French Village Wedding Ideas

While in South West France for a wedding, Rylee & Ginny were inspired by the beautiful quaint villages and pieced together a small inspiration shoot that captured the effortless charm and simplicity of the Dordogne.

Ginny embraced a minimal design, With the bride in an understated knee length linen dress and simple bouquet wrapped in hand dyed silk ribbon. They used the The reception area was strung with linen village bunting and a collection of modest wooden tables, dressed with linen napkins and flowers cut from the village in small vases. Katie constructed the invitation suite to compliment the design, with simple kraft paper envelopes and hand made paper.

From Ginny ” Brides can often pass over a simple design out of fear. Rylee and I wanted to show how magical a well chosen environment with beautiful soft photography and minimal decor can be.”

Photography: Rylee Hitchner | Design, Flowers & Styling: Ginny Au | Paper: Katie Decker Hyatt of Signora Mare  | Ribbon and Linen Bunting: froufrou chic

13 Responses to “French Village Wedding Ideas”

  1. Joanna

    The Dordogne is a beautiful and laid back region of France. It’s often overlooked by North American visitors who – once they can tear themselves from Paris – prefer the Loire or Provence. Here however, they miss history, food (foie gras, plums, truffles anyone?), wine (Bordeaux and St Emilion just over the way), gorgeous rolling hills and the river, and just chilling out in sweet uncrowded villages.

  2. tony

    Only marriages celebrated in the Mairie ( mayor’s office) are legal in France. You can have a church service also but the mayoral marriage is the legal one. I think you have to stay in the area for a week before the marriage.


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