Carpe Diem Weddings - French Wedding Planner. Organization. Nathalie Dalla Riva - Destination Wedding Venue France Provence

Wedding in Provence - France

Katerina and Roland

Mixing several cultures, Welsh, Russian and American, Katerina and Roland chose «the old Europe» for their wedding, and more precisely our Provençal sun. The stakes were high. 3 days of wedding, 14 providers, 40 guests arriving from all over the world and a multitude of details to settle.

Old Castillon has welcomed all this pretty guests, in an authentic, refined and timeless atmosphere. The newlyweds wished the best for their guests: kayaking the day before the wedding, morning yoga classes, perfect combo to get prepared serenely!

Simple and chic decoration, soft and natural colors. A very moving secular ceremony, perfectly orchestrated.

An evening also very successful, especially thanks to the live music group, a chic and graceful prom opening gave this wedding a little timeless and unforgettable souvenir!


Nathalie is a fantastic wedding organizer and planner, and we cannot recommend her services highly enough!! We first contacted Nathalie in 2019 to help us plan our dream wedding in Uzes, France, which we had to delay three times to due to the COVID pandemic. We were finally able to celebrate the big day last month (on Sept. 10, 2021), and it couldn’t have gone better. It was truly a magical three-day event at Le Vieux Castillon, a beautiful boutique hotel located in in Castillon-du-Gard, France, and overlooking the valley of Gardon. Having Nathalie as a central part of our wedding was absolutely essential given that we do not live in France and needed to find the very best vendors (photographer, florist, makeup, music, etc.) Thanks to Nathalie, we had the very best in each category. As she told us: she only works with the very best! We were so impressed by how helpful attentive Nathalie was. She helped us with the vendor contracts, budgets, scoping out potential venues, travel, etc., and even helped us to arrange for a nurse to take COVID tests for all our American travelers who needed one to re-enter the US on their return journeys. And Nathalie stuck with us for two years, dealing with all the rebookings and delays due to the pandemic. Leading up to the event (and on the wedding days) she was our guide and MC, helping to direct guests for photos, the reception, seating arrangements, speeches and dancing. Nathalie was there with us every step of the way. She kept the day fun and upbeat, and we later realized how many things would have been left undone if she hadn’t been there to guide us. If you get the chance, sign her up to organize your dream wedding in France. You won’t regret it!!

Nathalie Dalla Riva. Your Provencal and French Wedding Planner