American Dream Wedding at Chateau de Garde

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Vineyard Vows: Lauren and Christopher’s French Romance

Location: Moulon, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Southwest of France

The Couple’s Story

Lauren and Christopher hail from Atlanta, USA, and share a deep affection for France. Their romance with the country began when Christopher spent time working in Bordeaux, and for Lauren, who had lived in Aix en Provence, the love for French culture was already ingrained. Their commitment to each other was sealed when Christopher proposed at a Château in Saint Émilion, binding their journey together with the beauty of the French landscape.

Wedding Planning and Choice of France

When it came to planning their wedding, the couple’s fondness for French gastronomy and wine was at the forefront of their decision to marry in France. They reached out to craft a wedding that was both elegant and infused with the poetic charm of French culture. Château de Garde, situated in the quaint village of Moulon amidst lush vineyards, stood out as the quintessential venue for its enchanting setting and ample accommodations. The couple’s visit to Bordeaux, filled with tastings and trials, only reaffirmed their choice, with the castle’s charm bringing Lauren to tears and assuring them they had found the perfect setting for their special day.

Wedding Design, Decor, and Theme

The wedding design tastefully married the sophistication of French style with the warmth of American customs, setting a scene that highlighted the splendor of Château de Garde. The bridesmaids, dressed in elegant champagne-colored gowns, brought an air of refined unity to the event.

Pink and white roses in the floral arrangements added a romantic touch to the outdoor ceremony, standing out beautifully against the backdrop of the Château. The dinner basked in the glow of the setting sun, paid homage to the region’s famous wines, with guests seated at tables named after nearby vineyards and golden images of the Château decorating the menus. The celebration was deeply heartfelt, marked by stirring speeches, a bubbling champagne fountain, and a night sky set ablaze with fireworks.

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Vendors list

Planner and designer: By Lea | Photographer: Elsa Caza | Venue: Chateau de Garde | Florist: Atelier Septembre | Videographer: Kevin Munar | Catering: Deval traiteur | Bride’s dress: Leah Da Gloria | Entertainment: Happy Music | Decoration: Souchon Reception | Cakes: Madeleines et Macarons | Makeup: Gang de Nanas | Hair: Jennifer Artisan Coiffeur


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