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Elevated Elegance At A Romantic Wedding in Provence

You’re in luck, this elegant and elevated Provence wedding is sure to put a smile on your face.  Claire Yossman Weddings planned a day done in pastel blue, green, and white to compliment the natural beauty of their surroundings, and L’Art qui Pousse filled the occasion with blooms worth dreaming about.  Every magical moment is artfully captured in time in imagery by Maya Marechal.  Enjoy endless inspiration inside the full gallery.

From Claire Yossman WeddingsNatalie and Jacob, a London couple, decided to gather all their relatives and say yes in the heart of Provence, at the Chateau De Sannes. The wedding day started with a Jewish religious ceremony at the bottom of the Chateau with a Houppa located in the middle of the Lebanese centennial cedars.

In order not to distort the natural aspect of the place, we opted for a floral Houppa in pastel blue, white and green tones, it was a beautiful rendering, the Houppa stood out while harmonizing with the space. The ceremony was filled with emotion, accompanied by traditional Jewish songs. The cocktail party took place at the pool, followed by dinner in front of the castle.

For the table we kept the same tones as the Houppa so as not to contrast with the magnificent stone bastide. During the dinner animated by the music group Mswing, the bride surprised her husband by singing a ballad, “Can’t help falling in love with you”, what a romantic and emotional moment. The night ended in the sheepfold to dance until the end of the night.

Photography: Maya Marechal Photography | Cinematography: Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Cinema | Design: Claire Yossman Weddings | Event Planning: Claire Yossman Weddings | Floral Design: L'Art qui Pousse | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Invitations: Lettering by GRG | Ceremony Venue: Chateau de Sannes | Reception Venue: Chateau De Sannes | Catering: Roland Paix | DJ: Mswing Live | Beauty: weddings by alejandra | Beauty: Ylva Langenskiold | Rentals: Be Lounge | Rentals: Options

Shades Of Apricot For This Elegant And Authentic Provence Summer Night Celebration

It’s effortless elegance all the way at this sophisticated garden party in Provence.  For their destination “I Do” our couple turned to no other than Love & Provence to bring their vision to life.  The result is an artful mix of natural elements like terracotta and rattan with a warm and bright color palette that we can’t get enough of.  Airy and ethereal floral arrangements by Laetitia C. – fleurs d’atelier  bring the love story full circle, and it’s all elegantly captured in imagery by Hubner Dehe.  Take a trip to the South of France in the full gallery.

From Love & ProvenceJenn and Matt wanted their wedding to feel unique, intimate and authentic. But also very elegant. Even though they wanted to get a sense of the place (Provence), they didn’t want to fall into the South of France countryside clichés. We wanted guests to experience a typical family-style summer night dinner in Provence with all that implies: tasty nibbles by the swimming pool at sunset followed by a four-course dinner cooked with the vegetables from the garden and lots of wine! We set up long tables to make the dinner really convivial and fairy lights to make it magical. We used natural materials such as terracotta, linen and handmade paper for the stationery, and incorporated thematic elements including apricots on the tables, classic silverware and rattan charger plates to get this “Provence outdoor lunch” inspired vibe. We played with a warm and bright colour palette made of shades of orange, peach, apricot and cream. For the flowers? Airy and natural floral arrangements for an effortlessly sophisticated garden look.

From the bride and groom… Matt is from Connecticut, and Jenn is from California. We met in law school at Berkeley and moved to New York after graduating. We were married in Provence at Le Mas de la Rose, and had a fabulous time—everything was even more wonderful than we could have imagined. We are so thankful in particular to Aurélie (Love and Provence), Véronique (Le Mas de la Rose) Laetitia (Fleurs d’Atelier), Sébastien, and Thomas, and their teams for making our dreams come true! It was a long road to our wedding. We were engaged in December 2017, and thought we would be married on either the U. S. East or west coasts near our families. Then followed a string of bad luck in our wedding venue search—one venue lost an events license due to a change in local law, another was affected by the California fires, and so on. In the midst of our venue search, we went on a vacation to Provence, and absolutely loved Mas De La Rose, which we found to be a relaxed, elegant respite in the countryside. Mas De La Rose has beautiful grounds, gardens, tennis courts and a pool, and not to mention the Potager du Mas (the on-site restaurant) was incredible! They only served regional dishes using seasonal, local ingredients—all prepared to perfection. After our unsuccessful adventures with venues in the U. S., we decided that Provence might be the best place for our wedding, and contacted Véronique at Mas De La Rose. With Véronique, our wedding planning experience improved dramatically. She was so responsive and helpful—she simplified the process immensely.

We enthusiastically booked our first wedding date for a year later in Summer 2020. Then, the pandemic. During those difficult times, Véronique and her staff at Mas De La Rose were gracious and worked with us through multiple postponements due to travel restrictions and health concerns. Eventually, we chose August 27, 2022 as our wedding date! We are both corporate lawyers in New York, with busy schedules, so we wanted to find a great wedding planner. We were so fortunate to be introduced to Aurélie at Love & Provence—we could not be happier that we were able to work with her! Her responsiveness, organization and attention to detail are second to none (she would have been a formidable corporate lawyer)! Because of her, wedding planning was seamless. She worked closely with us to help us bring our vision for our wedding to life—she listened to what we wanted (even if we couldn’t quite articulate it ourselves), pulled everything together beautifully, and had thoughtful and creative recommendations each step of the way. She also has an extensive network of contacts with local vendors (and knew exactly who we would like working with and what we were looking for), and worked collaboratively with us and our vendors every step of the way. On the day of wedding, Aurélie was the consummate professional—calm and collected (and delightful to be around)—and made sure everything ran impeccably. We were free to focus on each other and enjoy the company of our closest friends and family. Our wedding was even better than we ever could have imagined.

Photography: Hubner Dehe | Event Planning & Design: Love & Provence | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Le Spose Di Gio | Stationery: Crème De Papier | Reception Venue: Mas De La Rose | Bride's shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Lighting: Be Lounge | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | Groom's Attire: Cesare Attolini | Beauty: Kassaundra Stephens | Rentals: Joli Bazaar | Trio: Botticellis

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This Bold Red French Château Wedding Will Capture Your Hearts With Feelings of Amour!

Mary & Virgile’s exquisite Château de Champlâtreux wedding has us feeling nothing but amour! The grande venue and its acres of lush greenland, located just an hour from Paris, created an enchanting backdrop, which was embellished by the aesthetic eye of Anne Laure Weddings. Uses of deep burgundy and jewel tone accents popped against muted blush and cream hues – a perfect balance of bold and beautiful, seen in everything from the stunning tablescape to Floraison Paris’ blooms. Every moment of their indoor reception looked like a scene straight out of a Regency-era romance. See why French château weddings never fail to capture our hearts in the full gallery, captured by Elias Kordelakos!

From the bride & Groom… Virgile and Mary met on the fencing team at the University of Notre Dame, where they were both students at the same time for only one year. Mary graduated but Virgile remained at school for the next two years. Upon Virgile’s graduation, the couple moved to NYC. However, Virgile did not receive his visa to remain in the states and thus had to move back to France (his home country). In the summer of 2018, he moved to Paris along with Mary. Although not knowing a single word of French, Mary left her life in the US behind and booked a one-way ticket to be with Virgile. Shortly after arriving in Paris, Mary and Virgile got engaged on a bateau mouche. The ring was Virgile’s late grandmother’s, a beautiful sapphire sourced directly from Ceylon. They decided to have a legal ceremony in May 2019 in Paris, at the 4th arrondissement town hall (where the couple lived at the time – in “le Marais” district of Paris). In France, the civil and religious ceremony are always separate. The couple decided to make the civil ceremony small and intimate, with only Virgile’s family (parents, brother and sister) and Mary’s parents in attendance. They decided that their friends and larger families would be invited to their religious celebration to be held sometime in the fall of 2020.

