Spring Picnic Wedding in the South of France

stone castle ruins with vines

This ethereal spring picnic wedding shoot captured by Visuals By Abbi in the South of France showcases local artisans, mountain views and the beauty that can come with an intimate ceremony…

stone castle ruins overgrown by greenery

floral arrangements in old plastic bins

purple field flowers

view of a town in a valley surrounded by mountains

“The beauty of France is endless, from the sparkling Cote d’Azur waters to magical chateaux laced with vineyards. For this inspirational editorial shoot, we moved away from the glitz and decadence of the coast to the picturesque mountains of Gréolières amongst ancient stone ruins, just an hours drive from the famous French Riviera.

view of old stone castle ruins with purple field flowers in foreground

flat lay of perfume, flower earrings, white posie and ring in a heart shaped box on top of a wedding invite

table with white candle and neutral toned floral arrangement in a field with mountain views

floral arrangement in a bowl and candle on old dark wood side table in field

Spring in the south of France is a wonderful time of year, the promise of warmer weather and long evenings, the landscape bursting into life with fleurs sauvages – wild flowers – and the scent of wild lavender and herbs- the perfect choice for a magical elopement.

cream and pink floral arrangement with mountain views behind

simple couples wedding table arrangement on dark wood table in a field with mountain views

pink and yellow wild flowers

mountain views in background and floral table arrangement and white candles in foreground

We wanted to showcase the opportunities our wonderful region has to offer and with lots of couples now having to adapt their original wedding plans, smaller ceremonies do not have to mean sacrificing on style. And what is more romantic than declaring your love in front of breath-taking mountain views!

flat lay of white rose, gold flower hoop earrings and matching necklace and ring in rustic wooden serving platter

low dark wood coffee table with cream fabric, candles and pastel floral arrangement in field with mountain views

pink and cream wedding menu with small wooden spoon and pastel floral arrangement

cream orchid, pink rose, labels that read bride and groom in pink on raw paper and wedding information booklet

The shoot was captured by Visuals By Abbi and thoughtfully styled by Danni Wing Events using muted earthy tones to allow the beauty of the surroundings to speak. The simple yet elegant table design mixed natural textures of wood with white, minimal porcelain flatware and amber-toned glasses. The tablescape was completed with vintage crystal champagne flutes, soft draped linens and Dandelions and Grace stunning floral arrangements.

wedding dress hanging from doorway in old castle ruins

bride stands in front of stone castle ruins holding cream bouquet

bride leans into to smell yellow roses and wears gold flower hoop earrings

closeup of hand holding yellow rose

Sustainability and locality were an important undertone of the shoot, we were celebrating the beauty of nature and were conscious to not leave a trace. Many of the items featured in the shoot were produced and supplied by local artisans. We focused on using flowers from the local area, sourced vintages items rather than buying new where possible and served local food and wines.

bride and groom meet in front of stone ruins her dress trails behind her and he wears a burgundy suit

bride and groom hold hands and walk through green field with stone ruins visible behind them

bride and groom embrace with a grey sky visible he is in a burgundy suit and she is in a white dress

brides arm hangs by her side holding cream and pastel bouquet of flowers

The Bridal makeup by Irina Awad was inspired by the magical Provençal golden hour. Using warm cream earthy-toned eyeshadows for a beautiful sheen, healthy bronze and dewy highlighters that create a more effortless, sunset-hued beauty. The bridal look is completed by one extra coat of mascara for wide-awake eyes and neutral lips.

bride and groom hug and smile standing in a green field with stone ruins behind them

bride in white dress looks down at her pastel bouquet with stones from castle ruins behind her

bridal bouquet in the hands of the bride with orchids, pink roses and cream lizzies

groom wears burgundy suit with white flower buttonhole and matching floral bowtie and pocket square

the ancient ruins and the meadows of wildflowers and grasses surrounding the location. The beautiful ceremony display wrapped the stone ruins creating a touch of wild elegance. The bridal bouquet was designed mixing exotic orchids with locally grown blooms for the famous perfume houses of Grasse and wild textured foliage foraged nearby all tied with beautiful silk ribbon. The earthy hues continued in the organic bowls of flowers for this relaxed spring picnic wedding in the South of France.

groom in burgundy suit and floral bowtie with matching pocket square smiles with hands in pockets

bride and groom kiss in front of stone ruins for their spring picnic wedding in the South of France

bride and groom hold hands and walk through sundrenched yellowing field

groom feeds his bride grapes as they sit on the ground in front of small decorated wedding table with rolling mountain views behind them

Claire from Dandelions and Grace designed the florals taking into consideration the natural tones of the ancient ruins and the meadows of wildflowers and grasses surrounding the location. The beautiful ceremony display wrapped the stone ruins creating a touch of wild elegance. The bridal bouquet was designed mixing exotic orchids with locally grown blooms for the famous perfume houses of Grasse and wild textured foliage foraged nearby all tied with beautiful silk ribbon. The earthy hues continued in the organic bowls of flowers for the relaxed intimate picnic.

bride and groom at wedding table with rolling mountain views in background

bride and groom kiss with lit candles on wedding table in front of them and mountain views behind them

bride and groom smile at each other in a field for their spring picnic wedding

The Bride’s backless bespoke dress was designed and created by local couturière Kim Stokes of Gold Leaf Finish. Taking style notes from the timeless elegance of the Golden Age of Hollywood the dress is contemporary and classic, with a touch romance. The grandness of the mountains reflected in the sumptuous full train.

The jewellery was from a Parisian jeweller who works with fine stones and 24-carat gold or plated silver. His collection is available in the French-Riviera concept store dedicated to “Made in France” products: l’Atelier Français.

The Groom wore a burgundy suit with a floral waistcoat from Keitels Tailors in Cannes.

We finished the day toasting with his and her drinks accompanied by local French cheeses and meats.”

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Creative Direction Danni Wing Events | Floral Design Dandelions and Grace | Dress Designer Goldleaf Finish | Suit Keitel CannesMake-up & Hair Allure Make-upPhotography Visuals By Abbi | Jewellery l’Atelier Français