The Luberon is a well-preserved region of South of France, famous for its picturesque hilltop villages, year-round markets, sprawling vineyards, exceptional gastronomy and wine, and seemingly eternal sunshine. For those dreaming of an outdoor wedding in Provence, there’s probably no setting more idyllic and authentic than this area. We love it for its timeless elegance and natural beauty but also because The Luberon counts so many stunning venues, from stylish country houses to beautiful Châteaus. Having an intimate knowledge of the area, we wanted to excerpt from our curated list of extraordinary celebration locations, a venue that resonates with hip chic couples looking for a spot where to honor the most important moments in life: weddings and family time.
We chose Couvent des Minimes, a former convent beautifully restored in a striking modern style while retaining the spirit and soul of the 17th century building, and created a modern and minimalist inspiration. Its interiors – a blend of modernity and sobriety – are truly unique, the stone floors and vaulted ceilings being the only echoes to the past. The setting is enchanting and peaceful and offers a variety of options for your celebration.
Using their interior and exterior designs as a jumping off point, we wanted to create a concept that didn’t outshine Couvent des Minimes’ indoors. We kept the color palette that was present in the venue and incorporated brushed silvers into the mix to enhance the modern and minimalist design.
For the floral design, Laetitia C. Fleurs d’Atelier brought a soft touch to the table, set in the shade of a secular plane tree. Creating lush florals filled with texture and movement, she used locally foraged hops and mini peppers, as well as white dahlias, roses, cockscomb, stars of Bethlehem and wax flowers for the centerpieces. The bridal bouquets were made of the same flowers, except for the addition of craspedias in one of them.
The talented Rime Arodaky provided the most gorgeous gowns from her latest collection and Ylva Langenskiold, the hair and makeup artist, created an effortless look with airbrush technique that let the natural beauty of the brides shine.
From the stunning indoors to the historic terraced gardens that take you through the trees and aromatic bushes of Provence, from olive to almond, rosemary to lavender… all the details were beautifully captured by Greg Finck’s lovely lens.
Photography: Greg Finck | Event Design & Coordination: Nomad Republic | Floral Design: Laetitia C. | Makeup & Hair: Ylva Langenskiold | Wedding Dresses: Rime Arodaky | Venue & Catering: Couvent des Minimes | Linens: The Hostess Haven | Rings: Thomas.V | Invite & Paper Elements: Nic Roc Design | Cutlery: Herdmar | Candle Holders: Menu