Because the bride works in the beauty industry, she thinks in color palettes and immediately started mulling over what colors would complement the black and white tiles in the courtyard, where the ceremony would take place, and the exposed brick throughout the space.
The newlyweds had their first dance to the original French version of “La Vie En Rose” by Edith Piaf—the one in Sabrina. “Audrey Hepburn was an icon of mine growing up,” the bride explains. “You can see her inspiration came to life in our wedding.”
Before the ceremony, the couple decided to do a first look, down the street from the bride’s childhood home, at Ardrossan Estate—the family estate the film ThePhiladelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn, is based off of.
“I loved the modern Grecian feel around the museum, and I took inspiration from the natural light that the venue provided and tried to recreate the Parthenon,” the bride says. “Clean, modern, and romantic was the aesthetic I wanted to acknowledge in the room.”
“We planned the wedding over 18 months and visited over several weekends, working through all the details from inspiration, itinerary, accommodation, aesthetic, food, and wine,” Daniel Knol says. “It is no small feat planning a wedding for 70 international guests over four days, in a slightly obscure part of France!”