We were recently booked to style the hair and make up for a very lovely bride and her 5 bridesmaids in Dordogne, France. The bride stayed and had her ceremony at Chateau Soulac an esquisite retreat owned by the ballet dancer Darcie Bustle http://www.chateausoulac.com/
Bridesmaids had chosen knee length 2 Birds bridesmaids dresses in a blush gold colour. http://www.twobirdsbridesmaid.co.uk/
The bride’s dress was Grecian style, perfect for the hot weather with silver beaded top low v neck and soft flowing chiffon to the floor. We styled her hair in a Grecian updo with plaits, she was very keen that her and her bridesmaids hair was relaxed and informal. Nothing too structured. Each of her lovely bridesmaids had their hair styled differently which was a refreshing change and such a good idea, pne wore here hair down with the front pinned up, one all up into a high bun, a low messy bun, a side do and the last was a chic bob so we went with a simple plait at the front. All wore a fluffy blush pink rose to pull the 5 looks together.
We were booked into Chateau de Pitray across the river along, a 15 minute drive from the venue. http://www.chateau-de-pitray.com/ I would recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married in France, the venue was perfect for a wedding with a courtyard overlooking the large river. During the day guests were swimming or boating in the clean warm water.
This is ideal if you have a larger wedding party as many of the guests stayed there as well as some of the other chateaus in the region.