A ceremony under an old cedar, a day in a small committee, Léa and Antoine said yes I do a few weeks ago surrounded by their loved ones in the pretty Domaine des Bidaudières. A day full of simplicity and with Mediterranean inspirations, photographed with a lot of delicacy by David Latour…
Lea tells us more about their story…: “We met through mutual friends in 2012, but it took a lot of time and a lot of twists for our story to become true. It was during a concert in Nantes in November 2014 that everything accelerated. From that moment on, we stuck together. We moved in together immediately, followed several other movings until we finally settled down in Touraine, my region of origin. Antoine made his proposal in London a year before the wedding, a city that counts a lot for me since I lived there a few years ago.”
“I took a real pleasure in arranging the wedding preparations. From the beginning, we agreed to get an intimate wedding, surrounded by our friends and our close family. The choice of the location was an obvious one as it is five minutes walk from us and we spotted it well before the marriage proposal. Let’s precise that beautiful and old homes make us vibrate and dream for a long time. Les Bidaudières was the ideal place.”
“For the decoration, we wanted to “transport” our guests to the Almalfi Coast, the chosen destination for our honeymoon. I therefore inspired myself from the landscapes of Italy, photographs and the location itself, which is very marked by Mediterranean vegetation. All the floral decoration was designed on this theme, I am lucky to have met Marine, a tremendous florist, who immediately understood my intention and replicate it by using many colourful and fragrant flowers.
The wedding announcements were made in watercolour by my brother-in-law and my sister-in-law, who both are art teachers. For dessert, our mothers, sisters and grandmothers rolled up their sleeves by baking a variety of fruit pies.”
“The photo shoot with David on the wedding eve. We were at home, quietly, in the studio of Antoine. We let ourselves be guided and this moment was the perfect escape allowing us to let go at a few hours of the day-D. Our meeting and our complicity with David will remain one of our best memories. “
“The improvised arrival under the cedar with the procession of bridesmaids and our musician friends playing violin and guitar. It was Alexandre, Antoine’s brother who organised the ceremony. We had left him carte blanche and his speech, punctuated by musical aside, moved us a lot. Through his words, he created a ceremony in our image and found the right balance between solemn moments, touches of humor and emotions.”
“Do not go into the preparations right away. Take the time to immerse yourself in the event, to think about what it means for you and the colour you want to give it. Inspire yourself, take advice around you, but keep in mind that this day belongs to you only.
Surround yourself with people you trust to accompany you and choose your providers carefully. From there, start enjoying. “
Dress : Laure de Sagazan | Accessories : Shoes : Sézane x Laure de Sagazan | Accessories of the bride wedding necklace Louise Damas, Ring and Engagement ring Monsieur Paris and Dorette | Beauty make-up : The Bride | Suit : De Fursac | Accessories : Bow tie De Fursac, Shoes Bowen, Alliance Mauboussin | Photographer : David Latour |WP: La mariée | Flowers and Crowns : Will you Marine me | Location: Domaine des Bidaudières at Vouvray, France | Caterer : Cécile et Pierre | DJ: Spotify playlist| Musicians: Habille Bill | Deco : The bride | Wedding Annoucements and stationary : Tristan et Claire Regnault | Wedding cake : Home-made pie