Today I present you the first destination wedding I photographed at the Villa Ephrussi of Rothschild. It is a wedding reception venue located in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera. The first time in an exceptional place like this one is unforgettable…

A destination wedding in one of the most prestigious venues on the French Riviera, the Villa Ephrussi of Rothschild.

It was my first ever visit to the Villa Ephrussi of Rothschild. It’s amazing, I live on the French Riviera and without this destination wedding I might never have set foot there. Shame! Ahah! Nevertheless, this name often came back to my mother’s lips: “Don’t leave the lights on, you thought we were Rothschild…”. Ahah! My darling mummy! <3 Let’s not spread ourselves too thin. After having photographed the bride’s getting ready in Monaco, I finally crossed the gates of this so famous Villa for the first time. It already impresses thousands of visitors from all over the world on non-event days, so imagine when the greatest artists of the French Riviera combine their talents to decorate it for a destination wedding. It’s no longer impressive – it’s much more than that! I can’t find a word strong enough!

A destination wedding ceremony on the French Riviera overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at the Villa Ephrussi of Rothschild

When you come to celebrate your destination wedding on the French Riviera what you expect above all else is to have a view of the Mediterranean Sea. And the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is the perfect venue for this kind of ceremony. Indeed, the Villa has sumptuous stone staircases leading to a terrace overlooking the sea. It is an absolutely exceptional setting surrounded by noble gardens full of a thousand and one flowers. During the sunset you will have an exceptional show!

Cocktail in the gardens of the Villa Ephrussi of Rothschild on the French Riviera for a wedding destination

After the ceremony comes the cocktail hour. Guests of the destination wedding go to the gardens of the Villa Ephrussi of Rothschild. Well, I don’t know if we can reduce this immense space to the simple word of “gardens” when they measure more than 1 hectare spread over two levels! Yes, yes, you read that right! Beware of guests with no sense of direction. Ahah! More seriously, this is the paradise of the French Riviera for a dream couple session, in the middle of roses, then finally bordering high and long cacti or in a Japanese style garden. You will be spoilt for choice and you would like to have so much more time, believe me.