Wedding planner

event organization & Shades Waves wedding planning franchise throughout France and internationally

Our wedding planner and event organization agency offers weddings in the South-East, South-West, France and all over the world.

If you would like us to organize your event in the South of France or abroad, we can offer you the best destinations and the most competitive prices. exceptional wedding venuesand our selection of services to meet your needs.

Discreet, organized, motivated and always ready to rise to the challenge to make your wedding day the best it can be, Vanessa and her team of event project managers are there to support and advise you.

From the 1ʳᵉ meeting to the wedding day, according to your wishes and tastes, we will propose an elegant, chic, refined scenography, in your image.

Your wedding as you dreamed it... with complete peace of mind! As a wedding planner based in the South-East and South-West of France, we offer you personalized, creative and tailor-made organization and support.

Like true orchestra conductors, we'll stage months of preparations to fill you with wonder.


After a career in events management in Paris, Vanessa Roussel created Agence Shades Waves in 2016 on the Côte d'Azur, to return to her initial passion of event organization.

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Shades Waves is located in the VarProvence, a sunny region bathed in azure blue, olive trees and the song of cicadas; and Gironde, renowned for its estates and vineyards.

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The South of France is a magnificent territory, where our team of wedding planners can help you find atypical, splendid venues, and satisfy your desire to create a unique atmosphere for your D-Day.

A turnkey wedding

With Shades Waves, a top-notch service provider, you'll have a different idea of what a wedding is all about: you'll be accompanied from preparation to brunch for a "turnkey wedding".

Because there are as many ways of loving each other as there are cultures, and therefore as many weddings, and because a traditional wedding day slips through our fingers, the Shades Waves agency knows how to conjugate the verbs "love" and "enjoy" in all tenses so as to benefit from the presence of each guest and savor these sweet, stress-free moments. To ensure quality service, the Shades Waves wedding planner agency is committed to having a minimum of 2 wedding planners with back-up staff. The team will guide you through a top-of-the-range reception, over several days if you wish, which will be organized, fine-tuned and coordinated with a master's hand to make it unforgettable! Behind the scenes of your "big day", the team orchestrates the wedding, assists the bride and groom, and puts into action all the organization that has been prepared upstream.


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Welcome Party

It's a guest welcome that rhymes with conviviality!
A "welcome party" allows each guest to find out about the itinerary and accommodation on a dedicated wedding website.

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The sun has barely begun to rise when the Shades Waves team is already in the starting-blocks. Everything is rechecked, checked and fine-tuned, and the first suppliers are welcomed to begin preparations;

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It's time for the ceremony, whether civil or secular, Jewish with a beautiful Houppa or all religions combined, on a beach, on a boat, or even on the roof of a palace in Venice, nothing is left to chance.

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Vanessa Roussel

Wedding Planner since 2016, founder of the Shades Waves agency, passionate about her job, dynamic and motivated to meet every challenge that organizing a wedding represents.

Curious about life, she likes to talk at length about the projects entrusted to her, to get to know you better and propose the best scenography to suit you and create emotion. A perfectionist at heart, she will organize your wedding as if it were her own, with method and rigor, meticulousness and good humor, always planning the smallest detail.

And as she likes to say: "There's no such thing as chance, only beautiful encounters".


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    Frequently asked questions

    We offer a complete range of wedding planning services, designed to meet all your needs and desires. Our offer includes total wedding planning, where we accompany you every step of the way, from initial conception to the big day. This service encompasses venue selection, coordination with various suppliers (caterers, florists, photographers, etc.), budget management and day-to-day planning.

    Our D-Day coordination service takes care of the logistical management of your wedding, ensuring that every element runs smoothly, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the magic of your big day.

    We also offer design and theme consultations, where we work with you to create a mood and style that reflects your personality and your love story. Whether you dream of an elegant, sophisticated wedding, an atypical celebration, or a bold, modern theme, we're here to turn your vision into reality.

    We accompany couples looking for a unique, tailor-made experience, and offer personalized services. Whether it's finding the perfect venue, creating invitations that reflect your personal style, or organizing special entertainment, our dedicated team is on hand to ensure that every aspect of your wedding lives up to your expectations.

    Planning a wedding is exciting, but it takes time and attention. At Shades Waves, we recommend that you start planning your wedding at least 12 months in advance. This allows you to book the best suppliers, choose the venue of your dreams, and fine-tune all the details to make your day perfect.

    Starting early also gives you the advantage of making considered decisions without the pressure of time. This is particularly important if you're planning a wedding during peak season, when venues and suppliers are in high demand. Advance planning ensures that you have the widest possible choice and can book exactly what you want.

    What's more, advance planning is essential to managing the wedding budget effectively. It allows you to evaluate different options, compare offers and make informed decisions without rushing. What's more, it gives you the opportunity to savor every moment of the engagement period, engaging in cake tastings, hair and makeup trials, and engagement photography sessions, all while building anticipation for the big day. At Shades Waves, our team of experienced wedding planners is here to guide you every step of the way, transforming the planning process into an enjoyable and memorable experience, and ensuring that your wedding is a celebration of love and joy, perfectly reflecting your couple.

