For the last wedding of the season, Julia and Sami, came all the way from Canada to celebrate their love with their friends, at La Bastide de Gordes, in Provence.
La Bastide de Gordes is a beautiful and luxurious hotel located in the heart of Provence in the oh so authentic village of Gordes.
Another exceptional place in which the Claire Yossman Weddings team enjoyed organizing this wonderful wedding.
Rain invited itself to the celebration so we had to go to plan B, have everything indoors, except the ceremony. But it didn’t ruin the day as you can see in the beautiful pictures captured by Maya Maréchal.
The Day of the Wedding
Initially, the wedding was supposed to start with the ceremony, but because of the rain we had to reverse our plans and start the wedding with the cocktail party, just enough time for the rain to get less heavy so we could do the ceremony outside.
The cocktail was held in a room of the hotel with an incredible view on the Luberon.
When we noticed that the rain was letting up, we jumped at the chance to go down to the ceremony, which took place in the gardens of the Bastide de Gordes.
A beautiful flower arch created by La Blonde et le Barbu, in pastel orange and yellow colors, which harmonized perfectly with the colors of the hotel’s facade.
The guests had white umbrellas to protect themselves from the light rain that fell.
The bride and groom walked in the soft rain to the rhythm of the Lady Orchestra musicians. Despite of the rain, their smiles were radiant as they were about to marry their greatest love. A ceremony filled with emotion that will remain engraved in our memories.
After the ceremony, we invited the guests and the bride and groom to return to the cocktail party.
As for the cocktail party, we had to opt for plan B for the dinner. Initially it was supposed to take place in the gardens of the Bastide de Gordes, but we had to move it to a wonderful room right next door.
Since the wedding was in October, it was just as well that the dinner took place indoors for the cooler nights, which can be quite cold in autumn.
We also had to change the original table arrangement to fit the room.
For the decoration we kept the same colors as for the ceremony, which brightened the room.
The beginning of the meal and the evening was animated by the wonderful band of the swing vandals, then Wildfire Dj took over to make them dance until the end of the night.
A few words about La Bastide de Gordes
La Bastide de Gordes is a 5 stars hotel of the Les Airelles group. Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful villages in France. This building dates back to the 18th century. It has kept its charm of yesteryear by preserving furniture and art of that time. Renovated with care, this place has kept its authenticity and its lordly grandeur.
Perched at the top of the village of Gordes, on a rocky hillside, it offers a view of an incredible landscape with its surrounding villages, olive trees, Provencal forest, but especially the Luberon massif.
How many guest can it accommodate?
The hotel has four houses with a total of 40 rooms and suites that combine authenticity, luxury and refinement.
For events, the hotel can accommodate up to 180 people outside and 120 people inside.
The plus of La Bastide de Gordes
The luxurious hotel has a magnificent swimming pool that offers an incredible view of the Luberon Valley, perfect for a brunch the day after the wedding.
There is also a Sisley Spa on site, the perfect place to relax before or after your wedding.
You can also enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurants of La Bastide de Gordes, from classic southern cuisine to Asian and Italian flavors.
To know about La Bastide de Gordes
La Bastide de Gordes is located 45 minutes from the airport and the train station of Avignon.
It is also 1h30 from Marseille airport.
It is possible to make a complete privatization of the place, but also a semi-privatization. However we recommend you to choose the complete one.
The time limit to finish your wedding is 4 am, which leaves you plenty of time to party.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to organize your wedding in this beautiful venue. We will be happy to help you and introduce you.