TOP 5 REASONS TO MARRY IN CORSICA

TOP 5 REASONS TO MARRY IN CORSICA

TOP 5 REASONS TO MARRY IN CORSICA

Today on the blog, we would like to take you on a special and beautiful journey… somewhere where the sun is always up ; somewhere where the water meets the mountains; somewhere where you beautiful brides would love to say the big “I DO”.

And while we’re there you’re going to find out the top 5 reasons why you should marry in Corsica!

1. THE BEAUTY OF AN ISLAND. SEA AND MOUNTAINS

White sandy beaches, clear water but also the mountains, deserts and forests… Corsica’s landscapes are all amazing and pretty wild. Corsican’s have protected their terrain very well so there isn’t much construction and still lots of wild spots to discover.

2. PERFECTLY LOCATED

A quick short history background: Corsica is a French island located between the south east of France and Italy where the sun shines almost every day of the year. It is accessible by boat from France (Nice, Toulon or Marseille are the closest ports) or only 50 minutes by plane from Nice and 90 minutes from Paris.

3. THE CULTURE

We had an amazing time traveling there and we learned a lot about Corsican culture. One thing that stood out for us was the fact that they have many vines all around the island, it is worth taking to the road, discovering beautiful landscapes and tasting great flavours. You could not get married in Corsica without your guests sampling this typical food which make Corsican people so proud.You should also definitely hear their music and/or have musicians at your wedding. There are many places where you will meet with musicians (most of the time guitar and voice) who will sing old songs which are 100% part of their culture and history.

4. HOLIDAY FOR YOUR GUESTS

This island offers many possibilities to allow your guests to enjoy their holiday. Some of the best hiking spots from France are located in Corsica, and renting a bike or a quad bike for the day is a good way to explore the island. For those who would prefer the water they can have lunch or dinner on the beach, rent a boat for a day and go scuba diving. They can also do shopping or music festivals. We promise you there is no way that they will get bored!

5. SO MANY VENUE OPTIONS

A wedding in Corsica looks pretty much like a wedding in paradise. There are amazing villas with huge gardens, perfect to stay for a week and to organise a beautiful reception where your guests can feel at home.

If you expect many guests, private hotels are also very good options so you have quality and luxurious services for your guests and can have your wedding on the beach or around a swimming pool.

Beach weddings are very easy too. Many beach clubs provide this service, where you can hold a ceremony on the beach, arrive with a boat, have a cocktail with your feet in the sand and dance all night with a great feeling of freedom.

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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Behind the Scenes of a Wedding Planner

Behind the Scenes of a Wedding Planner

behind the scenes of a wedding planner

Ever wonder what it would be like to have the glamorous life of a wedding planner and helping cute couples tie the knot?

Well,  we have the inside scoop.

1. IT IS NOT LIKE YOU SEE IT IN THE MOVIES

You may have watched movies like the “Wedding Planner”, “27 Dresses”, or even “Revenge of the Bridesmaids”, which makes wedding planning seem a lot more glamorous and exciting than it actually is. 

You have to think of wedding planning as a business. In today’s age, you need to market your company and be on top of your social media game in order to get customers and keep up your reputation.

There is a lot of work involved and most of it is contacting different vendors and assisting with contracts and Banquet Event Orders. While you do get to see many different venues, you will learn to hate driving far distances as part of your work. Also, I hate to break it to you but you will most likely not be at the cake tasting with your clients. You will direct them where to go, set up the appointment, and then they will report to you later on which cake they chose.

2. CONNECTIONS ARE NEEDED

Just like any business, your success relies on your connections. In the wedding planning world, everyone begins to know everyone in the industry. You have to be familiar with all of the different locations in your area, wineries, caterers, bakers, florists, DJs, and tent rental companies in the area.
Over time, you will get to know the work method of all these different places and attend a lot of open houses and bridal shows. Bridal show season will make you very busy, especially on weekends.
So connections are essential in this business. You have to know managers, you have to know different people at the city hall, you hav eto get different permits so wedding planning involvs a lot of logistics 🙂 sorry 🙂

3. WEDDING PLANNING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE

Let’s be honest here: wedding planning business s not for everyone. Not every old stay-at-home-mom can do this job. 
First of all, you need to be a planner. If you’re not an organized person, you will never be able to put together a whole wedding, never mind juggling 4 or 5 weddings at once. Your job is to make sure your clients are on the right timeline in wedding planning and keep track of all the details for them. In addition, your company will not be just wedding planning but corporate events, too.  You need to have a strong, take-charge personality in this business because you’re going to have to be the go-to person who organizes the bridal party, wedding rehearsal, setup, and clean-up on the wedding day. Lastly, you need to be able to give advice to your couples, which brings me to my next point.

