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Organise a wedding South of France. Many people dream of having a beautiful Provençal or Côte d'Azur event with a lavender field backdrop or views over the Mediterranean sea. That dream can become a reality with the right experts on hand to help you. Today we chat with guests who have worked in event organisation planning weddings, organising huge events, setting up the lights and music, designing the look and feel and flower arrangements as well as the all important photographs and gifts.
Thanks so much to our guests Danni Wing (Native Spaces) , Nick Boot (Wild Fire DJs) , Abbi Kemp , Lisa Boot (Une Pincée de Provence) and Claire Lyons (Dandelions and Grace) for their input.
WE TALK WITH:Danielle Wing Native Spaces
Hello, I'm Danni. I have been living on the French Riviera for the last ten years and have been working as a freelance event professional for the last eight. I have organised everything from weddings to corporate events to birthday parties, photoshoots and all in between. Recently I have started working with a fantastic start up based in Nice called Native Spaces. Native Spaces is a platform that connects clients with a whole of host of unique and extraordinary event spaces across the Riviera and beyond. Via the platform you can choose your venue, converse with the host directly, receive a quote and pay securely.
Instagram - Native Spaces
Instagram - Danielle WingNick Boot Wild Fire DJs
I moved to the South of France with my wife and then baby boy 6 years ago as we wanted a new adventure as well as a lot more sunshine than we were getting in London! I set up Wildfire DJs (or UK DJs Abroad as it was then) at the same time. The aim was to provide a premium DJ, sound and lighting service to couples coming from abroad, predominantly the UK, to marry here in France. People pay an awful lot for their wedding, especially in this region, and I think it's a crime for the day to end with a party that doesn't absolutely blow the roof off. We ensure that the wedding day of each of our clients is remembered as the best party that they and their guests have attended. We provide the speakers and lighting plus organise all the music from the ceremony to the last song of the night. We make the process not only simple but fun and enjoyable too.
Abbi Kemp - Visuals by Abbi
My name is Abbi and I'm an English speaking lifestyle photographer based in the South of France. Photography has been my passion for 15 years and I've been lucky enough to capture weddings all over the world for 9 years now. My work aims to capture the real and genuine moments of a wedding day through honest yet beautiful photography.
I moved to the French Riviera over 18 years ago after finishing a degree in International Business and French! Floristry has always been a passion of mine from a young age and when the opportunity arose to train professionally I jumped at the chance. My floral business - Dandelions & Grace was founded and I create bespoke floral arrangements for weddings, events and yachts from the cote d'azure to Provence. My floristry style is both organic and romantic, growing up in the English countryside has no doubt influenced this!
Lisa Boot - Une Pincée de Provence
Une Pincée de Provence creates beautiful gifts from the South of France. For weddings and events we offer a complete range of gift ideas for guests and VIPs; 1. Handmade rustic Provençal wedding favours and gift packs for that truly authentic Provençal experience. Our carefully selected Provençal specialities are each created by enthusiastic, committed artisans, using only the finest traditional method. Our handmade miniatures can be fully personalised with the couples name and wedding date. 2. We also create perfect welcome or thank you gifts from our selection of premium local brand partners. We are proud to partner with some of the finest brands from the South of France to create unique, special gifts for loved ones. We moved to the French Riviera primarily to live in the sunshine and get out of the London rat race. We were looking for a different pace of life which involved more time spent outdoors and not having to answer to bosses! I have always been a total francophile, I love the French language and especially the culture of long lunches in the sunshine...and of course the rosé wine which is the best in the world!
SPONSORED BY KIDOOLAND
This episode was brought to you by KidooLand The Little English School on the French Riviera. Running classes and holiday camps for children age 0-16 years and workshops for grown ups too including Yoga, Pilates and conversation!
In 2018 we expanded and opened The Loft a great addition to the annexe and in 2019 opened KidooVillage. 2020 saw the launch of the Academy as part of KidooLand online.
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