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A day...that lasts Forever  

It is difficult to capture the whole essence of a long love story in a single day, in a single celebration! This unique day - the wedding - will exist in the minds of those who celebrate it like images from a film, cherished moments made up of a thousand details, from comedy to drama, that parade on the big screen of memories.

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These details can of course be the lace of a dress, a little blue flower in the hair, a piece of borrowed jewellery, the perfume or glow of a candle that makes the eyes shine, a menu slipped into a handbag, the smell of incense before the ceremony... The soundtrack includes the words of a late 19th century English nursery rhyme to bring good luck:  


Something old,  

something new,  

something borrowed,  

something blue,  

and a silver sixpence in her shoe.  





















Emma, directed by Autumn de Wilde (2019) based on the novel by Jane Austen, with Anya Taylor-Joy. 

Something Old...

How do you propose to your beloved? There are several ways to recommend, but they do not include the one used by Ben (Dustin Hoffman) in The Graduate (1969), who, in a memorable final scene, abruptly interrupts the church wedding of his ex-girlfriend Elaine (Katharine Ross) to finally kidnap her... by bus. It is advisable to speak to the lucky bride with less haste and drama, for instance with a calligraphed telegram, so that the most tender of declarations remains forever engraved on paper: more than a sweet word, a souvenir to be kept preciously. Another special attention is the handwritten dinner menuby a master calligrapher, to mark a special moment, a dinner for two or a wedding feast with romantic swirls.

The Graduate by Mike Nichols, (1969) with Katharine Ross and Dustin Hoffman... 

“In Hollywood, brides keep the bouquets and throw away the groom.”  

Groucho Marx  

Something New ...

It is always easier to look after other people’s love lives than your own. Jane Austen’s heroine Emma, in Autumn de Wilde’s film bearing the same name (2019), plays the matchmaker a little too lightly with couples around her while swearing to her great gods that she will not get caught and no one will walk her down the aisle. She is obviously wrong. As a perfect hostess, we can easily imagine this sophisticated young woman falling for the Savons Superfins – soaps with sixteen irresistible scents - which can be engraved with the bride and groom’s initials and gifted to guests. A touch that is as dainty as it is fragrant.  

“Sepia in particular tends to make everything look a bit romantic and almost sentimental,   

hence the fact that it remains such a popular choice for wedding photographs.” 

Martin Parr  

Something Borrowed ...

 Life can sometimes be complicated, especially when a wealthy heiress (Katharine Hepburn) insists on marrying a rich, ridiculous suitor in the presence of her irresistible first husband (Cary Grant) - whom she divorced two years earlier - and a touching reporter who falls under her spell (James Stewart). In The Philadelphia Story, the madness of the wedding day reaches its climax, and it would undoubtedly be a good idea to calm things down with a scented candle or an alabaster with eight extraordinary scents, because a fragrant atmosphere can only soothe the spirits. In the most extreme cases, you can adopt an Inca shaman tradition by lighting a few sticks of palo santo (“sacred wood” in Spanish) to scare away evil spirits with its fragrant smoke and finally celebrate with joy.  

The Philadelphia Story by George Cukor (1940) with Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart. 

"I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.  "

Lord Byron  


Something Blue

While brides like to wear “something blue” to ward off the evil eye, the bride in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride takes tradition a step further by wearing a lovely shade of blue herself. And with good reason, because Emily, a zombie bride, has risen from beyond the grave to ravish Victor, someone else’s fiancé, in the world of the living. Inspired by a 16th century legend, this tale will end with a kiss and a flight of butterflies, but in reality, blue can delicately enshroud the case of a Baume Des Muses, the best friend of soft lips, used as a table name tag or a welcome present, or an acetate comb engraved with the first name of the guests. 

Les Noces funèbres (Corpse Bride), film d’animation de Tim Burton (2005)

“I've spent so long in the darkness, I'd almost forgotten how beautiful the moonlight is...” 

Corpse Bride, Tim Burton (2005)  


And a silver sixpence in her shoe

Ultimately, the important thing is to choose wisely the person to whom you will give your heart; as demonstrated by the imperishable misunderstandings in Mike Newell’s Four Weddings and a Funeral, an absolute masterpiece of British comedy in which the chic and clumsy Charles (Hugh Grant) spends years missing outon the sublime Carrie (Andie MacDowell) until he finally manages to win her over... in the pouring rain.To carefully and serenely weigh up the pros and cons of a union, it is advisable not to wait for the ceremony like Charles did, but to concentrate before the proposal, for instance by soaking in a warm bath scented with the Bath Salts of the Officine. On the wedding day, in order toaccompany the “silver sixpence” in the shoe, we also recommend spraying the EauGymnastique in your ballroom shoes, thus combining business with pleasure and dance the night away with the one who has captured your heart....

Four Weddings and a Funeral, a film by Mike Newell (1994) with Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell. 

“I've got a new theory about marriage. Two people are in love, they live together, and then suddenly one day, they run out of conversation. I mean they can't think of a single thing to say to each other. That's it: panic! Then suddenly it-it occurs to the chap that there is a way out of the deadlock. He'll ask her to marry him. And suddenly they've got something to talk about for the rest of their lives.” 


Gareth, in Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell (1994)   



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