Wedding Belles

Going to the Chapel

This weekend  in 1991, we were all abuzz with wedding preparations, making round trips to the French countryside from Paris on a weekly basis to make sure everything for a fairy-tale reception was ready…

Chateau d'Esclimont - St. Symphorien, France

Romantic castle with towers and turrets surrounded by a moat: check

Salle de Mariage

Reception hall with soaring ceilings and stags’ heads (plaster, of course!): check

Fabulous Fleurs

Pale cream and pink flowers spilling from tall vases: check

Marvelous Menu

A menu fit for a king including foie gras, salmon and lamb: check

Gateau de Mariage

And a traditional wedding cake made of layers of profiterolles: check

It seems like yesterday, but it’s been twenty years – guess time flies when you’re married to your Prince Charming…  Happy Anniversary, Cynthia!

Photos via yours truly, Grandes Etapes, Milton Gil Photography and So This is Bliss 

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  • Reply The enchanted home October 28, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Ahhhh, soooo beautiful! I do hope one of my sons will agree with my “plans’ on how I see each of their weddings..haha, one definitely being a French countryside soiree…..hopefully he will be marrying an agreeable bride. Totally dreamy and congrats on 20 years Cynthia!

  • Reply stitchfork October 28, 2011 at 6:48 am

    What a memorable wedding! So pretty. Happy Anniversary Cynthia!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources October 28, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Joyeux anniversaire!! xx

  • Reply pretty pink tulips October 28, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Before there was Kate, there was Cynthia! That looks like a wedding fit for a princess!! Congratulations on 20 years, Cynthia!!!

    xo Elizabeth

  • Reply quintessence October 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Exquisite!!! And love the bridesmaid dresses!! Understated chic! Wishing your lovely sister a wonderful anniversary!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann October 28, 2011 at 10:04 am

    What a dreamy wedding! The setting – stunning. The couple and their wedding party – beautiful. The styling and attire – timeless. Looking through the photos, it’s hard to believe that this was 20 years ago. I was a bridesmaid in a wedding 20 years ago and my dress was… Well, let’s just say that it seemed out dated then. But the classics in these photos would never go out of style. Truly a wedding fit for a princess!
    Happy Anniversary to Cynthia!

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign October 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

    What a fairy tale! Congratulations on 20 years!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita October 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    What a gorgeous spot and a beautiful wedding. Congratulations and many more happy years together to the happy and beautiful bride.

  • Reply Decor Arts Now October 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

    oh my goodness, this is a fairytle! You 2 lead the most interesting lives! Xo,

  • Reply Georgica Pond October 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Wow – that’s some milestone. Congratulations Cynthia. Neither of you look old enough to have been married 20 years so it must be a winning formula.

  • Reply Mona Thompson October 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Sooo beautiful. Happy anniversary, Cynthia. XO, Mona

  • Reply claudia lane October 30, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    You look gorgeous…what a lovely post
    Hope you got spoilt on your special day 🙂
    Claudia xo

  • Reply Barbara October 31, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Congratulations on the twenty years! Great pictures too!

  • Reply Kate @ Travelmoon October 31, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    WOW that does sound like a fairytale!

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