Are you familiar with the Peaky Blinders? It was whilst watching this English series, with its fabulous decors and costumes, that the idea of a wedding-inspired photoshoot came to me. The story takes place in England in the early 1920s (with a small nod to our own century) and tells the adventures of a gang called « The Peaky Blinders»
To recreate this universe for a wedding that was to be both elegant and sophisticated, I had to find a venue with the charm and refinement necessary to make it the ideal setting. The Manoir du Thouron was the perfect location to organise this fabulous wedding day. Our bride and groom are a real couple : Mélissa and Romain, and their actual witnesses also played the role of bridesmaids and groomsmen: Claire, Alan, Tiffany and David.
The dresses for the bride and bridesmaids were made by the designer Françoise Navarre from Diva la Mariee, who is passionate about and often inspired by the Roaring Twenties. The bridegroom and groomsmen’s costumes were tailor-made By Monsieur who recently unveiled a collection called «Peaky Blinders». We of course did not hesitating to accessorize his three-piece costumes with pocket watches and the famous “Peaky” style caps.
What could be more romantic and glamorous than to organise the secular ceremony in the bandstand of the park. We have purposefully retained the light and airy aspect of the place; only a small veil distinguishes the entrance, as well as a welcome board. A floral composition was also attached to the structure.
The caterer, La Cuisine de Guillaume, prepared delicious small appetizers for them, whilst the aromas coming from the kitchen whet their appetite for the for the wedding dinner that would be served to them later.
The party is over; it’s time to say farewell, the newlyweds fly off to new adventures at the wheel of the beautiful Excalibur.
The wedding table was prepared with the greatest care by Mélanie (Atelier Chamaison) and Emma (Elk Creations), with beautiful period tableware (vintage crockery and refined glassware, a mix of gold and silver cutlery) and rather slender floral decorations (feathers, peonies and roses, etc.). The stationery for the day is perfectly in theme with the period of the Roaring Twenties, with its very dark duck-green paper, enhanced by gold print and a well-chosen typography in the Art Deco style (designed by Lenny Cravate and printed by ICB).
In order to recreate the 1920s atmosphere, I wanted to embellish the decor with a vintage car from the same period: the fabulous Excalibur of Scarcity Events. Various period objects and accessories have been carefully staged including a gramophone, a magnificent marble telephone, a baby grand piano, cigarette holders, caps for the men, head jewellery for the ladies, a whisky bar …
Cocktail hour meant a change of clothes for the ladies, who once in their splendid evening dresses, came down to drink a glass of champagne in the magnificent lounge. Meanwhile, the boys drank whiskey from the bar and smoked cigars while listening to Mr Veyrac, the owner of the property, playing the piano.
Finally, the dessert prepared by Lucile Cake Creations : a slender wedding cake, in pastel colours and decorated with real flowers, to delight both our eyes and our tastebuds.
I would like thank, from the bottom of my heart, the amazing team of people who wanted to follow me in this beautiful adventure. We hope to have inspired you to theme your wedding!
Manoir du Thouron
Jean Marc Garcia
Brides and bridesmaids dresses
Diva la Mariee
Suits : By Monsieur
La Cuisine de Guillaume
Aurélie S Make Up
Maid of honour
Design and organisation
Twist n’Chic Events