Happy Monday lovelies and welcome to another wonderful week here at FWS. To get your week off to a flying start we have a dreamy Chateau Des Barrenques wedding for you to feast your eyes upon.
Set in a six hectare park in the heart of Provence is today’s beautiful venue Chateau des Barrenques where our couple Theresa and Conny held their intimate outdoor ceremony in the forest.
After deciding on her colour scheme of rose gold, dusty blues and lavender grey, Theresa designed and created many of the elements of her wedding such as the stationery and signs, she also enlisted the help of decorators Cigales et Petit Fours and her wonderful florist La Fabrique d’étoiles Filantes to help bring her vision to life.
With that said, we don’t want to keep you waiting any longer so we’ll now pass over to Sarah-Jane Ethan Photography who will be walking us through this dreamy Chateau Des Barrenques wedding…
“As a Switzerland based couple with a love of the outdoors, we have a soft spot for Provence with its long summer days, rustic hilltop villages, not to mention the amazing food and wine.”
“Once we had decided on Provence, I researched venues through sites such as French Wedding Style, but it was easy to be overwhelmed by the range of options. Although we wanted an intimate gathering, accommodation on site and a wet-weather option were key criteria for our hit list. After visiting around six venues, Chateau Des Barrenques, a charming privately owned house with beautiful grounds was easily our favourite.”
“The ceremony was in a clearing in the forest in the grounds of the Château, and I walked down the forest aisle to the sound of my brother playing the cello, creating a wonderful, intimate ambiance.”
“One of the first pieces I decided on were my Sophia Webster Chiara shoes and these provided the basis for the rose gold notes throughout my theme. The muted pastels of the Provençal shutters gave me inspiration for my broader colour scheme of dusty blues and lavender grey. I was dedicated to this theme, and knew exactly what I wanted, so designed and created all the stationery, signs and fabrics myself. My decorators, Cigales et Petits Fours, helped this vision come to life, sourcing the wonderful glass terrariums for the centrepieces and setting up everything with such attention to detail. They also coordinated with the florist who did such a beautiful job with the soft pastel colours and flowing eucalyptus.”
“I fell in love with my Inbal Dror dress in Paris – the gorgeous lace worked so perfectly for Provence, but the design was modern and sexy. No other dress came close!”
“The band, The Dukes of Havoc, drove all the way from London to play for us, doing an acoustic afternoon session to accompany the champagne and canapés then a main set after dinner, and they were simply fantastic.”
“The caterer, 5 Sur 5, had categorically the best canapés and were really flexible to fit our needs for vegetarian and vegan dishes. I couldn’t decide between the French pièce montée, macarons or cake so we had them all. The choux received rave reviews and the naked cake from Louis Patissier was simply beautiful!”
“One of the things that made it all so special was having our nearest and dearest there for an extended period of time. We had the Chateau and its grounds to ourselves for the whole week before the wedding and we extended the party to host a BBQ on Friday and a brunch on Sunday for our guests.”
“SJ’s light and dreamy photos really capture the beauty of the rustic setting and the romantic ambiance of the day.”
Congratulations Conny and Theresa from everyone here at French Wedding Style!
Dreamy Chateau Des Barrenques Wedding Snapshot
Venue: Chateau Des Barrenques | Photographer: Sarah-Jane Ethan | Dress: Inbal Dror | Shoes: Sophia Webster | Hair and Make Up: Magali Junemann | Grooms Outfit: J Crew | Bridesmaids Dress: Adrianna Papell | Florist: La Fabrique d’étoiles Filantes | Celebrant: Alexandra | Catering: 5 Sur 5 | Cakes: Louis Patissier | Decoration: Cigales et Petits Fours | Entertainment: The Dukes of Havoc