Wedding planner Bordeaux
& New Aquitaine

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Let us organize the most beautiful day of your life!

In the heart of Bordeaux, the emblematic city of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, Shades Waves stands out for its unique, personalized approach to wedding planning.

Specializing in the creation of made-to-measure events, our agency combines passion, creativity and expertise to offer couples an unforgettable wedding experience.

At Shades Waves Bordeaux, we understand that every wedding is a reflection of a unique love story. That's why we're committed to working closely with you to design a celebration that embodies your most cherished dreams and aspirations.

From the selection of exceptional venues to the meticulous coordination of every detail, our dedicated team ensures that your big day lives up to your expectations, while respecting your budget. When you choose Shades Waves, you choose peace of mind and the assurance of an elegant wedding, orchestrated by event professionals who share your vision and passion for excellence.

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Your dedicated wedding planner

Angélique Tenin


Angélique, renowned Wedding Planner in Bordeaux and New Aquitaine, embodies excellence and elegance in every wedding she orchestrates. With 12 years' experience as a project and IT manager, including 4 abroad, she has acquired exceptional expertise in managing the most complex details. She also enriched her know-how during 4 years abroad, developing a global vision and unique intercultural sensitivity.

Her bubbly personality and radiant smile brighten every meeting, while her attention to detail and meticulousness guarantee flawless organization. Her natural charm and sparkling sense of humor brighten every moment of collaboration. With her unfailing precision, she ensures that every detail is perfectly orchestrated, offering her customers an incomparable experience. Her rigor and attention to detail make her an outstanding professional, always ready to exceed her customers' expectations.

Her choice to join the Shades Waves franchise is a testament to her commitment to values of integrity and excellence. Angélique is much more than an event planner: every wedding becomes a bespoke experience, where every smile and emotion is orchestrated with unparalleled precision. Trust Angélique to bring your most precious dreams to life with elegance and refinement.

Why hire a wedding planner in Bordeaux?

Hiring a wedding planner in Bordeaux offers many advantages for couples wishing to celebrate their union in this magnificent wine-growing region of south-west France. Bordeaux, with its elegant architecture, renowned vineyards and refined gastronomy, is the ideal setting for a romantic and sophisticated wedding. A local wedding planner has in-depth knowledge of the best reception venues, quality suppliers and regional specifics, ensuring a flawless celebration that reflects your desires and personality.

By entrusting the organization of your wedding to a professional in Bordeaux, you benefit from invaluable expertise in planning and coordinating every detail, from designing the theme to managing the big day. This frees you from the stress of preparations and allows you to enjoy your special day to the full, safe in the knowledge that every aspect is being handled with care and professionalism. What's more, a wedding planner can offer creative and original ideas, drawing on the riches of the local area to make your wedding unique and memorable.


We offer complete management of your wedding, from initial conception to coordination on the big day, taking care of every detail for a perfect event.

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We have a large address book of exceptional properties available for rental to host your event. Don't hesitate to consult our page dedicated!


We coordinate all partnersfrom caterers to florists, to ensure a high quality harmony and a quality impeccable on your wedding day.

Budget planning

At Shade Waves, we know better than anyone that a wedding can be expensive, which is why we're here to give you the best possible advice on how to spend your money.


We know how to blend into the background on the big day, so that you can enjoy your moment to the full, while remaining at your disposal at all times during the event!


Our team brings creative expertise in decorating and styling, to create an ambience that reflects your personality and tastes.

Why choose Shade Waves expertise?

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Opting for Shade Waves' expertise in organizing your wedding means choosing a personalized and creative experience, where every detail reflects your unique personality.

The Shade Waves team, renowned for its professionalism and experience, ensures flawless planning and execution of your big day, allowing you to experience your wedding with complete peace of mind. Their tailor-made support is a guarantee of confidence and peace of mind, freeing you from stress so that you can enjoy every moment to the full.

With an extensive network of quality suppliers, Shade Waves guarantees excellence at every level, from exceptional venues to renowned caterers. Their meticulous attention to detail ensures that every aspect of your wedding contributes to creating a memorable and unique experience.

