Today, we are taking you to the South West of France to a beautiful wedding venue for Carly and Ben’s relaxed wedding at Chateau St Michel. The whole day was planned and captured by FWS vendors Mark and Clémentine at Awardweddings. We absolutely love the boho vibes dotted throughout the day from their outdoor ceremony to Carly’s Victoria Sanders lace gown.
Do you fancy saying ‘I Do’ with a majestic French chateau as your backdrop? We thought so! Then you’re in for a real treat with this Chateau St Michel outdoor wedding full of great vendors and pretty styling.
We’ll now pass you over to Clémentine at Awardweddings who will be walking us through this Chateau St Michel real wedding…
After touring several venues in South West France, Carly & Ben settled on the magnificent Chateau St Michel in the foothill of the Pyrenees. The day was full of joy with their closest friends and family.
Carly wore a beautiful tailor made dress by Victoria Sanders Studio, recently awarded best emerging bridal fashion brand. Her hair and make-up were done by Muriel from Marry Us in France. Also a celebrant, Muriel has 20 years experience in hair and make-up in the TV industry. Carl had a beautiful natural style with long wavy hair.
Carly loved pampa grass and olive branches so we included lots in the arrangements. Tones were cream, light pink and green. The setting being so beautiful, they wanted to complement it with light touches.
They held their ceremony under a tree with a cream draping for the arch and a garland of foliage. The central aisle was adorned with bouquets of olive branches. And the entrance of the aisle had two gorgeous floor arrangements of pampa grass, olive branches and roses.
Following a heartfelt ceremony, they enjoyed cocktails and canapés from local French caterer around the pool. They had hired a caricaturist to entertain their guests.
The cocktail was on the other side of the chateau, around the pool. With such a backdrop, you don’t need to do too much so we had wine barrels with flower arrangements on them and flowers on buffets.
They dined al fresco in a wooded area of the grounds, a family style dinner of shared platters of local food including duck, fish and fresh vegetables. They ended the meal with the traditional French wedding cake: the popular croquembouche!
The dinner included two long rows of tables were decorated with foliage and flower garlands trailing across the tables, with glass and brass candlesticks and cream candles.
They partied to live music afterwards under the marquee before revealing their secret party place in the chateau cellar.
For even more from this relaxed wedding at Chateau St Michel check out Carly and Ben’s wedding film:
Wedding Planner & Stylist Clémentine at Awardweddings | Venue Chateau St Michel Photography & Film Mark at Awardweddings with camera man Julien Marchais | Celebrant and Hair and Make-up Marry Us in France | Florist Les Ideales | Decorations Rental Clémentine at Awardweddings | Catering L’auberge d’Antan | Caricaturist Caricatures4u | Live Band Popcorn Factory Orchestra | Bride’s Dress Victoria Sanders | Bride’s Shoes Kurt Geiger | Accessories Monica Vinader | Bridesmaids Dresses Monsoon | Groom’s Suit Moss | Groom’s Shoes Russell and Bromley