Your Essential List of Wedding Planners For A Dream Wedding In Southwest France


If you're reading this, we reckon you're planning the wedding of your dreams somewhere in the stunning Southwest region of France. 

First of all, félicitations! You've chosen an incredible spot to tie the knot. As we’ve already experienced in our short time in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the food, the wine, the venues – everything here is simply magical. But after being in the events space here for a few years now (having come over from the UK), we’ve noticed that several of you often struggle to find wedding suppliers in the region. 

Planning a wedding in France is hard enough, so we thought we’d start to help by compiling a comprehensive list of every supplier you might need to create a stunning wedding in Southwest France.  

Our first focus is on wedding planners, who are often the first port of call in the planning process. They’ll help you bring everything together, either from the moment you decide to get married or simply by acting as an on-the-day coordinator.  

Many of the people on the list below are people we have met and worked with firsthand, so we can vouch for them as professional, trusted local suppliers. The others are simply those whose stellar reputation precedes them & we have only heard positive things about them within the wedding industry here. 

Wedding Planners in Southwest France

If you're looking for a wedding planner to help bring your vision of a dreamy French wedding to life, look no further. Here are some of the top wedding planners in Southwest France, many of whom we've had the pleasure of working with:

1. Chatelaine Events

If you're dreaming of a picture-perfect wedding in the stunning Charente region of France, look no further than Julia Hatton of Chatelaine Events. We've had the pleasure of working with Julia and her team. And let us tell you, they know their stuff. 

What we love about Chatelaine Events is how they always incorporate elements of southwest France's breathtaking landscapes and venues into their event production designs. They've got a knack for making each celebration genuinely one-of-a-kind. Plus, with their vast network of trusted vendors (including us!) and experience working at some of the most sought-after venues in the region, you know you're in good hands.

We enjoyed working with Julia and her team for a wedding production at the dreamy Chateau la Durantie last summer. We also provided several different aspects of technical event production to another wedding event overseen by Chatelaine Events at the exclusive No. 3 The Chateau. You can also view some of her recent events at another sought-after chateau wedding venue, La Cannonerie, here on the Littlewing photos site.  

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"Our wedding day went perfectly, and thanks to Julia, it was better than we ever imagined! She was there from start to finish and made sure everything ran smoothly, so we didn't have to worry about a thing. Everyone complimented the day and had an amazing time! She even calmed my nerves in the morning and made sure we had a drink at all times. Thanks so much for everything!”

"Julia was an absolute blessing at our wedding. She thought of all the finer details and kept everyone calm leading up to the ceremony. Having her available to help with communication, styling, answering questions, and offering advice throughout the day made for a hassle-free experience. Her genuine interest in our well-being, topped off with exceptional service, made for the best day of our lives. Thank you, Julia, for all your support on our special day.”

2. Perfect Day by Karen

Another top-tier wedding planner we’ve had the pleasure of working with is Karen of Perfect Day by Karen. She boasts a massive resumé in the hospitality industry and has been making waves since recently since switching to wedding planning.

She’s a super organiser and offers excellent flexibility. You can book her services for on-the-day coordinating, a complete wedding planning package, or just book her for a “Wedding Power Hour.” The latter option is a wedding planning speedrun that could see you nail down a surprising number of aspects within just 60 minutes.

If you book one of her full wedding packages, she has access to some of the best wedding venues in Southwest France, including exclusive access to the drop-dead gorgeous Chateau de la Gravette in Eymet and a partnership with the stunning Domaine de la Fauconnie, which boasts a reception capacity of 200 people! 

We’ve also worked with Karen on a wedding event at Chateau de Rouffillac, which is as dreamy as a hilltop wedding location as you can get! She’s great to work with and bound to deliver your specific vision. Here are her details.

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“Both myself and my wife Charlette would like to thank you for your fantastic organisational skills, seamless time management and ability to deal with ADHOC issues faultlessly. Our wedding day was made that much better due to your tireless work behind the scenes and ability to manage and preemptively deal with any issues (not that any arose...thanks to yourself!)”

“Karen was extremely supportive in the weeks leading up to our special day and was at hand all day for the special touches, which meant our day went perfectly.”

3. Weddings By Isabella Jayne

With 18 years of experience living in southern France, Isabella has an unparalleled knowledge of the local countryside, stunning hilltop villages, and breathtaking venues that make it such a sought-after wedding destination.

Although we haven't had the opportunity to work with Isabella directly yet, her reputation precedes her. With a background in French cuisine and experience planning weddings at high-end venues, including Chateau de Robernier and Domaine le Castelet, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for creating unforgettable celebrations for every event she touches. 

Whether you're looking for a stress-free "Final Month Management" package or a comprehensive "Full Wedding Planning" experience, Isabella is ready to help you easily navigate the process. We recommend taking a look at her portfolio page to get an insight into just how stunning her productions are, including a stunning wedding last summer at another in-demand venue, Château de Poudenas.  

