Our first installment of 'Lakum Loves,' where we feature the story of our brides and the who, what, when, where of their weddings. We're profiling the lovely Katie Spencer who wore our Monica bustier and Mae skirt for her picturesque wedding in the French countryside.
Where was your wedding? We were married on May 20th, 2017 in a small town in France called Saint-Brice, which is about 2 hours west of Paris.
Who was your florist? We used a local French florist named Freya, who lives nearby and grows all of her own flowers. She perfectly executed our vision for a fresh and colorful feel that also wouldn't overpower the natural beauty of the French countryside. My favorite thing about her was that when we told her we wanted large hoops of flowers and greenery to hang from the ceiling of our tent, she didn't flinch - she just figured out how to do it and made it happen. It looked great!
Tell us about your venue! We were married in my husband's family home. It's a bit in the middle of nowhere, but that's why it's so wonderful. Seeing all the people we love in a place so special to us was a magical feeling. Also inundating a small farming village in rural France with tons of Americans was pretty entertaining.
Who did your make up? Charles Gillman did my makeup and Ciara Costenoble did my hair. They were a dream team and based out of Paris.
Did you have a specialty cocktail? Yes! We focused on the wine and champagne (it was France, after all!), but later in the evening we had a couple of cocktail options - a Negroni, a Kir Royale and a Mezcal mojito.
Who was your wedding planner? Morgane More. She was based out of nearby Brittany.
If you could describe the vibe of your wedding in 5 words, what would they be? Fun, intimate, romantic, dreamy (for me at least), happy.
How would you describe your personal style? All over the place.
What was your vision for your wedding day? Elegant but relaxed. We had guests coming from very far away, so our biggest goal was to make sure they had a great time - delicious food, great wine and a picturesque location. To be able to celebrate our commitment surrounded by people we love was an amazing gift.
What was your favorite moment? Seeing my husband for the first time when I walked down the aisle and hearing his sweet vows. Oh, and surprising everyone with fireworks later that night!