Rustic French Countryside Wedding: Iris + Edouard

French countryside wedding

The French seem how to instinctively know how to host a celebration that is impossibly chic, but feels fun + effortless at the same time. Iris + Edouard, and their gorgeous, rustic French countryside wedding, prove that that statement is wholeheartedly true. These self-described foodies started the planning process by setting priorities for the day. It comes as no surprise that food topped their list as most important and they tested out many caterers and pastry chefs until their menu felt just right. Fashion was next in line + we were all sorts of envious when we heard Edouard bought his Hugo Boss suit on the Champs Elysées and Iris found her gorgeous dress at Pronovias in Toulouse. Sounds the dreamiest, right? Let’s hear just a bit more about what inspired such a beautiful day, then it’s onto the super lovely images captured by Yann of Lifestories Wedding Photography

From Iris, Edouard  and I are French foodistas, until lately Parisians and now we live in the south of France. We met in college and instantly fell in love. We live the same way, we like the same simple thing that life offers: To eat, travel, see our friends, cook…When it came to decide where to marry, we though about the region Charentes, as Edouard has family there and some history (his grandfather was an archeologist). This countryside is so beautiful! We found le “Château de la Tranchade” as the perfect place, rustic chic, as we wanted. 

custom wedding tote

mint pant groomsmen

ballgown

bride getting ready

We majorly love the lace sleeves on Iris’ dress! So classically beautiful.

lace sleeved wedding dress

bridesmaids and flower girls

bow tie ring bearers

French flower girls

French countryside wedding

French countryside wedding

French groom

Magali (of Gali M) is an artist! She took care of the beautiful, poetic flower arrangements, from the church to the reception room, all by herself!

French ceremony program

French ceremony

French ceremony

French ceremony

French ceremony

French ceremony

Pronovias wedding dress

lace sleeves

vintage car getaway

Pronovias wedding dress

French wedding party

We SO love the wedding party’s look! Shades of coral and tangerine for the ladies + mint pants, bow ties and navy blazers for the fellas!

mint pant groomsmen

mint pant groomsmen

Pronovias wedding dress

Pronovias wedding dress

peach bow tie groom

French countryside bride and groom

French wedding party

giant balloons and tassels

You can snag these tasseled giant balloons in the GWS shop!

giant balloons and tassels

giant balloons and tassels

French countryside bride and groom

groom and his friends

French countryside wedding

French countryside wedding

custom wedding signs

French countryside wedding

envelope guest book

French countryside wedding

temporary tattoos

GWS is THE website where I found so many inspirations to imagine the perfect decor for our wedding! Since January I began to make all the little elements of decor as the board with envelopes for the love notes, the ribbons with escort cards, the pompoms for the ceiling of the reception room etc. I also bought many tattoos and bubbles for my friends to have fun..and looking at the pictures it worked! :)

gold pinata

hanging tissue balls

hanging tissue balls

mini wine favors

table number

romantic French florals

sparkler entrance

French countryside wedding

sparkler trail image

French fireworks

sparkler cake

ampersand marquee

And don’t miss seeing more in the beautiful film by Vincent of Lifestories Wedding Photography!

Our wedding was a dream day, everything was perfect, even the storm which made amazing pictures! We wanted something that looked like us, that everyone would have fun and remember this weekend and all the compliments and love messages we got mean that we were right to listen to our heart speak! We love each other more than anything, we love our people and we loved our wedding so much! We are already thinking about the renewal of our vows in a few year for a new party like that!

Big congrats, Iris + Edouard! And thanks so much for sharing your beautiful day with us!

photography: Yann Audic of Lifestories Wedding Photography // planning + design: The Bride // venue: Angoulême in Charentes, France // florals: Magali Mouliade – Gali M // videography: Vincent Cadoret of Lifestories Wedding Photography // catering: Carteaud // cake + sweet table: Pâtisserie Chérie // wedding dress: Pronovias // makeup + nails: Agathe Pons // hair: Christophe Versolato

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Preppy Autumn Wedding Inspiration

Fall preppy inspiration

We’re totally into the idea of infusing bright colors into your fall wedding! Preppy pinks, reds + greens? We say bring it on. And the team behind the fun editorial you’re about to see – led by Brklyn View Photography + HANALULU CO. – used color + chic details in some really creative ways that we think you’re going to love. One of our fave things about this shoot is that it can so easily translate to other wedding (or non-wedding) related events. A preppy, equestrian-themed engagement party, bridal shower, birthday party, (enter just about any event type here)? Yes please!

From Jainé of Brklyn ViewFor our inspiration shoot, we wanted to show how you can have a fall wedding that is fun, colorful and chic. To give us some initial direction, we fell hard for the rich pinks in the berry color family and for all things preppy. We knew from the get-go that topiaries, metal trophies, and show ribbons were a must! It was truly a match made in heaven when we discovered that Octavia & Brown had all the fun rental pieces we dreamt of including a Topiary covered table that became the center of our tablescape. And once we found the Tulipe gown from Winifred Bean, it perfectly set the tone for our english inspired, fall themed, preppy styled shoot.