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“Isabella was absolutely fantastic to work with and made planning a (very long distance!) wedding as easy and stress-free as it could be! She took the initiative to meet our needs and always went above and beyond to help us. She adapted to our less traditional style of wedding and kept an open mind throughout the whole process. She brought a wealth of knowledge and local connections that made our day special. On top of that, she is so lovely and easy to get along with! We felt completely supported by Isabella every step of the way and would highly recommend her for any event in a heartbeat.”

“Isabella was everything we could have asked for and more! She exceeded all expectations, and from the moment we met her, she put us at ease! She is such a talented wedding planner and does not miss a single thing! Her organisation, attention to detail, and calmness allowed us both to enjoy our wedding weekend without any stress. We cannot recommend her enough. Thank you, Isabella, for everything!”

4. Pétillante Weddings

If you're an English-speaking couple dreaming of a picture-perfect destination wedding in the Bordeaux region, Nicole Tournois of Pétillante Weddings is an excellent choice as your wedding planner. With over a decade of experience in the French wedding industry, Nicole has developed an extensive network of trusted local suppliers and an in-depth understanding of French wedding norms.

Nicole is uniquely positioned thanks to her blend of American upbringing and French lifestyle expertise. As a mother of two married to a French man, she is excellent at bridging the gap between cultures for expats and elopers to create unforgettable destination wedding celebrations.

While we haven’t yet worked with Nicole, we couldn’t help but notice her stunning wedding production last year at Chateau de la Valouze. The outdoor reception area was breathtaking, with gorgeous string lights illuminating the long dining tables beneath the starry sky – it was like something out of a fairytale! 

It's clear that Nicole has a talent for creating magical moments in the region's most sought-after venues, including Chateau Gassis and Chateau de Garde. We know the latter venue personally, as we recently delivered our wedding event production services there.

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“Nicole is a fantastic wedding planner and so easy to work with! She was always accommodating with my hectic schedule and made planning a destination wedding not only relatively easy, but also fun! She kept us on track throughout the yearlong planning process without overwhelming us.”

"Nicole is literally the best wedding planner. She did not just meet our expectations; she blew them out of the water. Our guests (and my husband and I) were in awe. Everything went so smoothly in every single event she planned. Not to mention, the vendors that she recommended were absolutely amazing. There was not a single stress, thanks to Nicole. Everyone said it was the most beautiful wedding they’d ever been to. It was all due to Nicole. We cannot thank her enough!”


If you're looking for a wedding planner with unparalleled expertise and experience, look no further than Julie, the founder and operator of the NOCES DU MONDE wedding planning agency. She’s got over 300 weddings to her credit and a reputation for crafting tailor-made weddings, which they’ve been doing since 2006.

The NOCES DU MONDE ethos is about delivering elegance, authenticity, and simplicity. As Julie puts it, "We start from the observation that the simpler things are, the more they are appreciated and successful." This philosophy permeates every aspect of their work, from selecting outstanding wedding event service providers to creating perfectly orchestrated logistics.

Based in Bordeaux, NOCES DU MONDE organises weddings throughout New Aquitaine and beyond, with half of its clients living abroad. Their open-minded approach and ability to cater to expatriates, locals, and multicultural couples make Julie and her team a perfect choice for a French destination wedding.  

This is evident in their recent events at stunning venues such as Demeure Du Siecle, a breathtaking beach-side villa near Bordeaux, and Chateau de Garde, where they already have six weddings booked for 2024 alone. Julie also works closely with Chateau Gassies, another highly sought-after venue in the South of France.

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“Julie, our wedding planner based in Bordeaux, exceeded all expectations, turning our special day into a flawless and magical experience. Her attention to detail, impeccable organisational skills, and warm personality made the planning process enjoyable. From coordinating vendors to handling last-minute changes, Julie's professionalism shone through. Our wedding day was perfect, thanks to Julie's dedication and expertise. I highly recommend her services for anyone seeking a truly exceptional wedding planner, especially if you're travelling from another country!”

“Julie is very organised and always keeps calm even when things were hectic and demanding. No request was ever too much. We honestly couldn’t have organised our wedding without her. She works extremely well with vendors, ensuring she has a good rapport with them all. We had some particularly difficult vendors (especially when the wedding was cancelled twice), and it was down to Julie’s ability to make good relationships that she was able to help us negotiate and keep everybody happy. Thank you so much, Julie, for all your hard work! We had the BEST day, and it’s down to you that it could all happen!”

6. Réceptionelles

If you're dreaming of a stylish and refined destination wedding in France, Camille from Réceptionelles might be your wedding planner. She helps couples plan incredible wedding celebrations in the Herault, Lot, Dordogne, or Aveyron regions.

