This couples story proves that sometimes, when the stress of wedding planning all becomes a bit too much, it really pays to take a step back and re-evaluate what's important to you. In doing that, Carly & Christopher ended up with a romantic wedding celebration lasting four days in a French Chateau rather than a four hour affair in New York. Pays to look outside the box sometimes! Thanks to BRIAN FLINT for these beautiful images of their wedding events at CHATEAU ST. JULIEN in Poitiers, France.
"We originally wanted to get married in New York. Though we are both from the south (Texas and Georgia respectively) we feel New York has really become our home. Prices in the city were a bit beyond what we could swallow, to be honest, and the one venue that fit the bill ended up falling through at the last minute. So we decided to take a vacation and step out of the stress to regroup. On our trip we went back to the drawing board and talked about what our ideal dream wedding would look like. Carly loved the idea of a destination wedding and the way that type of event creates space for quality time with guests and is a really unique and memorable experience. We both LOVE French wine and the idea of getting people out of their normal routines and into a different and magical environment that would create a new headspace for our. A French chateau would make the perfect venue backdrop! Additionally, we loved the idea that planning a wedding overseas took out a lot of the choices for us. At the end of the day we were able to plan a four day event housing & feeding most of our 65 for less than a four hour party in Manhattan. It was both brilliant and divine!"