The Wedding of Hayley & Ben
Venue: Plage Keller – Cap d’Antibes
Hayley and Ben came to Aava via a friend’s recommendation, which was just as well as we immediately got on well and understood each other. The couple had envisioned a beach wedding, something slightly less formal while still retaining elegance. The beach we chose was on the Cap D’Antibes, boasting a beautiful sandy coastline with a view of the bay and a highly regarded caterer on offer. As the wedding was taking place in high season, we only had 2 hours to do a complete set up at the venue, which meant the organisation had to be infallible with no margin for error. We chose one of the best décor experts in the area, Decoflamme for the wedding. At 6pm on the day of ceremony, 48 staff arrived to set up, with a further 15 arriving in charge of flowers and candles only. The beach was buzzing with activity and the result was stunning. The ceremony took place facing the sea, followed by a cocktail reception on the pontoon over the sea. There were candles everywhere, adding to the romance of the occasion. The entertainment was particularly special with a performance from a famous French band, who had come from Paris for the wedding. The evening was topped off with Argentinian tango dancers. The closeness of the family was obvious all evening and it fed in to the beautiful atmosphere enjoyed by all the guests.