    Absolutely! At Shades Waves, we firmly believe that every wedding should be as unique and special as the couple celebrating it. That's why we offer complete customization of our wedding packages, tailoring every aspect to match your vision and desires. We understand that personalization is the key to creating a wedding experience that truly reflects you.

    Whether you want to incorporate specific cultural elements, follow a particular theme, or incorporate personal details that tell your story, our team of dedicated wedding planners is here to make it possible. We work closely with you to understand your tastes, preferences and dreams.

    Yes, we have established partnerships with a selection of trusted suppliers to guarantee quality and professionalism. However, we are also open to working with new suppliers according to your preferences.

    Your involvement is key to the planning process. We hold regular meetings and keep you informed at every stage, while respecting your decisions and wishes.

    Whether you dream of a wedding on an idyllic beach, in a historic castle or in the heart of a cosmopolitan city, our dedicated team is ready to turn your vision into reality, whatever the destination.

    We understand that destination weddings come with unique challenges and requirements. That's why we offer a full range of services to manage every aspect of your overseas wedding. From selecting the perfect venue and coordinating with local suppliers, to managing travel and guest accommodations, we take care of every detail to ensure a stress-free experience.

    Our expertise in planning destination weddings ensures not only a beautiful, well-organized celebration, but also an authentic and enriching cultural experience for you and your guests. We work closely with local partners to integrate unique cultural elements into your wedding, ensuring a celebration that is both personal and immersive.

    What's more, our D-day coordination service is particularly valuable for destination weddings. We make sure everything goes according to plan, allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day in beautiful surroundings.


    Project manager for over 10 years, including 4 years abroad, entrepreneurial mom and passionate about events, I'm here to help you coordinate your big day and organize your entire wedding.

    As a representative of the Shades Waves franchise in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, and as the architect of your dreams, my team and I will be at your service to help you realize your project.

    As an expert in organization, my experience, professionalism and attention to detail will be our watchwords in assisting you.

    Together, we create the unique.

    There's nothing so beautiful as a well-adjusted, peaceful marriage... Pierre Charron


    I'm Joëlle, born in Beirut and having lived in Rio de Janeiro, the love of weddings and the charm of nature have always attracted me.
    Passionate about Provence and the wonders of southern France, I moved to Marseille.

    Coming from a paramedical background, my work as a nurse has given me a solid grounding in organization, dedication and attention to detail.
    It has also enabled me to develop the listening skills that are essential in both my professional and personal life.

    After training as an event and wedding planner in Aix-en-Provence, it is with great pleasure and passion that I will design and organize your big day. Together, we'll create unforgettable moments that will stay with you forever.

    Whether you want a timeless Parisian wedding, a romantic Provencal wedding or a unique wedding in a heavenly location, I'll be at your side to help you design the wedding that suits you, with elegance and chic à la française.

    I look forward to meeting you!


    After a 15-year career in Paris in the events industry and a move to be closer to her family in the South-East of France near the Gulf of Saint Tropez, Vanessa Roussel, created the Shades Waves agency in 2016, passionate about her job, dynamic and motivated to take up every challenge that organizing a wedding represents.

    Always listening to her customers, ready to innovate, curious about life, she enjoys discussing the projects entrusted to her with future brides and grooms, to get to know you better and suggest the best scenography to suit you and create emotion.

    A perfectionist at heart, she will organize your wedding or corporate event as if it were her own, with method and rigor, meticulousness and good humor, always planning the smallest detail.


    My name is Florence and I accompany future brides and grooms from the conception to the coordination of their wedding. Weddings have always been a dream of mine!
    So, in 2019, I'm training to become a wedding planner and event project manager at the Jaëlys school in Aix-en-Provence.
    Since 2020, as a private event planner, I've had the honor of helping couples organize and coordinate their weddings.
    I specialize in elegant, romantic and refined weddings, for a French-speaking clientele looking to get married in Provence. A native of Aix-en-Provence, I've made the South-East my playground.
    From Provence and its vineyards, to the Côte d'Azur and its seaside resorts, to the snow-capped mountains of the Alps, I'll accompany you wherever your love takes you.
    My watchwords are: patience, kindness, calm, organization, discretion and respect.
    I draw my inspiration from literature, beautiful things and the charm of the old.
    Let's talk about your beautiful project.


    I'm Bilitis, mother of an adorable little girl and entrepreneur. I have the pleasure of living on the Côte d'Azur, near Toulon, in the South of France. Before obtaining my wedding planner diploma, I trained at EFMM, which I obtained in 2018.
    I'd been organizing private events for several years before turning to my profession.
    My greatest pleasure? Creating unique, innovative and exciting experiences that reflect my customers' image. My aim is to help my customers organize unforgettable, festive events.
    I bring a dynamic, innovative and organized perspective to every event. My love of planning and attention to detail are sure to create the perfect ambiance for your special day.
    I'll be there to support you with the tools you need to ensure that "organization" rhymes with "tranquility and serenity".