Jade Sprowson, 31, married Rob Chilton, 41, at Domaine de Blanche Fleur in Provence, on 14th August 2016. She says:

Our aim was to design a day that was totally 'us' - that meant great food, no stress, and lots of conversation and laughter! It was all about an easygoing party, cutting out any unnecessary frills or traditions.


We found our venue by literally Googling 'Provence wedding venue' - one of the frst results to come up was Blanche Fleur. A little more research later and we realised we'd struck gold early - it was clear no other place came close. It was so pretty, romantic and very French. Plus, it's next to the lovely town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue and we knew our guests would love exploring its antiques markets, vintage shops and traditional bars. We created a fantastic Provençal menu. We had charcuterie boards, a pissaladière (onion and anchovy tart), spit-roasted lamb with ratatouille-style vegetables. You may think guests don't remember the food, but ours still talk about the dishes to this day. My top tip: Do as the locals do and you'll nail it! Why go all the way to France and then ask for something totally un-French, such as a sushi (apparently people do!)?


Where they bought it

The bride Wedding dress, from £3,000, houghtonnyc.com. Veil, from £250, boandluca.com. Shoes, £500, gucci.com

The groom Suit, from £800, Paul Smith at mrporter.com. Tie, from £80, paulsmith.com. Shoes, from £700, santonishoes.com

The bridesmaids Dresses, £200 each, Topshop Unique at net-a-porter.com

The flower girls Custom-made dresses, POA, gulhurgel.com

The venue From £9,700, to hire for a weekend, blanchefleur.com

The catering From £65 per person (includes canapés and a three-course meal), meffre-traiteur.com

The decor Mini animals, similar £15 for 20, tesco.com. Wooden letters, similar £2 each, thewoodenletterscompany.com THE FLOWERS Bridal bouquet, from £70; maids' bouquets, from £30 each; buttonhole, from £5.50; flower-girl crowns, from £40 each, and reception flowers, from £400, jardinenville.com

The stationery Invite, POA, ayangcempaka.com. Food and drinks menus, POA, neonstructure.com

The photographer From £2,500,  terripashleyphotography.co.uk