Elopement in Provence

What's your elopement in Provence ?

Imagine… Endless fields of lavender and olive trees, the local “mistral” wind softly blowing and the sun shining, cicadas singing… here’s the magical setting of your elopement in Provence ! From the Mont Ventoux to the Dentelles de Montmirail in Vaucluse to the villages of the Alpilles and the Luberon, the Alpes de Haute Provence or the beaches of Camargue, there are hundreds of options to choose from to experience the intimate wedding of your dreams!

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Your elopement is a magical and romantic wedding, in which you will run away to get married or renew your vows in an intimate setting, far away from home. The word « elope » dates back to the late 16th century, when young lovers would run away secretly with the intention of getting married, usually without parental consent.

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romantic elopement in Provence in lavender fields

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When the Good Lord comes to doubt about the world,. He remembers that He created Provence.

Frédéric Mistral

Why should you organise your elopement in Provence ?

Whether you are shy, that you just don’t want to go through the stress of organising a big wedding or because of the Covid 19 pandemic, an elopement in Provence is the art of getting married on the sly, eye to eye, in a magical, unique setting, out of this world and out of time!

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Your elopement in Provence to celebrate your intimate wedding or your wedding anniversary with a vow renewal.

Usually, an elopement is a very small gathering: the bride, the groom and a witness for each (optional). With such a small group, anything is possible !

The location of your symbolic elopement ceremony or vow renewal ceremony.

Allowing you the most creative ideas, your elopement could be held:

    • in the middle of a lavender field surrounded by nature in Vaucluse or Alpes de Haute Provence
    • under an olive tree or a plane tree in a typical Provencal château,
    • in a pine forest,
    • on a beach on the French Riviera,
    • on a Mediterranean island, such as Porquerolles,
    • in a beautiful old stones chapel,
    • in a luxurious Provence venue,
    • on a boat sailing the Mediterranean Sea,
    • or any other location you are dreaming of…

My role in your elopement in Provence
- Ariane Douguet -
your French english speaking wedding celebrant in Provence

First of all, I live in Provence at the foot of Mont Ventoux. I married a Provence born and raised man and I am madly in love with that authentic land.

Let me guide and assist you in the celebration of your love in the land of Cézanne!

Together, we will experience a unique, beautiful and magical day.

elopement in Provence with the french officiant singer Ariane Douguet and a family vow renewal

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I invite you to celebrate your love in the intimacy of Provence

I will guide you in the creation of your very own elopement in Provence. I will also help you in the staging of the celebration in order to create your dream ceremony full of emotions.


Thus, I will be your officiant-singer in Provence south East of France. Together, we will celebrate your promise to each other with a tailor made ceremony during which you will exchange vows and rings. I will highlight the ceremony with some songs from my repertoire: the perfect memory that will be in your hearts forever!

Together, let’s make your dream come true!

For each elopement in Provence, I create a unique scenario. I write a text that will embody your love story, sensitivity, values and beliefs.

Discover my officiant singer’s approach in video

video @desimagesetvous.

My expertise at your service

Whether I am accompanying you in an intimate wedding or a “big” wedding, my approach remains the same in the creation of your Haute Couture taylor made ceremony and you are at the heart of this creative process.


Because an intimate wedding must be even more personal and unique, it is essential for me to get to know you in order to offer you my best for most beautiful day of your life. Because I truly want to make you happy, I especially adapt to your desires.

dear Ariane, I wanted to thank you again for celebrating with us & for giving us such a fantastic ceremony that we will forever remember. Your work & your voice are incredible & I’m so glad that we chose you! I wish you all the best in the future. Lots of love Naianna

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French officiant singer Ariane Douguet for your elepement in Provence aria wedding celebrant in south of France

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wedding rings in a lavender box for your elopement in Provence

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Your elopement in Provence

Mont Ventoux – dentelles de Montmirail – Vaucluse – Lubéron – Alpilles – Alpes de Haute Provence Camargue

In the heart of Provence, filled with thousands of historical gems, fine gastronomy & local products, you will enjoy the authentic pleasures in life here. Take some time to relax, revitalise yourself and live unforgettable moments during your elopement in Provence.


The Art of Living is an essential part of the cultural identity unique to Provence.

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aria wedding rings for your elopement in Provence in lavender fields

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romantic elopement in Provence for lovers

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A team at your service for your elopement in Provence

All the beautiful photos on this page were taken during elopements in Provence by my friend the amazing photographer Marie Calfopoulos. More than work partners, we match very well and share artistic sensitivities and the love of human encounters. Together, we form a powerful team to make your unforgettable intimate wedding dream come true.


In addition, we are privileged to know many talented artists (florists, makeup artists, hair stylists, drivers, filmmakers…) who we can put you in touch with. We appreciate every single one of them for their talent, professionalism, sensitivity and team spirit, which are must haves to a top quality and successful event.

aria elopement in Provence wedding vendros team with bride and groom

photo @mariecalfopoulosphotography  – officiant singer @ariane_douguet 

venue @ho_bouquet_de_lavande – mua @charlottearquierwedding

wedding dress @nanyne_couturier_createur – bow tie @bowtify – nails @eden.conceptstore

Feel free to contact me to discuss your elopement in Provence

Ariane Douguet French celebrant France Provence Paris officiant singer

I will accompany you in your elopement in Provence and your intimate wedding ceremony or vow renewal in Vaucluse, Luberon, Alpes de Haute Provence, Camargue, but also in all the South East of France. Getting married in small groups – Get married the way you like it !