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A French Château Wedding

purple and white wedding dress

Lavender was a large feature in this French Château Wedding. From the waving fields of it to the brides unique dress and even the confetti and wedding cake showcased the lovely scented herb.
Keep scrolling to hear more about the venue and for a fabulous twist on the typical cocktail hour. Plus we have even more beautiful images to share with you from Philip Andrukovich in our full gallery.

wedding stationary and favors

white pink and purple wedding bouquet

light blue and lavendar groom suit

Destination Wedding Planning

From Laura Dova Weddings: It took me almost one year to plan this wedding without ever meeting or seeing the couple, not even on skype like I usually do with destination weddings (they are from Russia).

I met the couple for the very first time the day before the wedding and they were the sweetest and most in love couple I’ve ever met. They were so simple and yet so into details - I’ve loved every second of it.

blue and white pedestal flower arrangement

wedding sign and lavendar confetti cones

forest wedding ceremony

newlyweds with lavendar seeds confetti

vintage wedding getaway car

Booze Free Bars

Cocktail hour is a great way to loosen people up and let your guests mingle before the reception gets started. But what if you don't drink?
This adorable couple and their wedding planner came up with one/some of the cutest bar ideas we have seen in a while! What would you say to a fresh berry bar? Or a chocolate bar? There was even a soda bar to refresh guests after the ceremony. Genius!!!

ceremony and cocktail sign

cocktail hour fresh berry bar

fresh berries to snack on

chocolate bar for cocktail hour

wedding drink soda bar for cocktail hour

Venue Love

They were very busy working but knew what they wanted and we went over more than 200 châteaux and villas all over France but no one was similar enough to the one of their dreams.
I was about to tell them they would have to build their dream venue when I ended up on the amazing website for Château les Olivier de Salettes.
The château had just opened after three years of works and this was their first wedding request. In that moment I knew I had found a gem.

wooden wedding menu sign

french chateau wedding venue

cute little lanterns lighting up your reception

rustic chic garden reception decor

rustic chic table number and centerpiece

Keeping Your Big Day A Surprise

From the Bride: I don't think I would do anything different, we were not stressed and we let the wedding planner make decisions for a lot of things so we would have the surprise on the wedding day and we did!

wedding cake cutting

ServiceVendor
PhotographersPhilip Andrukovich
Wedding PlannerLaura Dova Weddings
Design and FlowersBig Day
CelebrantFrench Grey Event
Hair and Make upYuliya Hairstylist
Paper Goods & CalligraphyCrème de Papier
Paper Goods & CalligraphyNice plume
Lighting & EntertainmentLove and Song
BandCeline Presle
Classic Car RentalRiviera Classic Cars
VenueChâteau les Olivier de Salettes