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


Comments (15)

allison | Reply

gosh. i love this so much. BEAUTIFUL work.

Katie Hyatt | Reply

This came together so beautifully, Emily! I love the simplicity of all of it. Great feature. xoxo!

Heidi | Reply

Absolutely perfect! Love the added ambiance provided by the chickens.

Nicole Hoppenheidt | Reply

I love the style and the colors.

If i would marry one day, this would be a dream of an marriage….

(^^^^sorry for my english :-))

Amy ? Fly Away Bride | Reply

Beautiful, beautiful photos from Rylee as usual! Lovely styling and calligraphy too.

William James | Reply

WOW!!!!!!!!! What a stunning bride!

Wedding Chair Rentals | Reply

Beautiful and Inspiring! Loved the theme.

Joanna | Reply

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.

tony | Reply

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.

Adrienne | Reply

Love this. Simple but so beautiful and fun!

de rieux | Reply


Just to correct that the pics with my chickens (LOL) were taken at Chateau St Julien!


Tiphaine http://www.chateaustjulien.co.uk

Laura Diamond Bridal Gallery | Reply

So rustic and chic! Beautiful.

Eden Passante | Reply

The details in this wedding are so beautiful! Everything down to the calligraphy writing is exactly what I picture in a wedding.

Carlos Hernandez Photography | Reply

I absolutely love the french look for sure! What a great few images!

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