French Fairytale Wedding at Château du Rivau
February 13, 2014
Classic WeddingsEstate WeddingsSummer Weddings
This wedding is an absolute fairytale. And I mean that in every sense of the word. With its dreamlike castle setting and gorgeous old world feel, every image beautifully captured by Skiss looks like it's straight out of a story book - but it was nothing but reality for these two lucky lovebirds, and you can see every moment of their gorgeous day right here.
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From Wedding Paris...Pauline and Charif met in a bar many years ago and never left each other. They decided to get married on June 15th 2013 in the family castle, a typical "Château de la Loire" that tourists can visit during the year. With its medieval donjon, moat and drawbridge, it was the perfect venue for a Fairy Tale Wedding. The castle features tremendous gothic fireplaces and other furniture from the XVth century. There are also very romantic gardens with more than 450 varieties of roses where the cocktail of 400 guests took place.

Pauline and Charif are very clever people; they are keen on books and beautiful stories, that's why they wanted this Fairy Tale theme for their Wedding. The dinner of 200 guests was really into this inspiration: The tables were determined by French fairy tale names (Le Chat Botté, Aladin, Blanche Neige, Le petit Chaperon Rouge) and the table seating plan was book shaped, all the details were in this mood.
This wedding was the perfect combination of Middle Age and stories, with a touch of Charif's Lebanese origins.

Pauline arrived in the morning at her parent’s castle where she had her hair and make-up done.The couple attended a religious ceremony in a church. Then, they arrived surrounded by the “bons entonneurs” guards at an amazing cocktail with fruit juice bar and a Jazz trio playing music. The dinner was so warm hearted with many moving speeches and a very festive atmosphere with an active bar.

This Wedding was both authentic and sophisticated; Pauline had chosen a halter Wedding dress, simple but so elegant, perfect to dance all the night with her husband and her friends who all were present.