We have fallen in love with the beautiful wedding of Sava and Greg who planned a weekend destination wedding in Provence at the enchanting Le Mas des Chênes. The couples relaxed and dreamy wedding style with French country accents, all captured by LM Visual, is a triumph of understated style with such pretty details.
Bride Sava takes us through their love story and big day: “Greg and I began our relationship as friends first. I worked with his best friend’s wife and we ofter all hung out together. While we started out as friends, I was always drawn to his kind heart, witty sense of humor, and grounded sense of self.
It wasn’t until Greg was in a life- threatening cycling accident, that our relationship changed. Realizing how quickly fragile life is and how close we all were to losing him, put things in a new perspective. Through his recovery, our relationship bloomed and we fell in love.
Greg proposed to me over a long weekend in Carmel, California where I grew up. We were staying at our favorite place, The Cypress Inn and sitting outside in the courtyard. It was perfect.
It was never a question where we would get married. Greg and I had traveled to France the year before we were engaged and fell in love with Provence. We loved the idea of a destination wedding where we could take our closest friends and celebrate together for an extended period of time. We both wanted a small, very intimate, and French-Inspired wedding. I was inspired by this idea of a Midsummer’s Night Dream dinner party with french country rustic touches.
We loved the idea of finding a house to rent for the week and have this also serve as the wedding venue. I wanted a place that had a beautiful outdoor setting. I stumbled across Le Mas des Chênes and knew it was perfect. A restored farmhouse with all of the rustic charming details and decor we were looking for and nestled right outside of Lacoste which was our favorite hilltop village in the region.”
Photographer: LM Visual | Venue: Le Mas des Chênes | Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Shoes: Monique Lhuillier | Accessories: vintage diamond and pearl earrings (my something borrowed) | Bridesmaid Dress: BCBG | Wedding Rings: La Bijouterie (San Francisco) | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Catering: Véronique Pardo of Le Mas des Chênes