chic and elegant wedding

Chic and elegant wedding theme: our 5 tips

Dreaming of a chic, elegant wedding? Discover the advice of expert wedding planners to ensure your big day lives up to your expectations!

Refinement : character that testifies to delicacy, elegance, subtlety and a quest for perfection in every detail.

As future brides and grooms, have you always dreamed of a chic, elegant, romantic wedding, but without the frilly, busy side? Do you imagine delicate, chic details, from the decorations to your chignon? Here are five tips for creating a clean, simple atmosphere at your wedding.

 

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Pure colors for a chic, elegant wedding

Colors are the main element when it comes to setting the mood and determining a theme. For an elegant wedding, the most common colors are light. Soothing and delicate, they add clarity and chic to the elements.

Choose "nude" or neutral colors, such as white, beige, taupe, cream, old pink and soft pastels like water green.

Nude color palette by David Humphreys
Nude color palette by David Humphreys www.davishumphries.com

 

An authentic place that has stood the test of time

This is the provider to book first, as it's the one with the fastest departure times. Castle, country house or farmhouseWe love these authentic places, straight out of these historical and romantic series.

You're sure to fall head over heels for the renovated premises, which have retained their old-world charm, from their characterful interiors to the details of the facade, the exceptional furnishings and chandeliers, not to mention their formal gardens. Places where the vestiges of a bygone era can be found.

Become a duchess and mistress of the house for an evening.

 

Married at Château Erigoye, Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion.
Married at Château Erigoye, Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion.

 

Elegant and chic wedding decorations: timeless and flowery

Because of the character of the venue, it's essential to choose the right flowers for your wedding. To preserve the environment, it's important to follow the seasonality of each flower. Peonies, roses, carnations, ranunculus... Ask your floral designer for advice.

To keep the mood in line, select flowers in the colors of your theme. The watchwords are coherence and harmony. What we like best are the exploded, unstructured arrangements, giving your wedding a slightly less strict feel.

Buffet and floral decorations at Château La Chèze
Chic and elegant wedding buffet and decor at Château La Chèze

 

A few decorative objects to choose from

Would you like to add a few timeless elements to complete your decor? The trend is towards materials such as plexiglass and glass. Transparency reflects beauty and enlarges spaces. Recapture this transparency by selecting, for example, a gilded antique mirror as a tabletop. To create an intimate, enchanting and romantic atmosphere at nightfall, think of light: emphasize candles, lights and candlesticks on your tables (timeless!), and guirlandes guinguette as a starry sky above your heads.
Take care to protect your tablecloths from wax drips.

 

Uncluttered stationery

The first time your guests discover the general atmosphere of your wedding is when they receive your invitations. It's from here that most of them will decide what to wear on the day. So it's important to get the message across right from the start: this will be an elegant, refined and romantic wedding.

 

Elegant announcement
Elegant announcement

 

Choosing paper for wedding invitations

First of all, choose a thick, textured paper in a sober color such as white or beige. Your text should be clear and legible, not crowded so as to give space between each piece of information. What's more, your guests will appreciate embossed gold or black lettering. We're particularly keen on invitations with calligraphic writing, or those with a streamlined look: elegance is often found in simplicity!

Think it's too simple? Don't hesitate to recall details of your wedding day through fine illustrations, such as a caricature of your reception venue. Personalize with a wax-stamped envelope. Personalized or not, this detail is a reminder of the elegant letters of the 17th century.

Think coherence and harmony: all the elements of your stationery should be similar, from place cards to thank-you notes.

 

Weddings in Nice and the Côte d'Azur: bride and groom take the steps down from the town hall
Image by ANURAG1112 from Pixabay

Chic, romantic outfits and accessories

Gone are the days of lace and tulle-laden princess dresses. What we're seeing now are straight, airy cuts, with simple lines and discreet details. Choose a wedding dress to match your personality and your mood. Listen to your instincts, and you'll be all the more elegant for it.

Attention to detail and accessories for a chic and elegant wedding

Because refined details also come with accessories. From head to toe, you'll be the epitome of pure elegance.

Here are a few examples of accessories that emphasize class and refinement:

  • A traditional veil with lace details
  • A chignon with a comb
  • Light make-up that lasts all night, revealing your natural beauty
  • Pearls in your ears
  • A necklace and bracelet with slender lines (if the dress allows it, or think of the back necklace, very trendy and can be worn with great elegance!).
  • Detailed, uncluttered shoes (colorful shoes are in!)

