Christina and Adelin’s wedding was simply breathtaking. With the leaves just starting to fall and the autumnal floral design, Le Castelet provided the perfect setting for this couple of nature-lovers to celebrate their special day. The groom opted for a blue suit whilst the bride wore a hand-embroidered, custom-made dress by Sarah Dakhli.
How did you meet?
We met ten years ago through a mutual friend in Béziers. Two years later, after we got back from a long trip to England, we realised we were made for each other.
What do you have in common?
We both love nature and travel.
What made you choose Domaine Le Castelet?
We fell in love with the place! We loved the venue, the beautiful rural setting. The range of indoor and outdoor spaces meant we were free to arrange the wedding and reception wherever and however we wanted. We were also looking for a venue with accommodation so we could make a proper weekend of it.
What sort of decoration did you choose and why?
We both love the autumn, especially the colours, which is why we decided to have the wedding on the first weekend of autumn. That’s what determined our choice of decoration and colours. I didn’t have a specific decoration in mind as such: I was looking more for a certain tone, an atmosphere. Adelin made the wedding arch, and the rest of it was down to the magic touch of Roxane, our florist, who brought the finishing touches to what is already a beautiful setting.
How did you go about planning your special day?
To make sure we had that particular weekend in autumn, we planned it all two years ahead. Once we’d found the venue, we booked the florist because I had to have Roxane. We found the caterer and DJ, then we had two years to plan everything: the more time you haven, the less pressure. Choosing the right vendors is crucial for stress-free planning.
How did you go about planning the ceremony?
We rented a cottage for us, the best man and maids of honour for the weekend. They didn’t all know each other so we wanted them to get to know each other before the event. We then told them what we wanted, and assigned tasks, etc. Like I said, they really gave it 100%. It was fantastic!
What was your favourite part?
That’s easy: the ceremony! It was really moving, amazing… The best man and bridesmaids went above and beyond the call of duty.
The reception was wonderful too: mingling with the guests, some of whom we hadn’t seen for a long time: the laughter, the good wishes, the happiness!
What did you choose for the lunch the day after the wedding?
We wanted something simple and laid-back, so we opted for a barbecue and salad. The caterer had left us a clean set of crockery: it was perfect!
Any advice for couples planning to get married?
Don’t get stressed on the day: just enjoy it. That means you have to choose your best man and bridesmaids really carefully. Because it’s a role that demands a lot of hard work, patience and energy. Also, you don’t want to rush into choosing your vendors: take the time to talk to them, tell them how you want things, give them as much details as possible. We had long talks with the caterer, with Karolina, with Sarah, who designed the dress. I hadn’t found what I wanted, so I went to see Sarah and she was unbelievably patient with me. And because we took our time to plan, everything went like clockwork on the Big Day.
Caterer Le Billot
Florist Capucine Fleurs @capucinemazamet
DJ Juke Box
Morning Suit Latapie
Wedding dress @_Sarah.dakhli
Make-up Parfumerie Maryca