Why You Should Visit the South of France in Winter

Why You Should Visit the South of France in Winter

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Originally, the French Riviera was seen as a winter resort for the British upper class at the end of the 18th century. In the meantime, the Côte d’Azur has become the world’s first-holiday destination. People from all over the world come to visit this unique and splendid place in every season, including hot and dry summer, as well as mild and sunny winter. Although many of you know multiple reasons why French Riviera is just the most amazing summer destination, non all of you might see it as a perfect winter escape. We will walk you through the most important reasons why you should visit the South of France in winter!

Should Visit the South of France in Winter

Winter on the French Riviera is less Busy 

Winter is a perfect time to enjoy all the beauty that the Côte d’Azur offers and benefit from having this amazing space almost for your own! Well, you’re never entirely alone in the South of France but the winter season is much calmer and quieter.

In addition, you will appreciate finding easy parking more quickly, walking into your favorite restaurant without a reservation, having a picnic on an almost empty beach, or taking multiple photos in the most well-known locations without other people ruining it or having to wait for your tour.

Visiting the French Riviera during winter you will see a totally different side of this unique place. More charming, more magical, and still.

South of France in Winter

Skiing in the South of France? Yes, it’s possible!

Not many people know that the winter version of the Côte d’Azur has its hidden side. Only about one hour drive from Nice you can find many ski resorts that offer amazing views (even on the sea!), as well as all-day fun, delicious restaurants, and magnificent chalets. Imagine playing on the snow during the day and finishing it in the cozy bistro by the sea. Only on the French Riviera!

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Nice and Sunny Weather all (off-)Season Long

They say that the Côte d’Azur along the Mediterranean coastline benefits from almost 3,000 hours of sunshine a year… The South of France has its own little microclimate; in effect, it stays warmer and drier than other places.  In fact, it’s the hottest part of the whole of France. The average temperature is about 14oC in winter and rainfalls are pretty rare.

 Just enjoy the Mediterranean warmth and go on a coastal walk and admire the beautiful scenery. 

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Winter wedding in the South of France 

Winter weddings can be very seductive on the French Riviera as well. You can find multiple lovely wedding venues that offer splendid indoor receptions. Romantic interiors still offer incredible views of the Côte d’Azur.

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Planning a winter wedding on the French Riviera? 

Experience the beauty of the French Riviera on your wedding day. Contact us and let’s plan together your prestigious wedding, all year long.

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What to Wear to a Destination Wedding in France

What to Wear to a Destination Wedding in France

Wear to a Destination Wedding South of France

Is there anything more romantic than getting married in the South of France? The atmosphere of this unique place is filled with a fresh Mediterranean breeze, warm sun, endless charm, delicious food, and beautiful landscapes in a one-of-a-kind experience not only for the couple but also for their loving guests. Because a wedding in the south of France is something to dream of. 

If you are lucky enough to be a guest at a French wedding, you might wonder what to wear to a Destination Wedding in France. We will guide you so there’s no space for any faux pas!

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The weather in the South of France is perfect for a wedding

The most popular time to get married in the South of France is from May to October. The weather in the South of France during this period is mostly hot, dry, and sunny. Late spring and early autumn are less hot, but the temperatures are usually still very pleasant with little rain. Your outfit choice should certainly match the climate of your destination. Attending the wedding on the Côte d’Azur gives you plenty of possibilities to wear the most beautiful, delicate dresses and more casual suits. 

Wear to a Destination France guests

French Bridal Fashion

The traditional French wedding dress (la robe de mariée) looks a lot like the simple white or off-white American one with a train and veil. The thing that catches the eye is the effortless yet chic style of French brides. They use a minimum of accessories and let the luxurious fabric, manufactured exactly like an art piece take the lead. 

