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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