Ouzouer-sur Trézée, France

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.

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© Sarah Milstein 2018

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

I went to a wedding in San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico with Greg this past weekend.  As the Huffington Post correctly points out, it’s not easy to get to–unless you live in Los Angeles–but it’s a magical place, especially for a wedding!  Bright yellow and brick-colored buildings line the narrow cobblestone streets, each with unique, carved, wooden doors.  Below are photographs that I took around Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel, at the Mercado de Artesanias, and near La Parada, where we had some amazing ceviche!

© Sarah Milstein 2015