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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!