Jika + Brice (South of France)

They couldn’t be more in love; Jika David and Brice Jaulneau-Labarre met as exchange students in Spain and after enduring a long distance relationship, Brice decided to pack his bags and follow Jika to Singapore.

The guests couldn’t be more eclectic; Filipinos, French, Spaniards, Americans, Singaporeans, Belgians, all came together to celebrate a wedding of two different cultures.

The setting couldn’t be more gorgeous; Provence, at the south of France, home of rolling hills and valleys of vineyards and olive gardens and a 16th century castle.

A couple from Monaco bought Chateau Robernier in 2005 for their own wedding. I bet they couldn’t find a suitable wedding venue and just decided, “How about we buy a castle instead?” How cool is that?

The chateau room keys could even date back to a hundred years. Seriously!

Unlike a Manila wedding, The David siblings had to do everything themselves. Here’s Jika, doing her lashes. Kara, who has more than enough experience putting on her own make-up for TV, did Jika’s make-up. Dezh, was the best maid of honor I have encountered. And CP, was the designated bridal car driver.

A Veluz gown hanging in a castle in France. Taray!

A family production.

When the French say sprawling gardens, you better believe it.

Jika’s uncle, Bishop Pablo David, conducted the wedding in three languages: French, English and Filipino.

Three things that the French and the Filipinos have in common: both like to eat, both drive like crazy and both love pictures!

What’s so great about Provence weddings is that you can just step out to an ally beside the church and it’s just picture perfect!

Even the thoroughfare that leads to the church is virtually deserted.

The church, Eglise Saint-Sauveur is known for its 12th century Romanesque doorway.

Along the way to the castle we stopped by a wheat field and an olive garden, both symbols of good luck for the French.

A tower of macarons for a wedding cake deserves its own grand entrance.

Félicitations et meilleurs vœux Jika et Brice!

Full set of photos available at our facebook page.