Their expertise lies in orchestrating weddings in both France and Italy, committed to making each day into an authentic reflection of the unique couples they work with.
Whether you aspire to host a grand wedding amidst the beauty of Provence, an intimate soirée along the glamorous French Riviera, or a romantic elopement in the captivating landscapes of Tuscany, Wanderlust Wedding, along with their highly skilled team of creatives, is poised to guide you in curating exceptional and cherished moments.
Wanderlust Wedding is the creative mastermind behind the captivating wedding showcased on our latest cover, featuring Heather and Matt, photographed by Benjamin Wheeler. This wedding stands out as one of the most exquisite celebrations we’ve ever had the privilege of featuring. You can see the wedding here.
Photo credits above: Benjamin Wheeler
In this interview, we talk to talk to them specifically about planning weddings in the South of France, which we are picking as the next destination wedding hotspot.
Tell us why you think the South of France is a wonderful destination for weddings.
Getting married in the South of France is an attractive choice for many couples for a variety of reasons. The South of France is known for its stunning landscapes, including picturesque vineyards, rolling lavender fields, charming villages, and the azure waters of the Mediterranean. These natural backdrops provide a visually captivating setting for a wedding. The region enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which means mild, sunny weather for most of the year. This climate is conducive to outdoor weddings and allows for beautiful al fresco celebrations. The South of France has an inherently romantic ambiance. Its rich history, art, and culture have long attracted artists, writers, and lovers from around the world, making it an ideal place to celebrate love. Its Chateaux and beautiful venues only add to the beauty, giving your guests the experience to stay in an 18th century Chateau is a unique experience. France also calls for honeymoon opportunities, and vacation opportunities for your guests
What are some of your favourite locations for weddings in the South of France?
We love Chateau de Tourreau in Sarrians, Provence, a small village located 30 mins away from Avignon, a beautiful 18th century Chateau, with beautiful grounds and classical features, as well as modern amenities for guests to enjoy their stay. A few kms away, is Chateau Martinay, another beautiful 18th century Chateau with huge grounds, a beautiful scenery and great amenities for guests, not far is Chateau Talaud, a smaller chateau, what we could call a big manor house, but is is a human size, surrounded by vineyards, it truly feels like a grand holiday home, in the middle of nature. The French Riviera also has great venues, mostly hotels, the Four Seasons in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is a beautiful wedding venue, a Belle Époque impressive building overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Another great venue is Chateau Saint Martin, a five star hotel, in the hills of the French Riviera, thanks to it’s lush gardens, as well as its coastal view it is among our favorite venues in the South of France.
What time/s of the year is best to marry in the South of France?
The South of France is famous for having 300 days of sun a year, however, between May and October, you will be able to have a beautiful outdoor dinner.
Are there any French wedding traditions, styling, or cuisine elements you love to suggest that your couples include in their France-based weddings?
We love suggesting the Croquembouche instead of a traditional wedding cake, it is a staple in a French wedding, a puff pastry tower filled with flavored cream, as well as a long cocktail, in France, we love a pre-dinner drink, and we like to make it last, a good two hours, with canapés behind passed around, live cooking stations as well as cocktails, so guests are able to mingle and have fun before sitting down for dinner.
Tell us about some of your favourite French weddings to date that you have worked on.
We loved working on Heather and Matt’s wedding at Chateau Talaud, working with a bride who had a great sense of style, knew what she wanted. The colors of the florals were beautiful, her dress was gorgeous. And Heather and Matt were so kind, and so fun to work with. From the moment we met, we knew we were in for a treat with them.
Photo credits above: Benjamin Wheeler
What should couples be considering when thinking of having their wedding in the South of France? (the legal side of marriage, booking a stylist/planner/florist, accommodation for guests, etc.)
I highly recommend booking a planner, the planner will know who to work with, will have knowledge of the venue’s requirements, and will make sure everything runs smoothly. Obviously being in a foreign country, I recommend picking a venue that is easily accessible, either by plane, train or car, an International airport should be within a 2-3 hour radius by car or train to make the journey more comfortable for your guests. If the location of the venue has activities, tourism attractions, all for the better.
What and/or inspires you in your work?
We try to get inspired by what is around us, Wanderlust Wedding was created by my husband, Franck and myself, Franck is the creative one in the team, he always tries to make things different, he is often inspired by art, fashion, especially fashion shows, to imagine decors and bring an unexpected twist to our weddings.
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