508 KERRY BRACKEN & JENNIFER ROCHER/LAVENDER & ROSE: A Marriage of English Charm and French Elegance

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Andy welcomes Kerry Bracken and Jennifer Rocher of Lavender & Rose this week! Lavender & Rose is an exclusive event planning company based in the enchanting French Riviera. Join Andy as he explores their captivating journey and how they have crafted bespoke weddings in the stunning locales of Southern France and Paris!

Listen as Jennifer and Kerry share personal stories of how they first got into wedding planning, with Jennifer bringing her local French expertise and Kerry contributing her British flair after moving to France in 2007. They reveal how their partnership began organically, evolving over time as they discovered their complementary skills and shared passion for creating unforgettable wedding experiences.

Kerry and Jennifer offer valuable insights into the unique aspects of planning high-end weddings in France. They discuss the allure of the French Riviera and Paris as prime wedding destinations, emphasizing the luxurious venues, from coastal estates to historical buildings. They also highlight the typical budgets for these lavish celebrations and the seasonal considerations crucial for planning.

Jennifer’s and Kerry’s aesthetic and dedication to guest experience shine through as they describe their approach to wedding design, and Andy is so honored to have had them on The Wedding Biz! He hopes that you enjoy this interview, and if so, please don’t keep it to yourself! Share it with a few good friends and industry colleagues who might also enjoy it! Andy would also appreciate it if you were to leave a top review wherever you listen to the show because that really helps the show out! Lastly, don’t forget to follow The Wedding Biz on Instagram and subscribe to the podcast so that you never miss a new episode when it drops!


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Time Stamps

[0:34] – Today’s guests are Kerry Bracken and Jennifer Rocher of Lavender & Rose!

[2:25] – What was Kerry doing before partnering with Jennifer?

[3:14] – Learn what Jennifer was doing prior to partnering with Kerry.

[6:52] – Jennifer’s and Kerry’s partnership surprises people because we’re very different, with unique backgrounds in France and America.

[9:22] – The ultra-luxe wedding market focuses mainly on the French Riviera, Provence, and Paris.

[10:59] – Learn what the approximate budgets are for ultra luxe weddings in France.

[12:09] – The ideal wedding season is late April to early October, avoiding peak tourist times and events.

[15:03] – Jennifer explains that the south of France has a short wedding season, from late April to early October, with many venues closed the rest of the year.

[17:38] – The high cost of labor in France, including staffing and delivery fees, surprises many international planners.

[20:39] – In France, modifying contract clauses can be slow due to limited legal resources and translation needs.

[22:55] – How would Kerry and Jennifer describe their signature and style?

[24:14] – Lavender & Rose focuses on bespoke designs, emphasizing intricate details and prioritizing the guest experience.

[25:29] – Hear about the challenge of limited availability of decor in France compared to the United States.

[26:35] – We learn that, furthermore, limited furniture options and storage space in France significantly impact event production.

[29:01] – Andy reveals where Lavender & Rose can be found online.



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