Fairytale chateau in the Pyrenees, France
After touring several venues in South West France, Carly & Ben settled on the magnificent Chateau St Michel in the foothill of the Pyrenees. The day was full of joy with their closest friends and family.
Carly wore a beautiful tailored made dress by Victoria Sanders Studio, recently awarded best emerging bridal fashion brand. Her hair and make-up were done by Muriel from Marry us in France. Also a celebrant, Muriel has 20 years experience in hair and make-up in the tv industry. Carl had a beautiful natural style with long wavy hair.
Bridesmaids wore dresses from Monsoon.
Ben wore a tailored made Moss Bros suit, tailored made with their initials embroidered.
Following a heartfelt ceremony, they enjoyed cocktails and canapés from local French caterer around the pool. They had hired a caricaturist to entertain their guests.
They dined al fresco in a wooded area of the grounds, a family style dinner of shared platters of local food including duck, fish and fresh vegetables. They ended the meal with the traditional French wedding cake: the popular croquembouche!
They partied to live music afterwards under the marquee before revealing their secret party place in the chateau cellar.
The look of the wedding
Carly loved pampa grass and olive branches so we included lots in the arrangements. Tones were cream, light pink and green. The setting being so beautiful, they wanted to complement it with light touches.
They held their ceremony under a tree with a cream draping for the arch and a garland of foliage. The central aisle was adorned with bouquets of olive branches. And the entrance of the aisle had two gorgeous floor arrangements of pampa grass, olive branches and roses.
The cocktail was on the other side of the chateau, around the pool. With such a backdrop, you don’t need to do too much so we had wine barrels with flower arrangements on them and flowers on buffets.
The dinner was set in the wooded area and two long rows of tables were decorated with foliage and flower garlands trailing across the tables, with glass and brass candlesticks and cream candles.
It really was a wonderful day for a wonderful couple!
The couple shoot, always a special time!