French Countryside Wedding from Beth Helmstetter Events
March 21, 2013
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I swear I have been inundated with all things French as of late and I can't get enough. Snapshots of a gorgeous trip to Paris, image after image of a beautiful apartment in Bordeaux and now, this; a French countryside wedding that is indeed the hair that broke the camel's back. I'm buying a ticket as soon as I'm done intro-ing this gorgeous affair. I promise you that. Crafted by Beth Helmstetter Events along with imagery you wouldn't believe captured by Steve Steinhardt, this is a living, breathing fairytale and there's so much more in the full gallery just waiting to be oohhh and ahhhed over. See it all right here!
What would a modern day fairytale be without a happy cinematic end? Check out this French-filled love affair shot by Living Cinema...

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From Beth Helmsetter Events...Oh, how I loved this wedding…a private chateau in the French countryside. Royalty meets vintage french flea market, overgrown gardens everywhere, tapered candles and chandeliers from every point possible, course after course of classic French cuisine and fireworks, oh the fireworks. Jessica and Chetan’s wedding weekend culminated in a ceremony overlooking the castle, the cocktail hour held on the drawbridge atop of the moat and a reception culminating in the biggest fireworks display I've ever seen. The classical musicians for the ceremony were flown in from Italy to provide the perfect rendition of Ave Maria and otherwise classic European soundtrack to the day. The band, a personal favorite of the groom, was brought in for NYC for Motown and Jazz like only American musicians can play and the DJ came in from Paris who again, literally, kept the dance floor going until 5am…Every detail was thought of and perfect for this celebration. It’s a weekend that any guest in attendance will never forget…a true fairytale!


Photography: Steve Steinhardt | Event Design: Beth Helmstetter Events | Venue: Chateau d'Esclimont | Floral Design: Frederic Garrigues | Cinematography: Living Cinema | Stationery: Ceci New York | Linens: La Tavola | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik