We are delighted to say that we were recommended to Stacey and Ben.
Stacey came with some ideas already for their special day: ‘We come to this region regularly and want to show our friends what we love about it. Our idea is to have an afternoon tea and then go to the local night market’, she said.
And so their dream day was born…
The venue was the very special Chateau de Saint Paul, with its private chapel, beautiful on-site accommodation and two courtyards.
Its layout and rustic feel gave the intimate and relaxed setting that Stacey and Ben were looking for in their wedding venue.
The colour was yellow—beautiful for a summer’s day in June. Sunflowers captured the joy of the day and the essence of the French countryside.
The style was vintage and our in-house wedding stylist, Jen and her team, worked with Stacey’s own purchases and creations to create the perfect feel.
Old suitcases, family photos, vintage bicycles and tea sets all came together with country garden flowers to create a charming and intimate atmosphere.
Following a conversation about shade, I suggested an umbrella ceiling and Jen created a beautiful sun-shade from coloured umbrellas and complimented Stacey’s purchases with draping and jute table runners to soften the look.
Fresh lemonade on arrival was followed by an intimate wedding blessing in the private chapel.
The taste of France was dotted throughout the day including an accordion serenade as the couple and guests left the chapel to enjoy a glass of champagne.
The afternoon tea wedding menu served both French and English savouries and sweets.
Pimms was served in teapots and vintage teacups.
Tea closed with a presentation of macaroons rather than a wedding cake.
Then guests relaxed in deckchairs on the lawns, listening to jazz.
As the afternoon came to a close, guests collected their personalised picnic baskets before boarding the coach.
The happy couple headed off in an old Citroen 2CV to join their guests at the local night market for dinner and dancing.
Congratulations, Stacey and Ben!
Photos French Wedding Company and Tim Fox