A provocative Galia Lahav wedding gown and an aubergine velvet set a glamorous precedent for Ashley and Greg’s French garden wedding. The pair were married in an intimate outdoor ceremony, while a stunning chateau, charmingly called The Secret Garden, was decorated to the nines by Marry Me in France for their elegant reception. Claire Penn Photography masterfully captured the chic style and candid moments that made Ashley and Greg’s wedding utterly unique.
Ashley and Greg
The Secret Garden, Dordogne, France
I wanted my wedding day to feel romantic, chic, and elegant so I chose softer pinks, lavender with gold accents to accomplish that. I added a gold sequin table runner to give a pop of flare to the table settings. After trying on six beautiful Galia Lahav dresses I chose mine because of the beautiful lace details and the long train. I had visions of how beautiful it would look going down one of the many cascading staircases!
My favorite moment was when I saw my husband to be for the first time. When I saw him he looked so handsome and happy and when he saw me it looked like he had lost his breath. I will never forget that moment as long as I live.
The Couple Recommends:
Every one we worked with was wonderful! Beth Stretton was amazing at helping find every single detail that I asked for. The gold plateware proved to be harder to find than I thought but Beth tracked down exactly what I was looking for! She really helped bring my vision to life and set everything up so beautifully I knew I had nothing to worry about! Thanks to her I had no stress that day and I’m so thankful for that.
Claire was such a joy to work with! We all felt so comfortable around her right away and I know our pictures reflect that. She did an amazing job capturing all the joy and happiness we felt on our wedding day. And I loved her attention to detail not only with the shots of me and my dress but she took beautiful photos of the flowers and table settings. That’s something I wouldn’t have thought of and I’m so glad she did!
Zen Film Works were just incredible. They captured moments I didn’t even remember and every time I watch the wedding video (which is more times than I should admit) it brings me to tears.
I truly relive the day over and over and it’s beautiful. We could not be more thankful to have worked with all of them. They helped make our wedding a day we will never forget!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Claire Penn Photography
Event Planning – Marry Me in France
Venue – The Secret Garden
Officiant – Christine Davidson
Videography – Zen Film Works
Wedding Dress – Galia Lahav
Bridal Accessories – Peeveys Jeweller
Groom’s Apparel – Ben Sherman
We love that Ashley and Greg had their own personal sparkler fun before their guests joined them for the dazzling send-off! Be sure to check out more of Claire Penn Photography‘s incredible work in Rebecca and Gary’s sweet English wedding at The Great Hall at Mains.