Destination weddings are always dreamy, but an intimate destination wedding in Provence? That enters an entirely new level of lovely. This stunning soiree captured by Sages Comme des Images is just overflowing with so much pretty I can barely stand it, and you can get lost in every gorgeous moment right here.
From the Bride…After our engagement, we quickly realized that a destination wedding best fit our idea of a perfect intimate wedding. It didn’t take us long to decide that Provence, France was the place that we wanted to have our special day. The stone houses with blue shutters and field of lavender were part of my dream. Le Petit Hameau in St. Remy de Provence was a gorgeous venue found by our amazing planners and it was exactly what I dreamed of!
Our wedding was attended our closest friends and immediate family members to keep a very intimate setting. Our guests arrived several days before the wedding and the group took several day trips to see the sites of Provence. It meant so much that everyone took the time to spend the week with us, in addition to our special day.
Despite a forecast of thunderstorms on wedding day, the skies cleared after a rain shower thirty minutes before the ceremony began and we were able to keep my dream of having an outdoor wedding ceremony in the garden with roses and rows of lavender. Our cocktail hour had lawn games such as croquet and French petanque, with French jazz manouche music to infuse the French touches that I wanted our wedding to reflect. Instead of a wedding cake, we had a macaron tower with sparklers since they are my favorite dessert. Our favors were bars of French soap from Marseille and were a nice item for everyone to bring back home after their trip.
Working with a planner was the best decision we made after deciding on a venue in France. Not speaking the language or knowing how to find vendors made them critical to having a stress-free day and seeing my dream wedding come to life!
Photography: Sages Comme des Images | Event Planning: Dites Moi Oui | Wedding Venue: Le Petit Hameau de Saint Remy | Bridal Salon: Jeanette's Bridal | Guest book: Etsy | Invitations/Programs/Menus: DIY by Bride | Ring holder: Paloma's Nest