A Rime Arodaky Gown for a French Wedding Filled with Rustic Elegance

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Good morning lovely lovely people – how does this brand new Monday morning wedding blog feature find you?  The past couple of weeks have been incredibly busy and we’ve had a lot to work through behind the scenes.  You might have noticed our schedule was a little out of sync and posts up a little later than usual. Things will be back to normal from this week – and you can check in from early, midday and 3pm if we’re sharing 3 posts on that particular day.  It’s also been a few weeks since I shared my own lovely real wedding feature so I’m delighted to be able to share Deirdre and Steven’s nuptials this morning. Deirdre and Steven, both primary school teachers currently working in the United Arab Emirates, tied the knot on 27th of June last year at Chateau de Lartigolle, Pessan, France.

Deirdre looked knockout in her sublime Rime Arodaky gown. This French bridal fashion designer (now stocking throughout the UK) has swift become one of my favourites with their relaxed and unstructured look. Let’s start with a lovely film documentation of the couple’s day. A little warning:  the music in this video is a little loud, so you ladies watching whilst at work might want to hit the ‘mute’ button before you press play 🙂

Our venue was the main inspiration for our wedding – it was so beautiful. We didn’t want to detract from its beauty. We wanted a relaxed vibe for the day so we asked for a wild flower look for the tables, which turned out stunning. We used Rodolphe from Best Day Productions to capture our wedding on film. Rodolphe has an amazing eye for detail – his videos are outstanding and he put a lot of thought into recording our day. I don’t think we could have picked anyone better.”

Film by Best Day Productions




“The team at Chateau de Lartigolle were nothing but exemplary, they have been creating wedding parties for over a decade and it is clear that they still love what they do. They work so hard on all the finer details and we really appreciated all the effort.”

Photography by This Modern Love supported by Tomasz Wagner

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“My dress designer was Rime Arodaky and I purchased the gown from Ma Robe in Toulouse. I was searching online and fell in love with Rime Arodaky’s designs. Her beautiful designs encapsulated everything I wanted for my French wedding. The dress I chose was effortlessly chic and cool. I felt it suited our venue and our day perfectly.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.“We are from a small seaside town in the south east of Ireland, however, it wasn’t until we went to University that we met and became friends. When we finished University a group of us went on a gap year travelling around the world and it was here that our relationship blossomed.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“The flowers were arranged by Emma from Chateau de Lartigolle. She was amazing to deal with. I just gave her a rough idea of colours and style and let her off to do what she does best. She delivered in spades.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“I wore an ear cuff by Kenneth Jay Lane and my fiancé gave me a gift of a Tiffany bracelet on the morning of the wedding.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“My father Diarmuid walked me down the aisle to the sound of James Vincent Mcmorrow’s higher love. It was so romantic in the old French church.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“Living so close to Dubai it was inevitable that we would get our rings from one of the many gold suppliers. Friends recommended a shop called Cara. It was a wonderful experience getting to see the craft workshop and meet the man who moulded and shaped our rings into the designs we asked for.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“I had been unsure about wearing a veil until my final fitting, when Sophie in Ma Robe recommended trying the one I opted for. I really loved it and now couldn’t have imagined not wearing a veil. As it was a last minute decision I did not get the name of the designer.”

 

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“I think the ceremony was very special, but our favourite part of the day was when we would sneak off on our own for a few minutes alone to try and soak in the courtyard and the fun people were having.

I wouldn’t change a thing. The team at Chateau de Lartigolle were super.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“Ciara Daniels from Bodhi beauty in Waterford, Ireland styled my makeup and hair. Ciara is Steven’s first cousin and was extremely generous in helping us on the day. As you can see from the photos she did a great job in creating a beautiful and natural look for the day.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“The Cake was ordered by the venue from a local bakery in Auch, it was a traditional French wedding cake called a croquembouche. It was beautiful and such a delightful way to celebrate.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“Tim Millen from This Modern Love was our photographer. Both of us are huge fans of photography and spent hours scouring for French wedding photographers, but nothing was standing out for us. We knew we wanted a natural and journalistic style of photography and when Tim was recommended to us we fell in love with his blog straight away.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“He was very fair in his price to travel and worth every penny. We were so very lucky that Tim had a photographer friend from Canada, Tomasz Wagner, who was touring Europe and he came and second shot for Tim. The quality from both guys was outstanding.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

“Entertainment in the afternoon was from a local band Abarre Jadis – they played beautiful jazz/latino influenced guitar music. The night time entertainment was provided by Groupe Fuzz who had everyone dancing till the wee hours. Both bands were excellent.

Our first dance track was Jose Feliciano’s Light my fire. It’s a song we both loved and reminded us of our first year together. It also worked really well as we had everyone hold sparklers while we had our first dance under the fairy lights. It was a very special moment.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

Words of Wedded Wisdom

“I think I was always a very relaxed bride. I knew what I liked and went for it. I lived abroad so it helped that I had no pressure from close friends and family to change my mind.”

Deirdre wore a Rime Arodaky gown for her laid back, relaxed and rustic wedding in France. Images by This Modern Love Photography and Tomasz Wagner.

I hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I have preparing this feature for you lovely ones – please take a moment to show your appreciation in the comments box below.

Love Annabel xx

 

Photographer – This Modern Love supported by Tomasz Wagner
Film – Best Day Productions
Venue – Chateau de Lartigolle, Pessan, France
Wedding Dress – Rime Arodaky via Ma Robe in Toulouse
Veil – via Ma Robe in Toulouse
Bride’s Shoes – LK Bennett
Perfume – Chloé, Love Story
Groom – Reiss suit + Suit Supply shoes
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – The Reformation + Kurt Geiger shoes

Annabel

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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.

8 thoughts on “A Rime Arodaky Gown for a French Wedding Filled with Rustic Elegance

  1. Ah mais c’est magnifique! Et sa robe est tellement belle! I love Rime Arodaky. Best way to start a Monday morning, thanks Annabel x x x

    1. Mais Emily, you beat me to it!! What beautiful photos of a such a fun and beautiful day! Those golden hour images have just made my heart sing – proper swooning! I think you can see that Deirdre was a chilled out bride, not only does she look gorgeous (by the way, the veil was a great last minute addition) she appears so relaxed and happy. Fairy lit, courtyard weddings are always my fave. Congratulations! xx

      1. Salut bichette! I isn’t it gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous?! Fairy lights make everything more beautiful. Hope you’re having a fab Monday x x x

  2. Wow, this is simply stunning wedding and photos – such a beautiful feel to it 🙂 xx

  3. I was a guest at Deirdre’s and Steven’s wedding. She was the most relaxed and beautiful bride in the most relaxed any beautiful surroundings, of course Steven scrubbed up well too! The dress was stunning. It was everything and more I imagined it to be. It suited the vibe of the wedding so well. Being Irish needless to say the partying went on for a few days and was the best few days spent with wonderful friends. Xxx

  4. Wow, what a stunning wedding! In particular I love the dress and the video is probably one of the best I’ve seen, looks like such an amazing and relaxed day! I am getting married in France next year and have also really fallen for Rime Arodakay dresses and am planning to go to Ma Robe on my next visit, I would love to know how easy it is to get a dress in France when you don’t live there though as this is a concern eg fittings etc? Also any more information on the band would be great as we haven’t manage to find one yet, I may need to get in touch with the videographer as love this! Thanks

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