Photography: Elisabeth Van Lent | Wedding Venue: Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild | Design, styling and planning: NKT Events | Wedding Dress: Dylan Parienty | Wedding Cake: Les Gateaux Creatifs de Val | Videography: 3 Petits Points | Floral Design: Laly Rose | Rentals: Options Nice, Laly Rose | Stationary: Seniman Calligraphy | Make Up and Hair: Trine Juel | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab
Nestled on top off a cliff overviewing the picturesque coastline of the Cote d’Azur in France, the iconic Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild stands as an emblem of historical charm and understated luxury. Its allure as a wedding venue is undeniable, drawing couples seeking a blend of timeless elegance, iconic views and romantic ambiance. As a destination wedding photographer traveling regularly to France, I had the honor of documenting a beautiful celebration at this renowned chateau.
The bride, Kaitlin, radiated grace and sophistication in her carefully chosen first dress. Her ceremony dress, adorned with delicate floral patterns and beautiful sleeves, exuded a classic charm that harmonized effortlessly with the villa’s historic surroundings and the styling set by weddingplanner Nyachia from NKT Events. Designed by the esteemed couturier Dylan Parienty, her gown seamlessly merged traditional elements with contemporary flair. It was especially her second gown that stole the show: short in the front and an amazing trail in the back, Kaitlin looked like a bride on the cover of Vogue, and I felt like a Voge wedding photographer.
Against the backdrop of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild’s iconic pink facade, the celebration unfolded amidst a setting of refined splendor. The villa’s manicured gardens provided a serene backdrop for the couples session. The ceremony took place against a stunning backdrop of cliffs and sea views. Florist Laly Rose artfully designed a backdrop that harmonized effortlessly with the villa’s garden surroundings. Against this picturesque setting, the simplicity of nature complemented the elegance of the occasion, creating an ideal backdrop for the couple’s vows.
Collaborating with Nyachia Knight from NKT Events ensured that every detail of the day was meticulously curated. She is a colorful person and brought the world of colors in her styling for this wedding. The flowers were bright colored and vibrant in hues of orange, yellow, red and purple. The cake designed by Valerie from Les Gateau de Val was in the same colorful theme. It all went so well together against the background of the beautiful pink Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. The stationery deisgned by Seniman Calligraphy set the tone for the guests: classic and elegant but with a pop of color, exactly what was expected of the guests in their attire.
The evening culminated in a breathtaking sunset, casting a warm glow over the festivities and providing the perfect backdrop for capturing memorable images. As the day drew to a close, it was evident that Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild had provided the ideal setting for a celebration that seamlessly blended tradition with modern sophistication.
As a fine art wedding photographer based in Europe, I consider it a privilege to document such moments of love and joy against the backdrop of one of France’s most iconic landmarks. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, with its timeless charm and elegant allure, remains a timeless choice for couples seeking a truly unforgettable wedding experience.
The charming city of Nice serves as an ideal hub for exploring the wonders of the South of France, Monaco, and even venturing into Northern Italy. Boasting a picturesque old town center, visitors from around the globe plan extended stays to immerse themselves in the beauty of one of Europe’s most captivating regions. The allure of Provence extends beyond Nice, with iconic destinations like Cannes, Marseille, and Aix-en-Provence within easy driving distance. For those with a taste for adventure, the enchanting landscapes of the Alps offer ample opportunities for scenic hikes and outdoor exploration.
Kaitlin and Albert’s guests were treated to a plethora of attractions, ensuring endless entertainment throughout their stay. From leisurely strolls along the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera to exploring the historic streets of medieval villages, there was no shortage of memorable experiences to be had. And for those seeking a taste of cosmopolitan glamour, the vibrant city of Milan and the serene beauty of Lake Como were just a scenic four-hour drive away. With such a wealth of attractions at their fingertips, Kaitlin and Albert’s wedding celebration promised to be just the beginning of an unforgettable journey through one of Europe’s most enchanting regions.