In this world of speed and madness one of the things guaranteed to increase the speed and madness is the planning a wedding . . . but hopefully with a flower-filled wine-flowing day of fun and relaxation to follow - and remember with great fondness and a tear in the eye.
I have been following the process of a friend's wedding recently from the first few ideas of style, music, food, flowers, etc, through to the huge preparation for the actual day.
The venue they had chosen turned out to be probably the best I have visited in this region of France; not just for its surroundings/pools/excellent wine and attractive grounds, but mainly for the people who run it.
That's what makes the difference - people who are relaxed and friendly and make the organisers feel relaxed; really nothing too much trouble, and happy to sort problems that naturally arise in the stress-filled days that lead up to such a important life event.
Chateau Canet, situated a few kilometres from Carcassonne is surrounded by its own vineyards and olive trees with views of the Alaric mountains.
Contact Victoria for details of their venue.