Wear to a Destination Wedding in France

Consider the Wedding Venue

The location of the wedding ceremony should also guide the choice of your outfit. While deciding on what to wear to a destination wedding in France you need to consider what type of venue it’s taking place and what kind of ground you’ll be on. The South of France has a lot of beautiful by-the-sea venues, medieval castles, and rustic private villas. Some of them are surrounded by lawn or sand so you will want to stay away from stilettos. Wedges are the safe and perfect choice for outdoor weddings. 

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Wedding Attire in France is Simple yet Classic

If you watch French people and how they dress, you’ll quickly notice that they almost always appear to have just stepped right out of a fashion magazine, but their style comes naturally.

The guests in France are expected to dress up. While attending a destination wedding in the South of France better avoid anything too short, too low-cut, or too tight. The more conservative cuts are more in favor. The most important thing that you should keep in mind while choosing your wedding attire is effortless, chic, and quality.

An important thing to remember, in France white and its equivalent colors like ivory, cream, and champagne are reserved for the bride. 

Destination Wedding South of France attire

There is something quite special about organizing your wedding in France. Hiring a local wedding planner is the best solution for a couple looking to celebrate a destination wedding. Avalon Events Organisation will help you with your wedding ceremony thanks to our extensive knowledge of French culture and traditions, as well as our wide range of venues for any size events and weddings in France.

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Garden Wedding Ideas

Garden Wedding Ideas

Garden Wedding Ideas

First of all, welcome to the Garden Wedding! From Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s novel “Secret Garden” to the brand new Netflix series “Bridgerton”, the beauty of nature seduce with its mystery and timeless aesthetic. In 2021, nature will be the best backdrop for every special occasion as outdoor weddings rise in popularity. In Avalon Events Organization we embrace this trend and we must say: We love it!

Namely, if you’re dreaming of saying “I do” in romantic scenery, there won’t be a better venue than a splendid, broad garden with astonishing nature, peaceful corners, and fresh, fragrant air. While Mother Nature has already provided natural inspirations, we used its benefits to prepare some inspirational garden wedding ideas!

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Enchanted Garden Wedding

To begin with, isn’t it more desirable to organize outdoor weddings during these challenging times? Use the healing power of nature! You can create an elegant celebration filled with romance and make your guests forget about any worries for a moment. Let your garden wedding be your happy place where only good things happen. Wedding inspired by Jane Austen’s novels, “Secret Garden”, or even “Finding Neverland” allows for stunning floral decorations, fabulous candles, and dreamy hanging floral installations incorporated into natural backdrop elements. For instance, using traditional decor and gold or pastel colors we will achieve a real fairytale aesthetic!

Enchanted Garden Wedding

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Outdoor Wedding Tents

Accordingly, wedding tents are the perfect complement for garden weddings, but also form a unique shelter for your guests in case of bad weather. What’s important, the forms and decor options are practically limitless, depending on your needs. Specifically, the most popular styles are freestanding tents set up on frames, sailcloth and pole tents, tents with sidewalls or plastic, transparent ones. While arranging the interior we love adding some natural components from the garden like stunning overhead floral installations, hanging flowers, natural light coming from candles. Do you want more? What about bringing trees INSIDE your tent? Immediately, magic atmosphere guaranteed. 

Garden Wedding Tents

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Romantic lighting – light the Garden Wedding up!

Twinkle lights amongst the trees, shrubs, and flowers? Beautiful lighting installations or stark bulbs? A sky full of stars? With a little bit of imagination (and our expertise) everything is possible! The glow of romantic lighting will add charm and magic to your garden wedding. This year, outdoor weddings will lighten up by hanging candles and pathway lights that create a fairy-tale-like ambiance, bistro lighting to add a bit of charming twist, or by string lights to create a Christmasy atmosphere.

Garden Wedding Lighting

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Garden Wedding Decorations on a Big Scale

Briefly, there is no such thing as too much flora, especially when we talk about having a garden wedding. Floral accents can sneak literally everywhere – from the backdrop to paths, entrance, tent interior, or tables, chairs, centerpieces, up to the wedding cake, invitations, or your romantic wreath! Don’t be afraid to use, besides flowers, also other foliage like leaves, succulents, or garlands. 

