This wedding is just so utterly chic. And so utterly French, and having lived in France, I can confirm that most people there are this stylish and this good looking. I know. It’s ridiculous.
Caroline is a stunning Bride with that natural, thrown together look we all long for, but somehow never achieve (or maybe that’s just me)…She wears two gowns, both of which I love…the short DVF shift with cut-out panels is just achingly cool and the shape is perfectly tailored – paired with nude Lanvin courts, it’s just divine. Then Caroline switches to a more bohemian, floaty Alice & Olivia gown, with a subtly corseted bodice and gorgeous lace panelling on the skirt. This time with some gold Jimmy Choos sandals. Swoon.
The pair were lucky enough to hold their reception in a friend’s chateau and chose a very simple white-on-white scheme for their decor – with lots and lots of white blooms and pillar candles, the whole look is just clean and elegant. And just incase there wasn’t enough delicious fashion and detail for you to lust over, there’s an adorable confetti eating French bulldog and one seriously cool girl DJ. The stunning, natural images come from Annie Gozard. Enjoy!
Caroline The Bride: We met at a famous flea market in the north of Paris 7 years ago. Alex is an antiquarian and I work in decoration. It took 3 years for us to begin dating but after the first evening we knew we were made for each other…it was love at first sight! For our one year anniversary together, Alex surprised me with a dinner at the Ritz. A few minutes before, we walked around Place Vendome and he asked me to marry him. I was not expecting it at all and I even asked if he was serious!
We chose September to get married because it is one of the most beautiful months in Paris. We wanted to do a very simple and intimate wedding. We decided from the outset to limit the guest list to make the most of it for everyone. There were only close friends and family. This also allowed us to treat ourselves for the important things: good food, good wine and good music!
All decisions were fairly easy. The dream place was offered to us by a decorator friend; a private country estate near Chantilly, surrounded by a large field and lake filled with watercress, a magical place! Perfect for enjoying the weather, we did everything outside. We planned a tent for dinner in case of rain, which fortunately did not happen, but we were still glad because it was a bit chilly at night. As this friend often organises parties at his home, he had all the good contacts! He recommended the caterer and he was right, the food was beautiful!
For decorations, everything was very simple. We put candles everywhere in the tent to create an atmosphere, and outdoor candles around the garden. It created a very romantic effect. The flowers were chosen and arranged by our decorator friend. He also made my bouquet. He used a lot of different flowers and even cabbage, but all in white to stay within the theme of chic and simplicity.
It took us time to find the right photographer, we wanted pictures that looked like us, and that would be in the spirit of the day – simple, romantic, chic. We found exactly what we were looking with Annie Gozard. She was perfect on our big day, she was everywhere and always in the right place at the right time. She captured everything that happened that day, intimate moments with friends, family, and all the great moments. We love the photos she has made, they make us live our big day every time we look at them.
The Day After
And then, there was the day after the wedding…we had a brunch that lasted all day long and ended with an evening even crazier than the day before! It was so unexpected! It was a weekend we would like to live again and again…and again!