Elegant destination wedding at Chateau Lagorce in Bordeaux, France.

Chateau Lagorce in the beautiful Dordogne region of France was the venue of choice for Michelle and Rob's destination wedding. This beautifully restored French castle surrounded by rolling vineyards and sunny hills lends itself to an elegant and relaxed celebration.

I knew we would get on straight away after I received the very first e-mail from Michelle. She was so excited about getting married and the wedding itself. I couldn't help but smile. I met Michelle and her then fiancé Rob in a cafe in London and we chatted about everything and anything and I instantly felt like I got two new friends. They were so good together, very easy-going and just lovely to be around. They told me about their destination wedding in France and how bringing their families and friends together for a great celebration was important to them. Michelle and Rob told me about this great rustic French chateau they found, an outdoor ceremony in the sunshine (which they booked in advance of course ;) ), delicious food and wine and a vintage inspired dress which Michelle designed herself by the way. I absolutely fell in love with the sound of their wedding, and so on a rather miserable day at the beginning of May I jetted off to sunny and warm Bordeaux. 

Michelle and Rob couldn't have picked a better day to get married. The sun was shining all day, Chateau Lagorce was stunning, and great times were had by everyone. Michelle and Rob have the most amazing friends who helped so much with organising the wedding. They arranged the flowers, made the cake, bouquets and buttonholes, and probably pretty much everything else whilst Michelle was getting ready in the morning. 

When Michelle told me she designed her dress herself, I knew it would be stunning. Being a designer and a talented lady that she is, you wouldn't expect anything else. It was a vintage inspired dress with beautiful embroidery which definitely had a wow factor.

The outdoor ceremony was very sweet and emotional, with a fun personal reading by Michelle's brother. I loved the relaxed style of the reception, with everyone mingling, exploring the gardens and enjoying chilled champagne made from the vineyards surrounding the chateau.

So, there you go! Michelle and Rob got married in a beautiful place, surrounded by their much loved family and friends, just how they wanted. A story of their Chateau Lagorce wedding is below: