French Country Chic, Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding: Jenna and Iain

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French Country Chic, Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding: Jenna and Iain

Chateau Queille was a beautiful shell that we spent 3 days leading up to our wedding turning into our dream. The theme of our wedding was a country chic, midsummer night wedding. We knew instantly that this venue in France was perfect for our destination wedding.

Words by Jenna. Images by Kerry Morgan Photography.

When it came to the flowers we went for a mixture of white and pink local and seasonal flowers. Pink and white for the bridesmaid bouquets and white for the bridal bouquet and boutonnieres. The rest of the flowers were used to decorate centrepieces, the chapel, the brides and bridesmaids hair.

I was actually feeling really anxious about finding ‘the’ dress so I actually went to try on dresses at first in my own just to understand how it felt for me. I went to two bridal shops in Wimbledon and between these two I tried on about 50 dresses! 

My actual wedding dress was from the shortlist and when I went back with my bridesmaids and then with my mum and nanny, each time it became clearer that it was my favourite, and I looked forward to trying it back on. That was how I knew it was the dress and wedding veil for me. Plus it passed the dancing and sitting down test. Very important. 

Huge shout out to Paverly Bridal, Wimbledon, who were amazing every time I visited and made me feel really comfortable and welcome.

My Brother Warrick walked me down the aisle to Beautiful, Crazy by Luke Combs.

Our theme was country chic and our colour palette was white, gold, wood, greenery and blush pink. We styled every inch of the wedding venue.

We used flowers, jam jars and candles to decorate the chapel, table decorations, barn and pool area. We made our centrepieces, wedding direction signs and Instagram frames from wood which we painted and personalised. We ordered some beautiful wooden carved names for our table settings.

The only way I can describe our wedding day is like looking at a video on rewind, on the quick setting. 

The day goes so quickly and the adrenaline, excitement and nerves create an out-of-body experience. I think my most memorable moment was the wedding breakfast speeches, the love in the air was majestic. Our speeches were non-traditional with Iain’s godfather opening with a speech that Iain’s Dad Dave had agreed to do before he passed away.

Photographer: Kerry Morgan Photography / Venue: Queille Dress: Charlotte by Maggie Sottero / Videographer: Casion Pictures / Caterer: Anders Drew / Vineyard: Sieur Darques / Florist: David Fernandez Fleurs, Mirepoix / Hair: English Hairdresser in France / DJ & equipment hire: Maxime Sournac, local musician & DJ / Table hire: Local Mairie. Mairie of Camon / Jeweller: Mark Hussey

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