Getting married in France

Getting Married in France: A Comprehensive Guide to Destination Weddings in France with Giacomelli Weddings

Getting married in France is like stepping into a watercolor painting where the hues of love and joy are vividly splashed across a canvas of timeless beauty. France beckons with its assortment of landscapes. Think vineyard-studded Burgundy, sun-drenched Riviera, and ethereal castles in Loire Valley.

Having roots in France and extensive experience in Italy, I understand the nuance and finesse required for planning impeccable destination weddings in both nations. Your French wedding, mes amis, promises to be as sublime as a well-aged Bordeaux.

Embark on a Journey of Love in France, The Epitome of Elegance

Imagine saying your vows in a château surrounded by sprawling vineyards, or on a beach kissed by the Mediterranean sun. France offers an unending array of picture-perfect settings that have been wooing couples for centuries. The allure of France lies in its sophistication, its art de vivre, and its capability to make you feel like the protagonist in a timeless love story.

A Symphony of Wedding Types: Civil, Religious, or Symbolic?

Civil Ceremonies: A Formal Affair

In France, a civil ceremony is mandatory before being able to celebrate a religious one, as Church and State are separated.

French civil union can only be conducted at the Town Hall but, unlike Italy, civil unions are not an option if you are not a resident or French citizen. So unless you have planned to come and stay for a little while, I recommend hosting the civil ceremony in your home country.

Religious Ceremonies: A Sanctuary of Traditions and Beliefs

France offers a rich tapestry of religious venues, from grand cathedrals to intimate chapels. Whether you’re drawn to a ceremony steeped in Catholic tradition or one that reflects your own unique beliefs, the spiritual sanctuaries in France provide an unparalleled backdrop for your vows.

Symbolic Ceremonies: The Canvas of Your Imagination

The best part of a symbolic ceremony is its inherent freedom. Whether at a rustic vineyard in Burgundy or among the lavender fields of Provence, France offers the ultimate backdrop for your most genuine “I dos.”

For specialised ceremony services, please visit our Ceremony Celebrant page.
For further questions about wedding ceremonies in Italy, our Consultative Guidance service is here for you !

Planning a Destination Wedding in France with a Personal Touch

As someone fluent in the romantic languages of wedding planning, French culture, and joie de vivre, rest assured that linguistic barriers and cultural nuances will not be stumbling blocks but stepping stones to crafting your perfect day.

Personal Touch: Consider incorporating local French customs for an authentic flair!

Captivating France: My Favorites French Wedding Destinations

From Provence’s lavender fields to the snow-capped peaks of the French Alps, the options for a French wedding are nothing short of poetic. Let’s not overlook Paris, where amour floats in the air as tangibly as the scent of freshly baked croissants.

The vineyards: Bordeaux, Burgundy and Beaujolais

When it comes to vineyard weddings, few places can rival the wine regions of France. Bordeaux beckons with its aristocratic estates, perfect for couples who relish timeless sophistication. Burgundy offers a cosier atmosphere, where your love can blossom amid centuries-old vines. And let’s not forget Beaujolais, where the spirit of joie de vivre is as abundant as the bountiful grapes. In each region, the wine is not merely a drink but a metaphor for love: complex, nuanced, and endlessly rich.

Sunny South: Provence, Riviera & Beyond

If the heat of your love story rivals that of the southern sun, then the regions of Provence and the French Riviera might be the perfect canvas for your celebration. Picture your ceremony in the lavender fields in Provence, or under century old olive trees. Imagine an opulent affair on the glamorous French Riviera making a lifelong promise while overlooking the azure waters and a golden horizon.

The French Château Wedding Dream: Loire Valley

Dreams of fairy-tale weddings come to life in the châteaux of the Loire Valley. With its historical richness and natural splendour, this region offers a royal tapestry of venues.  From royal architecture to majestic “jardins à la française”, each estate provides a unique yet equally stunning setting for your vows. The Loire Valley doesn’t just offer venues; it offers a journey through the pages of history and into the realm of everlasting romance.

À Bientôt! Your Next Steps in Planning a Destination Wedding in France

If France is calling your name, let’s connect. I’m not merely in the business of planning weddings; I’m here to create lifelong memories that are as beautifully French as they are uniquely yours. Thank you for considering Giacomelli Weddings for this significant chapter in your life. Through the lens of timeless elegance, heartfelt warmth, and sincere appreciation, let’s etch this experience in the annals of your most cherished memories. À bientôt!
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