Mary and Virgile found Anne-Laure of Anne Laure Weddings to help them create their magical French fairytale wedding. Mary had always dreamed of getting married in a French chateau, which is why they travelled the country to find the perfect venue. The couple decided on Château de Champlâtreux both for its beauty and its proximity to Paris – only 45 minutes by car. Paris would be the host city for the 3-day celebration. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic the wedding that was originally scheduled for September 2020 was postponed to May 2021 and then shortly thereafter to December 2021. The couple had finalized every detail to have the Christmas fairytale wedding of their dreams, when less than 3 weeks before their wedding they had to postpone again due to the Omicron surge. Incredibly disappointed, the couple rescheduled and chose May 6, a date very close to their 3-year legal wedding anniversary (May 18th). Luckily, this 4th date ended up being the final! The details of the wedding changed drastically from September to December to May, as they were totally different seasons. However, the vendors and Anne-Laure did an amazing job making each design perfect, and ultimately May 6th ended up being the most perfect and magical day. The inspiration for the décor was largely driven from the venue itself – romantic, refined, and elegant. The church in town where the couple got married was filled with candles and flowers (done by the amazingly talented Floraison). The tablescape was straight out of a Bridgeton ball, with the candelabras, flowers, and place settings creating a beautiful and intimate environment. Mary and Virgile really loved the old car that they used to drive to and from the castle and church.

Making the 80 guests in attendance all feel included and incredibly special was the most important thing to Mary and Virgile, who were so appreciate of everyone who finally was able to attend their wedding after almost 4 years of planning it. This began by creating welcome bags filled with Mary and Virgile’s favorite things from Paris – like Puyricard chocolate, champagne, saucisson, etc. The welcome night celebration was held at one of Mary and Virgile’s favorite cocktail bars in Paris (the entire place was privatized for the whole evening). The wedding was truly a blend of French and American culture. As Mary’s family is American and does not speak French, the couple asked their close friend to translate Mary’s father and maid of honor’s (her sister) speeches. Virgile’s brother and father were able to do their speeches in both languages. We also made sure that translations were available throughout the wedding planning process – from the invitations to the wedding programs.

While the day itself was a complete dream (and one the couple will never forget!) their favorite moment of the weekend was the day after at the brunch. The couple had privatized a pétanque-bar (an official French pastime and game that is local to Virgile’s home in Provence). All the guests – both the French and American – were completely mixed, with some even making plans to meet up at later dates. The true blending of their families was what was most important to Virgile and Mary, and this would not have happened had the weekend not been as magical and perfectly planned as it was. Mary and Virgile are so appreciate of Anne-Laure and all their vendors who made this happen!

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Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Cinematography: Matthias Guerin | Coordination: Amoro Events | Event Design: Anne Laure Weddings | Event Planning: Anne Laure Weddings | Floral Design: Floraison | Reception Venue: Château de Champlâtreux | Catering: Grand chemin | Beauty: Sanni Sorma Makeup & Hair | Papery: Michaela McBride Calligraphy | Rentals: Joli Bazaar

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This Pastel Pink French Riviera Wedding Is Overflowing With Glitz And Glam

The French Riviera is known for chic style and glamour, and Tessa and Jason’s wedding was the perfect celebration of love and the illusive location. Filled with luxurious details, like a champagne wall escort card display, Nomad Republic planned and designed a day that delights. Floral design by Wayne Riley Flowers filled every inch of the celebration with romance, and it was all beautifully captured in elegant imagery by Amelia Soegijono Photography. Be sure to fawn over every fabulous detail in the full gallery.

From Amelia Soegijono PhotographyTwo gentle souls from lands apart, united as one, with a shared journey to take on the world. An Australian doctor & cosmetic physician and Canadian helicopter engineer fall in love at first sight after meeting for the first time at a local wine bar in Perth. Accompanied by French champagne, and two utterly beautiful life stories, they gazed into one another’s futures only to discover that they may soon find themselves destined for a lifetime together as soulmates. Taking to the skies for a flight above the exquisite turquoise waters and sandy coastline of Western Australia, they later found themselves landing on the banks of the Swan River for a toast to their forever when she said ‘yes’! With a love of traveling and seeking adventures, having the French Riviera as the backdrop for their love story was an effortless choice. With Nomad Republic by their side, they were empowered to dream of a fairy tale wedding. Together with their team of trusted and talented vendors, Stephanie and Tom helped them bring their vision to life, providing a stress-free experience for this epic celebration of love for Tessa and Jason. Wishing to reflect her fashion-forward style, but yet embracing the classic and timeless look of a romantic bride, Tessa looked like a goddess in her OGLIA-LORO Couture wedding gown. She held an oversized cascading asymmetrical arrangement of white, ivory, and blush roses with different foliage as her bouquet. Little details such as petite helicopters as Jason’s cufflinks and cute recovery kits as guest favors gave subtle nods to their stories as a helicopter engineer and a doctor.

With her proud dad by her side, Tessa walked down the aisle with small delicate blush spray roses in cascading foliage garlands adorning the pews. It was a grand, yet sweet entrance that was heartfelt and moving. To add to the serenity and grandeur of Eglise du Sacre Coeur in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Wayne Riley Flowers added abundant roses sitting on each side of the balustrades to establish a soft and lush garden feel as a focal point of the church ceremony. An organist, a vocalist, and a violin player serenaded the guests during the most special parts of the ceremony. Tessa & Jason’s wedding on the French Riviera was an enchanting chic, elegant classic affair with abundant candlelight. To resonate with Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild’s fairy tale pastel tones, the couple chose a soft color palette of white, ivory, and blush, adorned with green and grey foliage with a touch of timeless gold. Guests were welcomed into the Florentine Gardens of the Villa to the sweet sounds of a harp and a violin. The live music continued during cocktail hour, evoking an ethereal and unforgettable ambiance. Wayne Riley Flowers mixed gold mercury timbales and crystal tea lights with soft and loose arrangements to create a decor that mirrors the fairy tale architecture of the venue. Tall gold candlesticks created variations in height upon the tables, amongst a dreamy medley of hydrangeas, peonies, roses, and foliage. The dinner reception area was lit with oversized glittering chandeliers that framed the central alley of the upper part of the Villa’s French Gardens. Another focal point was the champagne wall escort cards, assembled by DX Event Rentals and adorned by Wayne Riley Flowers  with sweet-smelling blooms. Felicitations Wedding & Event Stationary, the couple’s graphic designer, embellished round acrylic place cards that sat on the edge of gold-rimmed champagne flutes with a gold mirror finish. Helen Traiteur, their caterer, crafted an unforgettable culinary experience with a chocolate sphere as a finale that was utterly gorgeous to the eye, the palate, and the senses.

Their wedding cake, designed by Made In Cake, also incorporated a gold accent and touches of roses with delicate jasmine, ruscus, and olive leaves. With sparkling lights as a backdrop, Tessa and Jason cut the cake and welcomed their happily ever after. From the bar decorated with lush, bucolic florals and foliage arrangements to the fountain candle installation, no details were left out, every decor element created a gorgeous and magical atmosphere at dusk time. To document their beautiful story and epic wedding design, the couple had chosen Amelia Soegijono Photography, a luxury fine art and film wedding photographer. With a perfectly matched personality and heart to the couple, the documentation of the wedding was precious and beautiful. Together with Matteo Castelluccia Videomaker, their talented videographer, they gathered the precious memories of the day and created heirloom keepsakes for Tessa and Jason. Since the moment the two of them met, nothing was too hard or too far out of reach. With their generous, kind, and wanderlust hearts, it was effortless to have brought this dream to life and welcome their new chapter as husband and wife.

Photography: Amelia Soegijono Photography | Cinematography: Matteo Castelluccia Videomaker | Event Design: Nomad Republic | Event Planning: Nomad Republic | Floral Design: Wayne Riley Flowers | Wedding Dress: OGLIA-LORO Couture | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Felicitations | Ceremony Venue: Eglise du Sacre Coeur | Reception Venue: Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild | Catering: Helen Traiteur | Calligraphy: Nice Plume | DJ: Ben Spencer | Transportation: Routes du Sud | Wedding Venue: Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild | Accommodations: Carambola Beach Resort and Spa | Beauty: One Day Hero | Getaway car: Top Car Monaco | Guest favours: fragonard | Musicians: D&X Events | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Paloma Beach | Rentals: Options | Sound & Lighting: D&X Events

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Provençal Elegance at Chateau de Tourreau

If you’re looking for destination wedding inspiration that blends Provençal charm with timeless elegance – look no further. Today’s Chateau de Tourreau affair planned by Wanderlust Wedding will have you falling in love with the South of France all over again. Sisters and B created classic all-white arrangements that paired perfectly with the venue’s grandeur. See all the pretty captured by Jeremy Ferrero at the full gallery!

