Clément Le Coz met Justina Socas as he was checking out different interior designers’ properties in May of 2016. Justina clearly remembers the day it happened and where she was- in front of her mother’s home on a Saturday morning. According to Justina, it was basically love at first sight. Two weeks after meeting, the pair had their very first date at the popular Teatro Colón, the main opera house found in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was here that they saw the Dido and Aeneas opera. When it was over, the pair had a fabulous dinner at Dada Bistro, a beautiful restaurant also located in Buenos Aires.
Their relationship took off from there. It was three years later that Clément decided to pop the most important question of all. Right in the very middle of the beautiful Swiss Alps, Clément dropped down to one knee to propose to Justina. She later laughed about the fact that he tried not to hug her before the proposal because he was hiding the engagement ring in a large red box under his ski jacket. Justina said yes to the proposal, happy to be engaged to the man of her dreams. They then went back to the Gstaad Tavern to celebrate their special event.
Clément and Justina decided that they wished to hold the ceremony in La Lucila, Buenos Aires. One reason they picked this area was that their family owned a cattle ranch here. They were both set on celebrating their special day with all of their friends and family in a gorgeous park that was designed by botanist Charles Thays more than a hundred years ago.
The beautiful couple set the date and planned for their big day. Finally, March 7th rolled around. It was this day that Clément and Justina stood before family and friends in a small village known as Juan Anchorena. In the beautiful chapel of Nuestra Señora de Fatima, the pair waited for guests to arrive. Some came from close by while others arrived from Argentina and France. The women, especially the French women, wore gorgeous hats to the ceremony. The men came dressed in their finest dark blue suits.
The lovely pair wanted to continue a family tradition during their wedding ceremony, one that we don’t often see nowadays. The tradition? Entering by way of a beautiful carriage. The pair, along with family, created a rural path with haystacks for the carriage to stroll through. Three gauchos, all wearing the typical fajas belts and brightly colored ponchos, stood by to escort the couple in. What a beautiful setting for a loving marriage!
Justina remembered that their wedding day was a hot one and that their priest arrived to the ceremony late. Although she wanted to get out of the carriage and into some fresh air, she knew she had to stick to the schedule. Their priest, which happened to be her uncle, made sure to include both Argentinian and French traditions into the ceremony. Clément was the one to select the hymns to be played. He wished for the ceremony to begin with a beautiful song done by Ravel, known as “Bolero”. When the bride made her entrance, “The Mission” by Ennio Morricone was playing.
After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by Chef Martín Molteni. He prepared a traditional meal of empanadas, cordero a la cruz, and asado. He also picked out the best wines to please both the French and Argentinians in attendance.
The reception continued with plenty of music and dancing, as well as performances from the newlyweds and talented friends. Everyone danced, laughed, and drank until the very end of the day, happy to be a part of the celebration. The next day, many guests gathered together to enjoy a scrumptious garden brunch. From there, they kept the party going by enjoying a wonderful day splashing and playing in the swimming pool.