French wedding style

French wedding style


French wedding style. How do the french women adapt their style  for “posh” church weddings?

I know from past comments that you are fans of my “french wedding series”. Previous ones here and here. There is a magnificent church in the centre of our small village in the South of France. During the season, from about now till the end of September, there are weddings every Saturday, sometimes two.

I love watching the guests as they arrive and depart and do my best to get a few photos to share with you all.

There seems to be a predominance of pinks and soft corals this year with a flash of bright yellow. Many of the fabrics were delicate and floaty.

There are another couple of weddings tomorrow so I will do my best to hide in the bushes and get some pictures.

In the meantime have a great week-end.




  1. Peace Thyme
    26th June 2015 / 14:20

    How fun! Love that yellow dress. The older ladies look quite lovely, tho.

  2. marguerite
    26th June 2015 / 15:54

    Just wondering, are weddings always held in daytime? Perhaps this was early evening? Americans seem to favor the Saturday night wedding.

    • 26th June 2015 / 16:58

      Hi Marguerite Yes they are held in the afternoons in the church. Then the wedding party goes off to a nearby hotel for the reception or to Pampelonne beach to one of the beach restaurants, very romantic. Although I think french weddings are a bit more low key than the english ones.

  3. Lynn
    26th June 2015 / 16:30

    Lovely colours and you managed a sneaky one of the bride!

  4. Jane
    26th June 2015 / 17:09

    The bride’s dress is just perfect!

  5. Anna
    26th June 2015 / 17:26

    How lovely to see all these weddings and I too, love the yellow dress( not for me though).
    Thank you for posting – they are really interesting.

  6. Libby Wilkie
    26th June 2015 / 18:15

    Nice to see this! And another question: are most of the receptions, at hotel or restaurant, for a full dinner? It seems that just about every wedding here includes a full, sit down dinner. What happened to the 4PM church wedding followed by a real “reception” ie. cocktails, champagne, small bites and wedding cake? I’m getting very tired of the endless dinner wedding reception!! Any thoughts?

  7. 26th June 2015 / 18:48

    French weddings are definitely more low key often a reception in a hotel or a party at one of the beach restaurants. My son got married last year and even when they did a lot themselves flowers etc it Was still expensive I think it puts a lot of pressure on young people.

  8. the hipsterette
    27th June 2015 / 00:51

    Here in Australia we don’t have as many historic churches but surprisingly I think our brides and guests look quite similar to this group!

  9. une femme
    27th June 2015 / 13:03

    Lovely photos, and nice to see so many different styles reflected. When we were in Paris I noticed that coral, red and pink were the predominant colors worn.

  10. Sue
    28th June 2015 / 15:10

    Hope that you managed to grab a few more photos to share with us. I wonder if you would be kind enough to write a post about chic outfits for wedding guests for those of us who are over 40 (says me, who will be 68 in September!) I have a wedding in September followed by one in early October, both here in Spain so the weather should be good! In spite of Spanish women tending to be short like me, I usually need to buy petite ranges on-line so links would be helpful!

  11. Rita
    28th June 2015 / 18:18

    I think the bright yellow backless dress is a bit much – after all, the bride is the star of the show*, not the guest.
    *followed by the groom, of course!

  12. Martina
    29th June 2015 / 13:18

    I love the black and white with the pink hat…how I wish hats were still in style in the U.S. And I agree with the comment above about the bride’s dress…just lovely!

  13. Mel
    1st July 2015 / 12:16

    You are absolutely right – we LOVE to see these French wedding outfits. Very inspirational, especially with the unusually hot weather here in the UK right now – more of the same please and perhaps more street styles for the over 40s (says an over 50s reader!)

    • 1st July 2015 / 12:59

      Hi Mel
      I will do my best. It is really difficult to get good street shots. I find that I am not quick enough to get the camera ready before the moment has passed. Perhaps more practice. I am working on another great french wedding post. Out next week.

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