200 friends and family gather for a mid-summer wedding at the bride's family home in Provence.

"My dad had saved a report card from kindergarten," the bride recalled, "which described me as 'a benevolent dictator, but a dictator nonetheless.' I know he'd waited decades, since that moment, to read this at my wedding. It gave Nick second thoughts about the whole thing, until he realized he knew this about me already. The speech was sweet in my dad's typical way."

Photo: Josie Miner

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