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Lavender and Rose LogoIt’s been a good few months since I have posted anything on My Riviera Wedding but am delighted to be back with some super exciting news! Since October 2009, I have been working in the wedding industry in the South of France. Beginning as writer of, wedding planning quickly grew into a full-time career. My first wedding season as a self-employed wedding planner in summer 2010 was small but perfectly formed with a wedding in Provence and two château weddings on the French Riviera. 2011 grew to be a very busy summer with 13 beautiful weddings throughout the South of France. In 2011, I was also able to launch a professional company website

Following a fantastic 2012 season, the success of which I owe in part to my valuable colleagues Jennifer and Sarah and our extended network of superb vendors, I made the decision to create a limited company. Today, Kerry Bracken has become SARL Lavender and Rose and has become

Lavender, the symbol of Provence and for many the South of France, encapsulates the authentic nature of the weddings we create for and with our clients. Rose symbolises the eternally romantic destination of the French Riviera. Our new logo shows the beautiful Centifolia rose or Rose de Mai, cultivated in the perfume city of Grasse and used in fragrances the world over.

My aim is for Lavender and Rose to become known both nationally and internationally for chic and stylish weddings on the French Riviera and Provence, embracing everything French but adding a twist of Anglo-Saxon flair. I aspire to create weddings that are truly unique, with enormous attention to detail and will continue to strive to offer a high level of both personal and professional service.  The future is full of promise and the Lavender and Rose team are excited about what should be an amazing 2013 season with almost 20 confirmed weddings so far!

Kerry Bracken
Director & Wedding Planner
Lavender & Rose

Lavender and Rose postcard



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New website finally online!!!

After a fantastic 2011 wedding season with 13 weddings, 13 happy brides and 13 happy grooms, it’s time for me to officially launch my new wedding planning website Kerry Bracken Weddings is a way for me to promote my wedding planning activities and the range of services I offer in a more structured way. My Riviera Wedding will continue to evolve, most likely into a venue and vendor find website with a sister website My Provence Wedding. Watch this space for future developments! In the mean time, check out and my new blog. Happy reading!


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Long time no blog

As the saying goes, “no news is good news”; and it’s certainly the case for this blogging wedding planner. It’s been a good few months since I have posted anything on My Riviera Wedding and now have so much news I don’t know where to start! Since creating My Riviera Wedding in October 2009, I have gone from an enthusiastic wedding blogger to a full-blown wedding planner. All this is thanks to the people who have trusted me, supported me and helped me. From 3 weddings in summer 2010, I am working on 13 weddings this 2011 summer season. With 3 out of 13 done and dusted, it’s time to take stock and feel thankful for the opportunities that have come my way.

Sitting on the sofa drinking coffee after a well deserved lie in following a fantastic 3-day wedding weekend for the lovely Miki & Tom, I am tired but happy and looking forward to weddings 4 to 13. I will shortly have many fabulous Real Wedding photos and videos to share with you, so more to come from me soon.

x Kerry

P.s. thanks to whoever up there controls the weather; you did a great job on holding off the storms until today!!!


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As it has been quite a while since my last post, I didn’t want my readers to think that I have completely fallen off the radar so this is just a little message to say that I am still here! Over the past few months I have had an amazing response to my blog and many wonderful people have been in touch to enquire about my wedding planning services. With 3 weddings coming up over the next few weeks on the French Riviera and in Provence, I am in full wedding mode and am so excited about being part of 3 lovely brides and grooms’ special days. I am also working on another website which will be my ‘official’ wedding planner website but will definitely continue adding to the content of My Riviera Wedding. I have come across some more amazing venues and great vendors recently which I am looking forward to sharing. I will be in touch soon… I ♥ Weddings in the South of France!!!

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Welcome to My Riviera Wedding

Welcome to My Riviera Wedding, a wedding blog and “how-to” guide for Anglophone couples who dream of organising their special day on the French Riviera. My Riviera Wedding is written by Cannes-based wedding planner Kerry Bracken.

In My Riviera Wedding you can find practical advice on getting married in France, handy tips to get you started on the right foot, a hand-picked selection of the most wonderfulwedding venues on the French Riviera and Provence, the very best local wedding suppliers and much much more.

If planning your own wedding on the French Riviera seems like a daunting task and you would like an extra helping hand, don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be delighted to talk to you about the different wedding planning services that I offer throughout the South of France. To find out about my professional activities, please visit my new website

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Let the wedding planning begin!


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