We’re off to the South West of France to a beautiful wedding venue for Gemma and Andy’s relaxed wedding at Château Smith Haut Lafitte. The whole day was planned and captured by FWS vendors Mark and Clémentine at Awardweddings. We love Gemma’s utterly unique House of Ollichon two piece gown which she paired with her favourite Christian Louboutin heels.
We’ll now pass you over to Clémentine at Awardweddings who will be walking us through this colourful Château Smith Haut Lafitte wedding…
Gemma and Andy got engaged in Bordeaux, a place they cherish and wanted to celebrate their love with their friends and family in this wonderful city in South West France. After visiting several venues, they chose Château Smith Haut Lafitte, the world famous vineyard.
After a year and a half planning, the wedding took place on a hot and bright summer day, early August 2019. “The wedding planning process was calm and efficient from the first response email, pre wedding meetings and the day itself”, Says the couple. “Eighteen months is a perfect timeframe to plan a wedding, it will give you the time to organise stress free, get the best suppliers and enjoy the process” says Clémentine at Awardweddings.
Gemma wore a gorgeous dress from House of Ollichon in London, with a beautifully embroidered top and an elegant skirt. Her glittery shoes were from Louboutin. Her bridemaids wore black dresses they found in different places.
Gemma wanted a bright day with colours and glitter! The styling was colourful with gorgeous summer flowers of pink, yellow, blue tones. For dinner, they used wine boxes from the vineyard as flower arrangements on the tables. These were topped up with candles and fairylights.
They had a ceremony on the grounds of the vineyard, overlooking the beautiful hotel Sources de Caudalie, followed by cocktails and canapes on the grounds, on the sound of live music. They then enjoyed a delicious French meal in the impressive dining room of the chateau; followed by a party with a great French live band.
Congratulations Gemma and Andy from everyone here at French Wedding Style!
For even more gorgeous weddings at Château Smith Haut Lafitte check out this:
Famous Château Smith Haut Lafitte Wedding Snapshot
Wedding planner and stylist Clémentine at Awardweddings | Venue Château Smith Haut Lafitte | Photography Mark at Awardweddings | Hairdresser Charlotte Garvey | Make-up artist Jack Adams, MAC | Florist Herbes Fauves | Decorations rental Clémentine at Awardweddings | Catering Dulou Traiteur | Live band Fuzz Trio | Bride’s dress House of Ollichon | Bride’s shoes Christian Louboutin | Groom’s suit Moss Bros.