Relaxed real life wedding in Biarritz, South of France

I am delighted to share with you today, the first in the series of real life wedding. Andy and Loan’s wedding combines simple elegance with personal touches in sunny South West France.

The wedding was an informal affair set at Domain de Bassilour situated just outside the town of Bidart, close to the beaches and to Biarritz, tucked away in the greenery of its pretty little park.  The 16th Century farmhouse is in the heart of the Basque country, with the Pyrenees as a backdrop. The bride wore a stunning silk organiza vanilla petal strapless gown by Italian born Carla Zampatti and Jimmy Choo shoes.  I love the soft feminine flow and movement of the dress.

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The rustic chalk table plan is such a fantastic DIY personal element to the day and sits within the french shabby chic style.

chalk board tableplan

 Instead of the traditional wedding guest book a wedding wish tree enables your guests to add their own personal message to the day and provides a focal point for the wedding reception.

wedding wish tree

Wedding Tree

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 French Cuisine

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 I absolutely adore this photo of the group of lovely ladies.  It has the look of a stylised fashion photoshoot, with an array of colours and looks.  The type of photo that we all wish we had of our close friends, a snippet in time to be treasured.

French Wedding Party

First Dance

wedding in franceThank you to the wonderful M & J Photography for allowing their work to be the first French Wedding Style real wedding.  M & J Photography provide wedding photography in the UK and France and have are available for your destination wedding.

I would love to have your comments on the first real life wedding.

monique trulove --wedding blogger


Wedding Dress: Carla Zampatti
Rings and jewellery: Ryder Diamonds
Bridesmaids dresses: Morgan and Balenciaga
Make Up : Marie Reigniez
Hair Stylist: Katie Quinn (sydney/New York)
Andy’s suit: Hugo Boss Red Label
Flowers: Rodolphe Fleuriste (Hossegor, France)
Catering: Benac Traiteur (Toulouse, France)
Wine: Chateau Lilian Ladouys St Estephe
Venue: Domain de Bassilour (Near Biarritz, France)

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