I’m sure there are a lot of brides out there who’s dreamed of hosting her own destination in France. Close your eyes and imagine the dreamiest floral filled inspiration set amongst the rolling hills of Provence, think relaxed and rustic but with ethereal elegance. The style is known for its relaxed and rustic country elegance, featuring beautiful patterns, delicious food, ornate silverware, and an abundance of fresh flowers. Naturally, this makes French Provençal a fantastic inspiration for a wedding, Which is why today’s inspiration board is inspired by the chic nation that is the French.
So, let’s get cracking in,I wanted it to be romantic and elegant. I also wanted it to be very natural, so your guests to feel very warm, welcomed and loved. So, I chose a colour palette of champagne, soft peach and shades of blue. I wanted a soft, natural cosy look. There’s nothing quite like the romance-filled air at a chateau wedding in Provence.
Romantic Provencal Wedding Inspiration In Champagne Peach And Shades Of Blue
A great place to begin when planning a French Provençal wedding is by choosing the location. If you want to have a rustic charm, a vineyard wedding would be ideal. But for today we chose elegant for Provence wedding inspiration. A Chateau would provide the perfect backdrop for a French Provençal themed wedding. Imaging! A long aisle lined with huge cypress trees on each side. You are walking the aisle the most memorable moment, seeing the excitement on the faces of your family and friends.
For the wedding dress
Long sleeve floral gown or Dramatic floral lace, portrait back and re-embroidered appliques or ethereal wedding dress couldn’t be any more perfect….
There are many wonder ways to design around the French Provençal style. The welcoming and cozy feeling of the genre lends itself to family style meals served from large platters at long tables. Choose tablecloths made from one of the classic French Provençal small prints. You can use solid color napkins in one of the colors from the print as an accent. Layer in a hint of a check in the form of a ribbon tied around the napkins. For centerpieces,In order to create a romantic feel with your flowers, You could use light colored roses, hydrangeas, peonies or David Austin roses that looked very similar to peonies.
At any French inspired wedding, the food and wine are going to be a big deal. The food from Provence is actually very Mediterranean, and uses many of the same ingredients as Italian cooking. Some of the key ingredients are garlic, olives, tomatoes, artichokes, anchovies, and goat cheese. The region is also known for an aromatic blend of herbs called Herbes de Provence, which features thyme, lavender, rosemary, and tarragon, among other things. Bouillabaisse is the classic seafood stew of Provence; serve it in beautiful hand painted heavy pottery; delicate bone china has no place on the rustic French Provençal table. Try a rich red wine made from Grenache grapes with the hearty stew.
The welcoming feeling of the French countryside is an absolutely wonderful atmosphere to create for your wedding day. A party that is all about good food and great company is really what a wedding reception should be about. Add to that great classic French design, and you will see why a French Provençal wedding is such a beautiful thing.
Image credits : South of France Wedding at Chateau dAlphéran photo by Wesley Nulens | wedding dress from romantique collection – Claire Pettibone | bridesmaid by dressy photo by Katie Lopez Photography | long sleeved gown – wedding dress: Jun Escario photo by Logan Cole Photography | wedding cake – Photography: Rylee Hitchner | Wedding Cake: Nicole Yamaguchi of Scootabaker | candles and shoes – Taylor Lord Photography | ring – oncewed | food – Katie Mitchell Photography | French style dessert bar Photo by Cat Hepple
Provence has just so much to offer! I truly adore the area!
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