How we met

University, King’s College London. We were staying in the same block of flats in Stepney Green. When my flatmate and I worked out there was a group of guys from our campus living a couple of floors above us, we invited them over for drinks and that was the first time we met. Charles had a girlfriend at the time, but we quickly became best friends and fast forward 5 years of dancing around each other, and at long last admitting we were both in love with each other, we finally went on our first date. Fast forward another 5 years and we moved in together, bought our first property together, moved to Dubai to pursue our careers together, and are now husband and wife.

The Proposal

Charles surprised me on ‘date night’. We regularly plan our date nights but this time, Charles wanted to plan everything without me knowing. He just told me to dress up as I usually would and he would sort everything else. We arrived at The One And Only hotel and walked out on the beach where a romantic private set up of roses and candles had been arranged. He ordered 2 glasses of champagne, got down on one knee and there was a box and a ring. I was so surprised, I forgot to say ‘yes’ with all the crying!

Wedding Planning Process

I always had a vision of what I wanted for my wedding day, but thanks to Wanderlust Wedding it truly became a reality. And where to begin with planning a wedding! We always wanted a destination wedding, one that was elegant and intimate and of course, over a few days to make a full weekend of the celebrations! We met Lisa, Franck and team via Chateau de Tourreau, the venue in Provence that we decided would be the perfect place to celebrate our marriage. 

From that point on, they led the way, interpreting all our wishes and desires to ensure our dream weekend came true, and we cannot thank them enough. From the welcome dinner, to D day to the pool party the day after, everything was executed perfectly. Everyone says that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things, but in terms of planning, Wanderlust Wedding took the lead – which was definitely something we needed given the uncertainty of COVID and the difficulty in traveling to France to finalize details. The whole experience was magical, and I wish we could do it all again.

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Photography: Jeremy Ferrero | Cinematography: Vital Sidorenko | Event Planning: Wanderlust Wedding | Floral Design: Sisters & Blush Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Crème De Papier | Catering: Helen Traiteur | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | String Quartet: Lady's Orchestra | Wedding Venue: Chateau de Tourreau | Rentals: Options

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Dreamy Fine Art Wedding Outside of Paris

This beautiful renaissance-inspired wedding combines everything we love about Paris.  A beautiful mix of fashion, fine art, and fun Jennifer Fox Weddings designed a day worth dreaming about.  Pink and yellow pastel florals by BayaFlor & Design beautifully brought the couple’s love story to life, and imagery by Molly Carr Photography forever captured the magical moments in time.  Take a closer look at the full gallery for all the pretty little details.

From Jennifer Fox WeddingsParis has always been a pioneer in fashion and elegance, and when Laurel and Chris decided to celebrate their love at Chateau De Champlatreux, they made no exception to the rule. Fashion is for sure a time traveler. This is why the bride and groom wanted a Renaissance style with a 30s twist. The perfect equipoise between refinement and gaiety. While wandering around Paris under the artistic direction of the renowned photographer Molly Carr Photography, our beautiful bride and groom first lived their Midnight in Paris dream with her Modern Bride Paris makeup and a Vera Wang gown. Then, the couple headed to a castle way of life at Le Chateau De Champlatreux. Before the ceremony, Laurel indulged herself in a Renaissance boudoir session. Full of grace, she was a queen in her castle. Taking this delicate time to create souvenirs to cherish. Before she even knew it, with the help of her sister, it was time to step into her vintage Carolina Herrera gown. A final touch-up by Kassaundra Stephens, and she was ready to walk down the aisle.

That day, History was made. Yet, History is everywhere you look in the Château. Each room is decorated differently, and I knew I had to incorporate those living pieces of art in the wedding design. The guests had to be transported into another realm. As a very intimate wedding of 40 guests, the ceremony was a moving ode to love. Love in its purest and most sincere element. An atmosphere BayaFlor & Design perfectly transposed into flowers. With pink and yellow pastel hues, the keyword was delicacy. As if the flowers were captivating every soul around in a soothing aura. Cocktails started in the black and white checkered Hall with a champagne tower under the gypsy tones of Jazz Around Midnight. Let the fun begin!

As the guests were finding their table numbers with the exquisite, fine work of Shasta Bell Calligraphy, the couple escaped for an intimate couple session in the Château’s garden at the back of the property. With wildflowers roaming freely (one of the reasons why the couple picked this particular venue) the ambiance was straight out of a Jane Austen book. Chandeliers, pastel blue shades echoing the ceremony, it was time to join their guests for dinner in The Grand Salon. The setting was the ultimate chic thanks to the collaboration of Madame de la Maison and Maison options. The delectable menu has been crafted by the talented Grand Chemin from the savory flavors to the historical croque-en-bouche. Anthony V Paris launched the party with a very special father and bride dance as the slow dance turned to uptown funk. The rest is memory; always preserved by the wonderful videography from Morning Light Film Co.

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Photography: Molly Carr Photography | Cinematography: Morning Light Film Co | Floral Design: BayaFlor & Design | Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera | Catering: Grand Chemin | Wedding Venue: Chateau De Champlatreux | Calligraphy & Stationery (place cards & table numbers): Shasta Bell Calligraphy | DJ, Sound & Lighting: | Envelope Liner: Margaux Paperie | Hair & Makeup (Paris shoot): Jiyoung Yang | Hair & Makeup (Wedding): Kassaundra Stephens | Linens: Madame de la Maison | Live Musicians: Jazz Around Midnight | Paris Gown: Vera Wang | Rentals: Maison options | Wedding Planning, Design & Styling: Jennifer Fox Weddings

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The French Riviera Comes Alive At This Chateau Saint George Inspiration Shoot

It’s time to fall in love with the French Riviera.  Filled with artful architecture and and a pastel color palette, this day coordinated by AMV Retreats and planned by AMV Weddings is overflowing with inspiration.  From an incredible ceremony installation to the chicest little bar cart, floral design by La Blonde et le Barbu Design makes the day even more magical. Every incredible image by Juliana Tomlinson Photography is lovelier than the last, get lost in all the beauty inside the full gallery.

From Juliana Tomlinson PhotographyOn the last week of July 2022, Amanda Virgo and her team organized a romantic and elegant Wedding Inspiration shoot at Chateau Saint-Georges to close their Summer AMV Retreat in the French Riviera. The Chateau, also known as Le Petit Versaille, is located on the top of the hills of Grasse, a Cote d’Azur town. This 7-plus acre property offers breathtaking views and gorgeous outdoor space for an alfresco wedding ceremony and reception. Its interior will leave you speechless as you walk through the grand salons, the Napoleon swimming pool, and the royal apartments. The walls are real pieces of art themselves. Hand-painted with real gold, this venue once welcomed Queen Victoria as a guest and now helps couples from around the world to feel like royals as they say I do in one of the most beautiful and renowned chateaus on the French Riviera.

With the Le Petit Versaille in mind, Amanda was inspired by the gold and yellow so beautifully displayed around the chateau. La Blonde et le Barbu Design brought the vision to life by installing a lavish floral arrangement on the Chateau’s gazebo. The yellow and soft cream-colored roses tied the ceremony location perfectly to the rich gold decor of the reception room inside the chateau. For the ceremony, our bride wore a romantic, ethereal off-shoulder white dress with puff sleeves designed by Katie Yeung from Hera Couture. This trendy look, which you can find at Vivienne Paris Bride, was the perfect addition to the romantic European atmosphere of the ceremony space.

For the reception, the bride wore a Madebride by Antonea and left everyone speechless with her embroidered long sleeve gown. To set the mood as a happy, joyful French Riviera dream-come-true wedding experience, Amanda decorated a champagne cart with beautiful roses and crystal champagne glasses. Of course, a toast was involved! This entire inspiration shoot was carefully designed by AMV Weddings and beautifully executed by a very talented team of creators. Please find below the names of all responsible to bring this inspiration to life.

