Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding
Step into a world of elegance and sophistication with a Downton Abbey-inspired wedding set against the enchanting backdrop of the South of France. This captivating blend of French charm and vintage glamour creates a truly unforgettable experience, reminiscent of the beloved British television series that captured the hearts of millions.
A whole year of freedom to binge-watch the best shows must have some influence on your work, right? Aneesha Varghese from Lace & Lavende thanks 2020 for the inspiration. That subtly influenced this stunning photo shoot in the South of France which has an unmistakable Downton Abbey flair…
One of the essential elements that bring the magic of Downton Abbey to life is the exquisite wedding dress. The iconic fashion of the early 20th century becomes a reality as the bride dons a gown inspired by the timeless elegance of Lady Mary Crawley or the ethereal beauty of Lady Sybil. This delicate lace, intricate beadwork, and cascading layers of silk that gracefully sweep the floor. The bride becomes the epitome of grace and sophistication, radiating a sense of nostalgia and romance that transports everyone to a bygone era.
A destination wedding planner in 2020
“As a destination wedding planner in 2020, who had had 90% of her weddings postponed, and suddenly a lot of free time on her hands, I had spent some – probably too much – time watching Downton Abbey, Bridgerton, and other shows of a similar genre.
Thank you, 2020
Now looking at the visuals of the styled shoot, I do believe that the binge-watching inspired the mood of this elopement inspiration series; so, I guess “Thank you, 2020…”.
After months of postponing weddings last year and guiding my clients through that rather traumatic ordeal. I felt a need to create a space for them; the tired and bewildered couple who had just wanted the simple pleasure of getting married. Surrounded by their near and dear ones. To start that new chapter in their lives – but were unable to do so.
I wanted to design something that I believed was beautiful, timeless, yet still reflected the mood of the world in 2020. An elopement series just made a lot of sense. With the restrictions that were (and still are) put into place the world over.
All this in a beautiful French Château nestled amidst olive groves and vineyards.
So, we started the process of creating a little bubble for two lovers, away from the uncertainty and stress. It was just two of them taking the time to celebrate their love and each other. I wanted this elopement series to capture an atmosphere that was filled with intimacy, the quiet joy of finding each other, and really seeing each other – a feeling that big weddings don’t always allow. And all this in a beautiful French Château nestled amidst olive groves and vineyards.
They make delicious wine, so if you’re ever in the region
Château Puech-Haut in Saint-Drézéry, France was chosen as the venue because, in my opinion, it was just the right size – big enough to give off that fancy-vibe of a castle, however not so big that it would take away from the intimacy of the shoot. Also, they make delicious wine, so if you’re ever in the region, please do go across for a tasting . FYI, their Rosé is discreetly featured in this styled shoot.
The couple, Alexia and Sébastien are a real couple, and we were so thrilled when they agreed to be a part of this shoot. First, because they’re gorgeous and a super fun couple, and second, they’re so in love with each other – and this really comes through in this shoot.
In conclusion, a Downton Abbey-inspired wedding in the South of France is an exquisite fusion of French charm and vintage elegance. From the breathtaking venue to the meticulously crafted details, every element of the celebration captures the spirit of the beloved British television series. With a stunning Downton Abbey wedding dress, opulent décor, delectable cuisine, and nostalgic entertainment, this extraordinary experience transports guests to a time of unparalleled elegance and romance.
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Downton Abbey Wedding Inspiration In The South of France Snapshot
Downton Abbey Wedding Inspiration In The South of France Vendors
Photographer Les Images de Tom | Venue Château Puech-Haut | Planner Lace & Lavande | Florist 21hdix poésie | Brides Dress Amandine Grimm | Jewellery LBijoux | Hair Celine Carles | Make Up Clarabeauty | Grooms Outfit Casting & L’Homme | Stationery Cléo Lebrun – Atelier d’art | Catering Traiteur Germain | Decoration Coco Touch Deco | Hire Louise & Juliette