Editorial - Provence - Chateau d'Ansouis - France 

 The bride stands on a terrace wall in the chateau in Provence, wearing a Claire Pettibone gown and veil; photo by Sylvie GIl
 A view of a romantic, terraced Provençal chatteau where the wedding reception will be held; photo by Sylvie Gil
 A rustic wooden door set into a vine-covered village wall in Provence; photo by Sylvie Gil
 A boudoir session in an ornate room within the chateau with the bride before the wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride poses in a Clair Pettibone gown for a boudoir session on antique sofas and between French doors in a chateau in Provence; photo by Sylvie Gil
 An intimate boudoir shot - the bride is dressed in a Claire Pettibone petticoat before the Provence wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Views of the rustic village surrounding the Provençal chateau - fields extending into the horizon; photo by Sylvie Gil
 A trailing vine decorates the window where the bride stands, dressed in an elegant lace Claire Pettibone gown; photo by Sylvie Gil
 A colorful, rustic, bouquet designed by Fleurs d'Atelier; photo by Sylvie Gil
 A gorgeous invitation suite featuring a navy and gold theme designed by Little Miss Press
 The bride stands on a chateau terrace wearing a beautiful lace Claire Pettibone gown; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The grounds surrounding the rustic chateau in Provence - a stateau of two children stands in the gardens; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride walks through a terrace overlooking the Provençal countryside wearing a gorgeous flowing Claire Pettibone gown and veil; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The elegant bride lifts her ornate lace veil, designed by Claire Pettibone; photo by Sylvie GIl
 A view over the rooftops of the village and into the Provençal countryside, the perfect wedding destination; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride stands on the top step outside the village church in Provence wearing a flowing lace gown by Claire Pettibone; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Bride and groom walk hand in hand down the church steps, just married in this quaint Provençal village; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride holds a large, rustic, colorful bouquet, and walks down the church steps with her lace Claire Pettibone veil streaming behind her in the wind; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The intimate reception table set for four in the chateau courtyard features a rustic centerpiece spilling over with black grapes and figs as well as navy and gold themed place settings; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Details from the reception - black grapes stud the vine-entwined bar cart and an intimate table stands alone in the chateau courtyard; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Navy and gold place settings match tall candlesticks paired with grapes and figs for the table as well as a rustic centerpiece; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Black grapes find their way into reception details - on a gold bar cart and in the reception table setting decorations; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride and groom walk hand in hand toward their elegant yet rustic, intimate reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
 A monogrammed place setting features elegant gold details on a navy plate, surrounded by rustic, colorful place settings; photo by Sylvie Gil
 Navy and gold table settings, reception table with fruit and floral centerpieces; Sylvie Gil Photography
 A naked cake topped with blackberries, figs, and grapes compliments the rustic elegance of the Provençal chateau wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride sits high near a pool in the chateau grounds, wearing a black lace Claire Pettibone gown; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride wanders through extensive chatteau gardens, climbs onto the church rooftop to bask in the dying sunlight; photo by Sylvie Gil
 The bride and groom embrace on a church rooftop in a rustic Provençal village during the sunset; photo by Sylvie Gil
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The Chateau d'Andouis, dating from the 10th century sits on top of a rock surrounded by gorgeous countryside. It offers a majestic 360˚ view of the beautiful Vallée de L'Aygues. North of the chateau lies Luberon, originally Ansouis, a military fortress built to protect the entrance to Provence, in the south of France. Ansouis is called the Pearl of Luberon because of its beautiful terraces, the warm color of its walls, and its imposing presence. 

The Chateau was purchased during a traditional candle sale in 2008 by Gérard and Frédérique Rousset-Rouvière. A very old French custom, a candle light sale is an official public sale in Paris consisting of bidding on a property while a candle is burning. When the candle goes out within 10-15 seconds, the property belongs to the last (and highest) bidder. A magical and unique site in Provence, Frederique and Gerard plan to continue to restore the property to its original medieval glory. 

Venue: Chateau d'Andouis | Florals: Fleurs d'Atelier | Details: Majenia Design | Gowns: Claire Pettibone | Invitation Suite: Little Miss Press | Cake: Made in Cake | Male Model: Sylvain Barbez