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Bouquet Breakdown: Romantic French Chateau Wedding

While there are endless things to love about this stunningly Romantic French Chateau Wedding, if there’s one thing that stuck with you from this gorgeous fete, my bets are on it being this jaw-dropping bouquet, designed by French Flower Style‘s Lisa Gatenby. Check out the breakdown below, then head on over to The Vault to get totally lost in all the lovely from this chic château affair!

Romantic French Chateau Wedding

  • 3 Stems Pale Blue Delphiniums
  • 3 Stems Purple Larkspur
  • 5 Stems Purple Veronica
  • 5 Stems Pink Bouvardia
  • 4 Stems Lavender Stock
  • 2 Stems Lilac Campanula
  • 3 Stems Purple Trachelium
  • 4 stems Sarah Bernhardt Peonies
  • 1 Stem Lavender Limonium
  • 2 Stems White September Flower
  • 3 Stems Lilac Double Eustoma

FromLisa…. The brief to create this bouquet was” French country garden”, Katie wanted the flowers to look as if they had just been picked from the château gardens . The flowers I chose for the bouquet were mainly seasonal summer flowers and were chosen specifically for their different shapes and textures to create a natural styled bouquet . The colour palette was chosen to contrast with the beautiful green of the bridesmaids dresses and also to blend with the florals already within the Château gardens.

My aim was to create something which fit within Katie’s brief yet also reflected the elegance of Château la Durantie. Its always important to me for my floral designs to compliment and enhance a space and with so many magnificent château and venues in France I am constantly rewarded with stunning backdrops for my flowers. 

Floral Design: Lisa Gatenby of French Flower Style | Photography: Erich McVey

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Charming Keira Knightley-Inspired Elopement

Keira Knightley was the most adorably stunning Bride when she said “I do” to her hubs James Righton at their intimate Provence wedding a couple years ago. Forgoing a traditional long dress and rocking a short number, wavy boho locks and a playful smile—that’s all she needed to turn our heads. Today, we’re reliving that love-filled charm through this shoot inspired by her day, and it’s a doozy darlings. See it all captured seamlessly by Ashley Ludaescher over in THE VAULT.


From Ashley Ludaescher PhotographyI am such a huge fan of elopements and find them incredibly romantic. Of course I love all the beautiful details that go into a traditional wedding celebration, but elopements can also be incredibly beautiful and focus solely on what a wedding is truly about: love and the promise to spend your lives together. I recently traveled to the south of France with an amazing team of creatives and the sweetest couple, Maria & Alon. Organized by Josephine from Beautiful Occasions, our elopement was inspired by Kiera Knightley’s laid back, yet oh so chic, city hall wedding style in the south of France a few years back. She wore a short dress which she already owned (Chanel, of course!!) and flats. Our bride wore an on trend cropped top and skirt from designer ambacherVIDIC, paired with fun blue platforms as her something blue. I love Maria’s chic and simple low ponytail, which is a look more brides should definitely consider for their wedding day! The wedding car is a really typical car in Saint Tropez and a fun non-traditional wedding ride. We imagined them tying the knot just the two of them, and then inviting a few best friends over for a dinner party afterwards.

Photography: Ashley Ludaescher Photography | Videography: Onn Halpern | Event Planning: Beautiful Occasions | Wedding Dress: AmbacherVIDIC | Invitations: Jungrad Design | Jewelry: Ariane Ernst | Hair & Makeup: Lena Schleweis | Groom's Attire: Rooks & Rocks | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Groom's Bowtie: Auerbach | Model: Alon Elzara | Sunglasses: Mykita | Table Decor: MV La Maison du Village

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Provence Lavender Field Engagement Session

From the moment this Bride-to-be spotted Kayla Barker‘s workshop mentions on Instagram to the perfectly timed blooming lavender fields in Provence, this engagement session was meant to be. Every dreamy ounce of it in THE VAULT. And the love that these two share? It’s infectious, and it’s a perfect match for scenes like this.

From the Bride-to-be, Emily… Thomas and I met in college in a study abroad ambassador program. Both of us had traveled abroad in school, so exploring new places is something we’re both passionate about. Last February, Thomas and I were itching for a vacation. We were hoping to explore cities that neither of us had been, find some inspiration, and feel refreshed.

Around the same time, Kayla began mentioning photography workshops on Instagram. I casually mentioned Kayla’s workshop in France to Thomas and he looked at me in the car and said, “Why not?” Well – that was all I needed to reach out to Kayla and learn more about the workshop. After hearing about the chateau, the styled shoots, and the personal chef, we were all in. Oh, and it was in France, did I mention that?

As if learning from Kayla for three days wasn’t enough, the fact that we were in Europe was an amazing experience. With so many cities nearby, we had the opportunity to cross some big items off of our bucket list and add plenty of pins to our map (yes, we really do that!).

One scene that I had thought about for year, was seeing the lavender fields in the south of France. After realizing that they would be in bloom while we were there, we knew where we were heading after the workshop. Provence was calling our name!

I was so grateful that Kayla was able to take photos of us, experiencing such a lovely part of the world. We spent hours driving through tiny tows in France in search of the perfect fields. The fields were humming with bees – and they smelled divine. It was such a wonderful session! We would see a beautiful view, hop out of the car, capture some images, and start driving again. It was fun to have such a spontaneous session! The images that Kayla captured are ones that we will cherish for a lifetime.

Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Dress: BHLDN | Suit: Tallia

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