First wedding of 2015


Did my first wedding of the year today at

It is the 24th of March , can you believe…………. and it was nice and sunny ( well mostly)

Lovely Chinese couple who were married a year ago in Beijing.

The bride has been  studying  here in Paris for a few years and made a load of friends

She wanted to have a ceremony and a luxury weekend at the beach with her friends . “Quelle bonne idée!”

She found

法国私人婚礼定制    very clever Chinese wedding planner

The hardest thing for me was pronouncing the couples’ names correctly. Menying and Pengyuan.  I had to say their names about ten times each throughout the ceremony and struggled a little to say the least…much to the amusement of their 13 lovely Chinese guests.!

All was full of joy, good humour and lightness of being. !

Check out this venue.

I have lived in the South West of France for 30 years and never been to Andernos which is charming, half an hour from Bordeaux and nowhere near as expensive as Arcachon.

Villa la Tosca is amazingly luxurious and perfect for small groups and short breaks. With a lovely private garden which gives directly onto the beach! The manager,  English – speaking Aurelien, is truly charming  and nothing is too much trouble!