I am one of those people that stretches their birthday celebrations out as long as possible, certainly over a weekend but I sometimes I try to push for a full birthday week or even month! So I am pretty sure that I would apply the same philosophy to my wedding (the weekend that is, not the full month).

I absolutely love that Anna and Vladan made the most of their nuptials in a beautiful French Château by hosting a full weekend of celebrations. We will be bringing you the beautiful wedding day tomorrow, but today you can feast your eyes on the stunning surroundings and welcome celebrations, including an elegant rehearsal dinner set in front of the castle, photographed by Peaches & Mint.

It’s going to be two days packed full of elegant French wedding inspiration, you lucky lot.

Anna, who’s Russian, and Vladan, who is Serbian, individually moved to Vienna as children, coincidentally both at the age of seven. Although they had similar circles of friends and for a while even went to school in the same street, life had some time on the road for them planned, before they should finally meet.

Anna went to work in New York after finishing her studies and Vladan was living in London when they both came home to Vienna for a visit to see family and friends. They met aged 24 at a cocktail party of a mutual friend (who later became one of her stunning bridesmaids) and made the long distance work until they decided to move back to Vienna and tie the knot.

For their weekend long wedding celebration they invited friends and family to join them at La Durantie, a magical French château that has been refurbished and maintained with a tremendous love for details. Original pieces and varying decor in every room, it allowed the couple and their guests to be taken in by the French atmosphere & scenery at once!

The rehearsal dinner was beautifully set in front of the castle, with Catering by La Durantie. 


Emma K

I’m Emma, co-founder and editor of where I dedicate much of my time to encouraging people to live life to the full and say ‘yes’ a little more. But with a background in weddings (waitressing since I was 12 years old for my Mum’s catering business, and dabbling in wedding blogging), I am delighted to find a second home here at BLOVED

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