A & T chose Le Castelet for its combination of rustic charm and elegance: on the one hand, the breathtaking, natural rural setting, and on the other, the startling symmetry of the architecture (the manor and farmhouse).
“The rooms in the manor house were perfect for our parents because they needed some peace and quiet away from the reception venue. We had a party on the terrace of the larger of the cottages on the Friday night; that way, we were able to save the courtyard and function room for the wedding reception on the Saturday.”
To create the elegant rustic vibe they were aiming for, the bride and groom opted for natural fabrics and earthy tones: wood, hessian, lace, linen, etc.
“We rented the whole of the property from Friday to Sunday; that way, we had time to set everything up on the Friday and do all the decorations ourselves. After spending all day Friday getting everything ready, we kicked off the festivities in the evening by hosting a dinner.”
The bride got ready in the Grange cottage, as she liked its rustic charm, while T and his best man used the billiards room and the quaint curiosity room.
The young couple wanted a church wedding, and after the ceremony they came back to the venue for a cocktail reception with friends and family in the inner courtyard of the converted farmhouse.
“It was a wonderful reception in a beautiful setting… An amazing, unforgettable day!” remembers the bride fondly.
For lunch the next day, A and T wanted something simple, so their families made some quiches and pies.
“The main thing was to spend some time with our guests on this special day and for the whole weekend. That’s actually one piece of advice we’d give to other couples planning a wedding at Le Castelet: book the whole venue for the whole weekend; that way you can put up all your guests on site and spend some quality time with them.”
Catering: Buttin Stéphane. Great value for money and quality produce; our guests loved the food.
Cake: Laissez Lucie Faire. A magnificent – and delicious – wedding cake.
Decorations: the decoration and beautiful wooden toys were provided by Cjm81.
Florist: Brin de folie. Exquisite flower arrangements with a breathtaking palette of pinks in the bouquets of roses.
Photographer: Les Photographie d'Audey She managed to take some amazing, moving photos without being at all intrusive.
Morning suit: Latapie. Great choice, great advice, elegant suits.
Groom’s accessories (bow tie, etc.): Latapie
Dress: L'Empire du mariage. A stunning custom gown.
Make-up: HC Beauty. Hélène was fantastic: very sweet and talented. She gave me the exact look I was aiming for.
Bride’s accessories (jewellery, etc): Histoire d'or.
Hair: Patrick from salon Posi'tif aux Salvages styled the bride’s hair in a beautiful high bun.
DJ: DJ Dem. He was great; he really listened to what we wanted and played a great selection of music. The atmosphere at the reception was amazing.
The photos of this enchanting day were taken by Les Photographie d'Audey