An Elegant Chateau Wedding

Come bridesmaid dresses me too, Dordogne, France for that outdoor marriage of and on 22 June 2019, who both act as media planners at agencies in London. With their families originating from Australia and England, the pair wanted to spend just as much time as they possibly can with their nearest and dearest.

"I'm Australian and Guy is English, therefore, we didn't have the option of the 'local' wedding. People needed to find a venue that may accommodate us and the bridal party on the weekend. Château de Cazenac was recommended by a colleague at work."

In preserving the rustic elegance of the venue, Kat selected a dreamy, light-weight gown, featuring delicate floral motifs along with a simple silhouette that flows perfectly towards the short train.

"After trying several dresses on I knew what I wanted. I was searching for a capped sleeve and mid-back so it was perfect. I loved this mixture of delicate flowers and crepe; it felt modern yet elegant."

"We were built with a typical workplace relationship. We met when I went to live in London seven years back but it had been two years after this that people started dating."

"Guy proposed on the beach around the south coast of Australia whilst I was visiting my loved ones over Christmas and I was engaged for 1.5 years."

Kat wore a matching, floral-lace-edged veil, also by but kept her accessories simple, wearing just pearl earrings borrowed from her sister.

For a quintessential English vibe, Guy selected a summery suit from, which he added a tan belt and shoes, along with a statement protea buttonhole. His final touch would be a pair of personalized cufflinks using the bride and groom's initials, a present from Kat. His groomsmen wore matching outfits.

"We wanted suits that looked nicely tailored and suitably modern whilst also being appropriate for that French summer sun."

Echoing the easy elegance of the bride’s gown, the bridesmaids dressed up.

"Given the marriage breakfast occurred outside we'd some soft lighting around the inner courtyard from the château, which included some hanging lanterns."

The wedding cake would be a tall, pure white creation adorned with fresh summer berries, baked.

"Stephanie would be a recommendation in the wedding planner whenever we said we wanted an uncomplicated, rustic style. We went for any classic Victoria sponge with three layers – perfect for that summer setting."

As night fell, the atmosphere was magical using the soft lighting and lanterns. The couple's first dance, to 'Harvest Moon' by Neil Young, began the rest of the evening party.

"It's tough to pick only one moment; Hicksville Swing's strolling afternoon occurs brilliant sunshine overlooking the château grounds and valley below, the gin bar, our first dance underneath the stars, our nephews and nieces carving on the dance floor, blaring Australian power ballads at 2 am. We wouldn't have changed anything."

Words of Wedded Wisdom

"It's easy to obtain overwhelmed by the little details but thinks about whether individuals will care. Put effort right into a few big stuff that matters most to you; it's the wedding after all! For us, it had been the venue, drink and food, and music."

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