Photography: Juliana Tomlinson Photography | Photography: Andreas K. Georgiou | Photography: Lucy Munoz | Photography: Katie Grant | Cinematography: Love Story Films | Cinematography: Stephane M | Coordination: AMV Retreats | Event Planning: AMV Weddings | Floral Design: La Blonde et le Barbu Design | Cake: Monika Kos Sweets | Invitations: Laura Elizabeth Patrick | Catering: Traiteur Ruth Williams | Groom's Attire: Bucco Couture | Wedding Venue: Chateau Saint-Georges | Accessories: Megan Therese Couture | Beauty: Madeline Eleanor | Bridal Shoes: Something Bleu | Ceremony Bridal Gown: Vivienne Paris Bride Featuring Alon Livne White | Ceremony Gown: Hera Couture | Linens: House Of Hough | Linens: A-1 Rentals | Models: Yana and Giuseppe | Photography - Assistance: Sarah Stefani | Reception Gown: Madebride by Antonea | Rentals: Joli Bazaar | Styling Accessories: Curated Trove | Styling Mat: Chasing Stone | Weddings Rings: Victor Barbone Jewelry

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Fairytale Wedding on the French Riviera Fit for Royalty

Today’s French Riviera wedding is every girl’s dream. Once upon a time on a sunny summer day in Grasse, Marta and David tied the knot surrounded by their nearest and dearest at Château Saint Georges. Sisters & Blush Floral Design created romantic arrangements complete with hundreds of white roses, perfectly complimenting the bride’s floral appliqué adorned gown. Be sure to take a peek at the full gallery of inspiration by Jeremie Hkb, all planned by Anne Laure Weddings!

Lovers of France and even more of Provence – French Riviera, Marta and David have chosen a destination wedding. Indeed, they both live in the United States with their dog Fuji (in reference to the mountain). This one could not be present at the wedding but you will see several winks throughout the wedding (Flatlay, cocktails, on the wedding cake).

Marta and David picked South of France after many other iterations of where we could do it. We LOVE the bright, sunny, and light airy vibes that the French Riviera emanates. It makes their think that they are on vacation and the rest of their life at home has stopped for it!

They spent a lot of time thinking with the wedding planner (Anne Laure) about where to celebrate their wedding and they chose Château Saint Georges after considering many options! What struck them was the striking and memorable facade of the castle, the perfectly maintained golden interiors and the exteriors lined with palm trees!

– The location of the ceremony is very special. Nestled in the greenery of the garden on the stairs near the castle was intentional because they wanted a more intimate space, a kind of “secret garden” to share their wishes.
– Long tables, instead of circular tables for a feeling of intimacy and family between all the guests.
– Marta especially loves flowers, so it was important to her to bring natural beauty to the space!
– In special things, they took a painter to paint the ceremony and have a unique memory.

According to you, what are the important elements of your wedding ?

From the couple… First and most importantly, the people that have come halfway across the world to celebrate our wedding with us. Many have taken a week from their lives to come to a destination that they’ve never been to before purely out of their love for us!

How we chose the venue and location:

We were set on doing our wedding in Europe because of our heritage – Marta is Polish, David is Bulgarian – and France was a country that embodied the romantic and airy feel we wanted from our wedding. The south of France was a region that we had both visited before and really enjoyed – for David, the Mediterranean reminded him of family vacations he used to go on when he was growing up in Bulgaria.

Chateau Saint Georges brought together the coastal nature of the Cote d’Azur with its magnificent palm trees and flowers and the classical architecture of old world France. We also loved that it was more than just an indoor venue space. We had an entire estate with the Chateau, a neighboring Villa and several gardens our guests could explore and enjoy.

How we chose the colors:

Chateau Saint Georges provided a beautiful canvas – the creams and golds of the interior, pale pinks of the exterior and lush greenery of the estate were all things we wanted to respect, so it was important to us to find a palette that would compliment the beautiful surroundings, and not clash with them. We wanted to dial in on a romantic, airy and light feeling, so were drawn to whites, creams, pale pinks and greens that together would create dimension and remain warm and inviting.


Highlights of our wedding:

Writing our own vows and getting to say them in front of our family and friends was very special to us. We also had a close friend as the officiant and that made the ceremony even more meaningful.

All of the speeches from our families, best man, and maid of honor – our wedding was small and intimate, which allowed our guests to really experience and be part of the heartfelt remarks they delivered.


Advice for other couples looking to do destination weddings:

Working with a wedding planner that you trust is really important when you cannot regularly visit your wedding location. Because of the distance, it’s helpful to delegate as much of the responsibilities as you can and working with someone that is experienced and reliable makes this much, much easier.

You can’t make everything perfect – so pick a few things that you really want to focus on. The key things that we spent the most time focusing on were our ceremony and the experience of our guests. For our ceremony, we were purposeful about where in the venue it would be held, how our guests would be sitting, who would be involved in the ceremony, and the order of events. And regarding guest experience, we also spent quite a bit of time thinking through their transportation, food & drink, accommodation suggestions, and event timing to ensure the entire experience was comfortable for them.

We found that planning events around the main wedding day was important – it gave our guests a structured way to enjoy more of the region and allowed us to spend more time with them throughout the weekend. We held pre and post-wedding events in Nice and Villefrance Sur Mer, which our guests may not have had a reason to see if we only held our wedding day event in Grasse given the distance.

Photography: Jeremie Hkb | Cinematography: Jino Agnelli | Event Planning: Anne Laure Weddings | Floral Design: Sisters & Blush Floral Design | Catering: De Bouche En Bouche | DJ: Ben Spencer | String quartet: Lady’s orchestra | Wedding Venue: Chateau Saint-Georges | Assistant Wedding Planner: Amoro Events | Flatlay design: Emily Alarçon | Hair & Make-Up Bride: Ylva Langenskiold | Hair & make-up guests: Belle Comme UnCcamion | Light: Mix and Light | Live painting: Maerta Wydler | Rentals: Joli Bazaar | Second Shooter: Christophe Desfontaines | Starry sky: D&X Events

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A Rose Ombre Marchesa Gown Inspired this French Chateau Fairytale

A 17th-century chateau is turned into a real-life fairytale all inspired by one epic wedding gown.  Just take one look at the Marchesa wedding dress with its billowing layers of ombre tulle, handpainted flowers, and overesized bow- and it’s easy to see why.  Britt Jones Co. took to the task of transforming Chateau de Villette into the stuff wedding dreams are made of, and Veronique Lorre filled the day with utterly romantic blooms in crisp white and rose tones.  Every show-stopping detail was artfully captured in the imagery by Katie Trauffer Photography, visit the full gallery to see the whole day unfold.

From Katie Trauffer PhotographyGracefully melding the timeless beauty of the incomparable Chateau de Villette with a chic contemporary Marchesa gown, this detail-laden day is sure to inspire you to take a modern approach to classic fairytale romance. From the floral Lena Rom jewelry to the organic blooms by Veronique Lorre,Britt Jones Co. expertly drew together every element to create a harmonious design celebrating the fashion-forward inspiration of the day. Katie Trauffer Photography captured each glowing moment with enchanting imagery that will transport you straight to the French countryside. The centerpiece of this inspiration shoot was the Rose Ombre Marchesa Gown which featured billowing layers of ombre cream to rose tulle, flowing hand-painted feather lilies, and an oversized detachable bow. The gown perfectly combined the timelessness of a romantic tulle dress with uber-chic three-dimensional applique and a contemporary pop of color for an enduring yet fresh feel.

From photographer Katie Trauffer Photography… I was captivated by the way the ombre of the dress caught the light, glowing as it cascaded to the pebbled garden courtyard, and infused that dreamy radiance into every detail. I have always been inspired by the innate beauty of Chateau de Villette from the intricately maintained gardens to the sumptuously appointed rooms. In photographing this editorial, I wanted to use light to make these spaces come alive through the image so you could feel as though you are truly stepping into a fairytale.  Florist Veronique Lorre used a blush and rose color palette to compliment the romantic dress inspiration. Pops of deep mauve accentuated the soft blush, pink, and peach tones expertly weaving together the warmth of the Chateau with the varied tones of the dress.

From planner Britt Jones Co... Chateau de Villette is a 17th-century chateau that is the epitome of an epic runaway love story. Just north of Paris, it served as the perfect city getaway for this intimate garden wedding inspiration. The color palette consisted of rose tones with tasteful pops of plum and black. Paris is the fashion capital of the world so you better believe we put some extra love into our dress selection! Marchesa Fashion provided the softest tulle, ombre gown that provided such amazing movement and the bow dripping down the back served as the main feature to complement this show-stopping gown.

