French chateau wedding

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A real woodland wedding in the South of France

Chateau wedding


We are so happy to share with you the real wedding of Carly and Ben, that took place in Chateau Lacourt in the South of France. The planning and styling of this French wedding was orchestrated by the talented Clémentine from Award Weddings. The big day was captured on camera by Clementine’s husband, Mark. Once again with this duo, the magic happened and it resulted in a delicate, woodland wedding full of personal and elegant touches.

I will hand you over to Clémentine now to walk you through Carly and Ben’s wedding…

“After touring several French venues in South West France, Carly & Ben settled on the magnificent Chateau Lacourt in the foothill of the Pyrenees. The day was full of joy with their closest friends and family.


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The wedding attire

Carly wore a beautiful tailored made dress by Victoria Sanders Studio, recently awarded best emerging bridal fashion brand. Her hair and make-up were done by Muriel from Marry us in France. Also a celebrant, Muriel has 20 years experience in hair and make-up in the tv industry. Carly had a beautiful natural style with long wavy hair.


Victoria Sanders wedding dress

wedding make up South France

Wedding make-up France


Bridesmaids wore dresses from Monsoon.

Ben wore a tailored made Moss Bros suit, tailored made with their initials embroidered.


Moss Bros wedding suit


The wedding day

Following a heartfelt wedding ceremony, they enjoyed cocktails and canapés from local French caterer around the pool. They had hired a caricaturist to entertain their guests.


french wedding reception

Caricature artist south france


They dined al fresco in a wooded area of the grounds, a family style dinner of shared platters of local food including duck, fish and fresh vegetables. They ended the meal with the traditional French wedding cake: the popular croquembouche!


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Outdoor wedding South France


They partied to live music afterwards under the marquee before revealing their secret party place in the chateau cellar.


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Their French wedding style

Carly loved pampa grass and olive branches so we included lots in the arrangements. Tones were cream, light pink and green. The setting being so beautiful, they wanted to complement it with light touches.

They held their ceremony under a tree with a cream draping for the arch and a garland of foliage. The central aisle was adorned with bouquets of olive branches. And the entrance of the aisle had two gorgeous floor arrangements of pampa grass, olive branches and roses.


outdoor wedding ceremony south france

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The cocktail was on the other side of the chateau, around the pool. With such a backdrop, you don’t need to do too much so we had wine barrels with flower arrangements on them and flowers on buffets.

The dinner was set in the wooded area and two long rows of tables were decorated with foliage and flower garlands trailing across the tables, with glass and brass candlesticks and cream candles.


Olive wedding decoration France


It really was a wonderful day for a wonderful couple!


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“a delicate, woodland wedding full of personal and elegant touches in the foothills of the Pyrenees.”


Explore Chateau Lacourt

Chateau Lacourt is the perfect location for a woodland wedding South France. Read more about this impressive wedding venue by clicking the link below…

Chateau Lacourt


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♥ List of the Wedding Team :

Wedding planner and stylist: Clémentine at Awardweddings
Venue: Chateau Lacourt at
Photography and film : Mark at Awardweddings with camera man Julien Marchais
Celebrant and Hair and Make-up: Marry Us in France
Florist: Les Ideales
Decorations rental : Clémentine at Awardweddings
Catering: L’auberge d’Antan
Live band: Popcorn Factory Orchestra
Bride’s dress:
Bride’s shoes: Kurt Geiger
Accessories: Monica Vinader
Bridesmaids dresses: Monsoon
Groom’s suit:
Groom’s shoes: Russell and Bromley