By choosing Shade Waves, you ensure a beautifully organized wedding and an enjoyable planning experience, where your dreams become reality with care and expertise.

Angelique, your wedding planner in Bordeauxembodies excellence and passion in the art of transforming wedding dreams into dazzling realities.

With her refined expertise and personalized approach, she offers couples peace of mind and the certainty that their D-day will be orchestrated to perfection. When you choose Angélique, you're choosing a wedding planner who deeply understands the importance of every detail, from selecting an idyllic venue to harmoniously coordinating service providers and creating an ambiance that faithfully reflects your personality and desires. Her ability to anticipate and manage every aspect of the event ensures a seamless celebration, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the joy and love of this exceptional day.

With Angélique by your side, your wedding in Bordeaux promises to be an unforgettable experience, marked by elegance, creativity and unrivalled attention to detail.

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Your questions to a wedding planner Nouvelle Aquitaine

What are the best wedding estates in Bordeaux?

The Bordeaux region is famous for its sumptuous vineyards and estates, which make perfect wedding venues. Château Giscours, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, and Domaine de Chevalier are prestigious examples where you can hold a memorable ceremony and reception, surrounded by breathtaking vineyard landscapes.

A wedding planner is a professional who specializes in planning and organizing weddings. His or her job is to guide couples through every stage of their wedding preparations, from initial conception to coordination on the big day. This includes selecting suppliers, managing the budget, setting the mood and theme, and dealing with any unforeseen circumstances.

Bordeaux, with its elegant architecture and picturesque riverbanks, offers a multitude of venues to celebrate your wedding. From historic châteaux and wine estates to modern reception halls in the city center, every couple can find the ideal setting to match their style and expectations. Venues such as Château Pape Clément or the Cité du Vin offer unique settings combining heritage and modernity.

Hiring a wedding planner can save you time, reduce stress and help you stay within your budget. With their expertise and knowledge, wedding planners bring creative ideas, negotiate with suppliers and take care of logistical details, allowing you to enjoy your engagement period and wedding day without worry.

Getting married in the vineyards is a very popular option in Bordeaux, offering a romantic and timeless setting. Estates such as Château Léognan, nestled in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, or Château de la Dauphine in Fronsac, offer wedding venues with breathtaking views over the vineyards.

An experienced wedding planner knows how to make the most of your budget. They can help you prioritize expenses, find cheaper alternatives without compromising quality, and negotiate with suppliers to get the best rates. what's more, their expertise can help you avoid costly mistakes and unexpected expenses.

The cost of a wedding planner varies according to several factors, including the region, the scope of services required and the experience of the professional. Although it represents an investment, a wedding planner can often save the bride and groom money by negotiating preferential rates with suppliers and avoiding unnecessary expenses, while guaranteeing a perfectly organized wedding.

A good wedding planner will make sure that your ideas and wishes are at the heart of every aspect of the planning, while guiding you with professional advice and expertise.

Gironde, the department around Bordeaux, is rich in wedding venues. From medieval fortresses like Château de Cazeneuve to natural areas like Domaine de Conseillant, bordering estuaries and forests, Gironde offers a variety of settings to suit all tastes.

For an unforgettable marriage proposal, Bordeaux has no shortage of romantic venues. The Miroir d'Eau, facing the majestic Place de la Bourse, is an emblematic place to get down on one knee. The Jardins Publics and the Parc Bordelais also offer a lush, intimate setting for this special moment.

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Our founder

Vanessa Roussel

Wedding Planner since 2016, founder of the Shades Waves agency, passionate about her job, dynamic and motivated to meet every challenge that organizing a wedding represents.

Curious about life, she likes to talk at length about the projects entrusted to her, to get to know you better and propose the best scenography to suit you and create emotion. A perfectionist at heart, she will organize your wedding as if it were her own, with method and rigor, meticulousness and good humor, always planning the smallest detail.

