Natalie & Oliver were married in France, at Oliver’s parents home inÂ Lâ€™Isle En Dodon. The British couple live in The States but made the trip to France to marry surrounded by their friends and family. “The French countryside and beautiful barn were our main inspiration and did a lot of the hard work for us!” explained the pair. “The family setting and DIY approach gave the wedding a really personal touch, which we would never have been able to achieve in a more traditional venue, and gave the wedding an incredibly unique feel. So many people contributed to making the wedding as amazing as it was â€“ it really was a family affair and those invites, certainly a labour of love!”
“The way we described our wedding theme to people was ‘french, rustic, country with a vintage-feel’”, they continued. “What we meant by that is that we wanted it to be sympathetic to the setting with decoration that felt natural and homemade but beautiful. We wanted it to feel really personal and relaxed and not too overdone (not too â€˜wedding-yâ€™!) We really enjoyed planning all the little details and seeing peopleâ€™s reactions to them on the day.”
The stunning bride wore a Henry RothÂ gown, Kate SpadeÂ shoes and a Twigs and HoneyÂ veil. The bridesmaids wore orange dresses fromÂ Ivy and Aster with Kate SpadeÂ andÂ AnthropologieÂ accessories. All in all it was a super stylish wedding – very chic and very french!
“Our piÃ±atas were so fun!Â Weâ€™d really only been introduced to them since living in the US. Though weâ€™d come across them before we had no idea how many different shapes and sizes they could come in. We thought it would be fun to get mini effigies made of ourselves – and being the competitive types we are – have a little friendly newlywedsâ€™ battle during the reception â€“ Who could take down (or apart!) their other half first! It turned out to be one of the most memorable things about our wedding.Â In case youâ€™re wondering, Oli won (by a fraction of a second and though she had a rounderâ€™s bat rather than a cricket bat, Natalie took it very well!)”
The couple flew wedding photographerÂ Emilie WhiteÂ over from England to capture their day. “The photography perfectly captured the style and spirit of our wedding”, they concluded. “From all the little details to the hilarious photo booth shots of our wedding guests â€“ they really bring the whole day to life for us and give us the perfect memory of the best day of our lives!”
Utterly beautiful. Thank you to Natalie & Oliver and photographerÂ Emilie WhiteÂ for sharing today.