Tran and Aaron are serving up all the pretty pastels in their destination wedding at Chateau Le Mont Epinguet! The couple planned the entire affair from top to bottom, with help from the superbly talented florist Freya Joy, who brought their garden party vision to life with an elegant and organic mix of bouquets, centerpieces, and florals crowns — not to mention one of the most beautiful ceremony backdrops ever. Wide in Wonder could not have captured this wedding more perfectly, making sure every romantic moment and every dreamy detail could be cherished forever!
Tran and Aaron
Chateau Le Mont Epinguet, Normandy, France
The most important in planning my wedding was that our wedding day was a reflection of our personalities, lifestyle and our relationship. We are both family oriented. We love traditions, DIY, traveling and nature. Chateau Le Mont Epinguet has it all – gorgeous views, unique architecture and a completely authentic experience. It served as our home for seven days, our ceremony venue and reception venue. It was definitely the best week of our life! We cooked together, had dinners together. It was where two families became one.
My favorite moment was walking towards my husband surrounded by French countryside wilderness. It was as if time stopped for a few moments and nothing else in the world mattered except for both of us. I still remember Aaron couldn’t hide his grin and smiling eyes the whole time. Also, I couldn’t forget the emotional and memorable moments during the ceremony right after my dad handed me off to Aaron. That is definitely something we talk and laugh about all the time now!
If you’re planning a destination wedding, remember that it’s not just a wedding; it is a vacation for your guests. Give them plenty of advance warning so they can plan their time off work, save money, and pack. Most of our families and friends had been longing for a European vacation for many years and just hadn’t had the chance. It turns out our wedding was the perfect opportunity to ask our loved ones to hop on a plane to celebrate with us in Europe! Before and after the wedding, they visited England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
We wanted a wedding that was totally us, so we used a soft and natural color palette. I absolutely love our flowers — the ceremony arch, my flower crown, bouquets, foliage runner. Freya Joy provides great insights on how to craft flowers for our special day. She has a special talent for taking our thoughts and ideas and turning them into reality. Our flowers were the perfect complement to our perfect day! She even gave me a sketch of my bouquet to keep.