Provence is in everybody’s mind known for its views, wines, olive trees and lavender fields.
If you’ve made the choice to have a destination wedding in the South of France, you want your guests to live the full experience.
As we always say; “perfection is in the details”, so here are our tips to throw the best Provence Chic dinner.
Choose a good location
Look for old buildings with charming stone walls, surrounded by olive trees, vineyards, and lavender fields. Consider an outdoor dinner near a stone facade or in a picturesque field to enhance the Provencal atmosphere.
Choose a colorful tablecloth with a pattern (pastel, toile de jouy…)
Select a tablecloth with vibrant patterns like pastel shades or toile de jouy, which is a popular trend. Let the colors of Provence shine through, evoking the essence of olive trees and lavender while maintaining a chic and understated look.
Example with this beautiful tablecloth in toile de jouy (big trend for the coming seasons). The tablecloth brings a very Provencal side while remaining very chic and discreet.
Plants of Provence and candles
Embrace the aromatic essence of Provence by using plants like thyme, rosemary, and lavender as table decorations. The scents will transport your guests to the region. Complement the ambiance with the warm glow of candles, adding a touch of elegance to the setting.
Local products as gifts and decorations
Instead of traditional sugared almonds, consider offering local products such as olive oil, calissons (a traditional Provençal candy), or small bags of lavender as gifts for your guests. Many wedding venues in Provence produce their own local products, giving you an opportunity to introduce your guests to the region’s flavors and take home a unique souvenir.
Read our article on this subject on the blog.
Wine from Provence
Enhance your Provencal dinner by featuring wines from the region. Provence is renowned for producing excellent wines, particularly rosés. Many Chateaux and wedding venues have their own vineyards, so serving their wines will add an authentic touch to your celebration. Consider recommendations like Roseblood from Chateau d’Estoublon.
Do not hesitate to contact us, the team of Claire Yossman Weddings would be delighted to organize for you a wedding in Provence.