HOW RUBIJOY STARTED Hi, I'm Sandra Dodds, the owner and founder of Rubijoy. I am South African and have lived in France for twenty years. My husband is French and is a wine maker on a bio dynamic wine farm. We have two young children and live in rural village in the Aude Department of France. Mother Earth is my best friend, and as a family, we are firm nature lovers. Our vegetable garden and orchard keep us busy year round, and I love cooking, walking in nature and interior decoration. With a history in product development, marketing, wine export and fashion accessories, I have always had a love for design and décor. When I was planning my own wedding a few years ago, I wanted mismatched crockery and vintage decorations, but couldn't find anything like that for hire in this area. So a year before my wedding, I began visiting vintage shops and vide greniers (similar to car boot sales, and literally meaning "to empty the attic"), and lovingly collected, washed, up-cycled and coordinated the items I'd purchased into the perfect look for our wedding. I also loved planning every detail of our wedding, and (crazily in retrospect) planned and executed almost every detail myself. I soon realised that I had found my passion, and have since established a career that allows me to share my passion and experience in event planning in the Occitanie region of France, where I am based.
TAILOR-MADE PLANNING AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES My planning and coordination services are tailor made to suit every customer. Consider Rubijoy to be your helping hand during the time leading up to your wedding, and if you require, on your wedding day itself..
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CROCKERY AND DECORATIONS Rubijoy offers a range of mismatched vintage crockery (mostly French), decorations and ambient lighting. My decorations and lighting work beautifully with themes such as romantic, rustic, bohemian, woodland and meadow.
PLANET PASSION I love Mother Earth and long for her to be healthy again. By making environmentally friendly choices wherever possible, and working with brilliant, dynamic, professional, Earth-conscious suppliers and venues, I hope to make a difference (even if only small) in our world.
MY COMMITMENT TO YOU I love what I do and choose gratitude, mindfulness and joy in my life. To me, mindset is as important as the practicalities of wedding planning. I aim to offer a calm and professional service that engenders peace of mind, throughout the planning process, and on your wedding day itself.