Fall preppy pink invitation

Winifred Bean wedding gown

Fall berry toned bouquet

The florals by Blush Designs definitely fit with the clean-lined, preppy vibe of the shoot. So pretty!

Fall berry toned bout

Winifred Bean wedding gown

blazer with dress

pink rose flower crown

Fall preppy inspiration

Fall preppy pink bridesmaids

Fall preppy pink bridesmaids

Fall preppy pink bridesmaids

Fall berry toned bouquet

Loving those bridesmaid dresses as much as us? Your ladies can actually RENT those pretties from Rent the Runway!

Fall preppy pink bridesmaids

Fall preppy inspiration

Winifred Bean wedding gown

show ribbon escort display

Fall preppy inspiration

Fall preppy table number

The beautiful flowers were created by Blush Designs. The rich fall hues inspiration was seen throughout each floral arrangement from the brides stunning bouquet, the groom’s boutonniere and the vibrant table displays. Blush used grosgrain striped ribbons to tie the brides and bridesmaids bouquets giving them the perfect preppy touch. The topiary table from Octavia & Brown, was the inspiration for the centerpiece displays. Blush created each topiary ball to achieve a sense of whimsy and fun on the table. Small accents of trophies filled with pink and raspberry blooms were the perfect pops of color to our pretty tablescape.

Fall preppy tablescape

Fall preppy hedges

trophy vase

show ribbon chair decor

trophy vase

HANALULU CO. nailed it with this preppy tablescape, right?

dinner menu

green grass table runner

Fall preppy hedges

Fall preppy hedges

show ribbon chair decor

And those award ribbons are just too cute!

pink champagne

cake and favors

Fall preppy pink cake

trophy vase of flowers

favor box

Fall preppy inspiration

loft with bistro lights

loft with bistro lights

We love the fresh + fun feel of this editorial! If you’re planning or planned a preppy or classically-styled affair, share the deets of your celebration below! We’d love to hear.

photography: Brklyn View Photography // planning + design: HANALULU CO. // venue: The Green Building Brooklyn, New York // florals: Blush Designs // paper goods: Sincerely, Jackie // hair + makeup: Sissi Chan // cake: Nine Cakes // bridal headpieces: Hushed Commotion // bride + bridesmaid’s jewelry: Kate Spade New York // rentals: Octavia & Brown // wedding gown: Winifred Bean // bridesmaid’s dresses: Rent the Runway – Willow Kelly Dress by Pink Tartan // groom’s suit: Suitable // custom mr. + mrs. badges: Badgelorette

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Intimate Mountain Campground Wedding: Kevin + Kathy – Part 2

Canada mountain wedding

You didn’t miss Part 1 of Kevin + Kathy’s super amaze wedding, did you? (If so, click right here to get all caught up!) Part 2 is all about their fun, handmade reception, featuring summer wildflowers, vintage tableware, dreamcatchers and so much more! Kevin + Kathy weren’t afraid to lean on a few talented friends, whose creative abilities were truly key in bringing their DIY campground wedding to life. And any detail that couldn’t be made was carefully sourced by Kathy and her mom, who spent countless hours collecting vintage pieces for the tablescapes from local flea markets + thrift stores. A labor of love, but so very worth it. We are definitely impressed with how it all came together to create a one-of-a-kind celebration in the secluded Canadian sierras. Let’s have a peek at the pretty, captured by Phil Chester

Canada mountain wedding

Canada mountain wedding

Canada mountain wedding

This is nature at its absolute finest!

Canada mountain wedding

Canada mountain wedding

Canada mountain wedding

mountain river wedding

mountain river wedding

double exposure

Canada mountain wedding

Canada camp wedding

blankets

chalkboard dinner menu

camp wedding reception

rustic tablescape

And these boho tablescapes are calling our name! Get the look for your wedding or next party, with some of our fave tablescape finds below:

favors

mixed colored glass

rustic plate setting

rustic plate setting

mixed colored glass

custom wine labels

mixed colored glass

mason jar drinks

naked cake

naked cake

camp wedding reception

Processional: Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes + Starálfur – Sigur Rós

Recessional: Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

First Dance: Islands In the Stream – Feist / Constantines

beer shot

beer shot

Do what makes you happy and reflects you as a couple and don’t lose sight of that! Get caught up in the details all you want during the planning process but once the day comes, don’t worry about it being perfect. It will never be perfect. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. When our day-of coordinator flaked out on us just days before the wedding, friends and family pulled together to make our vision come to life for us. It was amazing and felt so special because everything that day was touched by people we love. Last, but certainly not least, invest in a good photographer; you won’t regret it.

photography: Phil Chester Photography // venue: Robson Meadows Campground, Mount Robson in BC, Canada // florals: Elysion Florals // wedding dress: Wtoo by Watters // groomsmen bowties: Simons // shoes: Repetto // bridesmaid dresses: Club Monaco // hair + makeup: Friend, Tara Larkin // groom suit: Zara // bride’s reception dress: Aritzia // bride’s reception poncho: Anthropologie // paper goods: Save-the-dates Designed by Kevin and Kathy, Invitations: Designed by Alexandra DesCôtes // catering: Little Village Catering // cake: Friend Mandy Beaton

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