  12. Holly

    anyone know the maker of her dress?? I love it!!!

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