We love a wedding where every moment and every detail is a reflection of the love shared between the couple on their wedding day. Jules and James planned an intimate French wedding in Provence with the help of their closest loved ones. The pastel palette was reminiscent of the surrounding architecture, and set a sweet scene for the day. The pair exchanged vows in a personal love ceremony where both the bride and groom’s dads officiated, along with special readings from other family members. David Guenther‘s images of the affair are light and airy, which is a beautiful reflection of the romantic day Jules and James shared.
The Couple: Jules and James
The Wedding: Provence, France
The Inspiration: “We chose to get married in Provence for its history and beauty, so that was our main inspiration for the entire wedding. Our ceremony and reception were held at Villa Cambaras, a rustic old hunting lodge built in the 1800’s in Fayence, France. The villa and property are so beautiful on their own and completely surrounded by nature, that we didn’t need to add too much more. We wanted to just enhance the romance of it by adding a ton of flowers and candles. But wanted to keep the classic Provencal look throughout the decor.
We both love antiques and a vintage look so we also wanted to incorporate that theme by using vintage furniture and accessories. We really wanted to stay true to our style and taste and for our guests to feel like this was our wedding as soon as they arrived. We achieved that by doing all the decor and set up ourselves, and incorporating a lot of our own decor from home. It turned out so beautiful and even better than we could have imagined!”
The Moments: “Our intimate love ceremony was our favourite part. Both of our dads were the officiants and spoke in both French and English. It was such a personal ceremony completely focused on the love we have for each other. Jules‘ mum and older sister both did readings and we wrote and read our own vows to each other. It meant a lot to us to focus the ceremony purely on our journey and relationship and having our closest friends and family present.”
The Couple Recommends: “The team at Organic Concept were amazing! They customized our tent order, gave us an amazing price and adapted their schedule to set up and take down the tent. Brightlights band made the night! They got everyone on their feet and we danced the night away until 4am. They played as late as we wanted and took requests from guests as the night went on. A great group of fun and young British guys. So so talented!”
The Wedding Team:
Photography – David Guenther
Venue – Villa Cambaras
Catering – Jérôme Ravel
Cake – Jérôme Ravel
Live Band – Brightlights
Invitations – Smitten on Paper
Hair and Makeup Styling – Studio EY Coiffure
Wedding Dress – Bungalow
Bridal Accessories – Headpiece: Twigs and Honey; Shoes: Anthropologie
Groom’s Apparel – Danyberd
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Danyberd
Rings – Cynthia Findlay Antiques
Rentals – Dierickx Events
Tent – Organic Concept
Favors – SS Print Shop
We are enamored with the way David Guenther’s lens captured Jules and James’ tender, beautiful wedding day moments. For more French wedding inspiration, we love Katy and Mark’s intimate destination wedding in Paris.