Like many planners on this list, she’s dead flexible when choosing your support level. From full-service "Organization from A to Z'' packages to "D-Day Coordination" for those who want to enjoy their special day without stress or worry, Camille offers services tailored to your specific requirements. Her creativity, good sense of humour, and close relationships with top professionals in the wedding industry will ensure that the event she orchestrates for you will truly reflect your love story and personality.

Camille's recent productions have highlighted her talent for creating stunning celebrations in some of the most sought-after venues in France. At the luxurious Domaine de Rochebois in the Dordogne Valley, she recently planned a breathtaking wedding that took full advantage of the 5-star hotel's facilities. We also loved her recent wedding production at Chateau Bas d'Aumelas, a charming wedding venue north of Montpellier, where she designed a gorgeous boho-chic celebration on this wine-producing estate. Take a sneak peek at her Instagram page here

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“Camille helped to organise our wedding. We recommend her 100%. She was attentive and very professional, contributing to the success of our D-day. Do not hesitate to take Camille as your Wedding planner.Thank you again, Camille!”

“Camille is fantastic! It was the best "investment" of our marriage. Her work, dedication and professionalism exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful time, and preparing it all with Camille was much better. We had five weeks to plan the wedding, which was already a big challenge she had accepted. There were many last-minute changes (party location, photographer cancellation, wrong bouquet, etc), but we were delighted to do it with her, and it all turned out great in the end. Ceremony, cocktail, party... everything had her special touch. We already miss her and her work so much.”

7. La Fabrique à Mariage

Elodie, the creative force behind La Fabrique à Mariage, is a wedding planner based in Bordeaux who has been crafting unforgettable celebrations since 2010. Her company name, which translates to "The Wedding Factory," reflects her commitment to creating one-of-a-kind weddings that accurately capture the essence of your love story. 

Elodie's expertise extends throughout the southwest of France, including the Aquitaine region, Le Bassin d'Arcachon, the Atlantic coast, and the Dordogne. Whether you're dreaming of an outdoor celebration, a luxurious castle wedding, or a romantic vineyard experience, Elodie has the knowledge and connections to make it happen. She also specialises in destination weddings, helping couples from across Europe and the Atlantic plan their perfect French-style celebration from afar.

Her wedding portfolio showcases an impressive array of stunning productions. However, our favourites include an autumnal celebration at the charming Chateau de Garde (somewhere we’ve enjoyed working in the past) and a relaxed Mexican-French fusion wedding at the breathtaking Manoir Hautegente. 

Elodie also has established relationships with some of the region's most sought-after venues, such as the fairytale-like Chateau de Crazannes (known as the "Puss in Boots" Chateau) and the elegant Chateau de l'Hospital. So, no matter the style or scale of your dream wedding, you’ll be in safe hands with Elodie.

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“I got engaged and decided to plan a micro wedding in just about six months…in another country. With the time difference and language barrier, I realised it would be a lot of work. Thankfully, I found Elodie, and she took away any stress I had from the planning process. She thought of things I would not have and gave her expert opinion on different matters. She was communicative, respectful, and professional. She ultimately made my dream wedding come true when I thought it would be a simple wedding in a beautiful location! I cannot recommend her enough! She coordinated everything the day of and even solved the “crisis” of my husband’s missing bowtie. There was so much going on behind the scenes that day, but I could just enjoy my day to the fullest!”

“Elodie was the most incredible wedding planner we could have asked for. She listened, was calm, had the best third-party connections in all of France, and became a friend and a partner to us and beyond the level of a wedding planner. I could not recommend her more thoroughly. She was excellent in every way imaginable. We are so lucky to have found her, and she paid the utmost attention to every aspect of our wedding... even down to the smallest detail. The best service we could have asked for.”

Finding the Perfect Wedding Planner for Your Celebration in Southwest France

We hope this comprehensive list of wedding planners in southwest France has provided valuable information and inspiration as you plan your dream wedding. 

We've had the privilege of collaborating with many of these talented professionals and witnessing their exceptional skills first-hand. The other planners on this list have earned their place through the outstanding reputation we’ve heard through the grapevine and the glowing testimonials of delighted couples.

While planning any wedding (let alone if you’re based abroad!) can present its challenges, having the right team by your side can transform the experience into an incredibly rewarding and memorable one. If you'd like us to connect you with any of the wedding planners mentioned above, feel free to contact us at Fête24. We'd be delighted to make an introduction and help you take the first step toward bringing your dream wedding to life. 

And, of course, when you inevitably need technical event production services, from hiring sound equipment and dance floor rentals to wedding lighting and live music or DJ hire, we'll be here to lend a helping hand. Don't hesitate to call us on +33 (0)7664 30211 for a friendly chat about how we can help you create the celebration of a lifetime.

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