See the Style Me Pretty Feature: A Provence Wedding Weekend That’s Overflowing with Style
Liz and Greg’s destination wedding in Provence was like something out of a fairytale. The location, design, and joyous occasion all came together for truly awe-inspiring day.
Greg and Liz met in Boston at Northeastern University in 2012. Liz first caught Greg’s eye at the school Fall Fest where she had been wandering around hoping to find a club to join. Greg quickly swooped in to invite her to the men’s rowing party to kick off the school year, and the rest was history. During their time at college, Greg completed his last co-op across the pond, spending six months in London. Liz happily visited him throughout his stay and it was then that they discovered their mutual love of traveling and the quaint English city. After spending a few years teaching Liz to ski, Greg decided to pop the question in their favorite ski town beneath the twinkling lights along the tree lined streets of Aspen. Needless to say, Liz said yes.
Though they and many of their guests live in New York, Liz & Greg decided to get married in Provence because they had taken their first trip as a couple there so it is a special part of their love story.
On the morning of their wedding, the couple and their guests enjoyed Rosé by the pool. From the orange towels to the bride’s classic black suit, the sight resembled a classic, 1950s old Hollywood pool day! It was a fun, playful, and a relaxing way to start the big day.
Liz found her Margot gown at Grace Loves Lace. We love that she paired it with a long pearl-studded cape made from a veil. It was a bold and beautiful twist on the traditional bridal ensemble. She wore pearl bracelets from Tiffany & Co., pearl drop earrings, and diamond stud earrings borrowed from her mom. Greg’s tux was Ralph Lauren Purple Label Collection.
The ceremony took place in an allay of trees facing a beautiful chapel built in the 1700s. We created a large deconstructed floral arch over the door to frame the couple, and lush white florals lined the aisle. A cloth welcome sign hung from one of the trees. A string quartet played as Liz walked down the aisle.
A string quartet played as guests arrived to the ceremony. They played Katy Perry’s “Firework” while the bridal party walked down the aisle, and then Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” for Liz’s entrance. For a more energetic recessional, “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles was played as Liz and Greg kissed and walked up the aisle as husband and wife!
At cocktail hour, guests enjoyed canapes inside the enchanting chateau, getting to enjoy the library, the sitting room, the billiard room to the grand salon. Cocktail hour also featured the string quartet as guests enjoyed their Aperol spritzes.
Cocktail Hour had an array of canapes including Melon and Culattelo Skewers; Tartar of Sea Bream with passion and citrus fruits of Provence, Royale of Zucchini and Fresh Ricotta, and Gaspacho Provencal. There were also two show Cooking Stations on the veranda, Lamb Chop a la Plancho, and Lacquered Prawns. Aperol Spritz was the cocktail of choice on this warm summer day.
Dinner was a delicious multi course French meal. It started with an Amuse-Bouche Mediterranean Gamberro, then a Niçoise salad. Finally, Roasted Chicken Supreme with hazelnut butter and lacquered with olive juice potato mousseline with summer truffle, and tangy seasonal chanterelle. To accompany the late night of dancing, there was a Late Night Food station displaying a Cheese Platter, Pizza with Truffle, Panini Burrata Tomato, and a French Fries Platter.
The outdoor dinner space featured an asymmetrical installation of white florals on the chateau bannisters. The long feasting table was adorned in light blue linen, lush white floral compotes, over 100 candles, and blue and white watercolored menus. String lights hovered above guests as they enjoyed the lovely ambiance.
Event Design,Event Planning, Floral Design: Tyler Speier Events
Photography: James and Jess
Cinematography: B Studios
Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Catering, Wedding Venue, Accommodations, Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Chateau de Fonscolombe
DJ: Wildfire DJs
Day-of Paper Goods: K Designs
Beauty: weddings by alejandra
String Quartet: Quator St Jean String Quartet
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