Lizzie teamed up with her best friend, Calypso Lawrence, who started a children’s clothing company called Baboushkini to find looks for children at the ceremony, including her 14 year old son Casper. “She helped me create the most beautiful linen dresses, trousers and shirts for kids with the Spanish brand La Nonna,” adds Lizzie.
Friday’s decor is designed to feel glamorous and hassle-free, with guests sitting around the bride and groom during the ceremony, creating a more casual look and feel. “We wanted everything to be natural and blend in with its surroundings,” explains Lizzie. “And lots of greenery and some hydrangeas as a nod to East Hampton, where I’m from.” At dinner, tents were set up overlooking the ocean, and guests were seated, just as the sun went down. A long table hangs from the ceiling with greenery hanging from it and a lot of sparkling lights overhead. “We wanted it all to feel comfortable, warm and family,” said Lizzie.
A live band called Disciples of Soul played during the cocktail party. “I wanted someone who could sing Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and other hits live,” Lizzie said. The couple’s friend DJ Harry Williams then took over, with Greg Wilson following.
Saturday was called “La Nuit Tropezienne” and it was everyone’s chance to really relax. The ’70s-inspired seaside party took place at Philip’s home in Ramatuelle. German photographer and playboy Gunter Sachs, also Brigitte Bardot’s third husband, bought 60 the property and built it years later the house. “When we knew we wanted to get married in Europe, it felt like the right place to have this party,” Lizzie said. “It’s a place where we have a lot of mutual memories together.” The bride chose a white silk Elie Saab dress with a cape for the occasion and accessorized with platinum Sydney Garber hoops, before changing into a bespoke Emilia later in the evening Wickstead dress.
Saturday’s decor is tropical, with lots of orange and yellow mixed in, while two olive trees, which have grown together over the years to form a heart shape, become what guests look out on from the tent focus. Coco Maria DJed during drinks and buffet dinner. “She spins vinyl records and does incredible work inspired by salsa and reggae,” Lizzie said. “After dinner and speeches outside, we moved into the party tent and played a band that my husband and I love called Kanda Bongo Man – a Congolese soukous musician who we’ve met One of the best live performances ever.”
Around the afternoon11, the band stopped by a DJ Lizzie and Philipp had known for years in London Bassam took over. After Bassam, Chloe Caillet played disco, and for the rest of the evening Bassam and Caillet alternated a mix of disco and electronic music until the early morning.
The party continues on Sunday with an all-day brunch and beach party at Cabane Bambou on Pampelonne Beach, starting at 2pm and continuing until midnight. “It starts with food and drink and continues from there,” Lizzie said. “Looking back, I’m really lucky. We’ve waited two and a half years to spend this time with our loved ones, family and friends. We had a baby during that time and we just wanted everyone to be together and spend time together. Have a great time. That’s the most important thing.”