Weddings in France have had a complete design revolution since I first started planning weddings here in Paris “way back when”. At the time, French weddings were pretty traditional, and DIY weddings- at least in the “Martha Stewart Omnimedia” sense- had yet to catch on. But catch on they have. For more than a year or two, French brides have been bringing their own Frenchie flavor to the DIY wedding table. It’s whimsical, romantic, unique and above all else- stylish.
I’ve decided to highlight some of these weddings in a new feature- Vrai Mariage du Mercredi - Real (French) Wedding Wednesday. Sometimes these will be my own clients’ Paris-based weddings, but more often it will be weddings from other parts of France. I thought it would be a great way for parisian party readers to find inspiration for adding that petite touche française to their home-grown celebrations.
The first Vrai Mariage du Mercredi is Benjamin and Mariette’s, which took place in a little village in the South-West of France in the Poitou-Charentes region. Their country wedding, shot by American destination wedding photographer David Blair, is so sweet and charming- I actually felt jealous that I hadn’t been invited (never mind that I don’t even know Benjamin and Mariette - #thatsbesidesthepoint). Take a look at all of these great ideas for a French country wedding:
Even if French Country isn’t your thing- you know you love this French Country, right? For more images from this beautiful villa wedding, be sure to take a look at the davidblairphotography blog.