A Love Story unfolds at the magnificent Chateau de Brives, Cognac
Loïs and JJ Gallichan held their wedding weekend celebration at the stunning Chateau de Brives, near Cognac. The location is close to their hearts after spending many summers in the area, due to Loïs’s parents living nearby and her brother also getting married at the Château only a year earlier. The welcome party was held at the bride’s parents’ house, hosting a hog roast for all 100 guests and keeping the venue a surprise for the next day.
A magical setting and decoration
The wedding was held in the grounds Chateau de Brives, the ceremony in the woodland and the dinner and after party within the barns, decorated with the timeless simplicity of gypsophila and candlelight. The bride made an entrance in her something blue, a vintage Porsche, of which the number plate was personalised with the couple’s initials. Bride Loïs wore a stunning Pronovias wedding dress, with her bridesmaids also in white and the groom and his ushers in classic beige linen suits.
”Guests danced into the early morning”
The entrance wasn’t the only stop for the vintage vehicles; a sixties VW camper van served as a photobooth for the evening party. Live music accompanied the guests from the ceremony to the evening party. An acoustic singer and piano set the tone for the ceremony and reception, and as the night unfolded, guests danced into the early morning to the captivating beats of Mixology—a dynamic blend of DJ, Saxophone, and Bongo melodies.
”The sunny weather and delectable treats brought a brilliant close to the wedding weekend”
The following day, as the sun bathed the Château in its warm glow, hangovers were gently nursed by the delightful return to the grounds. Wood-fired pizzas and tempting gelato added a savoury and sweet touch, creating a perfect blend of flavours to soothe post-celebration spirits. The sunny weather and delectable treats brought a brilliant close to the wedding weekend, leaving everyone with cherished memories and a taste of joy lingering in the air.
Photographer: Matthias Toth | Venue: Chateau de Brives | Planner: Last first date weddings | Catering: Novelle traiteur | Florist: Mrs Whiterose | Entertainment: Loose-covers | Hair and Makeup: les jolies biches | Videographer: Monsieur F | Dress: Pronovias | Grooms Outfit: Skopes | Entertainment: Mixology Sax and DJ