Ryan and Cali’s Classic Destination Wedding in Provence
Ryan and Cali celebrated their nuptials in the most glamorous and epic way possible - in the south of France at a beautiful Chateau. We love the effortless beauty of the day - from the formal Kingswood String Quartet to the traditional and stunning Monique Lhuillier, we know their special day will resonate well with our Fine Art brides.
Wedding Sparrow favorite, France based Rory Wylie Photography, brilliantly photographed their elegant wedding and the lovely styling by the always talented Lavender & Rose. Our favorite detail? The simple, yet impactful and charming ceremony design...
Just a 25 minute drive from Cannes, Castellaras is nestled in a beautiful hilltop location surrounded by pine, olive and cyprus trees, with views that stretch all the way to the Mediterranean sea. Steeped in history and French sophistication the medieval château was the perfect setting for Ryan & Cali’s special day.
Meeting for their fist look on a small pathway, with Cali’s mum and bridesmaids not far behind, this couple’s love for one another was palpable, and Ryan heart on his sleeve as he bent in a gentlemanly gesture to kiss his bride to be’s hand.
Family & friends were greeted on arrival by the harmonies of the Kingswood String Quartet, and elegantly dressed in Monique Lhuillier, Cali carried a gorgeous mixture of soft and bright florals expertly crafted by Wayne Riley Flowers as she walked down the aisle on her father’s arm,and married her love in front of the Château’s 11th century chapel.
After the nuptials, candles were lit and private prayers said for the newlyweds within the peaceful cool of the chapel’s old stone walls, before the lively sounds of Reinhardt and Grappelli inspired gypsy jazz music filled the air, and all enjoyed canapés and champagne in the warmth of the June sun.
As the sun set, Cali & Ryan danced their fist dance as husband and wife, and then speeches, dinner, and a traditionally French Croquembouche were shared before a night of fun.
Congratulations and best wishes again to this sweet couple, what a wonderful day it was, impeccably designed and realized by the talented ladies at Lavender & Rose!"
Photographer: Rory Wylie | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Styling: Lavender & Rose | Floral Designer: Wayne Riley | Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Venue: Chateau Castellaras | Makeup: Sophie Kilian | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Calligraphy: Nice Plume Calligraphy | Tote Bags: Herbes De Provence Favours & Tote Bags | Day-of Stationery: Creme de Papier | Invitations: Chereeberry Paper | Catering: Giry Traiteur | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | String Quartet: Kingswood String Quartet | Tableware & Linen: Wayne Riley Flowers | Videography: Clark and Palmer Films