Michelle and Casey’s French Chateau Wedding in Normandy

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The Couple’s Story

Casey and Michelle’s romance began on the dance floor, country swing dancing to be exact. After years of stepping in rhythm together, Casey proposed during a dreamy hot air balloon ride—a long-held dream of Michelle’s—complete with family watching from below, holding up a “Will you marry me?” sign. This magical proposal set the stage for their enchanting French chateau wedding in the beautiful Normandy countryside.

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Planning a Destination Wedding in France

The choice of France as their wedding destination came somewhat by chance. While looking for a large house on Airbnb where their families could gather and celebrate together, they stumbled upon a charming French Chateau in Normandy that ticked all the boxes. This decision, born out of serendipity, led to a beautiful and intimate setting for their nuptials.

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Wedding Design and Outfits

Michelle envisioned a wedding design that was organic and seemingly effortless, where the decor was minimalist, focusing primarily on lush floral arrangements of soft pastel hues to complement the natural beauty of the chateau’s gardens. Her own dress, a Jane Hill Huntleigh gown with a sleek design and a mature elegance, contrasted beautifully with Casey’s timeless black suit and bow tie, achieving a perfect balance between earthy charm and classic formality.

The Wedding Soundtrack

Music played a poignant role in their celebration, with a talented cellist setting the tone for the ceremony. After much deliberation and listening to various cello covers, they chose Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” for Michelle’s walk down the aisle, seeking a tender and emotional atmosphere. For the conclusion of the ceremony, they opted for a lighthearted and joyful rendition of “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, capturing the celebratory spirit of the day. The selection process was less about the meaning behind the songs and more about the feelings they hoped to evoke during their special moments.

 

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Vendors List

Photographer: Frances Mary Sales | Venue: Manoir de Gerville | Florist: The Painted Bouquet | Dress: Jane Hill | Dress shop: The Birdal Studio Utah | Suit: Bonobos | Groom’s shoes: Allen Edmonds | Catering: Dine Indulge

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