In France a couple is married in front of a judge at a city hall. Later if you wish to have a religious ceremony you can, but the actual marriage vows are said at the city hall. A couple must marry at the city hall where they reside.
French Husband's nephew lives in Courthézon, which has one of the most beautiful city hall's I have ever seen.
The bride wore a knee length white eyelet dress and carried a small tightly bunch of ranunculus.
The stairs going into the city hall were as if out of a story book.
I did not take my SLR camera to the wedding, instead only my cell phone. Regret was waiting for me at every step, Oh the beautiful photos I could have taken. Though if I had taken my camera the couple would have never married as I would be begging for one more photo.
The massive wooden doors entrying the city hall.
A wedding planners dream place.
The couple led the way.
We walked through a conservatory before entering the room for the marriage to take place.
I do not have a photo of Yann and I, do not ask me why... I forgot. Which is too bad because I had a rather interesting dress for a change. At least eight to ten times I was told how lucky I was to be married to such a handsome man... by the tenth time I wanted to scream, "Hey do you like my dress?" But I refrained, smiled as if to say, "Duh."
Anyway I have a photo of Beautiful Chelsea.
One of the many stunning rooms in the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) that once was a chateau.
We gathered inside the city hall for the marriage to take place.
At this point I put my cell phone away, the marriage began.
The wedding party was in four parts:
The marriage at five.
Then the dinner at six that lasted until one in the morning.
Followed by dancing until eight, yes eight this morning.
and a Picnic this afternoon.
The Dinner Menu
followed the champagne aperitif.
Lobster half shell
Followed by duck (canette) I had fish instead.
With sauteed wild mushrooms and vegetables.
Then a selection of fine cheese.
Wine to match in part of the menu.
Followed by dessert.
Before the guests I arrived I took some photos of the tables, though later when the candles were lite, and the plates were added... it was even prettier.
Married love. Absolutely beautiful.