En early autumn is a wonderful time for a wedding in South West France. Soft light and warm temperature, blue sky and autumn crocuses make late September a beautiful season. Chateau de Brametourte, with it’s stunning outdoors and charming bedrooms, is a dreamed place for a wedding in France.
The bride – Colette – together with her mum and bridesmaids, are getting ready at the beautiful wedding saloon. This spacious room filled with beautiful furniture and artefacts builds a special atmosphere on the wedding morning, keeping everyone feeling relaxed and happy.
The bride is having her make up and hair done by her friends.
The gorgeous pink roses bridal bouquet arrives shortly before the ceremony. We also especially love the button hole arrangement made of decorative grass and foliage.
In the meantime, the groom – Ben – together with his groomsmen are preparing to the ceremony in Renaissance Dining Room.
Shortly before the ceremony, the guests are gathering at the medieval court yard. Soft drinks are offered to welcome the arriving guests.
The wedding ceremony is taking place by the antique arch, overviewing picturesque fields and countryside. The arch is beautifully decorated with foliage, decorative grass and white roses.
The guests are taking sits on white, decorative chairs. The bridal party is ready to walk from the Chateau terrace, passing a beautiful antique fountain.
Gill, who is also a wonderful wedding planner, runs an informal ceremony for the couple. She starts with a brief history of Brametourte, and finished revealing a few interesting anecdotes about the couple. We love how the modest ceremony set up, in a stunning garden with a breathtaking view, creates an enchanted and emotional atmosphere.
After their ceremony, Ben and Colette walk back to the terrace. They are welcomed with fresh flowers confetti, hugs and wishes.
The guests are invited back to the court yard for an aperitif. We love how the colours of the stone, rugs and foods is beautifully toned together.
After a few group photos and tossing the bouquet, we have some time for the bride and groom session. There are plenty of wonderful photo spots at Chateau de Brametourte. Ben and Colette choose to go for a walk down the driveway to a corn field, and then to capture a few ‘golden hour’ photos with a view of an old chapel.
The reception takes place in a wedding marquee, just by the swimming pool. The guests can see breathtaking views in the background.
After a few emotional or humorous speeches, the dinner is served. The chateau partnered cater, Sandrine, prepared some delicious and beautifully looking French specials.
An impressive croquembouche is a great alternative to a traditional wedding cake. Sparkles and the first dance finish the wonderful day and start a great wedding reception.