Basking within the September solar, our actual marriage ceremony couple Seóna and Ben celebrated their big day within the idyllic Château de Redon within the Dordogne, nestled in picturesque French countryside of the southwest. Impressed by the nice and cozy earthy tones and muted autumnal colors of the season, their dreamy marriage ceremony day featured pops of burnt orange, espresso, terracotta and blush pinks. With household and associates flying over for his or her marriage ceremony, Seóna and Ben needed to host not solely a marriage however a particular stress-free retreat for his or her visitors which included a bunch dinner in an area restaurant and a pool celebration! From handcrafted décor made by the couple, a champagne tower and a shock rendition of Harry Kinds’ Adore You, this sunshine stuffed celebration provides you with loads of inspiration in your personal vacation spot marriage ceremony. Splendidly captured by Jade Sequeval, take a look at the spectacular photographs beneath!

Wedding venue exterior
Letters RSVP Invitations paper ribbon
Bouquet flowers at bottom of staircase
Silky bridal gown/dress hanging in wardrobe

Earlier than plunging into the main points of Seóna and Ben’s magnificent marriage ceremony day, allow us to step again in time and recount how the completely happy couple met! After assembly by means of a mutual pal whereas in faculty in Belfast, their relationship did not transcend often bumping into one another within the hallways on campus and saying a passing whats up. It was one other eight years earlier than their paths would cross once more they usually determined to go for a spontaneous drink collectively in Belfast as their first date. After catching up and realising that they had loads of mutual associates and in addition determining that they had the identical birthday, the pair ended up chatting for hours and hours – and right here we’re as we speak!

Bride in bridalwear with bridesmaids in blue bathrobes silky
Mother or bridesmaid in black holding up brides veil
Back of brides hair veil detail
Father gets emotional when he sees bride
Emotional moment between father and daughter bride
Bride veil standing in bedroom ready for wedding
Father of the bride walks down the stairs staircase

The couple’s extremely romantic proposal started just a few weeks forward of time when Ben drove two hours to Seóna’s mother and father’ dwelling in Dublin to ask for his or her blessing, all whereas the unsuspecting Seóna was out for dinner with a pal. Ben was then in a position to drive again to Belfast and even managed to get there in time to gather Seóna from the restaurant!

Groom writing letter to bride
Groom writes down vows reading from mobile phone

The weekend of their engagement began like some other, with Ben leaving to go {golfing} within the morning and Seóna had her alarm set to arrange for her brother and his spouse who had been visiting that day. Little did she know, Ben had turned off her alarm in the midst of the night time and she or he solely occurred to get up when her cellphone rang, which turned out to be Ben asking her to verify he had locked the again door.

Groom sits in manor house home bedroom interior poses for the camera large windows

Getting away from bed, Seóna was confused to see white petals on the ground in addition to candles and flowers within the sitting room. She then went out to shut the again door and solely then did she realise Ben was within the backyard. It was raining and Seóna was sporting no footwear and her “oldest pyjamas” but it surely did not matter when Ben bought down on one knee! Loads of champagne ensued and whereas the couple and Seóna’s brother and his spouse had been out for breakfast collectively, Ben had organized for her sister and fogeys to sneak into the home and enhance as a shock!

Empty ceremonial setting for guests seating area flowers
Bridesmaid in orange walks down the aisle surrounded by guests

Empty ceremonial setting for guests seating area flowersGroom and groomsmen await the bride at the alterBridesmaid in orange walks down the aisle surrounded by guestsGroom has his head down as he waits for brideContemplating each little element, Seóna and Ben discovered the picturesque Château de Redon on-line after ruling out numerous different venues that did not align with the aesthetic they envisioned or venues that did not have sufficient good locations to remain close by to accommodate all of their visitors. They fell in love with the fifteenth century chateau immediately, flying out to see it a 12 months earlier than their marriage ceremony and despite the fact that it was pouring rain, the couple may nonetheless see how breathtaking the venue actually was. Whereas they had been there, they visited the native village of Montignac, which had loads of nice lodging, in addition to good locations to eat, drink and loosen up.

