One more wedding in a Chateau in France, oh go on then, sorry not sorry! This time we have Holly & Max’s beautiful wedding at Chateau de Lartigolle near Toulouse. I’ve enjoyed travelling over for weddings this year, it’s fun to see new parts of the world even for a brief time, and I’m definitely not complaining about tasting all the food over there.
The couple booked the Chateau for a long weekend, so they really got to enjoy the rustic vibe of the venue with its incredible surrounding countryside. As you drive down the gravel driveway, you are immediately drawn to the peaceful surroundings with the only chatter of birds and the clacker of pétanque balls on the courtyard of the Chateau.
Max is originally from France and Holly from the UK, so it felt like the perfect place for them to come and bring their families together for the celebrations. The Chateau is owned by an English couple who have restored it back to its former glory, and they have done an incredible job! It’s definitely a beautiful sight as you enter the courtyard with the scatter of the eloping tree shadows leading you to the chateau entrance, one day I will own a building with french window shutters! Inside you get a mixture of French and British paintings and furniture just to equally engage and confuse with lots of rooms for family and friends to stay.
The ceremony was held in the Chateau cellar with large doors flooding the cave-like space with light which made it a particularly romantic setting for two people to commit vows to one another. I love the brickwork from the other end of the cellar, which leads all the way to where the couple stood, probably one of my favourite moments. Holly has Scottish roots, so they left with the sounds of bagpipes to further confuse and delight the wedding guests as they were led to the Champagne drinks reception.
I have a few favourite moments from the wedding, I love the eloquent groom and bride joint speech at the back of the venue as the sunset, you could feel the love from everyone at that moment. After I took the couple off for a few moments away for pictures together before the candlelit wedding breakfast in the courtyard, Holly was wearing a Rime Arodaky wedding dress which blended perfectly with the evening sunset and the French countryside.
The evening was a tale of two parts, the first was the wedding breakfast in the courtyard of Chateau de Lartigolle. I love the transition from daytime to night during the courses and speeches, the darkness only stopped by the rows of hanging lights from the trees slowly illuminating, a perfect romantic setting for a wedding reception! The first dance highlights this the most, you can’t really beat the atmosphere for a moment like this.
The end of the day saw us returned to the cellar or ‘Club de Lartigolle’ as they like to call it on some excellent wedding raving! Check out the trainers that the groom and bride put on which light up when they danced, even the guests got involved and wearing fluorescent bands and paint which popped in the rave-cave! Great place to end the night!
Let me know what you think of this beautiful wedding at the bottom of the post! Also if you like this one definitely check out Kat & Pierre’s wedding at Chateau Urval.
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Venue – Chateau de Lartigolle
Planner – Chateau de Lartigolle (Nick Austin and team)
Flowers – Chateau de Lartigolle
Dress – Rime Arodaky
Hair Stylist – Annie Salmon (local contact)
Suit – Cad & the Dandy
Catering – Chateau de Lartigolle
Band – Jazz band – Les Bicyclettes, DJ – Jeremy Delord
Videographer – Andrew Kelly