Provence Style Wedding
Provence style wedding is fully in line with the leisurely, picturesque, rural atmosphere of the Provence region. It has a rustic flavor, delicate shades, an abundance of elements from natural materials, vintage details. They try to hold the celebration in a place surrounded by natural beauty: in the courtyard of an elegant country house or castle, on a beautiful meadow, in the garden, on the farm. The best time of year for such a wedding is the second half of summer, the lavender bloom season. However, the celebration can be organized and warm in the spring or early autumn. The presence of flowers, greenery, beautiful lawns – a must!
Images of the bride and groom
Images of the bride and groom should be as simple and natural. At such a wedding will not be appropriate complex hairstyles, the abundance of decor on the dresses, fancy clothes. The bride should prefer a dress of simple silhouette, made of natural fabric. Do not need corsets, loops, tight dresses. Let the dress be flying, airy, gentle. Lace, veil and elegant noble metal jewelry with natural stones are welcome. Shoes are better to choose comfortable, low-heeled shoes – nice shoes or sandals, not overloaded with decor, will do. Hairstyle uncomplicated: loose or collected hair, possibly with elements of weaving.
The groom is also recommended to choose a simple suit made of natural fabric, it is possible with a “touch” of retro, but not too strict. Coloring can be any, but restrained, pastel. Hat, tie or scarf of lavender color, original belt, and suspenders are used as accessories.
Provence style wedding bride’s bouquet
Wedding in Provence style – a reason to choose a bridal bouquet matching the style of the celebration. It should be fairly simple. As a rule, it includes sprigs of lavender, cereals, dried flowers, wildflowers, and even Provencal spicy herbs. Peonies, hydrangeas, anemones, violets, pansies are well suited to create a bouquet. It can be tied up with pastel tape.
Wedding in Provence style involves an abundance of living plants, the main of which is considered lavender. Also suitable are roses, peonies, ranunculuses, lilacs, hydrangeas, bunches of dried herbs, olive branches. Plants can be put in glass or clay vases in the form of pots, bottles, cans. Also, the Provence style wedding is decorated with flower garlands and arches.
The colors of the celebration are various shades of lilac, pink and blue. Also used are cream, milky, sandy, terracotta, pale orange, yellow, green and gray tones. All colors should be pastel, muted.
The platform can be decorated with wicker furniture, antique items (chests, candlesticks, birdcages, wine boxes, dishes). Tables are decorated with tablecloths made from natural fabrics, handmade napkins, jars of honey (preferably lavender).
Provence style wedding kitchen
It is recommended to treat the guests with traditional Provencal dishes: various cheeses, stews, shepherd’s pies, cream soups, pies, gourmet salads, grape snails, macaroni cookies. On the table must be present baguettes and aromatic French wines of different shades (red, white, pink). Dishes are recommended to season and decorate with Provencal herbs. The cake is better to choose with cottage cheese or cheese cream, in lilac shades and/or decorated with lavender flowers.
Ideas for a photo shoot
Wedding in Provence style is almost equal to photos in a lavender field. However, if the celebration is held in our latitudes, it is difficult to find it. Therefore, a photo shoot can be organized in a meadow, in a lush garden, in a park, in vintage interiors.