A Joyful Chateau Wedding in South West France

  • This is the marriage of Holly, a freelance food stylist, and recipe writer, and Jack, who runs their own company, almost Everything, making props for commercials, film, and television. They were officially married on 13 September 2018 in London, before going to France for or her celebration on the 22 September. Click

    Holly and Jack discovered their photographer on Instagram and loved his natural, relaxed, reportage type of photography.

    "We were both a little worried about finding yourself in front of the camera, but Lee managed to get super relaxed, and we had an excellent time wandering throughout the house and garden with him, chatting whilst he snapped away. I cried just like a baby when I saw the images. We will honestly treasure them forever."

    For her wedding gown, Holly finds the elegantly draped 'Laelia Floral' dress, covered with delicate applique flowers leaving.

    "I thought the detailing and also the draping from the fabric were beautiful – it had been very elegant, timeless, and feminine without having to be super girly. I pinned it to some board and forgot about this."

    Jack wore an excellent, custom-made vintage-style suit, produced by the couple's friend Rachael Alice Smith, who works at Savile Row tailors.

    I love the way the colors of Holly's bridesmaid's and bridesmen's outfits complemented each other, with deep mustard ties, and lovely mustard yellow and pink velvet bridesmaid dresses.

    Holly and Jack first met through mutual friends this year and began dating the year after.

    "He walked me home in the pub one night, and as we said our awkward goodbyes, I plucked in the courage to message him and simply tell him I wish I had kissed him."

    The couple became engaged five years later on Holly's 30th birthday. Jack dreamed up an incredible treasure hunt from London to Whitstable, where he proposed around the beach after dinner.

    "I'm not a massive fan to be the center of attention and seemed to be worried I'd be overwhelmed. In the absence of my father, I walked arm in arm with my buddy Samuel, but Chris, Dave, Amy, and Lucy all came out at the same time, too. Walking down with all of my best people was amazing."

    "One of my favorite things is cooking for the friends, and thus I made a decision to write each guest a personalized recipe according to what I knew they loved to consume, or dinners that people enjoyed together in the past."

    "It took quite a long time, but was worthwhile – I loved doing the work and it meant I also got to create everyone an individual note, saying thanks, and telling them just how much they mean to Jack and me."

    "There seemed to be a point after dinner once the sun was setting and that we had been off taking photos with Lee. We came to the table and took a second to appear at everyone enjoying themselves, hearing the background m, music and soaking in the atmosphere. It's such a great memory from your day."

    Words of Wedded Wisdom

    "Plan together. Everyone commented on just how much our wedding was a lot a day about us as individuals as well as as a couple. Some elements have been very me and elements that have been more Jack, but I was both equally associated with every aspect of planning."

    "I am a confessed control freak, and having to delegate around the morning of the marriage to get everything ready is hard for me. I left myself under 2 hours to obtain ready for that ceremony, but once I was forced upstairs, had a bit of music on, and was engaging in that wedded mood, I instantly felt more enjoyable and am grateful everyone downstairs was working hard to obtain everything perfectly."

    Article produced at: https://www.feeltimes.co.uk/