Almost the weekend and I have a coral and pink real wedding feast for the eyes for you today, at a show stopping wedding venue near Bordeaux. This is the beautiful wedding of Anne Sophie and Alexandre in the town of Soulac, near Bordeaux at the dramatic Chateau Loudenne.
Be sure to watch out for the über cute Yorkshire Terrier who acts as a ring bearer for their service and a true fairytale arrival in a horse and carriage to start the day.
Alizée from Modaliza Photographe takes us through the day: “The wedding was very classical in style, with a traditional Roman Catholic ceremony in the local church, featuring a Gospel choir who created a very special and emotive atmosphere. Not so traditional was the Yorkshire Terrier who carried their wedding rings, resting on a little pillow, up the aisle!
French Wedding Style – Photography © Modaliza Photographe
Many of the details, such as the bridesmaids’ dresses, the groom’s tie and decorative pieces of ribbon, are coral-coloured – a shade that was selected as a theme for the day. This choice was not incidental; the pink walls of the Chateau provided the inspiration for this decision, and as you can see in the photographs, the combination of hues produced a lovely aesthetic.
The brightly-coloured ‘Candy Bar’ added to the vivid scene, as well as injecting a good dose of sugar into the proceedings.
A novel and fun addition to the wedding was the ‘Photobooth’ – guests were invited to have their picture taken (with the option of props and fancy dress), and I printed out the images there and then so that they could be added to a scrapbook. A great memento of the day!
The surrounding Garonne vineyards were a stunning backdrop for the couple’s posed photos, and the chateau gardens doubled up as an Al Fresco stage for the group shots and the flashmob at the end.
Luckily the June-time weather did not disappoint, and the sun shone throughout.
As far as Alexandre and Anne Sophie’s story goes, they met as teenagers at school, and built a close friendship over several years, even studying Pharmacy together at university. All their friends joked that one day they would get married…and they were right!
Alexandre proposed in the chic Bordeaux Grand Hotel, with 10 bouquets of flowers, and a beautiful engagement ring from a French jeweler “Mauboussin”. Anne Sophie later received a second engagement ring, this one being passed down from Alexandre’s Grandmother, so sentimental!”
Wedding Venue: Chateau Loudenne
Reception Venue: Chateau Loudenne
Wedding Rings: Mauboussin
Candy Bar: DIY by the bride
Wedding Bouquets: Created by the bride
Decorations: sourced by the bride