When Jason Glasser first asked Sophie Mathoulin for a date, her answer almost made him give up hope. The two worked in the same building in New York City's SoHo district and they often ran into each other. "Back then, Sophie translated everything literally from French to English," says Jason, who grew up in Connecticut and didn't speak any French at the time. "I think her answer was something like 'as you want,' which sounded lukewarm in English." But he tried again, and the sparks flew on their first date. Their relationship grew for several years before welcoming a daughter, Charlotte. Shortly after, Jason proposed.
The two decided to exchange vows in a setting close to Sophie's heart -- the Cathedrale de Ste-Marie, a breathtaking 14th-century church overlooking the hillsides of the village of St-Bertrand-de-Comminges. "Every relative has gotten married there," says Sophie, whose family has lived in the area for generations, "so it is a special place to me."
The couple's wedding invitations feature a map that was drawn by Sophie as well as whimsical umbrella and sun icons to indicate that this will be a "rain or shine" event. The bride designed the cards herself, then had them screen-printed on ivory paper with vivid orange details.
The guests dine in the hamlet of Izaourt at tables that are arranged in a horseshoe shape (the bride and groom were seated at the center). Red-paper garlands were purchased in New York City's Chinatown by a friend of Sophie's and strung from the ceiling to create a festive atmosphere.