4. YOU WEAR MANY HATS

This business require wearing many different hats. The biggest thing we learned during the many years we have done this is we often have to play couples counselor. Many times, wedding planning brings up arguments between couples and as the wedding planner, you have to help them compromise. You have to be the mediator with mothers trying to take charge, divorced parents not agreeing to sit near each other, and bridesmaids being difficult. Your job is to stand up for the bride and groom since it is their day.

At the end of the night, your job still isn’t done as you have to make sure the clients tip and the venue is properly cleaned up before you leave.

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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Our Advice on How to Create a Luxury Wedding in 2019

Our Advice on How to Create a Luxury Wedding in 2019

OUR ADVICE ON HOW TO CREATE A LUXURY WEDDING IN 2019

We have worked and planed hundreds of weddings: small ones, big ones, abroad, in Monaco, you name it. But what we are good at is planning luxury weddings. And we want to share with you some of our top tips on how to create your own luxury wedding this year.

SOURCE YOUR DETAILS AHEAD

Our first tip on planning your luxury wedding is to consider your bespoke details fairly early. Mainly because a luxury wedding often include a few really special details: handmade wedding stationery, locally sourced flowers and even handmade table decorations.

Creating bespoke pieces takes time, especially when they are being made in volume. Start searching for your supplier/artist early on and ask to see samples to check the quality and materials in advance if possible. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, get your order in to allow plenty of time and avoid any kind of rush which can result in poor attention to detail.

TRY AND TASTE EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU COMMIT

This luxury detail is a hit or miss. When planning a wedding the food and the drinks say a lot about how luxe does it feel. You got to hit this just right. Not only do wedding guests really look forward to a lovely sit down meal, they also need quality sustenance to help them thoroughly enjoy the day.
Because of this, I always recommend trying anything you might provide to your guests on the day before saying yes.

CONSIDER WORKING WITH A LUXURY WEDDING PLANNER

Here at Avalon Events Organisation we have a lot of couples who juggle life and full time careers and most of them rely on us exclusively to help them with anything that has to do with wedding planning and details that are involved. In deciding to work with a luxury wedding planner you can free up a lot of time for yourself, while also being confident that your planner has experience in the luxury market and connections with premium suppliers.
If you are looking for more information on weddings and planning your perfect day give us a call or send us an email and we would be more than honored to help you out! We are always available for you!

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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3 Tips for Narrowing Down Wedding Venues

3 Tips for Narrowing Down Wedding Venues

3 Tips for Narrowing Down Wedding Venues

When picking out the perfect venue to host your “I do’s,” there are many important variables to consider. 

You will have to take into account: budget, guest capacity, vendors and decor are just a few keys points that can determine which space will seal the deal.

Here are our top 3 things you should consider when vetting your wedding venue.

1. ONLY LOOK AT THE VENUES WITHIN YOUR BUDGET

When you start  to pin and save your dream venues, be sure to eliminate any of those that aren’t within your established budget or can’t accommodate your guest count.

Touring venues with a wedding planner or an on site coordinator will help you stay within your budget and you will also have the on site information ready. Our advice is to stay realistic and stick to touring venues that fit the bill.

Book the space/venue that you love everything about. Booking a venue you feel not so comfortable about or think you can overhaul with decor is never a good idea. It will only lead to stress down the road for you and your planner.

2. MAKE SURE THE VENUE HAS A COORDINATOR AVAILABLE

If you do not want to hire a wedding planner for your big day, always make sure to confirm whether or not the venue you want to book has an on site coordinator.  A venue coordinator is key to keeping stress levels low as they will be your sounding board for all questions you have about the space. It will be much easier for you to ask all of the questions and clear out any missinformation regarding the space, technicalities etc. The coordinator must have all of the details on hand and also must have some good vendor recommendation ready for you.
If you do decide to hire a wedding planner, all of these details will be already handled by him/her leaving you free time to focus on something else.