Photography: Katie Trauffer Photography | Floral Design: Véronique Lorre | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Cake: Synies | Invitations: Dayflower Designs | Shoes: Something Bleu | Jewelry: Lena Rom | Wedding Venue: Villa Balbiano | HMUA: Lexi Harker Beauty | Linens: I Do Linens | Napkins: Nuage Designs | Planning: Britt Jones Co. | Rentals: Vaisselle Vintage | Styling Surfaces: Willow Canvas

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This French Countryside Wedding Pairs Provence’s Charm With Black And White Chic

What happens when you mix the French countryside with a chic black and white aesthetic? Wedding magic, of course! Elodie Villemus designed and planned a day in Provence that will take your breath away, and beautifully brought the couple’s love story to life with crisp white blooms.  From a classic American vintage getaway car to a checkered dance floor every detail is brimming with elegance artfully captured in the imagery by Mailys Fortune.  Visit the full gallery to get swept away in all the fun.

From Mailys FortuneA super-sweet and romantic couple, a classic American vintage ride, a 12th-century church, a perfect Provence countryside house, not to mention a modern black and white color palette that is equal parts classic and chic are reasons enough to have you fall head over heels with this stylish wedding planner’s I do’s! Every insider of the wedding industry worth their salt has already been exposed to all kinds of weddings and all sorts of concepts, as well as every top brand the world around; they know what has been, what will be, and what will always be, and our bride Julie, wedding planner at the Provence agency of Elodie Villemus is an absolute dynamo! So when it came to saying I do to the love of her life, she knew how to be intentional and absolutely… Designful! Now you know what they say about real deal love; it finds you when you least expect it at the most unlikely place. That’s how it happened with Julie and Florent. Both avid unbelievers in dating apps, both were wishing to prove how these things never work, and yet when Julie found herself in his city for work, the phones “matched,” and they gave it a go for fun’s sake. Checkmate! During their holiday in Corsica Florent proposed and the rest is well… history.

It was an easy choice for Julie and Florent, deciding to marry closer to home. Not that it’s difficult to resist a wedding in the Provence-Alps-French Riviera region. They sought a venue that would feel delightful and relaxing, nonchalant, and authentic, true to their character. Meeting them, we knew exactly why these two are as caring and as genuine as it gets, and Le Mas Desluca (a Provence house, very characteristic of the region) was a perfect fit. Soaking up the lyrical landscapes, among fields of lavender and ancient olive groves, the shrubland-cloaked hills revealed the dream before her. The owners won Julie over during a work-related site inspection, and the deal was sealed. Julie’s love for the understated chic meant going for the most time-tested color palette. White on white against black was her choice. As for the details? A decidedly sophisticated meld of modern and preppy set alfresco framing the couple’s reception checkerboard dance floor. The ceremony took place in Notre-Dame-du-Lac, a 12th-century church of rare beauty at Le Thor, Provence. When Julie was all prepped up, she and her bridesmaids had a first look moment we adored (check out the photos to see why you should definitely have one with your best friends) as well as the first look with her dad that gave us all the fuzzy feels. Soon, her cathedral veil was skirting the marble floors, and Florent was looking at his wife-to-be approaching with a huge smile.

Following the ceremony, an ivory MG 1500 Roadster, 1957, waited outside for our couple’s portraits and newlywed ride across the sunny plains of Le Thor. We took our time capturing their beautiful portraits and loved how calm and harmonious each moment between them felt. Julie and Florent were so into the moment! As Julie later confided about her fondest memory, “Hard to say which moment I adored the most – I loved every moment and every step… What comes to my mind is this clear sky with stars, seeing people having fun, jumping, dancing, singing, and the joy in their eyes (after these two years of covid). We wanted our guests to have a great time with great food, a cocktail, and a warm, cozy atmosphere. I only wish I could do this again to have more time with them.” Her thoughts on what makes a wedding day perfect? Vet out a planner! Every detail counts. Don’t leave anything to chance. As for us, we couldn’t be more thankful to be Julie and Florent’s memory keepers. As they are now en route to discovering French Polynesia and the U. S., we can only wish them to be always as happy as they were on that day.

Photography: Maïlys Fortune Photography | Cinematography: Pierre Sautel | Event Planning & Design: Elodie Villemus | Floral Design: Elodie Villemus | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Crème De Papier | Reception Venue: Le Mas Desluca | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Helen Traiteur | Makeup artist: ZAAHN MAKE UP | DJ: MS Evenement | Groom's Attire: Espace Homme Cérémonie | Vintage car: Provence Classics | Bar: Bar Events | Bridal boutique: Sonia B | Ceiling lights: Lily’s prod | Chandeliers: Phôs | Dancefloor: Donna Design | Dress designer: Pronovias | Furniture & tableware: Options | Hairstylist: Fanny | Rentals: provence reception

This Fashion-Forward French Chateau Wedding Will Have You Tickled Pink!

The beauty of this Trisha & Jack’s Provençal wedding at Château de Tourreau will have you blushing! White Eden Weddings planned a haute-couture affair that seamlessly matched the splendor of the venue, where everything was ‘coming up roses’ with the stunning floral designs of Miss Rose by Perrine in a palette of pink shades. Yet, the showstopper of this magical day was the bride’s statement Rita Vinieris gown that turned heads with its plunging V-neckline and full skirt adorned with ruffled layers. The full gallery of this fairytale day, captured by Oliver Fly Photography, will leave you tickled pink!

From White Eden Weddings… Trisha & Jack and their guests flew from Chicago and spent a week at one of the most exclusive venues in Provence, the gorgeous Château de Tourreau. The ceremony took place in front of the main facade of the Château, highlighted by majestic drapes and local roses & florals which echoed the incredible venue’s rose gardens.

The ceremony design was a central focus of their wedding celebration, and this one of a kind design was the most beautiful backdrop for their meaningful religious ceremony.

Trisha’s statement dress was a great match to the grandiosity of the Château and the first look with her dad was a memorable and moving moment.

The dinner reception was held in the Chateau’s park. Textured linens with cream roses were displayed on tables under two bespoke pergolas and a fairy lights ceiling to frame this intimate dinner. Guests enjoyed a wonderful provençal gastronomic dinner before dancing under the stars until 4am!

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Photography: Oliver Fly Photography | Cinematography: mg-image | Event Planning: White Eden Weddings | Floral Design: Miss Rose By Perrine | dress: Rita Vinieris | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Silent Word Studio | Catering: Pavillon Traiteur | Beauty: Trine Juel | Live band: Four Kicks | Rentals: Maison options | Rentals: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Be Lounge | Rentals: Joli Bazaar

Luxe Wedding Inspiration at Chateau de Villette in Paris

This stunning day at Chateau de Villette was the perfect combination of modern and ornate! Lush florals and elaborate paper goods took stage – and it’s a contrast we love oh so much. Smith James Events and Kaleb Norman James Design knocked this day out of the park to create the French fairytale you’ve all been waiting for. If things like classic gowns, dramatic draping, and clean lines inspire you, you’re going to want to check out the full gallery captured by Molly Carr Photography.

From Tory and Lauren of smith + james events… When designing this shoot we took our cues from the Chateau grounds and interior design, which is truly something to behold. Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife’s bathtub resides in the master bathroom. Enough said.

We focused our design on the combination of the strong, clean lines of the perfectly manicured chateau gardens coupled with the ornate, over the top styling of the chateau interior – we already mentioned the bathtub, but the dining room’s molding is also pure perfection. And we let this juxtaposition guide the overall aesthetic of the shoot.

When it came to the table design, we selected the dining chair because of its modern clean lines. And we loved the unexpected pop of black the chair brought, particularly when photographed in the soft morning light against the beautiful stone Chateau. The lushness of centerpiece floral and the ornate paper goods added more of that contrast we love so much.

Now, let’s talk about the fashion. We fell in love with the overall clean, classic design of the moire silk gown our bride wore. But our favorite part was the dramatic draping and an elongated train, both so exaggerated and so fabulous. The groom wore a beautiful suit and classic bow tie. When we found out that our models were celebrating their one year anniversary the day after our shoot we basically broke out into show tunes. Perhaps it was kismet. We certainly think so.

