French château wedding: Michelle + Rob

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crate of floral handkerchiefs

Happy Monday, Cakelets! When photographer Dasha Caffrey shared this wedding with us we instantly thought, “Wow, that is one graceful bride”. Then we heard all about Michelle + Rob’s love story and we turned green with envy thinking, “Why didn’t we get married in a 15th century castle?”. This is a gorgeous wedding you guys. Since Rob had proposed in a vineyard in the Provence region of France they decided there would be no better part of the world to hold their wedding than Château Lagorce. French food, French wine, lovely weather… yeah, it’d be an easy decision for us too.

pastel floral boutonnieres

Lisa Redman custom lace dress

I knew deep down that I was never going to walk into a store, see a dress and say that’s the ONE! My only option was to design my dress and have it made. However I would strongly advise visiting a store that stock’s many types of dresses of all shapes and sizes and try them all on! I had a firm idea of how I wanted my dress to look…until I tried it on…and it just didn’t suit me at all!  I spent an afternoon flicking through Vogue magazine, pulling together silhouettes & details that I liked. I wanted my dress to have a couture feel with vintage detailing. From there I worked closely with Lisa Redman and her team, picking the lace, the beading, finalizing the silhouette, the fabrics, the corset detailing and so on for 6 months.

diamante headband made from vintage necklace

limited edition pair by Brian Atwood shoes

I bought my wedding shoes before I had even thought of my dress! They were a limited edition pair by Brian Atwood and the reason why I loved them, was because they had more of a fashion edge, rather than your typical wedding shoes.

Lisa Redman custom lace dress

diamante headband made from a vintage necklace

Michelle made her diamante headband herself from a necklace that belonged to her great grandmother!

custom groom's suit

pastel rose bouquet

Michelle’s bouquet recipe: roses, ranunculus, lily of the valley, and sweet peas.

Chateau Lagorce wedding venue

outdoor French countryside wedding

Chateau Lagorce wedding venue

outdoor French countryside wedding

custom-tailored suit and oxford shoes

Lisa Redman custom lace dress and custom tailored suit

French chateau wedding venue

hydrangea floral chair accents

romantic wedding party style

outdoor courtyard wedding ceremony

Being gifted with such wonderfully creative friends, our two friends Michelle & Paul, who are in a band called MEISHA, offered to play our aisle music. We didn’t want anything traditional, so I walked down the aisle to Michelle’s acoustic version of ‘Use Somebody’ By Kings of Leon; at the end of the ceremony we walked up the aisle to a beautiful acoustic remix of ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ and ‘Louis Armstrong’s ‘Wonderful world’.

outdoor courtyard wedding ceremony

outdoor French chateau wedding

escort card garlands and wild flowers

polaroid photo booth

vibrant floral centerpieces and custom printed menus

floral dinnerware and tag place cards

crisp white linens and pastel floral centerpieces

After spotting a display in a Stella McCartney store – a random mixture of cut glass vases with wild flowers – I decided that this was how I wanted my flower arrangement to look. I (and family and friends) spent months collecting different sized cut glass vases, side plates, cups and saucers from vintage shops and fairs; my mother-in-law found the most amazing set of lace doilies at an auction.

French cheese platter table

pastel floral centerpieces and floral flatware

crisp white linens and vibrant floral centerpieces

blue, purple and pink floral wedding cake

So so pretty! Congratulations you two!

Photography: Dasha Caffrey / Wedding planner: Anna Holmes at Chateau Lagorce / Bride’s dressmaker: Lisa Redman / Bride’s veil: vintage / Bride’s shoes: Brian Atwood / Groom’s suit: Richard James / Catering: Le Plaisir du Goût / Wine: Chateau Peneau / Cake: Sue Noseworthy (good friend of couple) / Band during ceremony: Meisha / Band + DJ during reception: Agence Mess

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@clubwedd on Nov 5, 2012

Happy Monday, Cakelets! When photographer Dasha Caffrey shared this wedding with us we instantly thought, “Wow, ...

@sashbuzz on Nov 5, 2012

French château wedding: Michelle + Rob

Anna Holmes on Nov 5, 2012

A great blog entry about a great couple that got married at Chateau Lagorce. Anna Holmes Wedding planner at Chateau Lagorce

@dashacaffrey on Nov 5, 2012

Thank you so much to @100LayerCake for featuring Michelle&Rob's beautiful French wedding ;)

Lisa O'Dwyer on Nov 5, 2012

So gorgeous Dasha! Well done!

Andri on Nov 5, 2012

Such a beatiful wedding,the bride is so elegant. love flowers, cake and the stationery too. Lovely work Dasha

@100LayerCake on Nov 5, 2012

Such a classically beautiful French Château wedding photographed by @dashacaffrey:

Maria De Faci on Nov 5, 2012

What a beautiful and most tasteful wedding, just an eye candy! very nice work, Dasha!

Hot Chocolates - Chocolate Fountain Hire on Nov 5, 2012

Gorgeous, gorgeous dress... vintage is certainly the style at the moment. Loving the cake of cheese :) Congrats guys oxox

Grace on Nov 5, 2012

Your veil is amazing. I can't believe you made it yourself! Congratulations on that and your beautiful wedding as a whole.

Matt @ Best Wedding Venues on Nov 5, 2012

Homage de fromage... classic! And baby blue for a groom's suit - hard to beat

The wedding painter artist of New York City William west on Nov 5, 2012

Beautiful photographs, lovely shot of the shoes, lovely wedding cake, scrumptous shot of the cheses, great selection of flowers, and great shot of the bride & groom under the vine. truly a classic vintage wedding. Congrats.

Black Lamb Photography on Nov 5, 2012

The vintage styled dress is just beautiful. And I love all of the beautiful wedding details.

@andiw82 on Nov 5, 2012

French château wedding: Michelle + Rob - Happy Monday, Cakelets! When photographer Dasha Caffrey shared this wedding...

@LiyanaHanim on Nov 5, 2012

Omg I love her wedding dress and the cake! via @100layercake

Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty on Nov 5, 2012

SOOOO PRETTY! I love that it's quite unique and her dress is gorgeous!

@LoumaBardawil on Nov 5, 2012

Getting married in Château Lagorce #France #wedding

Kristina Juarbe {Thirty Three and a Third} on Nov 6, 2012

Beautiful wedding and amazing pictures! Love the dress!!

French Wedding Style on Nov 6, 2012

I have previously featured a Chateau Lagorce wedding and it is a magical venue inside and out, so many wonderful details to add to the atmosphere of your wedding. Monique

Kim Grey on Nov 6, 2012

An absolutely breathtakingly beautiful wedding! Wow... Amazing! I love the bride's lace gown and the diamante headband she made from a family heirloom. How very special.

Big Fat Indian Wedding on Nov 8, 2012

Awesome wedding collection and designs. bridal and groom looking so beautiful.. wedding theme, decor and flowers are superb.

best candid wedding photographers in delhi on Apr 1, 2015

What a beautiful and most tasteful wedding, the bride is so elegant. very nice work, Dasha!

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