About Pétillante Weddings

Bordeaux Wedding Planner


Nicole started Pétillante Weddings to help English-speaking couples. She saw the difficulties they faced, not only with planning a French destination wedding from around the world, but also because of confusion around French wedding industry norms. 

Over a decade in French & Bordeaux Wedding Planning


Mother of two and married to a French man, Nicole combines her American upbringing with her knowledge of French lifestyle to give the best to her clients. 


bordeaux wedding services

Nicole Tournois

French Vendor Relationships

Beginning her wedding career with 5 years of experience at a vineyard wedding venue in Bordeaux, Nicole developed deep knowledge of Bordeaux wines, French cuisine, and tourist activities. After 10 years of planning weddings, she has close relationships with some of the best, most genuine suppliers in the area.


Our Services

Think of this as support through your wedding planning process. We help you navigate the process and are present on your wedding day to ensure everything goes smoothly. What matters most is that you get to live in the moment!

This is our all-inclusive wedding planning package and helps you get all the support you need to plan your dream destination French wedding. From choosing your venue to last details after the wedding, we're by your side.

Wedding Management

Full Wedding Planning



Whether it's helping you navigate the process of booking your dream chateau or reminding you to take a deep breath right before you walk down the aisle, my goal as your wedding planner is to make this process relaxing and fun. Years down the road, I want you to look back on your wedding day, knowing that you lived it to its fullest.

Planner, confidante, hype-woman

Why plan a Bordeaux wedding?

The Cuisine

The Wine (and champagne!)

The Chateaus

Discover our favorite regional wines

Find our favorite venues

View our favorite regional food

"Nicole was such a great help and support...

- Alix Loyer

throughout the entire organisation, process and on the day itself! As we could not be in the country, she assisted us getting everything sorted and in place so that our guests and ourselves could enjoy that day fully. She was highly recommended by family friends and we are so happy she was here for us. The entire process for us was stress free, full of positivity and she was always willing to listen to our suggestions and assist to make it happen."


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Planning a Bordeaux wedding and want to learn more?


Pessac Léognan
Crémant de Bordeaux
Côtes de Provence

Our Favorite Regional Wines

Soupe de Champagne or Champagne Soup - Wedding Must have. Champagne, Cointreau, lime juice, sugar. Yummy!

Croqembouche - classic french dessert guests love filled with delicate flavored creams

Ham slicing - nice Serrano or Iberic cured ham

Duck in any form is a staple of southwest French cuisine

Wedding Favorites

Our Favorite French Cuisine

Foie gras - once you've tried, there's no going back

Fondue - who doesn't love a meal composed of just cheese. The meat version is tasty as well

Raclette - nothing better than a meal of charcuterie, melted cheese and potato.

Grilled Duck Breast - Rich, juicy, flavorful with a crispy skin

Bread - hearty & thick

Sheeps cheese served with black cherry jelly

Personal Favorites