{Dream Destination} La Côte d'Azur

Cannes, France

With the Cannes Film Festival underway, I thought I would share some pics I took when I was in Cannes, France, just a few weeks shy of the 2008 festival, with a little nod to wedding inspiration as well.

This visit was a work trip, and I had the opportunity to stay at one of the top hotels in Cannes, The Hotel Martinez, right on the main strip, La Croisette, and across the way from the beach.  

I had just been engaged a few months prior to my being in Cannes, so wedding venues were on my mind, and I looked at the Hotel Martinez as an amazing venue! I love its simple and sleek design, and crisp white exterior against the cobalt blue sky above and the aquamarine sea below.  Perfect color combination for a wedding on the French Riviera.  

The rooftop patio caught my eye for the perfect outdoor reception-although I do think the patio I was on belonged to a penthouse, but regardless, it set the tone for what could be a wedding reception.  I have no doubt the penthouse alone could provide a great spot for post wedding champagne & hors d'oeuvres.

The views to be seen from the top floor were breathtaking as well.

And the spot that won me over to want to get married there, although it was a far chance that would ever be possible:

I saw this pier, and immediately thought what a gorgeous wedding aisle that would make-and still do.  It took a few people to pull me away as we had somewhere to be, I was that enamored with this this pier, the stunning backdrop behind it, and the dreamy decor possibilities.  

I'm still swooning over it, are you? Oh to dream of being wed in Cannes, I am just happy I had the opportunity to be at such a location.