Kat + Pierre

Château de la Bourlie is easily one of our favourite Dordogne venues – so anytime we get to work there is a pleasure – even in 36° July heat (!)

This time it was for Kat & Pierre’s emotion-filled day – with the whole family involved in every aspect of the planning and preparations (this must have been a record-setting number of friends/family copied in on each email!)

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Caroline-Lucy + Daniel

As a wedding planner, it’s pretty rare to get to work with the same couple twice.

But due to family circumstances, I started planning CL+D’s beautiful Bordeaux wedding in the autumn of 2014 – and then had the pleasure of being able to pick up again right where we left off a few seasons later. Only this time, with the very capable Hayley of Château Rigaud at the helm for coordination – and I got to focus strictly on the pretty bits! (lucky me!)

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Rebecca + Ben

Journal Real weddings REBECCA + BEN CATEGORIES | CHÂTEAU WEDDINGS, CLASSIC, ELEGANT, GARDEN, GIRONDE, REAL WEDDINGS, STYLING A Secret Garden in the Bordeaux vines When we first met with Rebecca + Ben at one of Château Rigaud’s planning weekends in November, she was

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I'm Ajna - Designer, planner, wife, kitty-mama, tiny french village resident, old house renovator, OCD Organizer, crafter, every-day adventurer, and the creative force behind Oui, Mon Coeur. This is where I share tidbits of our recent projects, design ideas + trends, planning advice, and random musings on weddings in general. (Basically all the things my husband is tired of hearing about - you'll find them here. So a big thanks for reading and possibly saving my marriage.)


This is the question we hear most often from couples just getting started planning. And it's not one we can really answer for you, because your priorities and your wishlist are unique! But we do know that it's an important question, and one that needs answering before you can make any other important decisions! So we've created this super helpful guide & worksheet to assess the realistic costs of a wedding in the Dordogne - so you can build your own budget from there. We hope it takes the mystery and stress out of one of the least fun bits of wedding planning!