The Wedding of Leila & Jean Marc
Venue: Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild – St Jean Cap Ferrat
Leïla and Jean-Marc, both from New York both had roots in Europe, with Leïla‘s parents living in Sweden and Jean-Marc’s in Paris. Their vision was to unite their families on the beautiful coastline of the French Riviera. Their resolute choice was The Rothschild Ephrussi Villa for it’s elegant French charm and sophisticated décor. When we met in person it was clear that we were on the same page from the start and the preparation was faultless.
However, on the day of the wedding we were hit unexpectedly by unbelievably strong winds. It became clear that the ceremony, planned to take place outside, was going to have to be moved inside as everything that wasn’t planted in the ground was being swept in to the air! We of course had a contingency plan, and had to move everything inside, which included setting up from scratch inside. Our skill and experience built up over many years is essential at moments like these, and luckily we were able to execute the contingency plan perfectly. Nevertheless, we were then faced with a further challenge when the bad weather miraculously deteriorated and Leila and Jean-Marc were desperate to have their wedding outside, under the stars. This meant another full set up outside was required, which we did in the space of 45 minutes, a record for us, and for 250 guests! When the first guests arrived, everything was perfectly in place, as though nothing had happened!
As we say, welcome to the world of wedding planning – where miracles can happen!