A French Tropical Chic Destination Wedding

Our couple Jen & Tim held their tropical French chic wedding in the French countryside of Dordogne at the beautiful venue of La Leotardie. They hosted 120 guests on the day and wanted it to be a fun and relaxed occasion to reflect their personality. Our Bride Jen wanted a nod to her African heritage so the wedding was based on bright colours of corals, pinks, and red tones along with tropical flowers and green foliage whilst still bringing in a romantic French vibe. As guests arrived onsite they were met with rosé granitas served in vintage champagne coupes which was very much needed to keep cool in the 44C degree heat. The ceremony took place under a 400 year old oak tree styled with a tree garland of tropical foliage and a jute rug for our bride and groom to stand on to make their vows. After the ceremony & confetti line, the newlyweds led their loved ones down a path to the drinks reception area and whilst on the way our surprise saxophonist ‘Ellie Sax’ started playing. For the decoration the linen was kept simple white for the copper cutlery, coral napkins, watercolour stationery, and tasselled place cards to really pop out. Bud vases of tropical flowers were placed along the tables with different styles of candle holders and pink, red, and coral pillar candles. For the favours small pots of honey were on each place setting covered in a fabric from South Africa. In keeping with local tradition, Jen and Tim chose a French croquembouche tower for their wedding dessert; profiteroles in coffee, vanilla, and chocolate flavours were presented with sparklers. After the couple's first dance to "Higher Love" on a Moroccan style rug in the courtyard, the party moved into the barn, where the band and Ellie Sax kept the party going for the rest of the night. The venues old-fashioned stone barn was turned into a fun party room with sparkling gold disco balls hanging from the ceiling, and a bespoke neon sign showing off the lyrics to Jen's favourite song by Whitney Houston.

Wedding Planner - Wonderlust Events | Photographer - Anneli Marinovich | Wedding Venue - La Leotardie | Wedding Stylist - Oui Mon Coeur | Videographer - One Forever Films | Celebrant - English Celebrant in France | Catering & Bar - Lovage & Pumpernickel

Floral Designer - Le Coeur Sauvage | Rentals - Le Petit Pichet | Stationery - Lou Paper Hair Styling - Ciara Coiffure | Makeup Artist - Charles Gillman | Wedding Dress, Shoes & Veil - Grace Loves Lace | Jewellery - Franky Rose Jewellery | Suits - Boss

Bridesmaids Dresses - Jenny Yoo | Wedding Band - Brightlights | Saxophonist - Ellie Sax | Frose Granitas - Fernand & Paulette | Favors - Invitation au delice

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