French Châteaux Are Where Wedding Dreams Are Made
July 11, 2016
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Fall Weddings
Styled shoots are special - they give vendors the opportunity to create any scene their heart desires and when we get invited in, we get pretty excited. And this one here is divine. With Mango Muse Events behind the wheel, various influences were combined into one Old World meets modern elegance at Chateau de Jalesnes and Julia Winkler captured all. Our Vault is brimming with the goods - this way!
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From Mango Muse Events... For this fall French chateau wedding shoot, we really wanted to create a whole wedding to showcase the beauty of the chateau. So, we did just that and to inspire us, was Jasper and Camille.

Jasper and Camille met in France while studying abroad. They became friends and then later, more than friends. She's American and he's British, so when they got engaged, they wanted a destination wedding in the country where they met. They wanted to celebrate where they fell in love and share it with their guests. They wanted a small wedding, just family and a couple of close friends and they wanted everyone to stay together in the same place. While they love Paris, they wanted something a bit quieter, so they picked a chateau in Loire Valley. Chateau de Jalesnes was perfect because it is in the countryside, but not so far away from Paris that they couldn’t hang out there too.

She's a teacher of biology and he's a historian. They love trivia, puzzles, facts and of course history. So, we included touches that evoke a bit of history both past and the creation of a new one. They wanted to bring in both of their cultures and mix it with French style. So, we created a wedding with an old world feel combined with a contemporary natural look. Comfortable but luxurious, organic but detailed.

The details included special gifts for their wedding guests leading them from one area and stage in the wedding day to the next. As guests woke up, they received a vial of perfume to get them ready for the day. Then at the ceremony located at the forest decorated with garlands fitting the tower ruins, the guests receive a vintage French handkerchief.

After the ceremony, guests are greeted in the foyer with small hand written notes and stories (decorated with natural florals and vines and mini apples) sitting next to a history book where guests are asked share their favorite stories of the couple. At dinner, the place cards and menus showcase an amazing meal to come. Tables are set with overflowing natural garlands with fall foliage, fruit and flowers. The night ends with drinks in the lounge, delectable desserts and the couple’s favor, a choice of coffee or tea (each a favorite of the couple’s).