Photography: Molly Carr Photography | Event Planning: Smith James Events | Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Dress: Top Bridal Paris | Cake: Synies | Invitations: Grey and Cake | Reception Venue: Chateau de Villette | Beauty: Onorina Jomir Beauty | Rentals: Maison options | Video: Anna Lord Studio

White and Gold Wedding Inspiration in a Luxe French Chateau

It’s elegance all the way at this luxurious French chateau wedding.  Oui Mon Coeur and Katy Lunsford planned and designed a day filled with gilded details and chic touches.  A light and airy palette of neutrals, combined with the natural beauty of the venue, makes this the perfect inspiration for modern brides.  Images by Katy Lunsford tell a timeless love story overflowing with French style. Blooms by Veronique Lorre add to the ethereal quality of the day, get lost in all the lovely in the full gallery.

From Katy LunsfordA historic Cognac chateau, nestled amongst endless vines in sunny, unspoiled South West France, is the setting for this luxe white and gold editorial. The chateau, which opens its doors to weddings this summer, has undergone an epic transformation over the last 5 years, taking it from near-uninhabitable to the beautiful, luxurious home we see now. Owner, Jules Berry describes finding the chateau as a sleeping castle, the ruins of a French fairytale chateau, with heaps of history, hidden behind padlocked gates in the Cognac region of the Grand Champagne. She fell in love with the beautiful light flooding the property from all angles, and decided to restore the beautiful building to her former glory – but taking it so much further. Marrying modern comforts with timeless French style, the chateau is filled with gorgeous antique French furniture, gold roll-top baths, gilded mirrors, and glittering chandeliers. It is tastefully decorated in light, neutral tones, which creates a luxurious, yet contemporary chic space. Taking on such a restoration was no mean feat – especially such a historical building, in a foreign country, and involved some serious challenges, including creating a replica spiral staircase to allow access to the tower rooms, which before this could only be accessed by crawling across a narrow roof ledge. (You can follow their fascinating renovation story on Instagram @restorethechateau). 5 years later, No. 3 The Chateau emerges as the most magical of wedding venues, with a show-stopping edge of sleek luxury, as soon as you enter those now-unlocked gates.

For this editorial, we wanted to create something that would adequately showcase this stunning new venue, without distracting from its already gorgeous interior. We chose a classic all-white color palette, with hints of gold, to complement the opulent interiors and appeal to both the modern and more traditional bride. A truly fantastic team of France-based vendors pulled together to create magic, by marrying more classic wedding ideas played against modern and chic twists, but always with a luxurious aesthetic. France-based planner and stylist, Ajna of Oui Mon Coeur, tells us more: “To bring depth to an all-white color palette, we played with varying shades of whites and neutrals with soft gold accents to create a luxe feel. We also layered in a lot of different textures to create visual interest – from blind-embossed letter-press patterns on pillowy handmade paper, to carefully placed floral lace appliqués on sheer illusion sleeves, to put white linen tablecloths layered with diaphanous silk runners, and sumptuous ivory and gold brocade napkins paired with gold-rimmed Limoges china. Our gorgeous bride Andrea wore a couture gown by Daalarna Couture in a classical silhouette – channeling a hint of Grace Kelly – with long sleeves for a late September wedding. Her more traditional cathedral-length veil and exquisite Lena Rom headpiece play against modern pearl-drop earrings. Her look is finished with luxurious Freya Rose shoes, with stunning crystal-embellished heels. The intimate ceremony is performed with the golden limestone of the chateau as a backdrop. We chose a traditional arch shape, to echo the repeated arch shapes on the chateau façade, but updated the look with a triple-arch. To give it a modern twist, talented French florist Veronique Lorre left the central arch frame mostly bare, with clusters of larger, white statement blooms, and then covered the two smaller side arches in a modern single variety Limonium, dotted with white roses throughout.” Florist Veronique Lorre tells us more about the inspiration: “we envisioned this classical all-white wedding with a twist of modernity. We designed a triple-floral-arch statement piece to create a light, elegant and romantic ceremony backdrop that naturally echoes the arches on the chateau.”

For the cocktail hour, our couple sips signature cocktails mixed by the French Barmen by the stunning modern pool, before moving on to the romantic dinner setting. Dinner is overlooking the Cognac vines on one long, curved table with arches covered in feathery Limonium every few meters, installed as a method to hang sparkling crystal chandeliers above the open-air dinner tables. Candlelight glittered off the chandeliers and pale gold champagne awaited the guest’s arrival.  Veronique Lorre tell us, “We kept the same inspiration for the reception as the ceremony – re-purposing the same arches and flowers from the ceremony – with cloudy floral arches that seem to ‘float’ over the long table and bring a whimsical, ethereal, yet intimate atmosphere to the dinner. A refined, romantic mood was infused in the centerpieces, featuring a mix of all-white hydrangeas, vases of dahlias, and arrangements in golden French-style pedestal vessels beautifully blended with garden and spray roses, while taper and pillar candles bring a magical, intimate atmosphere at night.” As the sun sets over the vines the couple sneaks away for a romantic golden hour shoot amongst the Cognac vines, and as dusk falls the candles are moved to the stone steps to create a romantic evening setting for their first dance under the stars.

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Photography: Katy Lunsford | Cinematography: Clementine Ward, Awardweddings | Floral Design: Véronique Lorre | Wedding Dress: Daalarna Couture | Stationery: La Papeterie Design | Shoes: Freya Rose | Groom: Matthieu Pérange | Groom's Attire: Blandin & Delloye | Vintage Car: La Charente en Deuch | Wedding Venue: No. 3 The Chateau | Additional Planning & Creative Direction: Katy Lunsford | Bar: French Barmen | Bride: Andréa Ofildutan | Bride's Headband: Lena Rom | Cognac Favours: Cognac Bertrand | Decor Hire: Le Petit Pichet | Earrings: Freya Rose | Furniture Hire: Souchon | Hair & Make-up: Claire Jones Makeup Artist | Overall Planning, Styling & Creative Direction: Oui, Mon Coeur

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A Happily Ever After Wedding At The Ritz Paris

After having to postpone their wedding twice, this couple had the fairytale wedding of their dreams in Paris.  Loli Events dreamed up a day that dazzles complete with all the bride’s favorites like white flowers, gold accents, and her favorite dessert- macarons! Floraison has us saying “oui” to their unforgettable floral design for a one-of-a-kind event in France.  Sarah Stefani captured all the romance in imagery that will stand the test of time, take a trip to Paris in the full gallery.

From the bride… We had two wedding postponements. We started wedding planning in early 2019 for a July 31st, 2020 wedding date in Banff, Canada at the Fairmont Banff Springs. However, due to covid, the Canadian border remained closed throughout all of 2020, so we postponed it to a year later on August 6, 2021. Unfortunately, the border did not open until August 9th, three days past our 2nd wedding date, so we had no choice but to cancel this date as well. We chose Paris because this city has always been a special place for both Sam and me. We had our engagement photos taken in Paris in 2018, so it felt natural to also have our wedding in the magical city. We always knew we wanted a destination wedding, but also knew that it needed to be in a place that was meaningful to us as a couple.

With covid and the relatively quick turnaround, we knew and understood it would be difficult and/or stressful for guests to travel across the world for our wedding. We also knew those who truly wanted to be there and could be there, would be there, and we couldn’t be more grateful for every single person who made it work, and for those who congratulated and celebrated us from afar. We always wanted a smaller scale wedding, in which we could spend quality time with each of our guests throughout the day and evening, so it was perfect! Ritz Paris is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. It’s iconic. We explored many other wedding venue options in Paris and surrounding areas but always came back to the Ritz. It felt right. It’s located in the city center, and it’s stunning with services and accommodations that are unmatched. I could envision us getting married there and having the perfect day, and it truly was! I had always dreamed of wearing Monique L’huillier on my wedding day, so that is where I started the search! I knew I wanted a lace or tulle ball gown style and ended up torn between the Kristen and the Olympia dresses. The team was so excellent and helped create a custom Olympia for our welcome event with the Kristen as my wedding gown.

As for the decorations, I stayed true to myself and what I love! I wanted the day to feel genuine and a representation of us. For example, I always have white flowers at home, so I knew I wanted white flowers at our wedding. Macarons are my favorite dessert, so we had small boxes from Laduree at all guests’ place settings. I prefer gold to silver, so we requested gold flatware for the dinner. The list goes on but we thought about all details in this manner, and at the end of the night the best compliment was how many people said the entire day and every detail looked like us. It was so exciting to see all our guests just as surprised and excited as we were. (Thank you Loli Events!) For the welcome event, we organized a boat cruise tour at Night on the Seine to explore Paris from the most magical angle. The boat cruise felt like the perfect tour of Paris for our guests. Some of them had never been to Paris so we wanted to make it as memorable as possible for them! Every aspect of this opportunity made us so happy, I love sunsets, Sam loves the water AND we saw the Eiffel Tower sparkle with our family and friends. It was truly the best way to kick off our wedding week and show our guests around one of our favorite cities. I daydream about this often!

