Deep in the Dordogne valleys, Mimi and Shaun tied the knot in front of their closest friends and family! The intimate outside ceremony was littered with incredible Moroccan themed wedding decor for the bride and groom to say their vows. The bride looked incredible in a Suzanne Harrington lace detail dress made just for her! But that wasn't the only thing bespoke on their big day, this couple brewed and bottled their very own IPA for guests to enjoy too complete with personalised labels - a fantastic DIY touch that look great in the photos too!

What Made Our Day Unique

The venue itself was an absolute gem of a find, as soon as we went there we knew it was for us -- and we were able to rent our multiple properties where everyone could stay very cheaply. As a result, we mixed up groups of people in the different houses so by the day of the wedding everyone had met new friends, caught up with old ones, and had lots of friendly faces on hand. As we were abroad everyone treated it like a holiday and were really invested in having a great time. The different spaces & venues also provided lots of opportunity to spread the party out and new places to discover throughout the day. We did the evening before at one of the guest houses, ceremony under an oak on the hill behind the house, reception at the back of the main house below, dinner in a barn, which then opened into a courtyard in the evening with another space for dancing!

Mimi & Shaun

Moroccan Themed Wedding Decor

Inspired by their travels to Marrakech, this couple fell in love with the colour and vibes of the souks and decided to recreate this for their big day! The Moroccan themed wedding decor included patterned rugs, pampas grass and lanterns hung around the courtyard creating a cosy, intimate and welcoming atmosphere. Entering the hall for dinner, the guests cheered the couple and stood on their chairs as they waved napkins above their heads - now that's an entrance! ​​​​​​​

Inspiration & Styling

The main souk in Jema El f’na in Marrakech was the inspiration for the wedding; colourful, warm, welcoming and lots to look at! We borrowed lots of beautiful rugs and fabrics from family who have amazing bits and pieces at home, as well as our planner - whose team hung lots of lanterns on string lights in the courtyard to create that intimate feel for the evening. We wanted it to be a really colourful day against the simple French farmhouse backdrop, and Ajna nailed the styling so the eye was drawn around the beautiful courtyards and patina stone house. We wanted a very laid back atmosphere, with non-traditional roles and setting, and absolutely got it!

Mimi & Shaun

If you are wanting more colourful decor or hanging lantern inspiration for your big day then look no further, this town hall wedding has hanging lanterns in abundance, colourful decor and all-round feel-good vibes for you to enjoy!

Venue: Domaine de la Leotardie | Bride Dress: Suzanne Harrington | Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie | Grooms Suit: Beggars Run | Fashion Accessories: Carousel Jewels | Shoes: John Lewis | Catering: The Events Kitchen | Flowers: Faith Brennan of Le Coeur Sauvage | Hair & Makeup: Le Brushing 64 | Entertainment: Such Sweet Thunder | Planner/Stylist: Oui, Mon Coeur | Decor & Hire: Le Petit Pichet | Gift List: The Wedding Shop | Celebrant: English Celebrant In France | Pop Up Bar: Pop Up Bar

Imogen Read

Written by Imogen Read

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