3. MAKE SURE YOU LIKE AND AFFORD THE PREFERRED VENDORS

What most couples without a wedding planner neglect is to check their preferred vendor’s total cost. There are many details involved when organizing a wedding and this department is especially stressful and time consuming. This area is where most of the couples exeed their budget. They choose their vendors, the lack of constant communication and back to back information, may lead to a bigger bill that someone needs to pay. o
Checking on pricing with any preferred vendors before booking is always in your best interest.

If you are looking for more information on weddings and planning your perfect day give us a call or send us an email and we would be more than honored to help you out! We are always available for you!

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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BOHO-CHIC WEDDINGS

BOHO-CHIC WEDDINGS

BOHO CHIC WEDDINGS

If you are a bride to be and you are looking for inspiration for your wedding, you probably read articles talking about boho-chic, bohemian and rustic and woodsy weddings. If you don’t understand anything what this words mean or what the style really looks like we are here to help you…

First of all, what is a bohemian wedding?. Well, A boho theme wedding is a mix of gypsy, hippie and natural with and artistic flair. This new trend focus more on being in touch with nature and simplicity rather than being very glamorous and extravagant.

A boho chic wedding mainly is about accessorizing with flowers. Having your hair with a floral crown, bouquets with more green leaves and texture, pot plants instead of big flowers arrangements and so on.

The dress is about transmitting a more care free vibe, with one piece, normally with an opt for a long sleeve gown with some lace . With this the hair needs to be also with focused with this “natural vibe” reason why simple crown braids and messy updos is a must in this type of weddings.

Now that you see how a a boho- bride will look like you are probably wondering but where can I have this type of weeding?

The main focus you need to have in mind is NATURE, everything that involves fresh air, contact with the sea or the soil, trees, wood and so on. Forget about places very fancy and luxurious.

Now, finding venues very natural can be complicated but not impossible. Avalon Events is here to make your wedding process easier and if you feel that boho chic is what you are looking for on your big day we have the perfect place to you.

A treasure not yet discovered or properly open to public…

A place surrounded with nature and characterized by being rustic…

A beautiful island close to the south of france…

and the perfect place and venue for bohemian weddings … it is Corsica.

This stunning island offers everything you need to tick all your items of your checklist.

Find out more about this place in our youtube channel where we posted a video of our trip for venue inspection and where we fell in love with this place and its people.

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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WHY GET MARRIED IN FRANCE

WHY GET MARRIED IN FRANCE

WHY GET MARRIED IN FRANCE

There must be reason why France is a choice for many to get married. The truth is there is not only one… There are many REASONS !

VARIETY OF LANDSCAPES

From coastlines, to lavender fields, snow-laden mountains country side, history in every corner and more !

GASTRONOMY

The stereotypes of having hundred type of cheese, wine cheaper than a coke and and bread everywhere are true! but french gastronomy do not only consist on that! extraordinary dishes you will have in your big day because here you can find top chefs! a wedding in France is heaven for the taste buds.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY

For anyone that likes to travel France is always a tip destination on the list. And for your family and friends going to France will be a delight because it is finally an excuse to go and discover this amazing country!

So arrange family activities to have days to remember (Check our youtube videos for ideas).

THE BEAUTY OF FRANCE

With so many jaw-dropping venues, no event will look more stunning than yours! You have so much to choose from, chateaux, beach, mountains, vineyards, and more, countryside, ! There is a venue out there for everyone in France.

APROXIMITY

The location of France allows you to spread your experience in Europe. If you choose the french Riviera for your wedding day, a few hours in car and you are already in Italy. This can be a good choice for you and your guests! And who doesn’t like a road trip?

In France you can have it all, that romantic vision you have in your mind turned into a reality, with the decor you want, and if you also add in the fact that you and your friends and family can have a week-end of celebrations with your wedding as an excuse… Why not France?

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SABINE BAHRY LEMBO, WEDDING PLANNER | OWNER OF AVALON EVENTS ORGANISATION

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