How did you meet?
We met at a works Charity ball. We both worked for Tesco but had never crossed paths till this point. One of Chris’ first comments to me was – ‘You are going to be my future wife!’
What do you have in common?
Everything! It is weird! I would say though eating: we both really enjoy nice food and cooking.
What made you choose Le Castelet?
Its stunning grounds and such beautiful buildings, the main house and the stables, was what sold it to us at first. It was also in the perfect location for us, close to airports for guests travelling in from the UK, Dubai & New Zealand. And of course the owners Suzy & Eric made us feel at home and where so helpful and we knew we had to get married there!
What sort of decoration did you choose and why?
We had simple flowers in jars and foliage as decoration along the tables. I wanted it to be naturally rustic-looking. We also had old vinyl music discs for our table names as Chris is really into mixing music.Also we had some barrels and fair lights hired from Suzy & Eric.
How did you go about planning your special day?
We visited Domaine Le Castelet on several occasions to support with the planning. Suzy also helped out massively with liaising with suppliers and translating – to be honest it wouldn’t have happened or gone so perfect without her! Google translators also become my best friend when translating quotes and proposals from suppliers.
What did you choose for the lunch the day after the wedding?
We had a traditional hog roast where they cook the pig in the ground. It was slow cooked pork, potatoes (sweet potatoes and normal), Baguettes and BBQ sauce. Not only was the food amazing but the caterers explained to all the guests how they cooked it and some of the history behind the cooking technique. It was like a show, all the guests loved it.
What was your favourite part?
This is so hard to say. I loved it all but I guess my favourite parts were having my family all under one roof together, sitting outside in the gorgeous French sun and having live music: it was awesome!
How did you go about planning the ceremony?
We used a company called Weddings Words and Wishes @weddindswordsandwishes They are English but live out in France. They organised the ceremony and allowed us to amend the ceremony words to suit us. We also got married outside down by the trees to the left of Domaine Le Castelet. Getting married outside in the trees was very special.
Any advice for couples planning to get married?
Do it how you want it. Do not feel you have to have a certain wedding to fit around certain family or friends' requirements. It is your day. Do not feel guilty for that and have it the way you both truly want.
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Any suggestions you could make to Domaine Le Castelet?
- No everything was perfect and we cannot wait to visit again for a holiday