Location, food, and family were top priority for Inka and Ian when planning their French wedding. Gascony was an easy choice for the couple, as Inka grew up playing and eating in the city during the summer. The pair mimicked those memories by holding their relaxed celebration at Chateau Lartigolle surrounded by delicious local food and their closest friends and family. WhiteSmoke Studio captured the absolute effortlessness of the day, from the natural and subtle green and yellow color palette to the dancing that went on into the night.
Inka and Ian
Chateau Lartigolle, Gascony, France
We got married in Gascony, where I spent my summers growing up as a child. My biggest memory from those summers were the big long bustling lunches — great food, great company and a beautiful setting. These lunches would often end up with the music on and us all dancing around to some great music of my mums. Its this happy, care free atmosphere that we wanted to re-create at our wedding.
So, the the setting (Gascony), and the Gascogn vibe played a very important role in the wedding. A beautiful backdrop, our favourite local food and drink, relaxed vibe, with a high energy finish! The colours and styling of the wedding were taken very much from the beautiful nature and romantic setting of the Chateau. I wanted to keep everything soft, subtle and elegant. From the whites, pale greens and yellows in the flowers to the soft silk organza of my custom made dress. We also added some little touches of things that had some personal significance to us…an amazing Reggae band to play us back down the aisle, mini love potions with our favourite Rum from St. Kitts, and the silverware on the tables for the flowers were from Ian‘s parents old hotel where he grew up. It all just worked perfectly to set the romantic relaxed vibe that we hoping for.
For more of Inka and Ian’s relaxed French wedding, be sure to watch their breathtaking wedding film created by Movies by Mischke:
So many highlights, and all for different reasons. But one of the best moments has to be the dancing at the end on the dance floor of persian rugs, under the stars. There was such a magical atmosphere in the air, everybody was so relaxed and enjoying the amazing band and the setting. Often weddings can get a bit dull towards the end, but this one kept going! At 1am it started to rain, so rather than pack it all in, everyone headed down to the secret cave downstairs ‘Club Lartigolle’ and the party kept on going…glow sticks and everything! Just perfect.
The Couple Recommends:
All of the staff at Chateau Lartigolle were absolutely fantastic and played a big role in making the weekend such a success.
Mischke the videographer was absolutely fantasic. Her video was just beautiful and really managed to capture the magic and romance on the day. We watch our video over and over again, the kids love it! We couldn’t have asked for anything more from her, a true professional with so much talent. And still so far to go!
The Wedding Team:
A special thanks to WhiteSmoke Studio for sharing Inka and Ian’s relaxed wedding with Junebug! For more French wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Olivia and Charlie’s chateau wedding in Provence.