This classic black tie wedding with pink bridesmaid dresses is definitely not to be missed. Everything is so elegant, from the beautiful bride's strapless Pronovias wedding dress to the romantic floral centrepieces and candlesticks. We also can't get over the amazing golden hour portraits captured by Maryanne weddings. Pure magic.

What Made Our Day Unique

We were so lucky to have the wedding of our dreams in an idyllic 18th century French Chateau. It was simply magical. The estate had plenty of rooms, enough for all our friends and family to stay on the property. We were able to host a three-day affair, celebrating in peace with lots of privacy. We truly got to spend time with all our loved ones and we could not have asked for anything better to commemorate our love and new life together.

Ashley & Christopher

Pink Bridesmaid Dresses

I love group shots, and today's destination wedding is full of them. From candid getting ready portraits in the morning right through to the formal pictures, Maryanne Weddings has allowed this gorgeous wedding party to have fun and feel the joy. The groomsmen look dapper in tuxedos and the bridal party kill it in pink bridesmaid dresses. Taking centre stage is, stunning bride Ashley, who absolutely owns her strapless Pronovias wedding dress. The gorgeous Chateau La Durantie makes the perfect backdrop for all this elegance and the golden sunlight makes every moment and capture even more magical.

Inspiration & Styling

The vibe was intimate and relaxed, yet formal. The inspiration for the styling was French Chic. The Chateau provided us with a directory of suppliers that they had worked with and recommended. We chose the ones that suited us and that we felt we had good interactions with. We did our own research via Google and Instagram to find our makeup artist and photographer, and were able to find amazing individuals in this manner! I think the favourite moment was near the end of the night when our friends hoisted us on their shoulders so we could dance together above them in the middle of the dance floor to Beyonce’s cover of “Before I Let Go”.

Ashley & Christopher


Our photographer, Maryanne Weddings was exceptional. She travelled from London to capture our special day and made the experience amazing. She was not only professional but charming and delightful to work with. She was prepared and incredibly mobile and responsive during the day. My dad joked about her uncanny ability to be everywhere at once and catch all the action. The pictures she took are some of the best I have ever seen, and I felt like we were in some sort of wedding fashion magazine feature. She captured my wife perfectly and showed her to the world as the breathtaking beauty she is. Without hesitation, she extended her time with us at the end, when we wanted to add an additional hour for her to capture more festivities on the dancefloor.

Ashley & Christopher
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Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Venue: Chateau La Durantie | Catering: La Table D'aline | Cake: Chloe Belles Cakes | Entertainment: James Carr | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Accessories: Swarovski | Makeup: Charles Gillman | Bridesmaid Dresses: Kleinfeld | Grooms Suit: The Black Tux | Florist : Le Coeur Sauvage

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