Recommended Suppliers

Photo by Pattie Fellowes Photography

We are proud to recommend these exceptional suppliers and whether you are looking for a low-key celebration or family reunion, or want to enjoy an exquisite, stress-free wedding feast, we have suppliers to suit any event.

Celebrants
Dresses & Attire
Florists
Food & Catering
Hair & Make-up

Marquees, Furniture & Facilities
Music
Photography & Videography

Wedding Planners

Celebrants

Gaynor McKernan

“I’m a fully trained and highly experienced celebrant who’s passionate about life, love and laughter. I’m a bit of a romantic (but not too squishy) and I love a laugh so every ceremony is nice and relaxed with that all important sprinkling of humour. Whether you’re looking for a wedding ceremony that’s: informal, formal; traditional or contemporary, this is your day and we’ll make it as unique as you are!”

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Leslie Mitchell

Leslie lives in the Limousin in France and is available to compose and conduct weddings and naming ceremonies in France.
Leslie is a Registered Celebrant of the Humanist Society Scotland. His experience as a celebrant goes back more than a decade.
Ceremonies are unique and personalised to your own needs and ideas. They can be conducted in either French or English and of course in a mixture of both languages as appropriate.

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Wedding Words & Wishes

A lovely team of English-speaking wedding celebrants in South West France. Each celebrant works directly with their couples by email and Skype, helping to arrange the details and logistics of their ceremonies, so that on the day they celebrants can provide a professional and caring service.

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Dresses & Attire

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Appelez-moi Madame

“Looking for the perfect wedding dress? Do you want to buy sophisticated wedding accessories? Everything you are looking for is at Appelez-moi Madame, your wedding dress store in Bergerac. We offer wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses and wedding accessories.”

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Florists

Poesie d’un Jour

Véronique is an event floral designer based in the Occitanie region of France. She has worked for many years with an international clientele for weddings in the South West of France. She works closely with her clients and their wedding planners to create breathtaking customised bouquets of flowers.

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Jenny Fairbanks Flowers

“Beautiful wedding flowers are at the heart of your special day.

My experience is vast and will ensure that your treasured day is one to be truly remembered and I am at your service to provide inspiration and guidance every step of the way.”

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Catering

Chef Eric LeClere
Chef Eric LeClere

Chef Eric LeClere
Chef Eric is a guest chef and on-site caterer specialising in high-quality French and American soul food. 
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Taj’s Tea Parlour
Taj is available to create bespoke events and can offer gorgeous afternoon teas, BBQs, sit down meals or buffets and is entirely versatile to your requirements. She offers fresh, seasonal, organic and free range food, plus she also makes wedding cakes and can provide on-the-day coordination!
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The Quercy Kitchen
Jill Cleave offers vintage afternoon teas and wedding cakes – she is flexible to your requirements to make your day just perfect.
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 The Hog King
For a hog roast, Phill and the team are a superb choice.
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Other Food Options

Vintage Ice France

Vintage Ice is one of two traditional ice cream vans in France.

This fun little van will serve ice creams of your choice for weddings, anniversaries and celebrations.  We can serve some of the most popular flavours at festivals and fetes to delight any audience. 

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Le Gavroche Food Truck

Opt for an authentic French meal from the Gavroche Food truck.

We put our know-how at your service to delight your guests on your big day. We will put together a tailor-made menu that speaks to you as a couple and delights your wedding guests.

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Hair & Make-up

Lip Lash & Curl by Lisa Walker

With over 20 years experience, Lisa is available to expertly style you and your bridesmaids ahead of your big day. Lisa will look after both your hair and make-up and offers a great range of bridal packages. She will travel to your venue and trials are available.

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Annette Carr

Annette is a fully-qualified and highly experienced British hair stylist based in the south-west of France. She has an exceptional portfolio which you can view below. Annette includes trials and hair styling at the Château in her pricing.

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Marquee, Furniture & Facilities Hire

Chapiteaux en Perigord

With a wide range of beautiful marquees and tents available at competitive prices, the options are endless for an al-fresco celebration. Chairs, tables and more are also available.

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Snazzy Camp

For a truly memorable al fresco wedding or event, Snazzy Camp provide accommodation and event tents complete with stylish fittings and furnishings. Perfect to complement the Château’s accommodation and to keep all your guests on site throughout the celebration.

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Luxury Loos France

Luxury Loos France is a family-run business specialising in luxury portable toilet and shower hire for private events. All facilities come fully stocked with towels, soaps and paper.

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Music

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Samantha Bramley – Cellista

If you dream of walking down the aisle to your favourite song, with a classical twist, the talented cellist, Samantha Bramley, can deliver everything from show-stopping musical numbers and timeless classical pieces to a theme from a much-loved movie or a bespoke arrangement of a favourite pop song.

To ensure your chosen music can be appreciated by everyone for your outdoor ceremony, drinks on the lawn or terrace, or meal in your marquee, all wedding packages also include PA hire and backing to create a symphony of sound.

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Laura Springham – Violinist

Laura is a talented and experienced violinist, who has performed both violin and viola with professional orchestras, chamber groups, for weddings and special events. Laura speaks French and English.

Laura can provide music before, during, and after your wedding ceremony, and additionally during cocktail hour and/or dinner to add a beautiful ambiance. Classical, pop, rock, fiddle, traditional, folk, or religious music can be a part of your special day. 

She is also a member of Ensemble Obbligato, a group of professional musicians, including cellist Gaereth Roberts and local professional violinists Katharine Senior and Marc Elysee.

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James Carr – British DJ in France

“My aim is to provide a memorable experience, combining my passion for music and my love of people. Being professional is very important to me including taking time to discuss with clients their tastes and preferences in music. Having an extensive playlist is essential and allows a great choice of music.

Music for your wedding day may include soft background music through the wedding breakfast. Lounge style music to start your evening leading up to the first dance song. A couple’s special moment before the party really begins.

Everyone loves a good party and it is my job to keep them on the dancefloor.”

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Jazz’Azimut

A fantastic jazz duo based in the Périgord.

You can hear examples of their music on their website.

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Photography

Pattie Fellowes Photography

Pattie is an award-winning international photographer based in Toulouse. She speaks English, Polish and a bit French and German.

If you’re looking for natural, documentary-style wedding photography full of love and emotions and produced in an artistic way, contact Pattie.

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Firehorse Photography

Firehorse Photography have photographed and filmed over 700 weddings in 12 countries around the world. British born, but living for 4+ years full-time in France, Simon is one of a very small number of people worldwide who offers both photography AND video is one neat and seamless package.

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Jeff and Debz Wedding Photography

English speaking photographers based in Aquitaine. Their fun style and decades of experience means you will be in safe hands.

Prices start from 1200 euros and packages can be tailored to suit your needs.

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Simon Murray Images

“My style of photography is very natural and relaxed – I’ll tell story of your wedding day by capturing all the emotions and silly moments, instead of making you pose awkwardly.” Simon is an English speaking photographer who has recently relocated to France.

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Wedding Planner

Your Wedding Planner – Julie Francis

If you’re looking for a wedding planner who will be there to guide you every step of the way then look no further. Julie has lived in France since 2001 and speaks English and French. Julie will make sure every element of your wedding or special celebration is taken care of and has worked at the Château on numerous occasions – making her the perfect choice!

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Get in touch

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