Château de Blavou is located in an extremely beautiful and undiscovered part of France. It’s perfectly placed in Perche National Park in the triangle of Caen, the Loire Valley, and Paris… the heart of many national French treasures. Arriving at the chateau immediately makes you feel as if you’re stepping back into the early 1800s. Its front two massive towers, Great Hall, vaulted ceilings, multiple rooms, 600-year-old dining area, surrounding cottages, open meadows, and more made this an absolutely gorgeous setting for Faye and David’s wedding. The owner even gave free rein over the Chateau and grounds for the whole day and no curfew late into the night. Unbelievably perfect. It’s no overstatement to say how Faye and David’s love completely graced every corner of this space. Faye’s Irish roots and David’s upbringing in Normandie combined with their light-hearted personalities, tremendous kindness and wit were extraordinarily delightful to witness. They seemed to be straight out of a romance novel. No double Faye’s Ph.D. in Irish poetry and David’s extensive linguistic talents contribute to their brilliant perspectives. When Robert Frost’s poem, “The Master Speed” was spoken during Faye and David’s ceremony a torrent of warmth seemed to flow through everyone. Unforgettable.
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No speed of wind or water rushing by
But you have speed far greater. You can climb
Back up a stream of radiance to the sky
And back through history up the stream of time
And you were given this swiftness, not for haste
Nor chiefly that you may go where you will
But in the rush of everything to waste
That you may have the power of standing still
Off any still or moving thing you say
Two such as you with such a master speed
Cannot be parted nor be swept away
From one another once you are agreed
That life is only life forevermore
Together wing to wing and oar to oar- Robert Frost
Photographers: Jos & Tree | Venue: Chateau de Blavou
Officiant: Reverend Peter Knight | Florist: “Gabrielle Feuillard“- Belleme, Normandie, France
Cater: “Lerouge Traiteur“, Le Mans, France
Coordinators: special thanks to all the families for such a huge amount of help
including Cassia Martin, Katie McDermott, Paul Guerry and Niall McDermott
Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bridemsaid Dresses: Hobbs – London
Rings: Finnies the Jeweller, Aberdeen Scotland (fantastic family run business) Shoes: Carvella and Dolcis vintage | Bride Jewellery: pearls from Cassia’s grandmother
something old (Faye’s dear, late, maternal grandmother’s pearl earrings
(leant to her by her mum for the day), something blue from her dad
a vintage Indonesian sapphire ring from an antique store he gave her one Christmas eve
Bridesmaids: gifted drop pearl earring from H Samuel | Grooms Suits: Reiss
Shoes: Salamander, Paris | Ties: Reiss
Cake: huge shout out to Fay Guerry and Emily Guerry for dedicating so much time
and effort to crafting their special homemade chocolate fudge wedding cake from scratch!
Check out their fun Paris Adventure Engagement Photos we enjoyed with them days before their wedding.