French Wedding

Several months ago we were contacted by a French couple who LOVE everything vintage and retro; they wanted a Candy Wedding and of course… Candies being Candies… we had to say yes.

The wedding was held at the Domaine équestre de Lauzerte, which is a large complex with a Salle de Fetes, several mobile homes and holiday chalets and many, many horses!  We arrived during a storm and sadly the rain continued on and off throughout day but this didn’t dampen anyones spirits.

At midnight we stopped and watched as the newly weds held aloft an enormous cake whilst all the wedding guests danced under it.

It’s called La Danse de la Brioche.  It’s a special Vendee wedding tradition. The bride and groom are presented with a giant brioche, often weighing more than 20 pounds, on a platter which they and their guests must hold aloft as they dance to prove their strength!

We ended our evening around 01:30 although the party continued into the wee small hours.  We however, wandered back to our chalet and slept soundly!

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