Real Wedding: See Julien + Maya Married in an 18th Century Monastery in Bourgogne

Today we present to you Maya and Julien’s beautiful wedding in an 18th Century Monastery in France. Photography by Sonia Blanc.

The Meeting

We actually met at work. We were both new arrivals in our department and we met for the first time during a meeting for newcomers, organised by management.

Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc

The Proposal

Julien arranged a surprise proposal whilst on our summer holiday in the north of Sardinia. Our hotel had a small beach which was lit up by some lights in the evening and which overhung a restaurant. Julien had spotted it and quickly decided that it would be the perfect, discreet spot to ask for my hand in marriage. We had dinner at the restaurant in question the first Saturday evening that we arrived and afterwards Julien suggested a stroll on the beach. He got down onto one knee and I, of course, accepted with tears in my eyes.

Photo : Sonia Blanc

The Preparations

We decided to celebrate our wedding in Bourgogne, a region we both adore as well as it being Julien’s hometown. With neither of us living locally and both very occupied with our professional lives, we called upon a wedding planner. This decision turned out to be a good solution for us as we weren’t stressed by the organisation and the reception venue was quickly chosen, and selected according to our criteria with our organiser. The suppliers were also quickly sourced, we were quite demanding about everything. We chose a charming chateau for our reception, which we had fallen head over heels in love with from the very beginning of our venue visits.

Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc

The Big Day

Our wedding was magical and filled us with joy and happiness. We were about 50 in total, and we opted for a secular ceremony following the civil ceremony in the afternoon at City Hall. Later on we had a dinner as well as a brunch the next day. Our guests were of different origins and languages but a cosy and familial ambience was immediately established among them. The atmosphere was human; you could feel the love of the people for the moment and for us. It was incredible.

Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc
Photo : Sonia Blanc

Did you like Maya + Julien´s Wedding? Check out their suppliers here: Wedding Planner – organisation and decoration : Tandem & Coton / Reception Venue : Abbaye de la Ferté / Makeup : Institut un Temps pour Soi / Hairstyle : Esyrée Coiffure / Dress : Rosa Clara / Suit : La Griffe Mesure / Flowers : Un été à la Campagne / Caterer : Florent Colombo / Photography : Sonia Blanc / DJ : Prestige Animation.

For more Real Weddings in France, check out:

A Beautiful Vintage Wedding by Label’Emotion

A Label’Emotion Wedding in Provence

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