Provence is our destination today as we are thrilled to showcase the vineyard wedding in Provence of Nhu and Pierre at Chateau Vaudois, all expertly captured by Celine Chhuon Photography.
Provence and the beautiful countryside always sings to our hearts, but when you have a stunning venue such as Chateau Vaudois combined with Nhu’s simple and romantic style, it is a match made in dream wedding heaven!
Bride Nhu takes us through their big day: “Pierre and I met when studying for our second year in the same business school. We had the same circle of friends and we slowly got closer as the year passed by … The start was long and tedious but then everything went very quickly: moving in the first flat together, first travels and finally the wedding!
Although everything went very quickly between us, the proposal was way to long to arrive to my taste J ! We were talking marriage for a while, I had an engagement ring on my finger for months but Pierre wanted to do things right for the official proposal!
I came home from office one evening in November, opening the mailbox, there was a rose, I immediately understood! I hopped like a flea on the stairs, I think that day I had never climbed the stairs as fast. The front door pushed, I found an alley with flowers and candles … Our apartment had something different that night. Pierre had concocted a small meal waiting for me in the living room on one knee …
We chose to get married in Provence as South of France is where Pierre spent all his childhood’s vacation, so it was a meaningful location for us, let alone that Provence is just gorgeous!
We wanted a wedding simple and fun too, so we decided to have a D-day and a Brunch the following morning. We also organized a flower crown workshop during the cocktail time for the girls, and a pétanque tournament for guys during the Brunch.
For the venue, we found this amazing place Château Vaudois, surrounded with vineyards and offering options to dine indoors our outdoors. Perfect for summer weddings, al-fresco with the cicadas’ chant. We were a bit unlucky as it rained right before the dinner but the staff at Château Vaudois were perfect and arranged the dinner to be indoors very quickly.
For the day-after, we wanted to have a Brunch as everyone knows that a wedding day passes too fast, and we really wanted to spend more time with our guests. We went for something laid back, Pierre’s mum owns a house with an incredible view looking out the Mediterranean sea, so we thought it would be perfect for the Brunch with our closest friends and family. And we found Coralie’s Kitchen, this amazing food truck which offers delicious gourmet burgers on the spot!
Some advice for the brides to be : If like me, you are a true Bridezilla and you have organized your wedding in a military way , your buddies had a sweat when you were ringing their phone, I will suggest you to spend the week before the wedding for only the last details (just the last touch) but above all: relaxation !
The day before, you must be confident that everything will go well and stay relaxed surrounded by your witnesses and future husband. On the D- day, let go , yes, people might walk on your dress , yes, it might rain, not everything can happen precisely as you planned but the essential things are here: you are going to take a beautiful engagement surrounded by people that you love the most in the world!
Enjoy every moment, every smile, every kind word , they are so precious … Just after the ceremony , take two minutes to escape with your husband to realize the incredible commitment you just made !”
Photographer: Celine Chhuon | Bride’s dress : Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s shoes : Mellow Yellow | Groom’s suit : De Fursac | Wedding venue: Château Vaudois, 83520 Roquebrune-sur-Argens | Brunch : Groom’s family house in Carqueiranne | Foodtruck : Coralie’s Kitchen | Florist : Le Jardin de Raphaëlle, St-Raphaël