Chateau & Villa Weddings

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Natasha & Robert

Natasha & Robert

Natasha & Robert


Montmartre, France
Blessing iceremony 
September 17th 2007

 
Dear Ms. Caroline Berthe,
 
Thank you for putting together the wedding of our dreams! Your advice, guidance, patience, and dedication made our wedding celebrations the most remarkable of events for us!  It is impossible for us to thank you enough for making our Parisian wedding a reality and giving our guests and family a truly unforgettable vacation with us. 
 
When we wrote to you for the first time asking for help, your response was the most complete proposal we had seen, and you immediately understood the sort of wedding that would suit us.  You have guided us through the process, advising us and our affection toward you as a result is very real. 
 
While we contacted you with a request to look into the Rodin Museum as ceremony site, and despite the little hiccup with double booking – the ceremony site you suggested was really the highlight of the day for us and has become one of our favorite places.  You put it all together and paired the sort of relaxed, romantic and intimate ceremony we had wanted with the best of formal dining. (We only wish that we had more time to enjoy the champagne and chocolates with the guests after the ceremony.)  
 
Our celebrations began with a rehearsal dinner. The guests and family joined together over fabulous French food.  There was no shortage of laughter! You and the staff were flexible, responsive and so very very kind. 
 
We left the choice of a celebrant to you, and again – you outdid yourself. You were able to communicate our wishes to him prior to the ceremony, and his choice of readings were touching and thoughtful.  He made us feel at ease with his grandfatherly demeanor, sense of humor and genuine love of weddings. We really appreciate his taking the time to talk with both of us individually before the wedding. 
 
Special mention must be made about the trio whose enthusiasm and warmth touched all of us. Natasha's Mom had a great time teaching them some music and it seemed that the musicians had a great time encouraging everyone to dance.  
 
The flowers for the ceremony were perfect! The colors were vibrant and fitting for the ceremony site. The florist and you took the inspiration photographs I had with me and made something that was even better and more fitting to our personalities! We only wish we could have brought some of the flowers back with us to dry.  
 
As for the photographer … We recently received the 200+ photos on the CDROM and had the best time discovering the photos. The photographer was fantastic about taking unposed, intimate photos. Those are the truly priceless ones. He made us laugh, and gently guided us.  We are having a really difficult time selecting only a few to frame! 
 
Our biggest regret was not having the traditional French wedding cake. It was important for Natasha to have a traditional wedding cake, and perhaps it would have been better to have both.  You added the fireworks to the cake and it was just spectacular! 
 
Thank you so very much for your understanding and professionalism. You made an unbearable process melt away and allowed us to enjoy our wedding.  Even though this might be your first wedding with some celebratory rain, it made the day even more special and fun for us. 
 
Please also thank the makeup and hair artists, chefs, waiters, florists, taxi drivers, bus driver, hotel staff and Elena for their patience, generosity, thoughtfulness and kindness.