WEDDINGS

Dreamy Wedding Inspired by Lavender Season in Provence

Kristin Sautter and Maison Bounon share their oh so romantic vision for a wedding at Abbaye Saint Eusèbe! “To coincide with lavender season in Provence, France, we wanted to create a shoot inspired by the classic romance of the region, while also bringing fresh details into it. Classic elements included gold accents, old French books, an antique pocket watch, and a vintage car by Provence Classics. The hints of lavender, the calissons at each table setting, and the lavender honey jar favors were gentle nods to the Provençal region.”

THE COLOUR PALETTE
“A soft, pastel blue was our primary colour. It’s a fresh colour more unique to the Provençal setting, yet complementary to lavender, olive green, and peach, the natural tones of Provence. Gold acted as the accent to bring a touch of elegance to the palette. This timeless, delicate palette glowed beautifully in the hazy summer light.”

THE FLORALS
“The beautiful 12th century Abbaye Saint Eusèbe was our backdrop for the shoot. It is surrounded by gardens, lines of cypress trees, and has its very own lavender field. We knew these flowers would all be blooming, so we wanted the floral design by Fleur de Carotte by Céline to complement and enhance these natural tones. We chose seasonal flowers in soft peach and cream, and added fresh greenery and gentle hints of blue to achieve this look. We also used olive branches as another nod to the local region.”

THREE TIPS FOR CREATING THIS LOOK

  • Destination weddings can be a beautiful combination of local traditions and fresh, individualized elements. When planning a destination wedding in Provence, consider adding classic details such as lavender, olive branches, and locally-sourced foods. Then take those elements and make them yours. Add complementary details to really personalize the design and create something truly memorable.
  • Summer in Provence is all about the glowy, golden light. This palette of soft pastels and gold paired beautifully in that dreamy light. It was for that very reason we choose to set the table in the open air of the evening.
  • When planning your wedding, always consider the story. Every couple has a story, and your wedding design should reflect that uniquely beautiful story. That’s the secret to designing a wedding that is truly memorable and truly yours.

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