Bright white wedding in the south of France


This is the story of Pauline from Marseille and Pierre from Paris. They met during their joint cardiology internship in Paris, where they now live. For their wedding, they chose the month of August and the location Bastide du Roy. Behind the large black gate that leads to it, many people would not suspect the existence of this imposing residence.

The Bastide du Roy is tucked away in a spacious, wooded estate between Biot and Antibes in the south of France. The Mediterranean pines stand side by side with the 365 olive trees planted on the estate and the many tree species in the themed gardens.

Although the Bastide du Roy has only been a wedding venue on the Côte d’Azur since 2017, it has long seemed predestined for beautiful weddings. Henri IV received it as a gift in 1608, and the famous fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin bought it in 1924 as a wedding present for her daughter and son-in-law, Count Jean de Polignac, a cousin of the Princely Family of Monaco.

The day before the wedding, the couple hosted a welcome brunch and pool party at the venue. Photographer Lisa of LisaP Photographe used the ribbon with the couple’s names on it, which held the guests’ pool towels together on a pink mat, to capture the wedding morning details.

Pauline and Pierre’s day could not have been more radiant and beautiful. The white wedding dress by Manon Gontero and the veil looked elegant and simple at first glance, but were embellished with hundreds of discreet pearls.

They chose classic wedding decorations, also in brilliant white. Wedding planners Yael Events and florists L’ART QUI POUSSE decorated the ceremony with an all-white chuppah with fabric and flowers. For the path, they chose a white carpet and white flower bouquets at the edge of the rows of chairs.

It was a secular ceremony, because Pierre is Jewish and Pauline is Christian. At the end of the ceremony, Pierre broke the glass according to Jewish tradition, symbolizing fragility and renewal.

The dinner took place outside under fairy lights. The floral decorations for the evening were completed with red and abricot-colored roses on white tablecloths. With white candles, glass candlesticks and white porcelain, the round tables looked cheerfully inviting.

Instead of a classic wedding cake, there was a French specialty: the top tiers were “choux”, small choux pastry cakes, usually filled with cream. This type of wedding cake is also known as a “croquembouche”.

As Pauline is a dancer, they performed a dance immediately after cutting the cake, opened the dance floor and celebrated with their guests until late into the night.

Photography: LisaP Photographe
Location: Bastide du Roy
Wedding Planner: Yael Events
Videography: Sebastien Nash
Make Up: Laury.G
Hair Styling: Julien Matha
Wedding dress: Manon Gontero
Distribution: Mazagan
Jewelry: Anthemis Design & Cartier
Catering: Dany’s Traiteur

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