It may be November, however I am dreaming of sun filled days in the South of France as we are transported there for a Provence countryside wedding with poppy fields, glorious weather, oliver trees and the scent of lavender filling the air.
I have been feeling restless recently and editing this post, I can almost smell the Provencal countryside and the silence filled with the sound of cicadas. Today’s couple Caroline and James, also had an affinity with the area having spent a lot of time in France growing up as James’ parents have a house in the area.
So when it came to wedding planning they wanted something special and decided to head to the good weather and great food that France has to offer.
The wedding was held at Le Domaine de la Rose formerly known as Le Mas de la Rose. Located 5 minutes from the lovely village of Eygalières in a 25-hectare park,it is a 17th-century hamlet, entirely renovated that was once home to sheepfolds.
Caroline spend the night before relaxing with the girls at the venue, and had a lovely relaxed morning getting ready with her best friends. Photographer Mike Garrard who captured the day says: “A lot of their friends helped put together the beautiful decorations for the ceremony and Caroline looked amazing as she made her way down the aisle in the sunshine. All of the guests sang Al Green’s “Let’s stay together” during the ceremony which was great fun and very meaningful too.
After the ceremony the guests enjoyed great jazz music while sipping cocktails, and the main cocktail was named after their cat ‘Poppy May’ who had to stay at home in London!
During the cocktail reception, we headed out to some poppy fields and found an old disused church for the couple photos, and the weather was incredible, although a bit windy!
On our return, dinner was followed by speeches, and Caroline and James played the garter game, which I’m told is a french game(?!) where she had to stand on a table and the men and women had to bid different amounts of money to get her to take her garter off.”
Thank you to Caroline and James for sharing their big day and to Mike Garrard for submitting the images. Is anyone planning on visiting Provence soon, if so do tweet me pictures