Gentlemen will find their masculine presence in a sumptuous bow tie, a tailored suit, a fine watch and cufflinks.

 

Bridal hairstyle: low bun with comb
Bridal hairstyle: low bun with comb

 

Don't forget that the most important thing is to create your wedding decoration and theme according to your personality and that of your other half. Your wedding will be all the more unique and a reflection of you. Any questions left? Contact a wedding planner  for personalized advice.

ANGÉLIQUE

For me, being a wedding planner is more than just organizing events. It's a vocation that gives meaning to my life: I love seeing your faces light up with joy and emotion on the big day.

My journey
With over 10 years' experience as an IT project manager, I've developed solid skills in project management, planning and budgeting, essential qualities for orchestrating the perfect wedding.
My ability to anticipate, plan and coordinate every detail makes me a trusted ally on your big day.

My commitment
What sets me apart? My benevolence and total commitment to each couple I accompany. I'm here to understand your aspirations, listen to your ideas and guide you towards a wedding that truly reflects you. My aim is to create events that are elegant and refined, but above all authentic and full of your personality.
I take the time to get to know you, to understand your dreams and expectations, to transform your ideas into a magical reality.

What I suggest.
Whether you dream of a waterfront wedding, a chateau steeped in history, the heart of a vineyard, or any other venue that inspires you, I'm here to accompany you every step of the way. My aim is to offer you not only seamless planning, but also a joyful and serene experience throughout the entire process.

Every detail is important to me and I make a point of understanding your needs and desires.

Together, we'll create the wedding that's right for YOU.

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JOËLLE

I'm Joëlle, born in Beirut and having lived in Rio de Janeiro, the love of weddings and the charm of nature have always attracted me.
Passionate about Provence and the wonders of southern France, I moved to Marseille.

Coming from a paramedical background, my work as a nurse has given me a solid grounding in organization, dedication and attention to detail.
It has also enabled me to develop the listening skills that are essential in both my professional and personal life.

After training as an event and wedding planner in Aix-en-Provence, it is with great pleasure and passion that I will design and organize your big day. Together, we'll create unforgettable moments that will stay with you forever.

Whether you want a timeless Parisian wedding, a romantic Provencal wedding or a unique wedding in a heavenly location, I'll be at your side to help you design the wedding that suits you, with elegance and chic à la française.

I look forward to meeting you!

VANESSA

After a 15-year career in Paris in the events industry and a move to be closer to her family in the South-East of France near the Gulf of Saint Tropez, Vanessa Roussel, created the Shades Waves agency in 2016, passionate about her job, dynamic and motivated to take up every challenge that organizing a wedding represents.

Always listening to her customers, ready to innovate, curious about life, she enjoys discussing the projects entrusted to her with future brides and grooms, to get to know you better and suggest the best scenography to suit you and create emotion.

A perfectionist at heart, she will organize your wedding or corporate event as if it were her own, with method and rigor, meticulousness and good humor, always planning the smallest detail.

FLORENCE

My name is Florence and I accompany future brides and grooms from the conception to the coordination of their wedding. Weddings have always been a dream of mine!
So, in 2019, I'm training to become a wedding planner and event project manager at the Jaëlys school in Aix-en-Provence.
Since 2020, as a private event planner, I've had the honor of helping couples organize and coordinate their weddings.
I specialize in elegant, romantic and refined weddings, for a French-speaking clientele looking to get married in Provence. A native of Aix-en-Provence, I've made the South-East my playground.
From Provence and its vineyards, to the Côte d'Azur and its seaside resorts, to the snow-capped mountains of the Alps, I'll accompany you wherever your love takes you.
My watchwords are: patience, kindness, calm, organization, discretion and respect.
I draw my inspiration from literature, beautiful things and the charm of the old.
Let's talk about your beautiful project.

BILITIS

I'm Bilitis, mother of an adorable little girl and entrepreneur. I have the pleasure of living on the Côte d'Azur, near Toulon, in the South of France. Before obtaining my wedding planner diploma, I trained at EFMM, which I obtained in 2018.
I'd been organizing private events for several years before turning to my profession.
My greatest pleasure? Creating unique, innovative and exciting experiences that reflect my customers' image. My aim is to help my customers organize unforgettable, festive events.
I bring a dynamic, innovative and organized perspective to every event. My love of planning and attention to detail are sure to create the perfect ambiance for your special day.
I'll be there to support you with the tools you need to ensure that "organization" rhymes with "tranquility and serenity".