A Heavenly Wedding in the South of France

Our deputy editor Natasha Pearlman is just married


Our deputy editor Natasha Pearlman has just returned from a heavenly wedding in the South of France. And we’ve been fawning over the beautiful photos ever since.

From the meal cooked for 140 people by Natasha’s own mother for the night before, to the incredible chateau where they partied into the night (it was still 32 degrees at 2am!) the weekend looked to be chic, fun and fabulous – everything an ELLE girl’s wedding should be.


Here’s Natasha’s Little White Book for anyone fantasising about a chateau wedding in the South of France. And if you weren’t before, you will now.


Location: Chateau de Duras, Duras, France

Dress – Princesa by Manuel Mota at Pronovias (www.pronovias.co.uk)

Veil - Pronovias

'I really wanted something a bit different and dramatic as we got married in a medieval chateau, and I found it in this dress. Although energetic dancing in a strapless dress did get a bit dangerous at times!'


Bridesmaids Dresses – Gorgeous Couture

'I loved the colour and the cut was so flattering on everyone.'

Groom's suit – Hugo Boss

And the Extras...

Wedding planner – Anne-Laure Renard

'Planning a wedding abroad is HARD, even if – like me and my mum – you do speak the language. We'd already found the venue, but Anne-Laure, who used to work in the Louis Vuitton events team, arranged everything else, from the incredible band to the caterer, flowers, lighting and room decoration. And of course all the complicated legal contracts too. She even managed to come in quite a bit under budget, meaning we could spend a bit more on the wine and champagne...'

'We were so lucky to have Vicky and Dan – good friends of my other half. Normally Vicky is a fashion and street style photographer, while Dan is the most incredible portrait photographer for all the top magazines and papers. And they generously offered to shoot the whole day for us from start to (very late) finish! The band only stopped playing at 3am…'

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