WATCH: A Stunning Destination Wedding in the French Countryside

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Any couple in the middle of planning a wedding knows just how important having two uninterrupted days of big day prep can be. And when you're planning a wedding away from home, maximizing the time you have to come up with great ideas is especially important. But if you're running low on inspiration, don't fret! Our real wedding video channel, which is packed with weddings at home and abroad, and has tons of ideas that you can adapt for your own celebration. Each week we've been spotlighting one of our favorite new love stories, and today we're taking you inside Kyra and Patrick's incredible destination wedding in France.

These lovebirds invited their friends and family to join them at Chateau de Challain, and Jeff Wood Visuals was on hand to capture every special moment. If you're thinking that, while a dreamy French wedding sounds incredible, you've already begun planning your stateside bash, don't fear! This gorgeous summer wedding has lots of ideas you can implement right here at home. One of our favorite parts about this celebration is the bride and groom's personalized vows. Their heartfelt and thoughtful words, which included promises of forever and favorite quotes, made their ceremony a total tearjerker. Just look at the bride!

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And speaking of getting teary-eyed, grab the tissues when the father of the bride sees his daughter for the first time. The emotional moments when Kyra helps her father with his boutonniere and as he holds her hand down the aisle are sure to convince you of the merits of having a first look with your old man. Another great idea to take away from this couple's bash? Their ceremony exit, which included a pale pink and white rose petal toss. Whether you go with flowers, confetti, or any of the other great options out there, keep in mind that color coordination can make a big impact.

In the event you are planning a destination wedding, take a note out of Kyra and Patrick's book when it comes to venue. These two celebrated at an incredible chateau nestled into a grassy field, proving it's worth it to head out of town for such a stunning backdrop.

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