Today I am thrilled to share this intimate French Castle Wedding with pretty rustic details.
Images were captured by Zephyr & Luna.
Zephyr & Luna is Ambre, photographer of wild weddings and elopements in France and all over the world.
For her, memories are as valuable as the present moment. Because we forget, the details, the smiles, the caresses, and all the in-between. So she photographs, for herself, for others, for the memory, never to forget.
She photographs intimate weddings in places that make sense, and also families in their privacy, children in all their magic, and all the little moments that define a life.
I hand over to Bride Amelie …
How did you meet?
We met in Luxembourg via work colleagues, both working in the same company.
Its quite a classic situation because in our work environment there are 6 couples.
Tell us about the Proposal…
We got engaged 1 year prior to the wedding.
Nicolas proposed at home on my return from my birthday party with friends. He had always planned to propose that day but he almost didn’t get the ring in time.
Tell me more about your Wedding Day…
We got married in Égliseneuve-près-Billom and then continued the party at Château des Martinanches.
What we liked about the castle was its intimate and warm atmosphere.
We had 110 guests and it was the perfect size, and it also had a beautiful setting in the forest.
We chose to do civil and religious marriage on the same day and at the same place.
In Egliseneuve-près-Billom, the town hall and the church are opposite, so it allowed us to avoid stress and to enjoy just being with our our guests between the 2.
We also chose to arrive before the ceremony on the Town Hall Square which allowed us to take the time to greet and chat with all the guests which made for a lovely atmosphere.
All readings were prepared by our witnesses, we gave them free reign and there was a good balance between emotion and laughter.
My bouquet and buttonholes were made by the Vert Déco Florist in Billom.
I was really thrilled because I was not entirely sure of expressing myself with the right words but she understood what I wanted and created what I had envisioned.
For the rest of the flowers, everything was homemade!
We ordered the flowers wholesale on the internet and we prepared everything with family and friends the day before the wedding – wonderful time spent together!
My dress, was bespoke and designed by Virginie Sauvadet. I really appreciated all his personalised advice and we worked together to create the dress I imagined. With him I really felt like I could make the choices that suited me
Nicolas wears costumes every day so he knew the cut he wanted to wear, but he also knew he did not want a costume he could wear on a daily basis. He was delighted with suit choice.
What about the pictures?
We were delighted with Ambre’s pictures of our French Castle Wedding, which is exactly what we expected (even better!).
Every time I look at the pictures, I immediately feel the mood of that day. We are seen laughing, enjoying, sometimes moved. The photos retrace exactly what I felt all day long.
Do you have any tips for the brides-and-grooms to be?
For the preparations, my advice would be to spread out all the preparations so as not to encroach on the last few weeks.
We took advantage of the whole year of preparation by even doing the decoration the previous summer which allowed us to be very relaxed the weeks before the wedding.
On the Wedding Day you always should have a Plan B, there’s always something unexpected.
Also plan your time well, there is nothing worse than being in a hurry and rushing.
We did not feel any stress or timing pressure and that’s what I really enjoyed on that day.
Venue: Château des Martinanches
Photography: Zephyr & Luna
Bride’s dress: Virginie Sauvadet
Groomswear: B Garbo
Hangers: Epouse-moi cocotte
Bride’s shoes: Jonak
Bouquet & Buttonholes: Vert Déco Florist – Billom
Caterer: Le Flamboyant
Bow tie: Colonel Moutarde
Makeup artist: Natacha Puech
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