When Greg Finck and Lavender And Rose join forces, amazing French weddings unfold. Case in point? This summertime chateau affair nestled in the heart of Provence. Complete with a host of pretty blooms by Wayne Riley Flowers and the most stunning lavender field you ever did see, there’s more than enough reason to pause your work day (we won’t tell!) and get lost in the gallery.
From Greg Finck…It can be tricky to attend to the wedding of an English and a German during the soccer worldcup. England had just been beaten by Uruguay the day before, and Germany was heading to being the next world champion. This however didn’t even bring a cloud over Nicky and Daniel’s chateau wedding in Provence.
Nicky and Daniel are a wonderful couple from London, who had decided to tie the knot under the blue sky of sunny Provence. A fabulous day at Château Grimaldi, a private chateau in Aix-en-Provence, with a stunning scenery and a pool embedded in the middle of castle ruins. This place vehicles all the beauty and magical light of Provence. Everything here is about pastel colors, soft and warm light, and the smell of lavender and olive groves.
Nicky and Daniel’s day had been perfectly designed by Lavender&Rose, with their usual touch of beauty and elegance. Floral design by Wayne Riley Flowers, perfectly matched the location’s softness, with in particular splendid rose bouquets for the bride and bride’s maids. Nicky’s effortless beauty had been enhanced by a bespoke Caroline Castigliano’s gown, and a pair of Christian Louboutin’s high heels.
The ceremony took place in Château Grimaldi’s private chapel, adding much intimacy to that very emotional moment. Once more the design was fabulous, with candles illuminating that intimate dark chapel. The cocktail took place just near by the pool, in the middle of castle ruins, while a jazz band was playing and guests savoring some Champagne. We leveraged the beautiful afternoon light for a lovely couple session in the middle of olive groves.
The day ended with an elegant outdoor diner, set just in front the chateau, with beautiful table setting for Lavender&Rose, and Wayne Riley Flowers. The sun was setting on a beautiful, and I could not help but taking our lovely couple in a lavender field, just nearby, for some last shots with the last rays of sun and a fabulous light.
Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Event Design: Lavender and Rose | Floral Design: Wayne Riley Flowers | Reception Venue: Château Grimaldi | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Jewelry: Tiffany | Hair: Carol Ray Bonnet | Assistant Photographer: Gert Huygaerts Photography | Bride's Gown: Caroline Castigliano | Make Up Bride: Ylva Langenskiold | Make Up Bride's Maids: Camille Bonardi