Close up of sleeve of Ziad Nakad's wedding gown

FRENCH ELOPEMENT AT CHATEAU MARTINAY

Bride in her Ziad Nakad gown standing in the hallway of Chateau Martinay

AN ELEGANT FRENCH ELOPEMENT AT CHATEAU MARTINAY IN PROVENCE

Bride sitting on a chaise and looking up for Provence Wedding Photographer Tamara Gruner

Ever dreamt of a French chateau elopement? Today could be the right time to plan your elopement for next year!

Wedding guest numbers might be limited this year, but that invites a more intimate and carefully planned ceremony. Who is important to you? Isn’t it your closest family and friends? And with fewer guests, you will have an expanded budget to go all out on your outfit, your flowers and your venue!

AN HAUTE COUTURE DRESS OF ZIAD NAKAD

The wedding dress you choose will be one of the most important elements on your wedding day. Lately, I discovered my new favorite designer: Ziad Nakad. A Lebanese-born designer, he’s creating the most beautiful and elegant dresses I have seen for a long time. Just look at the delicate details he added to the gorgeous glam dress shown in this French elopement. Add a soft minimalistic makeup and your look is complete!

If you are thinking of hiring a stylist, Carrie from Type A Society is the ideal person to have on your side. She will make sure that you’ll look picture-perfect while wandering the chateau with your spouse and photographer.

HIGHLIGHTS

Bride and Groom in front of Chateau door during their French elopement

Closeup of a bridal gown made by Ziad Nakad

Bride in her Ziad Nakad gown sitting next to her groom on a lounge inside Chateau Martinay

YOUR FRENCH ELOPEMENT DREAMS

When choosing a venue in Provence for your elopement, you might be intrigued with the idea of getting married at a chateau! Chateau Martinay is the perfect location for your intimate wedding weekend. It not only provides enough rooms for your loved ones but also offers a full variety of backdrops for photos – both indoors and outdoors. You can plan your whole weekend around this chateau, from rehearsal dinner to wedding and brunch. And who could be more helpful than my dear friend, Stephanie from WEP in Provence, who is a local planner specializing in her beloved Provence! If you want to learn more about Chateau Martinay, check out the article--and photos--here.

Thinking about flowers? Yes, please! A gorgeous bouquet will act as the perfect complement to your wedding look. For this wedding, Celine from Flowers by Celine created an incredible orchid bouquet to underline the elegance of this Ziad Nakad dress. Check out the arrangement to find some inspiration.

As a Provence wedding photographer, I simply adored working at the gorgeous Chateau Martinay with this incredible team. When the day was over and the couple drove away, it couldn’t have been a more perfect elopement at Chateau Martinay in Provence.

See more of this gorgeous elopement session in Provence in Amber and Muse!

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