Elopement in Provence
for your wedding or vow renewal
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Your bespoke elopement in Provence
Package photographer - bespoke ceremony in music
FOR JOYFUL SOULMATES
who value emotion, magic and French style
Imagine… Endless fields of lavender and olive trees, the local “mistral” wind softly blowing and the sun shining, cicadas singing… here’s the magical setting of your elopement in Provence ! From the Mont Ventoux to the Dentelles de Montmirail in Vaucluse to the villages of the Alpilles and the Luberon, the Alpes de Haute Provence or the beaches of Camargue, there are hundreds of options to choose from to experience the intimate wedding or vow renewal ceremony of your dreams!
What's an elopement in Provence ?
Your elopement is a magical and romantic wedding, in which you will run away to get married or renew your vows in an intimate setting, far away from home. The word « elope » dates back to the late 16th century, when young lovers would run away secretly with the intention of getting married, usually without parental consent.
Your elopement in Provence is an intimate, meaningful and genuine wedding (vow renewal) ceremony
It’s a true reflection of your relationship where the focus of the day is really about you two.
It involves a very small gathering: the bride, the groom and a witness for each (optional). your children (vow renewal)
With such a small group, anything is possible !
Let’s make your Love celebration a lifetime memory !
@ Marie Calfopoulos
When the Good Lord comes to doubt about the world,. He remembers that He created Provence.
Why should you plan your elopement in Provence ?
1. You’re shy or don’t feel like planning a big traditional wedding with stress and pressure
2. You want to focus on your relationship and your personal choices.
3. You’re Nature Lovers and Thrill-Seekers
4. You both appreciate the French Art de Vivre with the lifestyle à la française.
In the heart of Provence, filled with thousands of historical gems, fine gastronomy & local products, you will enjoy the authentic pleasures in life here. Take some time to relax, revitalise yourself and live unforgettable moments during your elopement in Provence.
Legal requirements for getting married in France are very complex and difficult for non residents.
A legal marriage contract must be signed in your own country before your elopement in Provence.
Your elopement is a meaningful non-legally binding symbolic ceremony.
Where should you organize your symbolic ceremony during your elopement in Provence?
@ Marie Calfopoulos
South East of France Provence – Mont Ventoux – Dentelles de Montmirail – Vaucluse – Lubéron – Alpilles – Alpes de Haute Provence – Camargue
Allowing you the most creative ideas, your ceremony could be held:
- in the middle of a lavender field surrounded by nature in Vaucluse or Alpes de Haute Provence
- under an olive tree or a plane tree in a typical Provencal château
- in a luxurious Provence venue,
- in a pine forest,
- on a beach on the French Riviera,
- on a Mediterranean island, such as Porquerolles,
- in a beautiful old stone chapel,
- on a boat sailing the Mediterranean Sea,
- or any other location you are dreaming of…
Creating eternal memories for You, with You
about their elopement in Provence
Kanako & Karl – elopement in domaine de Fontenille (84)
Wow! What an extraordinary big Day and what an amazing ceremony!
Ariane, we can’t thank you enough for let us experience such an amazing ceremony. We are so happy to have found you. Thank you for helping us to stay on course during all these months of preparation. You were so thoughtful, humorous and generous, offering us your talents with love. We are so grateful to you!
Nathalie & Kevin – elopement in Provence la divine comédie (84)
Not only does Ariane have a rare and amazing talent, but from beginning to end she was : attentive, professional, responsive, kind, and listened to us. She guided us through the entire ceremony process. She was extremely professional in this. She made our day everything that we dreamed and more. It was a magical, unforgettable moment we will all remember. Please do not hesitate in your choice with her. I could never thank her enough !
Helen & Mickaël – vow renewal in lavender fields
Marie was such a delight to work with.
She was prompt, friendly, professional and had great ideas and tips. She’s also incredibly talented! She is the nicest lady with a special eye and the pictures we received were amazing.
Ariane was lovely from start to finish…
She carried us away with her sweet words and her amazing voice.
Ariane is so much more than just a passionate officiant, you can trust her one hundred percent to experience magical unforgettable moments.