Father of the bride walks down the aisle surrounded by guests
Father of the bride walks down the aisle surrounded by guests
Bride wearing veil kisses groom at alter
Bride and groom at the alter with celebrant
Bridesmaid reads speech during ceremony in front of guests and couple
Bride and groom couple clap during ceremony
Bride and groom look at each other during ceremony
Bride and groom look at each other during ceremony veil detail

The scenic grounds surrounding the chateau made for a picture-perfect ceremony spot, with the cover of bushes above on the cusp of turning on the time of this September marriage ceremony. Our glowing bride Seóna walked down the aisle to an acoustic model of INXS’ By no means Tear Us Aside in a incredible cowl neck satin robe and her bridesmaids wore a duo of coordinating cowl neck satin attire in burnt orange and espresso shades. These labored completely together with her florals in autumnal shades which had been a mixture of dried and recent flowers.

Guests clap during ceremony
Bride and groom are bound with ribbon celebrant
Bride and groom are pronounced husband and wife as they kiss at the alter

Seóna’s sentimental marriage ceremony ring is made up of a mix of her mum’s, her granny’s and nice granny’s engagement and marriage ceremony rings and Ben’s ring was additionally comprised of household jewelry.

Bride and groom walking out of ceremony guests clapping
Bride and groom walking out of ceremony guests clapping confetti being thrown on couple all smiles

Their romantic, relaxed out of doors ceremony included a hand-fasting ritual and a ceremony arch which was spray painted by the couple themselves, and embellished with handmade silk blooms and assembled in a slight panic the morning of the marriage. Their ceremony readings included a verse from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann and a studying of Union, a poem by Robert Fulghum.

Groom kisses bride neck they stand in forest together
Bride and groom walk hand in hand in forest together fog in background
Bride and groom walk hand in hand in forest together fog in background walking away from camera
Close up of bouquet flowers bride and groom
Bride and groom kiss fog machine in background in forest grass
Bride and groom walk hand in hand in forest together
Bride wearing veil in forest setting holding bouquet from behind
Groom standing in forest setting in suit poses for the camera

Seóna and Ben had this recommendation to offer to {couples} embarking on their very own marriage ceremony planning journey: “Bear in mind to breathe! Weddings are alleged to be a stunning and an thrilling time, however in actuality they are often actually irritating, so simply take every day because it comes and remind your self that it’ll all work out simply because it ought to.”

Groom and groomsmen walking on grass sunglasses on
Bride and bridesmaids autumnal flowers bouquet roses
Bride and bridesmaids autumnal flowers bouquet roses
Bride and bridesmaids autumnal flowers bouquet roses

They add, “Additionally determine early on what are the highest three issues which are essential to you, what are your non-negotiables, after which get these sorted first. Then remind your self that all the things else was extra in your ‘good to do/have listing.”

Stacked of champagne prosecco glasses on top of each other champagne being poured into them fountain by bride and groom
Stacked of champagne prosecco glasses on top of each other champagne being poured into them fountain
atmosphere shot of guests chatting and drinking bar
Cocktails aperol spritz
Barman serves glass of aperol spritz to woman wine bar
Drinks menu cocktails at bar
Woman in orange dress holding glass of aperol spritz

After the ceremony, the marriage celebration gathered within the courtyard for an outside drinks reception full with a cocktail van, which served scrumptious Aperol Spritzes, and naturally, there was a Champagne tower – it’s France in any case!

Find your seat sign seating arrangement for guests
Empty dining room ballroom for guests chairs and tables
Atmosphere shot of guests in dining room

Then they moved right into a barn on the grounds of the chateau for dinner surrounded by festoon lights and fairy lights in suspended gin jars. The inventive bride printed the desk plan on an enormous sheet of calico linen herself as an additional handmade contact.

Seóna’s brother in regulation kicked off the festivities with a shock rendition of Harry Fashion’s Adore You and the couple’s first dance was to Cannot Take My Eyes Off Of You by Lauryn Hill. Speeches had been break up in between meals, with every speaker being launched with their very own “hype tune”, together with This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan for the bride and Low by Flo Rida for Seóna’s father.

Lantern hanging lights
Bride and groom enter ballroom dining room guests clapping

The subsequent day there was a pool celebration on the chateau and afterwards the visitors took over a restaurant in a close-by village for a late night time dinner. Seóna and Ben jetted off to Paris for his or her nicely deserved honeymoon, adopted by a two week keep in Vietnam. How dreamy!

Bride and grooms first dance on the dancefloor

A really particular thanks to Seóna, Ben and Jade Sequeval for sharing this magical French château marriage ceremony with One Fab Day. There are additionally loads of extra photographs to swoon over within the gallery beneath and you may watch a surprising video of their marriage ceremony day right here!

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