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Related Links

Our current family business running a small café in 86400 Civray.

Our former family business:  Bed & Breakfast in SW France, baking lessons with professional baker Keith Springham.

Principal viola, Ensemble Josquin des Prés, Poitiers

Big White Wedding Directory, Brides in France

DIY Weddings, Hitched in France

French wedding directory

Recommended Wedding Suppliers

These are suppliers we have worked with directly and recommend highly for their services.


Chateau de la Borderie

Chateau in the heart of the Charente countryside.

Moulin de Chazotte

Lovely mill near Cognac perfect for a rustic-style wedding.

Chez Peuchaud

Lovely rustic venue with very attentive owners, just South of Angoulême.

La Cannonerie

Near Cognac, a refurbished distillery, with stunning countryside views.

Chateau Pellisson

Lovely venue in Cognac.

Domaine des Etangs

Luxury venue tucked away in the countryside near Angoulême.

Chateau de Cognac

Historic chateau right in the heart of Cognac.

Chateau de Brives

Outside of Cognac, an elegant venue offering a luxury chateau wedding experience.

Chateau de la Couronne

A lovely more modern-looking chateau near Angoulême with in-house planners.

Chateau de Brillac

A majestic chateau also near Cognac in the heart of the vines.

Chateau du Raysse

Gorgeous medieval castle in the Dordogne.


Chateau de Poudenas

Stunning venue near Agen in the Lot region. 


Etoiles un Jour

Best Events Company

Chatelaine Events

Your Wedding Planner

Noble Nuptials

Country Weddings in France

The Impeccable Pear

Other Suppliers

Katy Lunsford Photography

Katy Webb Photography

Claire Jones Makeup Artist

British DJ in France

Crystal Beats

Chloébelle's Cakes

Le Coeur Sauvage

Professional Organizations

European Suzuki Association

Suzuki Association of the Americas

American String Teachers Association

American Viola Society

Associated Board of the Royal Colleges of Music (UK based)

Royal Conservatory of Music examinations (Canadian)

American Federation of Musicians


My Dad's website: composer, conductor, and professor of music in Washington State

My sister's website:  violinist in Michigan

My cousin, artist and illustrator in New Jersey

Former places of employment

Bermuda School of Music, Bermuda

College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Preparatory Department, Cincinnati, Ohio

Wyoming Fine Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Huntington Symphony Orchestra, Huntington, West Virginia

Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Lexington, Kentucky

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Newport, Kentucky

Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Richmond, Indiana

Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Spokane, Washington

Schools and Training

College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington

National Repertory Orchestra, Breckenridge, Colorado

Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, Colorado

Meadowmount Music Festival, Westport, New York

Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland, Oregon

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