I would highly recommend using Marie and Ariane for anyone looking for an amazing elopement in Provence
Lison & Patrice – elopement in Provence lavender field (84)
Marie is a fantastic photographer. She is natural, kind and gentle. She makes you feel completely at ease the minute you meet her. Marie was a joy to work with from start to finish. Her professionalism shines through in her work and we were absolutely delighted with her photographs. Thanks for capturing all the wonderful memories that will no doubt last a lifetime!
Ariane is an encounter. Ariane is a universe. Ariane is a warm voice and an enveloping laugh. Entrusting Ariane with the organisation of your symbolic ceremony involves to embark on a rich and intense journey. For months, she accompanied with patience and responsiveness our family to co-create our vow renewal ceremony that reflected us
Marie et Ariane, thank you for your guidance, our nice chats and for your generosity. I’m happy to have crossed your path.
WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR ELOPEMENT IN PROVENCE ?
Planning your elopement can be stressful. You might not speak French but you love Provence so much.
You are not alone : we are here to help you!
Your memories with us last FOREVER.
AN ENGLISH SPEAKING DREAM TEAM AT YOUR SERVICE
Package photographer - English speaking celebrant / ceremony planner
Marie Calfopoulos - Ariane Douguet
Let’s celebrate your love in the intimacy of Provence
Our expertise & French style
Our team is based in Vaucluse (84) near Mont Ventoux and lavender fields. We are madly in love with Provence and we know all the amazing spots for your elopement in Provence.
More than work partners, we match very well and share artistic sensitivities and the love of human encounters.
As your relationship is unique, we’ll work with you to capture the precious bond between the two of you. Your love story deserves to remain unforgettable. Together, we form a powerful team to make your dream elopement in Provence come true.
Over 10 years experience
All the beautiful photos on this page were taken during elopements in Provence by the amazing professional photographer Marie Calfopoulos.
1. shooting your ceremony
Marie will help you to find the perfect location for your ceremony with the most flattering lighting. She will capture each precious detail of your ceremony.
2. a romantic photo session
Following the ceremony, you’ll enjoy an ethereal photo session. These portraits will embody your Love through natural and beautiful photo collection.
3. a digital gallery and a luxurious album to hold the memories of your elopement in Provence
Get ready for a meaningful, unique and uplifting ceremony in music
Your personalized intimate ceremony must be heartfel, touching and unique. It requires placing emotion, joy, your couple, your story and feelings at the heart of your stylish celebration. Therefore, as your ceremony planner, it is essential for me to get to know you in order to offer you my best for your big Day.
Because I truly want to make you happy, I especially adapt to your desires. You are at the heart of the creation of your symbolic ceremony.
Everything has to be defined together
Your unique script with the choice of words, rituals, musics will define the soul of your Love celebration. I will highlight the ceremony with some songs from my repertoire: the perfect memory that will be in your hearts forever!
I also love celebrate spiritual ceremonies for multicultural weddings and the LGBTQ+ community.
At the end of the ceremony, you’ll receive a symbolic wedding certificate
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Ceremony planner + 10 years experience
- English speaking wedding celebrant certified by the International Wedding Institute
- Professional crossover singer with classical and contemporary repertoire (Ave Maria, gospel, opera, pop songs…).
Many options for your elopement in Provence
thanks to a staff of amazing vendors
We are not wedding planners. But we are privileged to know many talented artists (florists, makeup artists, hair stylists, drivers, filmmakers…) who we can put you in touch with. We appreciate every single one of them for their talent, professionalism, sensitivity and team spirit, which are must haves to a top quality and successful event.
PACKAGE PHOTOS + BESPOKE CEREMONY from 2500€
Let’s plan your unique elopement in Provence
in 4 steps
1. Discovery call – Getting to know each other
2. Collaboration – preparation of your elopement
3. The Big Day : your ceremony in music + photo shooting
4. A digital gallery + a luxurious elopement album
Feel free to contact us to discuss your elopement in Provence
The sky is the limit – tell us about yourselves, tell us your vision!
We can make your dream come true.
Creating eternal memories for You, with You