Photography: Sarah Stefani | Videography: Parfait Productions | Event Planning: Loli Events | Wedding Planner: Loli Events | Floral Design: Floraison | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Reception Venue: Ritz Paris | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | MUHA: Kassaundra Stephens | Music: Seven Events | Rentals: Options

Stunning 40 Person Lavender And Rose Wedding In Champagne, France

This intimate chateau wedding is everything we love about destination weddings.  Filled with a lavender and rose color palette, and an epic champagne tower to pay homage to the Champagne region where the event took place, Before the Moon planned and designed this special day to perfection.  Soft, colorful floral installations by Linda Champenois have us feeling like we’re walking through a fairytale.  Sophie Epton Photography captured every elegant detail exquisitely in her imagery, take a closer look at all the lovely in the full gallery.

From the beautiful bride…Truth be told, we knew where we’d get married even before we were officially engaged. Champagne, France, holds a special place in our hearts because it’s where we actually went on our “second date.” I happened to be in Europe for a friend’s wedding and had planned a solo wine tasting trip to Champagne. Little did I know I’d meet my future husband just days before that trip – and that he’d spontaneously fly halfway across the world to join me for a life-changing weekend!

We got engaged during the pandemic and wanted to play it safe with a small wedding. And since it’d be small, we figured, why not make a whole destination weekend out of it? Chateau de Mairy has a really authentic, pseudo-bohemian-farmhouse vibe to it – even though the 17th century mansion is immaculately preserved. We wanted something old-world but not opulent – something elegant but endlessly intimate. It was important that we took the weekend to celebrate not only us, but all of the birthdays, milestones and moments that we had missed the past two years. It felt particularly poignant that each of our guests blessed our rings during the ceremony, as a symbol of our collective commitment to the life that we are building.

We knew we had to have a great, France-based planner, and Tatiana was the centerpiece of this journey. She understood the vision for our 3 day weekend immediately, and helped us orchestrate the mood from our pig-roast “sangeet” to the black tie reception. It ended up raining during our dinner, but that only added to the misty romance of the candlelight table arrangements. We were absolutely floored by the flowers, the food (oyster bar!), our band, and of course, the champagne tower. Each of our vendors felt like an extension of a dream-team and in doing so, allowed us to be fully present and enjoy each and every moment.

From Sophie Epton Photography… Our bride wanted a romantic wedding with lots of lavender touches, and Tatiana with Before the Moon planned and designed her vision to perfection for 40 of their closest friends flying in from all over the US, Canada, and Europe. Guests enjoyed a welcome bag that included local treats from villages nearby handpicked by the couple to kick off the weekend. On the morning of their wedding, the bride spent her time getting ready with her best friends and slipping on her amazing asymmetrical ruffled wedding dress while the groom spent a slow morning with family and enjoying a few sips of local wine of course! Their first look was so sweet and intimate, followed by a portrait session with all the smiles and laughs.

The ceremony was set with a gorgeous floral arch by Linda Champenois, with sweetheart chairs, lavender pillows, and ground florals that added a whimsical touch to this intimate wedding, followed by a petal recessional that only added joy to the “Just Married” energy! Guests enjoyed the champagne bar and fresh oysters during cocktail hour before the couple did their own “champagne tower” pour which was so much fun!

Before the Moon and Linda Champenois set up one long, gorgeous table in front of the chateau for dinner, full of soft colorful blooms, gold flatware, organic paper menus, and crystal glassware that added such a classic, romantic feel to the evening. While guests dined on their first and second courses, the unpredictable Champagne weather showed up with a downpour of rain, but E & C – our lovely bride and groom – took it in stride, eventually moving all of their guests inside for a cozy hour of cake and speeches. Dancing commenced under a tent outside, where the bride changed into her second crystal-embellished dress and danced the night away with her handsome groom and guests.

Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Videography: Studio 80 | Event Planning & Design: Before the Moon | Floral Design: Linda Champenois | Event Rentals: Evenement Objet | French Chateau: Chateau De Mairy | Rentals: Maison options | Styling Details: The Flatlay Design

An Airy Summer Wedding at Château de Tourreau in Provence

A knockout Monique Lhuillier gown, a blooming ceremony, and a bespoke reception structure in the chateau gardens you have to see to believe – these are just a few tidbits you can expect to fall for in today’s wedding planned by White Eden Weddings. Oh, European summers… how we miss you so. Lucky for us, Julia Kaptelova Photography was there to capture every last detail so that we can live vicariously through the full gallery.

From White Eden Weddings… We are extremely excited and thrilled to share with you one of our all time favorite destination weddings in Provence. Eva & Loic’s wedding took place last summer at the gorgeous Château de Tourreau and was an infusion of fashion, details, emotions and special moments.

The bride wore three gowns, including a majestic Monique Lhuillier one for the ceremony and had the most French look for their Provençal inspired rehearsal dinner.

Guests had dinner under a bespoke decor structure, which was the main focus in terms of design, enhancing the most thoughtful, romantic and refined reception which took place in the French gardens of the Château’s park.

Eva & Loic made their entrance to dinner in a vintage Triumph car, setting the tone of a fun, timeless and unique celebration that lasted until 4am.

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Photography: Julia Kaptelova Photography | Cinematography: Cladio Sichel | Floral Design: Miss Rose By Perrine | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Silent Word Studio | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | vintage car: Provence Classics | Beauty: Harold James | Chandelier: Phos Events | Live band: Lizzy & The Gentlemen | Planning & Design: White Eden Weddings | Rentals: Options | Tehnics: South Prod | chairs: Be Lounge | linens: Nuage Designs

When French Riviera Glam and Provence Serenity Wed

Judging by the title, you know this is going to be a good one. The adorable couple kicked off their French destination wedding weekend with a poolside welcome brunch at Château Saint-Martin & Spa that made us all green with envy. The next day, their wedding took place at Chateau Saint Georges, planned by  Life Events, where the decor and floral design by Emily Alarçon were inspired by the classic elegance of the venue. The bride looked absolutely breathtaking in an Eva Lendel gown with a bow detail you just have to see. Check out the full gallery captured by Anya Kernes Photography to see every last detail.

From Anya Kernes Photography… Sorhaya and Duc truly had they best of both worlds – the glamour of the French Riviera and the beauty and serenity of Provence. 

They hosted a welcome brunch the day before the wedding day at Château Saint-Martin & Spa. Hidden on a hilltop of a Provencal village of Vence, the chateau is something out of a dream with its picturesque and peaceful landscape surrounded by gardens and olive groves, and was the perfect way to kick off the weekend’s celebration.

The wedding day took place at Chateau Saint Georges in the French Riviera, an enchanting property with incredible views overlooking Cannes and the village of Grasse. The decor and floral design was inspired by the elegant and classic exterior of the Chateau with white, gold and touches of pink. 

Needless to say, Sorhaya looked stunning in her gown by Eva Lendel which was a perfect match for the glamorous feel of the venue. The invitation suite custom made by Crème de Papier had a beautiful sketch of the venue and a personalized crest in gold foil creating a perfect tease for the guests of what to expect. 

The specialty drinks (three types of a mojito) were a total hit during the cocktail hour, which were just a few of the personalized touches throughout their beautiful wedding day.

