Provence style wedding

Provence is asso­ci­at­ed with emer­ald vine­yards, laven­der fields, olive groves, azure sea, what could be more suit­able for a cel­e­bra­tion. A Provence styleis suit­able for gen­tle cou­ples who love romance, tran­quil­i­ty and light­ness. This style is rus­tic, many call it French coun­try. Before you start orga­niz­ing a cel­e­bra­tion, it is rec­om­mend­ed to find out infor­ma­tion about the area, tra­di­tions and fea­tures of the region.

Wedding decoration in Provence style

This region is char­ac­ter­ized by some­what mut­ed col­ors: cream, laven­der, olive, sand, ter­ra­cot­ta and oth­er shades. To diver­si­fy pas­tel col­ors, use a few bright blotch­es. A Proven­cal style­needs care­ful devel­op­ment of each issue, as every lit­tle thing will cre­ate the gen­er­al mood of the cel­e­bra­tion.

Important components of a French Provence wedding

In order for the cel­e­bra­tion to ful­ly cor­re­spond to the cho­sen direc­tion, you need to con­sid­er:

  1. Groom and bride out­fits. Today you can find a brides­maid dress that is spe­cial­ly designed for this style. The most impor­tant thing is sim­plic­i­ty and nat­u­ral­ness. It is rec­om­mend­ed to choose a light, fly­ing dress, with­out corsets and extra splen­dor. As for jew­el­ry, choose ele­gant prod­ucts that will com­ple­ment the image. For the groom, you should also choose a sim­ple suit made from nat­ur­al mate­ri­als. You can choose a suit in which the jack­et and trousers are of dif­fer­ent col­ors. You can also com­plete the look with sus­penders, an unusu­al belt, a hat, etc.
  2. Orga­ni­za­tion of ain Provence style. It is best to choose spring for the cel­e­bra­tion, when flow­ers begin to bloom, the begin­ning of autumn, or sum­mer time, when laven­der blooms — July-August. Give pref­er­ence to an out­door cer­e­mo­ny, which can be held in a coun­try house or just in nature by set­ting up tents. To dec­o­rate arch­es, chairs and walk­ways, choose fly­ing mate­ri­als and wild­flow­ers.
  3. Auto­mo­bile. If pos­si­ble, choose a wag­on dec­o­rat­ed with flow­ers and drawn by a beau­ti­ful horse. Oth­er­wise, a retro car is suit­able, which needs to be dec­o­rat­ed with wreaths of wild­flow­ers and laven­der-col­ored rib­bons.
  4. Acces­sories. Invi­ta­tions should be gen­tle and as sim­ple as pos­si­ble, for exam­ple, it can be a card dec­o­rat­ed with a sprig of laven­der. Put laven­der soap or a small jar of hon­ey and a few sprigs of Provence herbs in bon­bon­nieres.
  5. Decor. To dec­o­rate the ban­quet venue, choose vin­tage items, but they should be as sim­ple as pos­si­ble. For exam­ple, wood­en fur­ni­ture is a lit­tle aged, wick­er chairs, small pil­lows, etc. Tex­tiles used should be made only from nat­ur­al mate­ri­als.
  6. Treats. At a Proven­cal-style wed­ding, prod­ucts that are typ­i­cal for this par­tic­u­lar region should be served: hon­ey, fra­grant crispy bread, cheese, fruits. The French also love fried meat, truf­fles, sal­ads, etc. As for drinks, this is a deli­cious wine. Acake must cer­tain­ly include hon­ey, milk and fra­grant spices in your recipe.
See also
Wedding dresses for curvaceous brides: size is not a hindrance to beauty
Tra­di­tions of Provence

In the South of France, grooms do not redeem the bride, but sim­ply arrange a din­ner for rel­a­tives from the bride’s side. It is cus­tom­ary to dec­o­rate the road from the place of mar­riage to the car with an arch formed from dif­fer­ent col­ors. An inter­est­ing tra­di­tion was car­ried out dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny: the groom had to give the house key to the bride, which she fas­tened to her belt, which meant that now she became the mis­tress. In Provence, guests also show­er the new­ly­weds with mon­ey, sweets and laven­der flow­ers for bless­ing.