A wedding of family filled laughter in a simply beautiful part of the world, Sonia and Jérémy’s picture perfect day exhibits a relaxed natural vibe with a personalised spin on a modern bohemian style.

Exclusive Domaine De Petiosse Wedding

The couples notable venue choice was the exclusive estate of Domaine De Petiosse, a chic home away from home French wedding venue situated between Bordeaux and Biarritz, its rural setting and snazzy bamboo marquee made for an exceptional private celebration.

Their intimate relationship alongside the days beautiful moments were captured by passionate wedding and lifestyle photographer Dorothée Buteau, her lens spectacularly encapsulates the true emotion of a scenic French wedding soirée…

Beautiful boho bride, Sonia gives us her take on their exclusive family filled wedding, from the planning to the memories she will treasure forever…

How did you picture your wedding?

Intimate and idyllic! We just wanted to be surrounded by the closest people and offer them a moment of sharing and love. We really had a “cool” wedding in mind with our feet in the sand!

Tell us about your wedding planning journey

Having our loved ones present was the most important element for us. But otherwise I would say consistency in our choices was also key: the outfits, the estate, the dress code, the dinner etc. It’s certainly easy to combine a lot of things but in my opinion the importance lies on final unity of all the elements.

Jérémy preferred organising the choice of caterers and the making of his suit! I loved it all, I love to organise events and I loved thinking about all the elements.

Our desired theme was bohemian and flowery! I’ve always loved the bohemian style, it’s both cool and chic. We also both adore flowers (Jérémy is the son of a florist) and we really wanted to create a natural decor that also lent itself perfectly to the Domaine de Petiosse.

Why this region?

Jérémy’s parents have had a house in the Landes, in western France for about fifteen years. We spent all our summers there and it seemed obvious for us to get married there. Especially since a summer wedding by the sea was always a dream and fits perfectly with our theme!

The outfits

Jérémy hardly ever wears a suit. He wanted to have one for the occasion but one that allowed him to still look like himself, he opted for a light colour and fluid materials. And then he paired with the essential, sneakers!

For my part, the dress was a real headache because I am eternally indecisive! Luckily the little fairies from Anna Dautry helped me enormously and together we created THE dress of my dreams.

Memories from the day that you treasure…

We spent a full week at the venue and that allowed us to enjoy our witnesses and our families. A unique occurrence that we took advantage of every moment. We had a week long wedding!

There was huge emotion for both of us during our discovery at the town hall, this was the moment we said to each other “this is it, let’s say yes for life!”.  The speeches from our witnesses and my dad were also very emotional, what tears! This is where we understood that our loved ones sometimes know us better than ourselves!

A note about the photographer

The photos remain for me one of the essential points. As a follower of weddings, beautiful photos and Instagram, I knew exactly what I wanted. And, Bingo my favourite photographer (the beautiful Dorothée) was available for our wedding day. The crazy adventure begun, from telephone chats to pre-shoots in Paris (we loved it !!!).

On the day, Dorothée was everywhere and invisible at the same time. She captured every important moment but also the most secret. When we discovered the photos we couldn’t get over it, it was magical, perfect, it was our memories. I look at our online gallery so often and I never tire of it. She officially becomes the photographer of our crazy adventures! Bride, Sonia