Chateau De Mons Destination Wedding In France – Chelsea & Matthew

Once month ago today Chelsea and Matt travelled across the globe for a rather special event. So today I’m excited to share with you their Chateau de Mons destination wedding in France.

Chateau de Mons Destination Wedding In France

Chelsea and Matt met 10 years ago while they were both studying at Arizona State University. From early on in the wedding planning process they knew that they wanted to get married abroad, and since they had friends in the south of France, that seemed like a good place to start looking. It was their dream to find a beautiful venue that oozed French charm, and during a location scouting trip in July 2017, they came across Chateau de Mons in the Gers region of southern France.

Most of their friends and family travelled from the USA to celebrate with them, so Chelsea and Matt planned a whole weekend of French-inspired  fun for their guests. The wedding weekend kicked off with a Pétanque tournament welcome dinner in the historic town of Condom. Things got pretty competitive but the tournament had to end before the winners were declared as dinner back at the cottage was ready to be served. Not wanting to end the night without crowing a Pétanque champion, the final match was held in the car park area of the cottage lit only by car headlights. I’m not entirely sure who ended up being crowned champions but it certainly felt like a great way to end the evening.

The next morning I walked down a little farm track from my bed and breakfast past lush green vineyards, to Chateau de Mons. So many of their friends and family turned up to help transform the chateau for the day, while Chelsea and Matt were getting ready with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. Chelsea and Matt were the most chilled out couple, surrounded by their tribes of awesome bridesmaids and groomsmen, and their relaxed nature made their whole wedding day so chilled out and fun. Everyone got nice and cosy in the chateau’s small but beautiful old chapel for the ceremony, where Chelsea and Matt said their vows, exchanged rings and literally tied the knot! Afterwards everyone got down to celebrating, but not before covering the couple in a very french alternative to confetti – French lavender – which smelled absolutely amazing!

Chelsea wanted to honour one very special wedding guest on her wedding day, so after dinner she took her grandmother back up to her room for a little surprise. Chelsea had made a skirt from her Gram’s wedding dress and wore it for the rest of the night!

Arriving at Toulouse Airport by Wild Connections Photography The pre-wedding petanque tournament in Condom by Wild Connections Photography Guests arrive for the pre-wedding dinner in France by Wild Connections Photography A pre-wedding shoot in Condom France by Wild Connections Photography Destination wedding welcome dinner in Condom France by Wild Connections Photography Late night petanque tournament in a car park by Wild Connections Photography

The next morning…

The surroundings of Chateau de Mons by Wild Connections Photography Matt's groom details for his Chateau de Mons destination wedding in France by Wild Connections Photography Groom preparation at Chateau de Mons destination wedding in France by Wild Connections Photography The bride's dress hands from the stairwell at Chateau de Mons in France by Wild Connections Photography A busy bridal suite at Chateau De Mons by Wild Connections Photography Chelsea gets dressed in to her bohemian inspired wedding gown by Wild Connections Photography A pre-wedding first look at Chateau de Mons in France by Wild Connections Photography Destination wedding at the Chateau de Mons chapel by Wild Connections Photography A wedding ceremony in the Chateau de Mons chapel by Wild Connections Photography The bride and groom exit their Chateau de Mons destination wedding in France to lavender and a vintage Citroen by Wild Connections Photography Romantic bride and groom portraits in a vineyard in France by Wild Connections Photography Chelsea & Matt's Chateau de Mons destination wedding in France by Wild Connections Photography Wedding reception details at Chateau de Mon by Wild Connections Photography A fun and relaxed destination wedding at Chateau de Mons in France by Wild Connections Photography Chilled wedding reception with sparklers at Chateau de Mons in France by Wild Connections Photography The bride Chelsea changes in to her Grandmothers wedding dress by Wild Connections Photography Wedding reception dance party at Chateau de Mons by Wild Connections Photography

 

Credits

Venue : Chateau de Mons
Wedding Co-Ordinator : Party In France
Hair & Makeup : Serena Ryan
Flowers : Gerbert Creation
Music : Chambrier Boulangerie

 

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If you’d like to see more destination weddings in France, you’ll love Anna & Alex’s Chateau de Brametourte wedding.

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