DIY Wedding in Loire Valley France

outdoor aisle walk

Today on the blog, we are sharing a DIY Wedding in Loire Valley France. Here at French Wedding Style, we love a DIY wedding as it shows so much of a couples personality and their creative flair. Marc and Hyesang tell us their story of how they met in Bordeaux whilst studying which gave them the inspiration to go with France for their destination wedding. There are so many aspects of this wedding we love, including the incorporation of the Korean traditional culture. Read on for all the details about this gorgeous Loire Valley wedding

The Couples Story….. We met 7 years ago in Bordeaux when we were still students. It took a course of Statistics in English, a lot of aperitifs along the Garonne, a failed semester, and a year between France and Korea to begin to realize that we had something serious between us.

pronovias bridal gown france

lace pronovias bridal gown

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bride with pronovias gown

Pink Engagement Ring box

wedding rings in eucalyptus

Marc made his surprise proposal to Hyesang during a girls holiday in Milan, in June 2018. Their two matchmakers L and M were guiding Hyesang from Milan to the small town of Pavia, where Mark was waiting for her on his knee.

bride getting bridesmaid ready

bridal pose in pronovias gown

elegant couple french wedding

We had the privilege of getting married in Marc’s childhood friend’s family house. It is an exceptional place, 10 minutes from Saumur with an incredible view of the castle of Pocé, which has belonged to his family for a dozen of generations. It is also a place full of memories and anecdotes that go back to the years of high school.

DIY wedding

DIY wedding vows


Bride with Bouquet

We wanted to share the atmosphere of cave troglodyte, enjoy hot fouées bread baked in the oven stone, take “selfies” in the Loire fields with our guests from around the globe.

Ring exchange wedding

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outdoor france tree ceremony

DIY wedding in Loire Valley

The rustic theme has become very natural knowing that we were in the region of the Loire and that the place of marriage was formerly used for wine production. As we had a DIY weding, a large number of our guests offered their help, which of course we were eager to accept. Between preparations, the actual wedding day and the day after cleaning and desinstallation, everyone got their hands dirty.

romantic DIY wedding couple

romantic outdoor france couple

lace elegant pronovias gown

If we had to choose a particular moment during the preparation, it would be the international coordination. Our group of guests was composed of Indian, American, Korean, Russian, … and having to explain to them the functioning of the French railway network saved us a few jokes that we’ll cherish for a lifetime.

french wedding toast

elegant couple toast

bridal bouquet toss

bridal bouquet toss france

bridal bouquet catch

The most beautiful wedding memory? Our choice wavers between the improvised course of swing dance in the troglodyte cave and the French wedding games, which have been a discovery for most of us.

wedding couple games

DIY wedding games

french wedding games

french grapes nature

outdoor Loire Valley wedding

A tip for other brides and grooms:
Do not hesitate to ask for advice and help around you, especially if you are decided to do a DIY wedding without a wedding planner.

traditional french wedding cake

couple with traditional french wedding cake

korean wedding celebration cake

korean wedding decor france

rustic lights france wedding

rustic indoor france wedding

We were also very happy that we decided to invest in a great photographer. Our photos are indeed beautiful! Daria Lorman is really full of talent and she took so many shots we literally had no idea of.

france happy couple evening

france night time wedding

These pictures made us relive the special day during that rainy Sunday with a nice cup of tea. Our initial reaction was : “How can we seriously ever pay back for that? ” Daria created all these amazing memories that we will cherish forever.

DIY Wedding in Loire Valley France Snapshot

DIY Wedding in Loire Valley France Snapshot


Wedding Vendors

| Photographer Daria Lorman photography | Brides Dress Pronovias | Shoes Salvatore Ferragamo | Grooms Outfit  Melinda Gloss | Grooms Outfit Colonel Moutarde | Florist Le Clos des RosesCakes La duchesse AnneAccessories My Golden Age | Catering Confrérie des faiseux de fouées de Distre | Venue Les Clérins, Saumur |

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