From the bride, Liv:
When we started looking at locations for our wedding. we knew that we wanted it to be a location our closest friends and family could spend time exploring a beautiful place and celebrating together. I asked Jesse where his dream location would be and he jokingly said a castle in France. So I looked it up and was thrilled to see how reasonable it actually was. I wasn’t exactly sure what we were looking for initially but we knew we had found it when we saw Chateau de Courtomer. Once we arrived at Chateau de Courtomer, we could not believe how perfect this location really was. It is everything that we were hoping for and actually so much more.
Our event designer lives in Ireland, but it seemed like she was right here due to our bi-weekly Skype appointments. We talked about every detail for months. Lindsay created our created our stunning paper suite, our gorgeous event design, tablescape, and worked with my mom on the floral design. My mom is an extraordinary artist and floral designer and dreamed up the beautiful florals for our wedding. It was such a gift to us to have my mom have her beautiful craftsmanship in our wedding details.
Our wedding day was a dream. Before the wedding, my soon-to-be husband had the most heartfelt hand-written note delivered to me while I was getting ready. My mom put a beautiful cross bracelet around my wrist before my dad walked me down the aisle to marry my Love. After the ceremony, we sat around a beautiful table to an epic 6-course dinner together until around 1 am. Our hearts were so full seeing so many people that we loved in this beautiful location! After dinner, my Dad and I danced to Patty Griffin’s “Heavenly Day” and then Jesse and I danced to Chris Stapleton’s “More of You” at our very late night reception. We all celebrated together until early the next morning. We are all already planning on going back next summer!
Photography Laura Gordon | Event and Paper design Lindsay Moynagh from House of Hannah | Floral Design June Hart Flowers, House of Hannah, Shop Gossamer | Dress Monique Lhuillier | Headpiece, Veil & Earrings Liv Hart |Hair & Makeup Katheryn O’Neill | Venue Château de Courtomer | Catering Perrine Desse | Cinematography Josh Gooden
We are thrilled to share Katie and Chris' elegant, Dutch Masters-inspired autumn wedding in England with you today. One of the things that is so enthralling about weddings that take place in Europe is the incredible venues, and the carefully restored historic home that Katie and Chris' wedding took place in is one of these amazing places.