Who would have thought that we would be presenting another beautiful French-Mexican affair with our readers!? It is with great pleasure that we share with you a perfectly mixed cocktail of cultures from the creative mind of Charlotte Poésie and the lens of Stephen Liberge…
“Charlotte-Marie & Fernando said Yes, in the heart of a family vineyard, Château d’Armailhac, near Bordeaux… a spring wedding, with a country french styled, elegant and poetic, in the heart of the vineyards.
This French castle dates from the 17th century, and it’s classified as a Fifth Growth in the famous classification drawn up by Bordeaux wine brokers since 1855. Since 1933, it is still the property of the illustrious family.
Château d’Armailhac, a curious half house, a white stone building, is surrounded by a majestic park, connected by a magnificent driveway to one of the family’s other famous properties, Mouton Rothschild.
Our couple met in Mexico, Fernando is Mexican, and they wanted to honour their two cultures in a subtle and gentle way, an invitation to travel.
The day started at the Relais Château Cordeillan-Bages (Pauillac), with their French and Mexican bridesmaids and groomsmen for preparations.
They celebrate their engagement in the little and beautiful church of the village. An arch of flowers on either side of the entrance, and garlands of foliage adorned the Roman vaults and the heart of the Church. Charlotte-Marie entered in front of all their guests, on her father’s arm, to an aria by Edith Piaf – La vie en rose. This bride had so much grace.
They have joined their guests for the cocktail at Château d’Armailhac, accompanied by Mariachis, playing a traditional Mexican song ‘Cielito Lindo’. It was an incredible surprise for their guests.
The reception took place in 2 ephemeral huge tents. The first for the cocktail party, open onto the park, with leather chesterfields, large flowery bars. The other hosted dinner, with antique chandeliers and velvet drapes, to create a lounge area for the evening.
The décor had some small Mexican touches, with the paper garlands of Papel Picado, the pretty colours of flowers and agaves mixed on the tables, and the photobooth accessories like sombrero, coming straight from Mexico.
The park has been landscaped for the occasion with palm trees, cacti, lemon trees, olive trees, agaves. All stationery and signage was provided in both languages.
The taste buds and pupils were also in the spotlight, first of all tailor-made cocktails for each of our newlyweds: the ‘Mexican Punch’ and the ‘French Touch’, then dishes with Franco-Mexican accents, prepared by the caterer and with a Mexican chef.
A delight, a perfect balance of flavours: Carpaccio of Saint-Jacques in Aguachile, Beurre Blanc sauces based on Mezcal, full-bodied juice with smoked Morita pepper, and original and sweet desserts: Strawberry and Aloevera, Perfect chocolate iced with avocado, and of course the traditional French cake of vanilla and chocolate cream puffs.
After a magnificent surprise organized with their families, a fireworks display in music and in the colours of their two countries in the middle of the vineyards, the dance party was launched until the early hours of the morning.
A beautiful and colourful wedding, two languages and one heart.”
A Mexican Punch With A French Touch In Bordeaux Snapshot
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Planner Charlotte Poésie | Photographer Stephen Liberge | Catering Lacoste Traiteur | Hire Be Lounge | Hire Options | Decoration Le Scenographe | Florist Fleurs de Mars | Hair & Makeup Les Coquettes Party | Brides Dress Rosa Clara | Entertainment El Mariachi Valdes | Entertainment Yanis Texier DJ | Entertainment Ellipse Pyrotechnie | Accommodation Château Cordeillan – Bages | Venue Château d’Armailhac