We had the pleasure of welcoming Gabby and Sébastien from Texas this June for their wedding in Carcassonne. The celebration incorporated culture from both sides of the families, with traditions from Texas and France. In the Medieval town, the couple were wed among family and friends surrounded by beautiful views of the city walls and castles.
The celebration was kicked off by an amazing dinner at a nearby vineyard. Guests tasted wine, olive oil and grilled meats while enjoying the view of the vineyards and lavender fields.
The wedding took place the next day in the garden of a luxury hotel. The couple recited their vows under a beautiful trellis of flowers and billowing white fabric.
In honor of Gabby’s father, who originally hails from New Orleans, a cajun-style band played in the garden during the outdoor cocktail.
Dinner and dancing took place inside the Salon du Jardin, where guests enjoyed the many garden details that were incorporated into the reception. Each table was named after a flower and accompanied by a vintage print (including Texas’ state flower, the Bluebonnet!).
Growing up, Sébastien and his siblings would often come through Carcassonne and buy candies from their favorite candy shop. The guests enjoyed a sample of these confections as a gift from the couple.
Guests were also encouraged to leave their fingerprint and name on the fingerprint tree, as well as use the fun photo booth props to take memorable pictures throughout the reception.
The couple performed two first dances – one more traditional and a second dance to a choreographed swing number. Congratulations to Gabby and Sébastien! We wish you both the best and many years of happiness to come!
Photos courtesy of David Bacher
Floral decor by Sarah Ménager