Notre Dame wedding: Laurent + Kendall

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How sweet is this Burgundian wedding, sent to us by the lovely photog Jen Altman. It’s full of all kinds of rich details with a heavy influence on French wine & dining, perfect considering the couple, Laurent & Kendall, met in Burgundy while the bride, an American, was studying wine. The bride and her mother (Marjorie of The Cook’s Atelier, a cooking school & supper club), went totally hands-on with everything here- from styling to designing and DIYing

How stunning is that chapel? And those car shots – undeniably adorable, like it was straight out of a French indie film.

Enjoying delectable and organic food and wine was super important to these two, not just for the menu but for the favors – they handed out cute little heirloom tomato plants fresh from their fave local producer.

This luminous reception might be our fave part of all.  It is completely idyllic – I mean, it doesn’t get more warm, cozy or romantic than candlelight in France, right?!

Excellently done, Laurent and Kendall. Or shall we say, magnifique!

Ceremony venue: Church of Notre Dame in Beaune, France / Reception venue: Chez les Fatien / Photography: Jen Altman / Chef: Fred Menager, La Ferme de la Ruchotte / Hair and makeup: the bride / Flowers and reception details: The bride, friends and family / Dress: J.Crew

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Kim @BrideGoggles on Sep 21, 2010

So romantic. And I love all the personal touches - those heirloom tomatoes are such a fabulously green, awesome idea!

West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer on Sep 21, 2010

I love the earthy feel of their wedding! And the ambiance of the reception is fabulous!

Rachel - TheWeddingVine on Sep 21, 2010

Amazing photography! The use of light in every picture is perfect!

Lace.and.Likes on Sep 21, 2010

the simplicity of this wedding is just gorgeous

melissa@keithpitts on Sep 21, 2010

Stunning! Love the photography. I also love their presentation of their own personal pictures, beautiful!

Kathi Crosby on Sep 21, 2010

Wow- the lighting really set this off. What lucky guests. What great memories saved in jpeg.

Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] on Sep 21, 2010

Loving the vibe and details of this wedding, they are such a cute couple!

Victoria on Sep 21, 2010

Lovely. So romantic. Love the atmosphere of the dinner with candles, and the huge curtains. Really beautiful.

ramyad london wedding photographer on Sep 21, 2010

Wonderful photos. The line on the wall with the photos pegged on is a great idea!

Joyce Tilden on Sep 21, 2010

What a lovely wedding! I, too, especially love the photos of the bride and groom in the car. The tomato plants as party favors is a great idea, too! I never would have thought of that! Maybe we should start a new green trend and try to have more of the flower arrangements needed for weddings be live and given as favors. Not the bouquets, of course;) but maybe table arrangements?

Lent Ford on Sep 22, 2010

I so love your wedding. Your really made it very simple yet elegant as well. Despite the simplicity of your dress, you really pulled it off. You look absolutely gorgeous. I'm so inspired with your simple dress that I'll definitely look for some womens formal wear that has that simple elegance feel to it.

Kendall on Sep 23, 2010

Hello everyone! Just a big thank you to 100 Layer Cake for featuring our wedding. It was a magical day and I am so pleased with how everything turned out. Our number one goal was to keep it simple and to make sure we enjoyed the day with our family and friends. We appreciate all of your nice comments and are happy that you all enjoyed it.

Lauryl on Sep 23, 2010

The wedding does look so romantic and personal! My favorite part, besides the atmosphere, is Kendall's veil. It's absolutely beautiful! The scalloped edging is so delicate and ethereal! Can you tell us where you found it please? I have a similar simple, elegant dress and I'm looking for a stunning veil! Thanks!

Kendall on Sep 24, 2010

Hi Lauryl. Thank you so much. For me the veil was the most important part. I found it in Paris at Cymbeline. I think this wedding shop is international. Wishing you well in your wedding planning. I'm glad you enjoyed our photos.

Claude FRANCHINI on Sep 24, 2010

Merci mes enfants chéris pour ce mariage simple mais chic. Continuez à mettre de la fantaisie dans votre simplicité et de la classe dans votre environnement. Je vous aime. MAM

Claude FRANCHINI on Sep 24, 2010

Bravo et merci à cette gentille photographe pour cet oeuil artistique plein de tendresse . Si les "artistes" étaient tous les deux de classe internationnalle, derrière l'objectif il y avait aussi un coeur énorme : MERCI. Clo

Mike on Sep 25, 2010

Very attractive wedding and the photographs are very well done.

cakes macclesfield on Sep 29, 2010

I love the meal setting with the candles.

jean on Nov 12, 2010

I love your use of light and the strings of photos. I'm doing a vertical layout. Black and white with art deco touches. Just a hint of animal print...enough to make it seem like an allusion to a Noel Coward play...

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