A Burgundian Wedding

My obscenely talented friend Marjorie who is now a full-fledged French resident, cooking teacher, and Citroen 2-Chevaux driver just sent me this link to some photos of the recent marriage of her daughter Kendall and her now-epoux Laurent.

I can tell from the photos that Marjorie, who runs The Cook’s Atelier in Beaune, used her masterful hand in decorating and beautifying her daughter’s special day. 

If you can possibly sign up for one of Marjorie’s wonderful market tours, dinner clubs, or cooking classes for your next trip to Burgundy I highly recommend them. 

Just one glance at any of the photos on the above link will show you why. 

These remind me of my Burgundian wedding with Franck in 1997 – just before the era of digital cameras. 

It was a rainy but amazing day.  Friends and family from France, Canada, the UK and beyond came to join in the procession (accompanied by a roving accordion player) from Franck’s house to our civil ceremony at Le Mairie in Villers-la-Faye.  Then we all drove to our church wedding in the little Roman jewel of a church in the nearby village of Marey-les-Fussey.  Next was a huge festin fueled by even more accordion music, impromptu singing by Franck’s aunt, and liberal doses of kir in the huge stone wine cellars underneath Le Mairie of Nuits-Saint-Georges.  

Franck and I were the last to straggle back to the hotel in Nuits-Saint-Georges well after the sun had come up.  And then only a few short hours later, we were back in the cellar enjoying another epic meal entirely prepared by Franck’s beloved Meme Germain.

Merci for the fabulous photos Marjorie, and felicitations to Kendall and Laurent!