Every wedding that I’ve been to has been pretty amazing, and uniquely representative of the couple. But Janine and Christophe’s wedding in Ouzouer-sur Trézée, France was something spectacular. I mean, it’s not every day that I have a friend get married in a château! I took over 100 photos, but culled them down for their privacy. I included a rare photo of me riding in the backseat of our car to the church! (I like to sit in the middle so I can see out the front window, I know, it’s weird.)
J and C were married in a stunning church. The ceremony was largely in French, and although I had no idea what was being said, my friend Emily translated. I’m not sure how much she was adding lib, but she had me in tears–it was such a touching and beautiful ceremony. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing followed at a nearby château for the next 12 hours. I felt like I was in a fairy tale, I can’t believe places like this exist. True to J, everything was personalized and fun. Instead of traditional place cards, she wrote letters to each guest! Party favors included a deck of cards with instructions for Sh*thead–which is one of the best card games and a favorite to play with her, and everyone was given a J and C mad libs.
© Sarah Milstein 2018