Sophie & Jason’s Simple French Wedding by Meg Keene I almost never post weddings that are not reader weddings these days, but I found this new-to-me wedding while poking around on the new and fancy Martha Stewart Weddings website, and it was so delightful, practical, and simple that I had to share it. It is the marriage of a French woman to an American man in the bride’s home town of St-Bertrand-de-Comminges, France. (European readers! Why are you not sending me your delightful weddings? I’m looking at you, 324 readers-per-month from France, in particular!) The bride picked the flowers for her bouquet the morning of the wedding. (Who is doing this? I wish I were doing this!) The bride and her father walked up the village street to the church, with the guests following behind (and can we talk about her dress? Girl’s got some un-fussy incredible style) Sitting in the church during the wedding. In California we do not have the option of getting married in buildings that people have been getting married in for hundreds of years. In fact, we don’t have buildings that have been standing for hundreds of years. But the reception, ohhh, the reception. The reception is where things get exceptionally cool. First, I love that the reception was clearly thrown in a church social hall, or some other public meeting room. They decorated with paper garlands from NYC’s China town. And (get this!) they asked all of Sophie’s Aunts who lived nearby to bring their favorite china and personal linens to dress the tables. The result is so simple, so practical, and somehow so chic. And look, a guest even brought their stuffed puppy. See more of this incredible wedding, and the couple’s baby girl over at Martha Stewart Weddings. I’m not even doing it justice here. All photos via Martha Stewart Weddings Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.