Flowers Garden Wedding

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Outdoor Wedding Fun

Currently garden weddings give a lot of possibilities for funny games and fancy installations. We propose bringing out a bar or gelato station and prepare some lawn games. The chill lounge area in the hidden corner of the garden will be a perfect place where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the wedding celebration and spend some time alone with your beloved one. The possibilities are endless!

Garden Wedding Bar

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We hope these few garden wedding ideas inspired you to invite nature to your wedding day! However, planning an outdoor wedding can be complicated and takes more time than usual. We will be more than happy to assist you and create for you a flawless garden reception!

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The Best Season for a Wedding on the French Riviera

The Best Season for a Wedding on the French Riviera

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No doubt you’ve heard of the French Riviera. It’s famous across the globe for its picturesque coastal towns, warm Mediterranean climate, azure waters, and beautiful views. Every year millions of people visit the French Riviera. It attracts, not only regular tourists but also many famous and well-known celebrities who like to use it as their getaway destination. The French Riviera on the Mediterranean Côte d’Azur coast is one of the most magical locations, nothing unusual that recently it has been one of the favorite wedding destinations for foreign couples planning a wedding.

Our beloved French Riviera is an unforgettable location for a dream wedding, but you might wonder what is the best season for a wedding on the French Riviera? We prepared for you some useful information that you need to take into consideration before planning your wedding on the Cote d’Azur. It will help you choose the right season and avoid unpleasant surprises!

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Summer, the best season for a wedding on the French Riviera?

There are many reasons why you should consider getting married in the South of France during the summer months. Summer weddings in the French Riviera are a guarantee for sunny and warm weather. Days are long and the temperatures are high even in the evenings. It’s especially important if you plan an outdoor ceremony.

During the summer months,  colorful flowers, green palms decorate the whole French Riviera, and the color of the Mediterranean Sea shimmers beautifully in the sun. Many wedding venues offer private swimming pools which can be a perfect choice for a pre-wedding cocktail or an after-wedding brunch party.

We need to specify that, typically the summer temperatures are delightful, although there can sometimes be hot periods, with highs about 35°C. Fortunately, we can always count on refreshing sea breezes.

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Romantic spring weddings on the French Riviera

Spring is one of our favorite seasons on the Cote d’Azur and it’s also a wonderful time to get married. The weather is usually decent, less hot but usually still very pleasant with temperatures between 16 to 24°C. There are fewer crowds which makes traveling more convenient and gives you more possibilities for undisrupted photo sessions.

Spring on the French Riviera offers a romantic ambiance. The whole background is full of blossom, fragrances, and delightful sunshine. Both coastline and Provencal venues look amazing during the spring months.

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Elegant fall Côte d’Azur weddings

Autumn is the ideal season to visit the French Riviera and its splendor quietly. The weather is still comfortable with temperatures between 17 and 26°C on the warmer days. Although storms and rainy days can be common. October is the wettest month, followed by November and September. Taking it into consideration, we advise our couples to take advantage of the splendid wedding venues offering rich ballrooms and beautiful interiors.

Autumn is also the best time for a very intimate wedding in the South of France. You can relax and enjoy the quiet Riviera of your dreams.

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Winter wedding in the South of France

 With its mild climate and abundant sunshine, winter can also be a lovely time to visit the Côte d’Azur. It’s still warm and relaxing with fewer crowds. Originally, the French Riviera was seen as a winter resort.

Winter weddings can be very seductive on the French Riviera as well. You can find multiple lovely wedding venues that offer splendid indor receptions. Romantic interiors still offer incredible views on the Côte d’Azur.

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What is the best season for a wedding on the French Riviera for you?

Experience the beauty of the French Riviera on your wedding day. Contact us and let’s plan together your prestigious wedding, all year long.

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Top 2022 Wedding Trends

Top 2022 Wedding Trends

Top wedding trends 2022

Some wedding trends are timeless, others emerge every year to bookmark the new wedding season.

