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In the morning, we stopped at the Monkey Forest, where we had croque monsieurs for breakfast and then hand fed popcorn to Barbary Apes (which are actually macaque monkeys, not apes – yes there is a difference!). I can now check off something on my ToDoBeforeIDie List – i met a primate! Several in fact, and I wish i could have stayed to watch more closely but we had to get going to our next stop, so a few hours would have to suffice.

Then we drove to Sarlat-le-Caneda, where we stayed at Hotel des Recollets. Inside the greater part of Sarlat is a pedestrian only medieval village, which is where we stayed. It was filled with great architecture and cobbled streets. Our exhaustion caught up to us and we slept many many hours, so there arent very many photos to share.

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After our wedding, we drove to the Chateau de la Treyne, on the Dordogne River – another breathtaking place.

This day included a pre-breakfast breakfast (with strawberry juice!!), a hot air balloon ride at Rocamadour, breakfast (with kiwis and personal quiches!), walking around the chateau’s grounds, and a gastronomic dinner that is not possible to imagine (and without photos, youll have to try to imagine it anyway).

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We want to share with everyone a special thank you for:

Joi Mahon, at DressFormsDesign for helping me pull together ideas and designing my gown and boys suit. And for introducing me to Megan.

Megan, at PrincessLasertron for creating an awesome corsage and boutonniere, and for inspiring Ruthy. Most importantly though, for inspiring me to make this site and seeing the possibilities of taking crafting more seriously.

Ruthy, at SomePlaceInNJ for creating a very special bouquet and accessories and being there from the get-go.

Sonia, for the most beautiful hair i have ever had in the history of everness.

Matthew, for being the man to marry us just the way we wanted.

Andy, at Andrew Johnstone Photography, for the photos of course, and for feeling like he was a *part* of our wedding.

The abbey owners, for understanding our lateness and giving us such a special honor to be married there.

My bro, for adding his artsy touch to some of my photos.

And definately not least, Caroline, from Chateau and Villa Weddings, who planned it for us and rescued us later.

Each of you added to our wedding and made it truly special. Merci beaucoup a thousand times and then some!!!

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