Ever dream about tying the knot in the South of France but have no idea where to start looking for a venue? Well, you’re in luck. Because we just found Provencal heaven and its called Château de la Gaude; a newly renovated 17th century chateau. It’s truly the perfect mix of french luxury and countryside charm fit for a destination wedding of any style. For more inspiration, head on over to the full gallery to see all the details from this gorgeous day planned by White Eden Weddings – captured perfectly by Oliver Fly!
From White Eden Weddings… If you have ever been in Provence, you know how many gems can host your destination wedding in the South of France. What you probably don’t know is the Château de la Gaude; this Provencal heaven was built in the 17th century near Aix-en-Provence and has just been renovated. The wonderful team of the Château opened its doors to our creative team in order to design and host an event set-up, and tell for the very first time the story of a destination wedding at the Château de la Gaude.
The wedding venue defines the frame of a destination wedding, and can be – when as beautiful as this French Château – the central focus and source of inspiration. Never seen before on a wedding set-up, the Château de la Gaude has been a major piece of a consistent puzzle, designed to embrace the very French authenticity of the Château and its gardens twisted with the fashion, timeless and bold touches brought all together for this perfect summer day in Provence.
Magnificently captured by the talented Oliver Fly & MG Image, our refined interlude in Provence shows how from a romantic love story can result a tailor-made luxury french wedding experience, filled with details, infused by the South of France and providing lifetime yet different memories.
Speaking of memories, we truly believe that a bespoke welcome bag is the perfect attention to warmly welcome your close ones. This one was made of local treats, a bottle of Rosé wine from the Château, fresh florals. You said « details »? Wait for the best, these provencal bags were hosting hand made edible paper flowers created by Made in Cake and packed in individual boxes made to measure by Crème de Papier and stamped with the graphics of the Chateau’s french gardens.
As destination wedding planners & designers, we anticipate the styling as the answer to several questions. How to embrace the couple’s style? What does it take here to create a refined & consistent experience? How to make sure that every part of the celebration will be remembered for the best? Most of these elements are very personal on weddings, and this editorial was the best occasion to bring creative answers.
Now that the guests were infused with Provence and especially this little heaven that Chateau de la Gaude is, we wanted to design an organic, simple and classic ceremony set-up. We chose to go with a lush start of the aisle, with compositions of diverse white flowers to pop-up from the grass of the gardens and match the amplitude of the three meters high arch, beautifully designed by the very talented Miss Rose by Perrine.
The color palette and soft tones have been chosen in order to give a timeless & extremely refined base to the design. While being consistent with the environment of the Château, the colors were contrasting with the green of the french gardens but matching the softness of the château’s facade providing the necessary consistency on a wedding design.
The bold part of the styling surely was the black details (mostly brought thought the table setting & candle holders) enhanced by delicate black berries & fruits displayed on the head table. In order to balance these black tones and provide some softness to the overall, Perrine has incorporated little touches of cream and soft pink, in her gorgeous florals, themselves perfectly matching the bespoke menus and the floral napkins.
We went on a little bit more classic style for the guests’ tables, with two distinct scenarios, playing with textures and patterns but keeping the same colors and consistency with the florals and table setting.
The beautiful wedding cake, designed by Made in Cake, was incredibly delicate and matching the softness of the overall styling. Displayed on a velvet linen, the scene truly gave the impression that this piece of art was preciously floating above the gardens.
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Photographer: Oliver Fly Photography | Videographer: MG Image | Floral Designer: Miss Rose By Perrine | Dress: Nicole+Felicia couture | Stationery: Crème De Papier | Jewelry: Louis Julian Cannes | Hair Stylist: Alejandra Nerizagal | Tuxedo: RIVES | Vintage Car: Provence Classics | Bridal Boutique: Top Bridal Paris | Cake Designer: Made In Cake | Chateau: Chateau de la Gaude | Linens: Nuage Designs | Make up Artist: Ylva Langenskiold | Planning & Design: White Eden Weddings | Rentals: Be Lounge | Rentals: Options | Ring Box: Je Promis