First of all, 2022 is a special year. It’s going to be B-I-G in a wedding-wise way. After tough 18 months of lockdown, we will observe an explosion of weddings with bigger and longer celebrations. With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we can start dreaming again of large parties, long lists of wedding guests, and packed dance floors.

Moreover, 2022 is marked by real experiences. Placing the wedding guests in the heart of the reception, and highlighting the couple’s real personality in a more creative and fun way. Everything will be more personal and meaningful. Get ready for more vibrant colors, unordinary décor, and unique venues. We are especially delighted to see garden and destination weddings constantly growing in popularity.

Discover with us the biggest wedding trends of 2022 and decide whether or not to include them in your big day!

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Diamond alternatives

Alternatives to traditional diamond rings continue to rise in popularity in 2022. The most popular will be handmade rings, artisan jewelers, heirloom rings, and vintage-inspired designs. These kinds of engagement rings are not only timelessly beautiful but often hold a special story.

2022 Wedding Trends diamond alterantives

Weekday weddings

The big weddings are back! This year, many couples decide to consecrate the whole weekend to celebrate their wedding. Couples are booking the venues not only for Saturdays and Sundays but also for Fridays or even Thursdays. They include different kinds of events like a welcome party, rehearsal dinner, pool party, group entertainments, or even a detox party.

The surge of micro-weddings will slowly come to an end. They will not completely disappear, but they will become the exception rather than the rule.

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Destination Events

Over pandemic and lockdown, elopements increased in popularity. Many couples decided to limit their guests’ list to a minimum and get married far from home.

The idea of destination weddings becomes one of the most important 2022 wedding trends. The fact that the world is finally reopening encourages many couples to choose a far-away, overseas destination. This kind of wedding symbolizes a new, fresh start.

The South of France is a perfect choice for a destination wedding. The picturesque landscapes, beautiful venues, delicious food, and the sun shining almost every day make it a perfect backdrop for an extraordinary destination wedding.

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Virtual wedding invitations

Virtual invitations were a real lifesaver in the last years. The need for postponing or rescheduling weddings during the pandemic has resulted in the increasing popularity of real-time communication via virtual save-the-dates. It feels like they have held on and we can expect they will continue to grow in popularity also in 2022.

This type of communication is a big time and stress saver for future brides and grooms.

2022 Wedding Trends virtual invitations

Bold, Vibrant Colors and High impact florals

“Dopamine dressing” or “dopamine environment” is the most popular 2022 color theme and 2022 wedding trends. We will see much less white and other neutral colors. Couples are choosing, vivid, lively color schemes. They wan to surround themselves with bold, statement flowers and decors. Especially the large, garden-inspired hanging floral installations are extremely popular this year. The whole venue becomes part of a lush, romantic experience.

2022 Wedding Trends bold colors

Unusual Entertainment

Musical and entertainment diversity during the party becomes more and more important. Couples are more likely to choose many performances for the same event spaced in time. Just imagine having a string section for a cocktail, a pop-up band for dancing, and a brass band for dinner. Your guests will be over the moon!

2022 Wedding Trends entertainment

Back Garden Weddings

Enchanted gardens and venues with green spaces are rising in popularity in 2022. Inspired by Bridgerton, couples are choosing elegant, secret-garden-style atmospheres for their weddings. It’s easy to decorate those types of ceremonies from scratch, allowing to fully customize wedding décor, and give the ability to host more guests.

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What is your favorite from the 2022 Wedding Trends?

As a future bride and groom, you might feel overwhelmed by planning your wedding and choosing the right trends. Many couples are tired of the recent restrictions and prescriptions. They are going for more personalized and tailor-made events. Although wedding trends are very important, don’t forget to make sure you are doing it your way.

With Avalon Event Organisation as your wedding planner, your wedding will be ahead of trends but your wedding will still reflect your personality.

Ready to start planning your 2022 wedding?