Kristina + Patrick
“We kept our little secret for the night, didn’t stop holding hands and talked for hours about our plans for the future before telling our families and friends the next day.”
We just love it when the photographs of our clients’ weddings and events land in our inbox! We are very lucky to hear the imagination and plan’s of a couples’ day long before the wedding itself, we are with them for a long part of their journey often drawing inspiration from their ideas so early on, so to see the photographs of the day is such a pleasure for us as stationers.
Kristina was gracious enough to allow me to ask her a few questions about their story so far and how they were inspired to create a truly spectacular wedding day, with details that were so personal to them.
– Please can you tell us how the proposal happened and a brief story of your life together so far;
Patrick and I spent a weekend in Copenhagen to escape from our busy everyday life and take some time off. We didn’t have any activities planned as we were looking forward to a relaxing weekend with lots of time for just the two of us. The weekend turned out to be full of surprises – the first being that Patrick had booked our room in one of my most favourite hotels ever which we actually agreed would be a little too much for a casual weekend getaway. On Saturday evening, Patrick had reserved a table in a gourmet restaurant and we shared a wonderful culinary experience. When we got back to our hotel room after dinner, Patrick had already arranged everything for the proposal. It was like a dream and I only remember him holding the engagement ring in his hands and the big smile on his face while he asked me to marry him. We kept our little secret for the night, didn’t stop holding hands and talked for hours about our plans for the future before telling our families and friends the next day.
– We created a very specific invitation style for you, what was the story behind the styling and concept that brought you to us?!;
We drew the inspiration for our wedding invitations from an art installation by Ugo Gattoni that we were shown during our visit of the Maison de Ruinart in the Champagne. The piece of art, which is aesthetically brilliant and reminded us of a beautifully painted Hermès silk scarf, describes the whole process of making Champagne. It takes the observer on a journey through the individual steps that are needed for the transformation from grape through to shipment of the bottle. All the individual steps are linked making it a seamless process. We liked this way of presentation a lot and similarly wanted to bring our own story from getting to know each other until the wedding day on paper. The 3D lasercut method was perfect to bring our idea to live as it allows for a beautiful elegant presentation of the most important steps in our lives.
– What drew you to the venue and destination for the wedding?
Every year Patrick and I spend several weeks in the south of France as Patrick’s parents have a house near Cannes. We love the region and for us it was clear immediately, that we would love to celebrate our wedding there. Hence, we planned a roadtrip across France to visit some venues while being on vacation. We started in the Champagne then went to Paris, the Bourgogne and finally came to the Provence. One day around lunch time, Patrick and I were in Gordes looking for a nice place to eat and enjoy the view over the Luberon. It was a lucky coincidence that we ended up having lunch on one of the incredibly beautiful terraces of the Bastide de Gordes. We started dreaming about celebrating our marriage there while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Luberon valley. The Bastide, built on 12th-century ramparts, seamlessly blends history with elegance exactly, and incorporated the exact spirit that we were looking for. After we were shown around the venue, we were completely in love with the whole location and the choice was made.
– Were there any specific styling elements that were really personal to you?
As the Bastide de Gordes itself as well as the view are already breathtaking, we decided for a subtle, elegant and modern but at the same time traditional decoration. We wanted to leave the ambiente enough room to stand for itself. For the flowers, we chose draped white and pale rosé roses which were loosely put together with grasses and leaves. Also, the local lavender played a central role in our decoration. The long terrace of the Bastide de Gordes invited us to choose one single long dinner table which looked impressive and allowed our guests to seamlessly interact with each other.
– And finally, quickly tell us…what’s next?! Where are you living now and do you have any exciting future plans together?!
We have always been dreaming of living in Paris one time, but did not think it would happen so soon. When Patrick was offered a job in Paris by his employer a couple of months ago, we did not have to think long about it. Currently, we are in the midst of organizing everything for our move and cannot wait to start this adventure soon.
Huge thank you to Kristina + Patrick for allowing us to share their story and imagery of their amazing wedding day. We wish you all the very best in Paris! x
The Bride: @kristinajaslo
Wedding planner: @wepinprovence website
Venue: @airellesgordes website
Photographer: @katiegrantphoto website
Wedding dress: @samuellecouture website
Flowers: @flower_by_celine website
Stationery: @cutture 🙂 wedding page