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First French Wedding!!

Updated: Aug 13, 2019

Well it has been a busy week with moving to France with my 8 month old baby which has been great and we are all settling in well, but the high light of this week is still the lovely wedding I assisted with yesterday.


The beautiful venue was Le Manoir Du Bout Du Pont which is a lovely privately owned venue which offers accommodation for 20 people as well as a converted barn for over 100 people, it also has great gardens for those all important photo's. http://www.lemanoirduboutdupont.com


For this wedding I was supporting the owner Angela make sure the day ran smoothly this is a great opportunity for me to get some first hand experience of what weddings were like in France. It was amazing to be able to fit this in just 5 days after moving to France.

The day did not start well with huge rain storms from 7am which is not what any one wants on their wedding day, but we stayed optimistic but cautious. So we prepared the ceremony inside knowing full well we may have to head outside nearer the time. This is never ideal but we are here to fulfil the brides ideal wedding and we we will do anything to make that happen.


During the set up we had a few more problems due to the weather the power went out 3 times and it was slow to get items into the site due to the terrible weather.


However by 1:30pm the rain stopped and by 2:15pm we were moving chairs with guest due any second and the ceremony due to start at 3pm, this was such a relief as we all wanted to be outside for this beautifully personal ceremony. there wasn't a dry eye in the ceremony and the couple had their own vows and several reading to make the ceremony perfect just for them.


While the drinks were flowing we were making the final checks to the tables which were simple but really in keeping in the rustic theme and had cute little finishing touches of hand written placards and keys to symbolise the couple.


Once we had moved the chairs back from the ceremony the room was finished and it looked fantastic, as a last minuet change we added the brides bouquet to the top table so it stood out from the other tables.

the bride did all the styling her self and it all came together so beautifully which is amazing as she had only seen the venue once when she booked nearly 3 years before.



To keep with the personal touches the brides sister made her wedding cake which scares me massively as it is a lot of pressure on a family member but it looked amazing and even she made the top tier just for the groom as it was his favourite cake flavour.


The ceremony for this wedding was set up close to the barn but often the back drop for the ceremony is the historic pigeonnier what a beautiful back drop!!

I loved this wedding it was a real eye opener in to how different things are in France but I really loved how personal it was and how in love the couple were.


I will be writing a real wedding blog every Monday so make sure to come back next week to see what I have to say.


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