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Photography: Anya Kernes | Cinematography: AIRSNAP | Event Planning: Life Events | Floral Design: Emily Alarçon | Wedding Dress: Eva Lendel | Cake: Made In Cake | Stationery: Crème De Papier | Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bracelet: Olive + Piper | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: De Bouche En Bouche | DJ: Mix and Light | Wedding Favors: Une Pincee De Provence | Groom's Attire: Zegna | Groomsmen's Attire: Suitsupply | Wedding Venue: Chateau Saint-Georges | Bartending: Flair Evolution | Beauty: Harold James | Bride's Shoes (Brunch): Alexandre Birman | Bride's outfit (Brunch): Mara Hoffman | Day Before Brunch: Chateau Saint-Martin | Earrings & Hair Accessories: Keren Wolf | Groom's Attire (Brunch): HUGO BOSS | Groom's Shoes: Antonio Maurizi | Groom's Shoes (Brunch): Givenchy | Hair for Bridesmaids: Julien Matha | Styling Ceramics: Simple Things Ceramics | Styling Surface: Locust Collection

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A Chic French Inspiration Shoot At Chateau de Villette

This French fairytale come to life will have you falling in love with the idea of a destination wedding. Krissy Campbell planned a day inspired by the rich history of Europe telling a tale of travel, culture, and the beauty of exploring new places. The color palette is filled with late summer and early fall tones that beautifully compliment the stunning grounds of Chateau de Villette. Exquisite floral vignettes by Veronique Lorre seamlessly connect each space and weave the story together. Each elegant image by bonphotage is a true work of art, you take a closer look at all the lovely in the full gallery.

From Krissy CampbellWe’d been dying to showcase the intimacy and timelessness of a Paris wedding for a dream couple “Lauren and James” for months before COVID, and we finally were able to get the chance to make this lovely celebration come true as destination celebrations and travel begin to return in full swing. I couldn’t wait to create around the natural elements and history of the Chateau, while also speaking to current topics of connection, thoughtful celebration, intimate post-COVID weddings, fashion, and travel at this stunning location. Destination celebrations often encompass an entire week or more of events and connections with loved ones surrounding the wedding day. I wanted to showcase the versatility and options that a venue like Chateau de Villette provided to a couple like Lauren and James, who could not only marry at the Chateau but also utilize it’s amenities all week long for activities, meals, relaxation, and more with their nearest and dearest friends and family. For this, we decided to showcase a few vignettes throughout the property both inside and outside – primarily a ceremony and two tablescapes showcasing different locations on the premises, yet cohesive designs for the couple’s aesthetic. To bring the vignettes to life, we decided on an autumn wedding date and, again, played to the chateau and its surroundings. I chose a color palette with late summer and early fall tones and a touch of metallic and neutrals, keeping in line with the fine art aesthetic while adding both personal touches and pops of color. I described the couple and their ideal celebration with descriptors such as “European-inspired, authentic, historic, refined, romantic, intimate, sophisticated, delicate yet bold, simply textured, hopeful, artistic, organic, timeless, and cultured.”

We also wanted to create a story for Lauren and James that could be reflected in the experience and details of their time at the Chateau. This is the story of a couple with a love for travel and culture. They want to reflect their connection to the natural and European architecture while inspiring their guests to discover for themselves perspectives and stories beyond their own – to see from someone else’s “window”. To celebrate places and people that may surprise, challenge and inspire. Their celebration speaks of their desire to use their travels and privilege to connect themselves and others to the innate beauty found in places and people wherever they go. All of this gave us a wonderful foundation to work with as we designed the experience. We began to connect with professionals that could beautifully bring these elements and values to life. We worked with the incredibly talented floral designer, Veronique Lorre, to create stunning floral vignettes that flowed naturally throughout each space – from a show-stopping ceremony arch outside in the back Chateau courtyard to the tablescapes flowing with pops of softly toned florals and candles. She also created the most romantic bouquet for Lauren, just perfectly sized for her and her delicate yet bold statement gowns by IlGiardino Fiorito delle Spose and Metal Flaque along with her soft bridal hair, makeup, and jewelry. The touch of florals and these lovely delicate details perfectly enhanced the already stunning natural landscape and architecture. The color palette softly played off tones of autumn and the subtle tones both outside and inside the Chateau. We had so much fun weaving these together. From the antiqued chairs perfectly fit to the era of the Chateau to the subtly textured linens, the most natural pieces held the guest tables together while the pops of deeper color came through in the florals, place settings, warm-toned candles, and blue paper details.

The invitations, day-of stationery by Ciarra Claire was a truly personal touch as each guest received a velvet deep blue menu on the indoor tablescape in addition to a personal hand-calligraphed place card. Subtle natural and crest designs and a sketching of the Chateau in the invites and paper goods gave a nod to the inspiration found in the location and its surroundings as well. The pops of gold in the flatware and blue in the china brought a true nod to the clean, yet elegant look of the Orangerie. The outdoor tablescape followed suit with the floral yet kept to an even more neutral base while building toward the pops of color found at its center, as a whole acting as a natural ornament to the already captivating property. The backdrop of the Chateau with the lake, trees, and garden in view was the perfect spot for an outdoor reception or soiree surrounding the wedding day. We also wanted to ensure that we captured the couple taking special moments for themselves throughout the experience. This is one of my top priorities as a planner and designer – to provide our couples with not only a stunning space but the ability to cherish the beauty of the moments together both alone and with their guests. The bride and groom were captured throughout the Chateau both in their private room but also in the sitting and dining rooms as they awaited their guests and celebrations to begin. We were also able to capture the iconic outdoor locations of the property as Lauren and James showcased both their love and their fun-loving personalities. As you can see through the beautifully captured photos and video from the bonphotage team, each detail of the celebration and experience at Chateau de Villette was thoughtful from beginning to end. The aesthetic and beauty was only heightened by the intimate moments between them and the intentional touches added for themselves and their loved ones. We hope this project inspires a timeless, yet highly personal and intentional approach to the celebration at a destination that fits a couple’s love, values, and journey together!

Photography: bonphotage | Floral Design: Véronique Lorre | Wedding Dress: Metal Flaque Paris | Wedding Dress: il giardino fiorito delle spose | stationary: Ciarra Claire Fine Art | jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design | Groom's Attire: maison faubourg | Planning: Krissy Campbell | Rentals: Vaiselle Vintage | chateau de villette: chateau de villette

Beautiful Bordeaux Wedding Filled With Elegance

With exquisite grounds and incredible attention to detail, Chateau Le Vert makes for wedding magic. The 18th-century castle, set amongst green vineyards, was the perfect place for Noel and Daniel to exchange vows. The pair left their hometown of Los Angeles to have a destination wedding in France with an intimate group of close friends for a fabulous day that won’t soon be forgotten. Thomas Raboteur artfully captured the elegance of the event in his incredible imagery. Take a trip to France in the full gallery.

From Thomas RaboteurWhen love is combined with simplicity everyone wins. This wedding in France is proof of just that.

Noel and Daniel, two lovers living in Los Angeles, chose France and more precisely the Bordeaux region for a union in the middle of the vineyards. Accompanied by a handful of close friends, they said exchanged vows.

The celebration was a sight to behold. A true testament to love conquering all.

Photography: Thomas Raboteur | Location: Château Le Vert

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Effortless Elegance Wedding Inspiration in Provence Amongst The Lavender Fields

You just can’t beat the beauty of summer in Provence with lush lavender fields in full bloom.  To complement the charm of the location, Willow & Oak Events planned a day filled with effortless elegance at every turn. Capucine Floral Atelier composed the most enchanting tangle of blooms for the bridal bouquet, spilling with delicate tendrils and trailing silk ribbon from plant-dyed ribbon artisan, Silk & Willow. This debonaire pair was made even more beautiful by destination photographers and filmmakers, Koman Photography, who created visual poetry in its truest sense. You can see every artful moment in the full gallery.

From Willow & Oak EventsGraceful, tender, and relaxed, this Provence elopement story highlights the natural beauty of the region from hilltop villages to sweeping lavender fields. Our bride, Calypso, stunned in a flowy ostrich feather gown from world-renowned Hungarian designer, Daalarna Couture, that can only be described as radiant.

In a moment of ultimate luxury, Calypso and Edouard were greeted at the 18th-century retreat, Airelles La Bastide de Gordes, with a sleek 1960 MGA Roadster from Provence Classics. Floral-adorned car at the ready, they traversed the Luberon’s serpentine terrain, taking in unparalleled panoramic views along the way.

We hope this romantic Provence wedding encourages more couples to consider this stunning corner of the world that has inspired artists, musicians, and poets for centuries, and we feel truly honored to be sharing this story with you today.

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Photography: Koman Photography | Event Planning: Willow and Oak Events | Floral Design: Capucine Atelier Floral | Wedding Dress: Daalarna Couture | Hair and Makeup: Reina Kim | Classic Car: Provence Classics | Models: Edouard Kupiec | Models: Karin | Ribbon: Silk and Willow

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