Joy + John | Carolina Herrera Wedding from Christoph Viseux Photography

Joy + John’s destination wedding to Burgundy, France was a work of art and a beautiful illustration of history, romance and endless ambiance.  What a rewarding experience it must have been for Joy + John and all 60 of their guests to take in the gorgeous French countryside, awe-inspiring 12th century architecture or the elegance of the Chateau de Monfort! Joy looks stunning in her Carolina Herrera gown called Heather – her clear vision to wear a dress with a flattering silhouette was the perfect choice for an absolutely perfect day. Enjoy!

Joy + John | September 21,  2012 | Burgundy, France

The Ceremony
The Abbey of Pontigny, a couple of hours out of Paris, was a perfect setting to exchange our vows.  This 12th Century church has always held a special place in our hearts- soon after meeting we had traveled to the region and the Abbey was one of our first stops together.  A few candles were all that was needed to complement the extraordinarily high ceilings, beautiful frescos and solo guitarist.

The Reception
After the ceremony our 60 guests were whisked off to Chateau de Monfort, a restored castle, which boasted a spectacular view of the French countryside.  The Chateau was filled with candles, black calla lilies; blue vanda orchids and red roses that made us all feel like we had stepped into a dream.  We had a cocktail hour to begin and enjoyed a four piece jazz band before sitting down to dinner with some of the best food and wine that France has to offer.

Joy’s Dress Search
I didn’t have an exact style in mind but there were certain things I was looking for: I wanted something flattering and something that created a good silhouette.  I was also looking for a strapless design and something that was glamorous while also epitomizing timeless beauty.  When I saw pictures of the Carolina Herrera dress – I knew it was the one.  When I was able to try it on, I was blown away by how wonderful I felt in the dress and how it looked even better than in the pictures.

How Joy Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Glamorous, Elegant, Timeless

Why Joy Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I LOVE this dress and I want to help make someone else feel like the most beautiful bride in the world.  Many of my friends and family are going through the wedding phase and I can see from all of our experiences that finding what you want and for the right price can be tough. I hope that I can help someone walk down the aisle in this stunning Carolina Herrera gown.

Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera “Heather” | Photography: Christoph Viseux | Ceremony Venue: The Abbey of Pontigny, Burgundy, France | Reception Venue: Chateau de Monfort, Burgundy, France | Cake: Hugo et Victor – Paris