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A Live Music-Filled Provençal Wedding in the Luberon Valley

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

Anna Fowler Photography

Tara Le Roux, co-founder of modeling agency Linden Staub, and Alex Le Roux, owner and CEO of live music events company ALR Music, met at the now-closed London nightclub called Public. “I was the Friday night resident DJ, and Tara was a dancer,” he explains. “We hit it off immediately.” After four years together, he proposed to her in the wine fields of La Bastide de Marie in the south of France.

“I run a live music business, where half of our private events are weddings, so there was a small amount of pressure to make sure our wedding was beautiful, fun, and, of course, had the best set up for fantastic entertainment!” Alex says. Wanting something also rustic and charming, they looked at the boutique hotel Domaine Les Roullets in France’s Luberon Valley and were sold on creating their Provençal summer wedding there. To help plan everything, they hired English planner Lucy Till French Weddings, who has lived in the region for 20 years. 

Previously, the groom met designer Ozwald Boateng at a party and had always admired his suits, and Oswald shared that he loved live music, so the two swapped details. As soon as he got engaged, Alex went to him for a custom suit. “Everything about the process with Ozwald is incredible—particularly his stories of how he dresses Jamie Fox, Leonardo di Caprio, etc.,” he says. “I was sold and took home two suits!”

On the day-of, Tara walked down the aisle in a sweeping strapless Hailey Page gown with hand-painted flowers and met Alex and their family vicar, who they had flown in, under a large oak tree. During the ceremony, Alex’s six best girl friends, who went to university with him and are trained singers, performed a rendition of the couple’s favorite song, “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim. “When we had finished a long night working at the club where we met, I always played this song at the end of the night.”

After being announced as husband and wife, cocktails and champagne were sipped as people turned to the food stalls of Serrano ham, foie gras, and French cheeses. ALR Music’s band Three & a Half Men also serenaded guests as they explored the grounds.

When it was time for dinner, everyone sat underneath a canopy of strung lights and the night’s gleaming stars. As speeches finished, people toasted with their appropriate wedding favors—mini bottles of Silver Patron. Then the newlyweds hit the dance floor for their first twirl to “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac, performed by ALR Music’s flagship band, The Soul Jets.

Après dinner, people migrated to the party tent, where two cocktail bars with espresso martinis and more dancing awaited. The Soul Jets played until 2:00 a.m., and then the after-after-party kicked off with ALR Live, which consists of a DJ, three horn players, and a percussionist. At around 3:00 a.m., they decided it was time to cut the cake.

To refresh and relax the next day, the couple hosted a pool party at the hotel with a French picnic-style lunch, margarita bar, and plenty of frosé. Of course, another ALR Music band, The Juke Joints, roamed around the pool.

Later into the evening, DJ Charles played a set until the sunset, and then pizza was ordered around 9:00 p.m. to close out the festivities and nurse any remaining hangovers. “No one wanted to leave,” Alex says. “It was a fantastic weekend.”