French Chateau Wedding at Chateau d'Agel the Loire in France with Bride in Bardot Lace Wedding Dress and Greenery Decor by Hannah Duffy Photography Pin Image

French Chateau Wedding with Bride in Bardot Lace Wedding Dress and Greenery Decor

Are you ready for some ooh la la in France? Then allow us to present this stunning French Chateau wedding. We’ve got romantic floral arches, greenery garlands, outdoor receptions, and the prettiest lace Bardot wedding dress you ever did see. Not to mention the cutest moment captured by Hannah Duffy Photography of the bride and grooms mini entourage tying tin cans to the wedding car. It’s a total swoon fest from start to finish, and you’re going to love it!

WHAT MADE OUR DAY UNIQUE

“Having been together since we were 17, we wanted to include subtle details reflecting our experiences together – we had love letters on the tables, as we studied English Literature together (!), pétanque, chess and dominoes during the cocktail to reflect the “Jardin du Luxembourg” from Rachael’s time living in Paris, and “tinto de verano” and tapas as a nod to Jason’s time living in Madrid. We wrote our own vows, which made the ceremony feel incredibly personal, and hand-picked all of the music for the entire day, which really made the day really feel like ours.” – Rachael & Jason

French Chateau Wedding

Did you know 1 in 5 couples get married abroad? You do now. We’re blessed with beautiful destination weddings weekly and they always make me want to pack my bags and jet off immediately, just like this French Chateau wedding. And is it any wonder when venues like these have quaint courtyards for al fresco receptions and picturesque views for dreamy couples portraits. Plus I have it on good authority you can stay up until past 3 am and dance the night away!

STYLING & INSPIRATION

“I would describe our wedding as romantic, intimate and elegant. The château and setting are so full of history and charm that it was important to keep everything else very natural and soft. We kept the colour scheme and flowers to greenery and ivory/white/blush and tried not to overdo the decorations. We opted for formal and more classical elements (such as formal attire, the string quartet, the cocktail in the afternoon) but mixed these with more modern and personal touches to ensure that the day felt both elegant and relaxed. Everyone is different but for us, it was important that our wedding looked and felt like us and that our family and friends would think “this is so Jason and Rachael”. We didn’t have a planner or stylist and put everything together ourselves, but we loved that, as we saw our wedding as an intimate day that we had created and which had little touches of our story throughout it. The relaxed vibe was also crucial – the bar was effectively self-service, guests could explore the grounds and relax in the château as they wished and everything just flowed, all of which made for a fantastic atmosphere.” – Rachael & Jason

Although this was a destination wedding, Rachael & Jason brought a little bit of home (Northern Ireland) with them by using wedding suppliers close to home to get their wedding outfits. Rachael chose an exquisite Bardot wedding dress from Naomis of Ballynahinch and Jason opted for a three-piece Navy suit from A F White in Co. Down. If you’re looking for suppliers near you, search our hand-picked wedding directory The List and make a match now. Rachael & Jason found their fabulous sting quartet Carcassonne via our recommended supplier FixTheMusic, who will you find?

Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband & three beautiful children.

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