One Fine Stay

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So I'm married! What a feeling :) 

But the second thing I'd like to share with you in my tiny series 'You might not know about me' is that in fact I got married twice, with the same man! in the same week, two different cities, same country. That's the way it had to be done. France! Always more complicated?! At the end, I think not. I was so happy to live our day two times in two completely different ways.  

France doesn't recognise religious marriage so we had to have a civil ceremony to make things legal. If I have to be completely honest, I wasn't taking it seriously. For me, the REAL thing was the religious wedding so la Mairie was a necessary formality. But as the day was approaching we started to understand that it is one of the most important day in our lives and we want to make it unforgettably beautiful not only for the two of us, but also for our family and dearest friends.

From that moment we started acting... first thing, an apartment! 

Before I say anything else I must say, One Fine Stay, you saved the day! It was the best decision we've made!

I was able to cook dinner (something I miss terribly) upon my family's arrival (they flew in from Slovakia for the whole week of weddingness), in the biggest kitchen I've seen since moving to Paris! We had a lovely meal at a huge dining table together with our witnesses Douglas and Mathilde. It felt so personal and homey, just the way we wanted it to be. We drank wine and talked till late hours, feeling the excitement growing for the following day. 

When everyone left and we drove my family to our teeny-tiny flat nearby, we returned to our (at least for two days) dream apartment, poured ourselves last glass of wine as an unmarried couple and thought how wonderful it would be to live in such a beautiful luminous home! Hopefully it will be a reality one day :)

The morning of our civil wedding was calm and very sunny, we had a lovely breakfast together and made sure to put all the champagne to the fridge for a little cocktail soirée we prepared after the civil ceremony. My bridesmaid and one of my best friends in Paris Carin came over to help me with all the preparations and I was so grateful to have her by my side. My mum loved her from the first moment and although they don't speak the same language, somehow they managed to laugh and joke around! I loved seeing my mum so happy! 

From the moment my hair stylist joined (extremely talented and such a wonderful soul Fabienne), things were rolling pretty fast. You know, the usual stuff ... dress on, shoes on, last touch of make up and off we go in the car. Everyone was already waiting for us as we arrived and when Carin handed me my bouquet and Jérémie's buttonhole, we were ready!

Then we got married!

I must say, I didn't feel nervous! Not even a little bit. I was happy and excited to see my girl friends from Paris, few of Jérémie's closest friends and some of the family members who could've join us on this day (majority of our friends could only make it for the upcoming religious ceremony). 

It was beautiful, we were so happy!

And then, there were bubbles and macarons, wonderful friends and laughter in the most beautiful apartment in Paris, what a dream come true! 

We realised how many wonderful people we have in our lives, something we always knew but on an occasion like this, you feel the love so intensively! Nothing feels better than being surrounded by people who truly love you, who care and want to be in your life, in better or worse. 

I'd love to say a huge Thank you! to One Fine Stay for finding us the most perfect apartment! 
To Fabienne for my beautiful hair style that everyone loved (including me haha)! 
My dearest Carin for all your help, for staying by my and Jérémie's side during the whole time like a sister, it wouldn't be this beautiful without you!
And to all of our friends and family for making our day unforgettably beautiful.  xx

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Photo credit: Carin Olsson

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  1. Absolutely beautiful! I hear the process of marriage in France is one of the most complicated things anyone can go through, so well done you for coming out the other end happily married!

    Megan || Oh Hey! blog

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  2. I can't believe I missed it, everything looks perfect!

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    1. I know! On the other hand you came to the REAL one haha
      I'd have loved you to be there guys, it was a wonderful day :) xx

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