A Provence Wedding Weekend That’s Overflowing With Style

A Provence Wedding Weekend That’s Overflowing With Style

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The Welcome Party on Friday night was inspired by the farmers market in Aix, featuring local flowers and fruit found at the market that day, creating a pink, purple, green, and yellow color palette. The Wedding on Saturday had a timeless green, white, and blue color palette.

[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]Welcome Party: Inspired by the local markets in Aix en Provence, we used local blooms from local farmers, lots of citrus details, and hand-painted watercolor menus to create a classic design. Guests found their seats from a romantic, fairy-tale-inspired scroll that hung from the gates of the chateau, and then enjoyed a family-style, multi-course dinner under a canopy of bistro lights.

Pool Party: Inspired by a classic, 1950s old hollywood pool day: the couple and their guests enjoyed Rose by the pool the morning of the wedding. From the orange towels to the bride’s classic black suit, it was fun, playful, and a relaxing way to start the day.

The Wedding: The ceremony took place in an allay of trees facing a beautiful chapel built in the 1700s. We created a large deconstructed floral arch over the door to frame the couple, and lush white florals lined the aisle. A cloth welcome sign hung from one of the trees. A string quartet played as Liz walked down the aisle. Then, the guests enjoyed canapes inside the chateau, getting to enjoy the several interior entertaining spaces: from the library to the sitting room, the billiard room to the grand salon. Finally, the guests sat outside for dinner at a long feasting table, underneath an asymmetrical installation of florals on the bannisters of the chateau. The table was adorned in light blue linen, white florals, over 100 candles, and blue and white watercolor menus. After an amazing multi-course French Meal, they danced the night away. It was such an incredible weekend![/field]
[field title=”Proposal Story”]Greg and Liz met in Boston at Northeastern University in 2012. Liz first caught Greg’s eye at the school Fall Fest where she had been wandering around hoping to find a club to join. Greg quickly swooped in to invite her to the men’s rowing party to kick off the school year, and the rest was history. During their time at college, Greg completed his last co-op across the pond, spending six months in London. Liz happily visited him throughout his stay and it was then that they discovered their mutual love of traveling and the quaint English city. After spending a few years teaching Liz to ski, Greg decided to pop the question in their favorite ski town beneath the twinkling lights along the tree lined streets of Aspen. Needless to say, Liz said yes. [/field]
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Welcome Party: Dress was by Rebecca Vallance from Lola Dre. Shoes were by Sam Edleman Liz found her Margot gown with a cape (made from a pearl-embellished veil) at Grace Loves Lace. We love that she paired it with a long pearl-studded cape made from a veil. It was a bold and beautiful twist on the traditional bridal ensemble. She wore pearl bracelets from Tiffany & Co., pearl drop earrings, and diamond stud earrings borrowed from her mom.

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Tux by Ralph Lauren Purple Label Collection.

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[field title=”Food & Drink”]The Welcome Party:
A Family Style Dinner was served at the welcome party with Piazzetta Stratciatella and Truffle, Carpaccio of Sea Bream with Citrus Fruits of Provence and local Olive Oil, Artichoke Salad barigoule style and Marseille Mesclun. The main dish was Lamb Shoulder confit with oriental spices, and Chicken cooked on the chest. On the side was served Roasted Potato, Traditional Provencial Aioli, Vegetables of Provence with Lemon Olive oil. Finally, dessert was Pavlova with seasonal red fruit and lavender vanilla ice cream, and Lemon Pie with lightly burned Meringue.

The Wedding:
Cocktail Hour had an array of canapes including Melon and Culattelo Skewers; Tartar of Sea Bream with passion and citrus fruits of Provence, Royale of Zucchini and Fresh Ricotta, and Gaspacho Provencal. There were also two show Cooking Stations on the veranda, Lamb Chop a la Plancho, and Lacquered Prawns. Aperol Spritz was the cocktail of choice on this warm summer day.

Dinner was a delicious multi course French meal. It started with an Amuse-Bouche Mediterranean Gamberro, then a Niçoise salad. Finally, Roasted Chicken Supreme with hazelnut butter and lacquered with olive juice potato mousseline with summer truffle, and tangy seasonal chanterelle.

To accompany the late night of dancing, there was a Late Night Food station displaying a Cheese Platter, Pizza with Truffle, Panini Burrata Tomato, and a French Fries Platter.[/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]Wedding:
Our floral team created a breathtaking ceremony in an allay of trees facing a beautiful chapel built in the 1700s. A large deconstructed floral arch grew around the door to frame the couple, and lush white florals lined the aisle. A cloth welcome sign hung from one of the trees. At cocktail hour, guests enjoyed canapes inside the enchanting chateau, getting to enjoy the library, the sitting room, the billiard room to the grand salon. The outdoor dinner space featured an asymmetrical installation of white florals on the chateau bannisters. The long feasting table was adorned in light blue linen, lush white floral compotes, over 100 candles, and blue and white watercolored menus. String lights hovered above guests as they enjoyed the lovely ambiance.[/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]Dessert was a beautiful spread of Chocolate Royale, Macarons, Strawberry Pie from Provence, Lemon and Hazelnut tart, Tiramisu, and a sliced fresh fruit board.[/field]
[field title=”Readings, Ceremony Music, Reception Songs”]A string quartet played as guests arrived to the ceremony. They played Katy Perry’s “Firework” while the bridal party walked down the aisle, and then Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” for Liz’s entrance. For a more energetic recessional, “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles was played as Liz and Greg kissed and walked up the aisle as husband and wife!

Cocktail hour also featured the string quartet as guests enjoyed their aperol spritzes and various canapes.[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #1″]On the morning of their wedding, the couple and their guests enjoyed Rosé by the pool. From the orange towels to the bride’s classic black suit, the sight resembled a classic, 1950s old Hollywood pool day! It was a fun, playful, and a relaxing way to start the big day.[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #2″]Though they and many of their guests live in New York, Liz & Greg decided to get married in Provence because they had taken their first trip as a couple there so it is a special part of their love story.[/field]
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Photography: Jess and James photography | Cinematography: B Studios | Event Design: Tyler Speier Events | Event Planning: Tyler Speier Events | Floral Design: Tyler Speier Events | Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace | Catering: Château de Fonscolombe | Lighting: Atawa | DJ: Wildfire DJs | String Quartet: Quator St Jean String Quartet | Wedding Venue: Château de Fonscolombe | Accomodations: Château de Fonscolombe | Beauty: weddings by alejandra | Day-of Paper Goods: K Designs | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Château de Fonscolombe | Rentals: Options

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