Destination weddings don’t have to be outrageously overdone, and that’s why we love the laid-back vibe of this next wedding. The Canadian couple celebrated their union at one of their favorite summer travel destinations, France and chose the Chateau du Rouet as the backdrop for their handcrafted wedding.
It was a true a labor of love that’s as charming as can be! Paolo Ceritano was there to capture all the magic, so keep scrolling to see more. Plus, don’t miss the full gallery + wedding video below!
Finding the perfect venue
From the Groom: Once we knew we wanted a destination wedding in France, the real work began. Our first step was finding a venue, and we couldn’t have been happier with it. Le Chateau du Rouet welcomed us with open arms. We had the chance to learn more about the history of the place and got to meet the owners who have owned the estate for over a hundred years. Spending the week there prior to the ceremony allowed us to feel connected to the venue while giving us plenty of time to finalize the wedding preparation.
Choose what's important
We also both knew we wanted this day to be captured in a very special way. We thought one way to do that was to have both a videographer, Kevin and Laura Lopez from Chromatafilm and Paolo Ceritano as our photographer. While we booked them separately, we were extremely lucky that both were able to work in collaboration to give us the perfect memories of our special day. Paolo captured beautifully every moment while giving us space to cherish the night. We felt in good hands as, for the entire year prior to the wedding, Paolo was very present and communicative, and didn’t hesitate to offer any necessary support. We also loved Kevin and Laura’s energy, passion and artistic skills that made for a unique video.
Handcrafted decor and good food
Our caterer, Borges Évènements, delighted our guests with French delicacies and enough food to last the week. Almost all of our guests complimented us on our choice of menu and caterer. Finally, we wanted our wedding to represent our life together. For this reason, we handcrafted all of our decorations and made all of our bouquets and flower arrangements ourselves. We also decided to write our wedding script and have the father of the groom officiate the wedding. In the end, we couldn’t have asked for a better day and would like to thank all the professionals who helped make it so memorable.
Get a closer look at this destination wedding in France by watching the wedding video from Chromata Films below.