- James Middleton, 34, and Elysee Thévenet, 32, wed at the luxury Chateau Leube in France on September 11
- The couple was attended by 50 guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children
- James and Alizzi were married at Chateau Leube, owned by British billionaire Anthony Bamford
- Elysee wore her mother-in-law Carol’s wedding dress from 1980 after ‘falling in love’ with a lace-detailed frock
James Middleton’s bride Alizee Thévenet has revealed that she wore her mother-in-law Carol’s wedding dress for her special day in France.
talking to Hello!The financial analyst, 32, said she had borrowed the gown, which James and the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother had given to Michael during her marriage to Michael in 1980, after falling ‘in love with it’ when she tried it on in lockdown Yes, it was borrowed.
‘It fit me perfectly and was exactly what I wanted. It always bothered me that wedding dresses are one time wear and so it was amazing to give a second lease of life to such a beautiful dress,’ she said.
The couple, who started their big day with a swim and kept their beloved dog Ella as a flower girl, got engaged in September 2019, but had to delay the ceremony twice in the final year due to Covid, eventually They tied the knot before making the announcement. September 11 at Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provence.
In photos from the occasion, Alizee can be seen wearing a floor length off-shoulder gown, while James, 34, looked at the camera in a Ralph Lauren suit and blue shirt.
The newlyweds are seen posing in photos taken after their vows, before they were joined by 50 guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, a specialty vineyard in the village that produces some of France’s Is. Excellent rosé wine.
James Middleton’s bride Alizee Thévenet (pictured together on their big day) has revealed that she wore her mother-in-law Carol’s wedding dress for her special day in France
Revealing the history of her wedding dress, the bride, who lived with James and her parents during the lockdown in Bucklebury, Berkshire, said: ‘Some of my borrowings were actually my dress from my mother-in-law, Carol, who put it on for the last time. was worn. On her wedding day in June 1980.
‘While talking with Carol about clothes and sharing ideas during lockdown for inspiration, I tried on her wedding dress and fell in love with her.’
Sporting an elegant off-the-shoulder frock, Alizee swept her hair into a half-up do for the event, had two tendrils on each side of her face, and kept her makeup looking natural, with a nude lipstick and a pair of hairdos. Touch selected. highlighter on her cheeks.
The white floor-length gown featured a gorgeous lace detailing on the bodice, which the bride paired with a bouquet of white flowers, thistles and greenery.
James, who has long known his love for dogs, chose Ella and Mabel to be flower girls after he approached the couple at a private members’ club in London in 2018 after they approached Alizee. Credited to Ella, the Cocker Spaniel.
Announcing his wedding on Instagram with a photo of himself and bride Alizzi, James said: ‘Words can’t describe how happy I am’
So in love with their dogs, which also include Zulu, Inca, Luna and Nala, the couple began their wedding day with their two pets swimming in the ocean before getting dressed in separate rooms. The other dogs stayed at home for the event.
For the wedding of James and Alizzi, the mayor held a traditional French wedding ceremony, speaking in both English and French, and a reading of What I Learned About Love I Learned from My Dog, before the couple at Café Leube. Arrive at your reception. Vintage Citroen 2CV
Café Léoube is a restaurant on Pellegrin beach on the edge of the Léoube estate that serves seasonal Mediterranean cuisine and celebrates organic ingredients.
While the couple attended their reception with 50 family and friends, sadly, Alizzi’s father, retired diplomat Jean-Gabriel Thévenet, died of an undisclosed illness in April, months before the ceremony, which had been postponed for two days due to Covid. The bar had to be postponed.
Recently announcing his wedding on Instagram with a photo of himself and bride Alizzie, James said: ‘Words can’t describe how happy I am.’
MailOnline revealed earlier this week that the couple had married in an exclusive chateau. A village source said: ‘The wedding party was held at a Chateau Leube. It is one of the most distinctive vineyards in the region. Château Leube makes exceptionally fine wines, especially rosés, which are known throughout France and abroad.
This is the luxury chateau where James Middleton and his bride Alizzie celebrated their secret wedding over the weekend
Château Leube is an exclusive vineyard in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provence that produces some of France’s best rosé wines
The newlyweds and several of their guests are believed to have stayed the night at Chateau Leube. Earlier the couple was married at the town hall by the mayor.
‘So it was only natural that the guests were served with Chateau Leube wine, which they drank while toasting James and Alizzie. Several bottles of wine were drunk. Everyone had a good time.’
The newlyweds and several of their guests are believed to have stayed the night at Chateau Leube. Chateau Léoube is owned by British billionaire JCB chairman Anthony Bamford and his wife Carol.
Carroll is quoted on the vineyard’s website as how the couple fell in love with the place when they laid eyes on it in 1997.
She says: ‘Anthony and I had been looking for a home in Provence for a while, when we finally found our sleeping beauty Leaubé. Set back by a quiet bay on the beach, the home was owned by the same family for years but was never really touched – we fell in love with it.’
Chateau Léoube is owned by British billionaire JCB chairman Anthony Bamford and his wife Carol. Carroll is quoted on the vineyard’s website as…