And as she likes to say: "There's no such thing as chance, only beautiful encounters".


Current wedding trends in Bordeaux

A personalized, customized approach

Current wedding trends in Bordeaux emphasize a personalized, made-to-measure approach, where every detail is designed to reflect the personality of the bride and groom. Professional wedding planners in Bordeaux are increasingly called upon to create unique and original weddings, offering creative ideas and innovative concepts to make each event unforgettable.

A focus on authenticity and emotion

Weddings in Bordeaux now place the accent on authenticity and emotion, favoring authentic reception venues steeped in history, such as châteaux, wine estates or natural spaces. Wedding planners strive to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, where guests feel at home and moments shared are imbued with emotion and sincerity.

Special attention to gastronomy and decoration

Weddings in Bordeaux are also distinguished by the special attention paid to gastronomy and decoration. Wedding planners collaborate with renowned chefs and talented decorators to offer unique culinary experiences and sumptuous settings that will amaze guests. Every detail is carefully considered to create a refined and elegant ambience, in harmony with the spirit of the Bordeaux region.

A showcase for local traditions and terroir

Weddings in Bordeaux showcase the region's traditions and terroir, with entertainment and activities that celebrate the art of living à la bordelaise. Wedding planners work closely with local artisans and wine producers to offer brides and grooms and their guests an authentic, immersive experience, featuring local culture and gastronomy.

Weddings in all seasons in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is an ideal city to celebrate a wedding in any season, with its iconic venues and romantic atmosphere. Whether you're dreaming of an open-air ceremony in spring, a warm reception in autumn, an intimate winter wedding or a summer party in the sun, Bordeaux offers a multitude of options for creating an unforgettable event every season of the year.

The advantages of choosing Bordeaux as a reception venue

A variety of exceptional locations

Bordeaux is brimming with exceptional wedding venues, from majestic châteaux to picturesque wine estates and the banks of the Garonne. Each venue offers a unique and enchanting setting for your ceremony and reception, creating a magical and unforgettable atmosphere for you and your guests. Whether you're dreaming of a romantic, intimate setting or a spectacular, grandiose celebration, Bordeaux will meet all your reception venue expectations.

Gastronomy of international renown

Bordeaux is renowned for its refined gastronomy and prestigious wines, making it an ideal choice for a gourmet, festive wedding. The region's starred chefs and renowned caterers will delight your guests' taste buds with delicate dishes and exceptional wines, for an unforgettable culinary experience. Whether you opt for a gastronomic dinner in a château or a country-style buffet in a vineyard, Bordeaux is sure to please lovers of fine food and fine wines.

A rich cultural and historical heritage

Bordeaux is a city steeped in history and culture, making it the ideal setting for a wedding steeped in tradition and authenticity. The region's chateaux and wine estates provide a sumptuous backdrop steeped in history for a romantic and elegant ceremony, while the banks of the Garonne River offer a picturesque and bucolic setting for an outdoor reception. By choosing Bordeaux as your reception venue, you offer your guests a unique and immersive experience at the heart of the region's cultural and historical heritage.

A romantic and enchanting atmosphere

Bordeaux is renowned for its romantic and enchanting atmosphere, which lends itself perfectly to the celebration of an unforgettable wedding. The quays of the Garonne, the cobbled streets of old Bordeaux and the surrounding vineyards offer idyllic, picturesque backdrops for enchanting, romantic wedding photos. Whether you're dreaming of a sunset ceremony on the quays or a reception under the stars in a vineyard, Bordeaux will provide a magical and unforgettable setting for your big day.

A preserved, authentic natural setting

Bordeaux is surrounded by an unspoilt and authentic natural setting, offering a green and tranquil setting for a wedding in the heart of nature. The region's vineyards, parks and gardens offer lush, peaceful spaces for an outdoor ceremony or country-style reception, allowing your guests to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Bordeaux's natural surroundings. By choosing Bordeaux as your reception venue, you're opting for a natural, authentic setting that will enhance your wedding and make it a memorable event for all.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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".