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A Rose Ombre Marchesa Gown Inspired this French Chateau Fairytale

A 17th-century chateau is turned into a real-life fairytale all inspired by one epic wedding gown.  Just take one look at the Marchesa wedding dress with its billowing layers of ombre tulle, handpainted flowers, and overesized bow- and it’s easy to see why.  Britt Jones Co. took to the task of transforming Chateau de Villette into the stuff wedding dreams are made of, and Veronique Lorre filled the day with utterly romantic blooms in crisp white and rose tones.  Every show-stopping detail was artfully captured in the imagery by Katie Trauffer Photography, visit the full gallery to see the whole day unfold.

From Katie Trauffer PhotographyGracefully melding the timeless beauty of the incomparable Chateau de Villette with a chic contemporary Marchesa gown, this detail-laden day is sure to inspire you to take a modern approach to classic fairytale romance. From the floral Lena Rom jewelry to the organic blooms by Veronique Lorre,Britt Jones Co. expertly drew together every element to create a harmonious design celebrating the fashion-forward inspiration of the day. Katie Trauffer Photography captured each glowing moment with enchanting imagery that will transport you straight to the French countryside. The centerpiece of this inspiration shoot was the Rose Ombre Marchesa Gown which featured billowing layers of ombre cream to rose tulle, flowing hand-painted feather lilies, and an oversized detachable bow. The gown perfectly combined the timelessness of a romantic tulle dress with uber-chic three-dimensional applique and a contemporary pop of color for an enduring yet fresh feel.

From photographer Katie Trauffer Photography… I was captivated by the way the ombre of the dress caught the light, glowing as it cascaded to the pebbled garden courtyard, and infused that dreamy radiance into every detail. I have always been inspired by the innate beauty of Chateau de Villette from the intricately maintained gardens to the sumptuously appointed rooms. In photographing this editorial, I wanted to use light to make these spaces come alive through the image so you could feel as though you are truly stepping into a fairytale.  Florist Veronique Lorre used a blush and rose color palette to compliment the romantic dress inspiration. Pops of deep mauve accentuated the soft blush, pink, and peach tones expertly weaving together the warmth of the Chateau with the varied tones of the dress.

From planner Britt Jones Co... Chateau de Villette is a 17th-century chateau that is the epitome of an epic runaway love story. Just north of Paris, it served as the perfect city getaway for this intimate garden wedding inspiration. The color palette consisted of rose tones with tasteful pops of plum and black. Paris is the fashion capital of the world so you better believe we put some extra love into our dress selection! Marchesa Fashion provided the softest tulle, ombre gown that provided such amazing movement and the bow dripping down the back served as the main feature to complement this show-stopping gown.

Photography: Katie Trauffer Photography | Floral Design: Véronique Lorre | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Cake: Synies | Invitations: Dayflower Designs | Shoes: Something Bleu | Jewelry: Lena Rom | Wedding Venue: Villa Balbiano | HMUA: Lexi Harker Beauty | Linens: I Do Linens | Napkins: Nuage Designs | Planning: Britt Jones Co. | Rentals: Vaisselle Vintage | Styling Surfaces: Willow Canvas

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This French Countryside Wedding Pairs Provence’s Charm With Black And White Chic

What happens when you mix the French countryside with a chic black and white aesthetic? Wedding magic, of course! Elodie Villemus designed and planned a day in Provence that will take your breath away, and beautifully brought the couple’s love story to life with crisp white blooms.  From a classic American vintage getaway car to a checkered dance floor every detail is brimming with elegance artfully captured in the imagery by Mailys Fortune.  Visit the full gallery to get swept away in all the fun.

From Mailys FortuneA super-sweet and romantic couple, a classic American vintage ride, a 12th-century church, a perfect Provence countryside house, not to mention a modern black and white color palette that is equal parts classic and chic are reasons enough to have you fall head over heels with this stylish wedding planner’s I do’s! Every insider of the wedding industry worth their salt has already been exposed to all kinds of weddings and all sorts of concepts, as well as every top brand the world around; they know what has been, what will be, and what will always be, and our bride Julie, wedding planner at the Provence agency of Elodie Villemus is an absolute dynamo! So when it came to saying I do to the love of her life, she knew how to be intentional and absolutely… Designful! Now you know what they say about real deal love; it finds you when you least expect it at the most unlikely place. That’s how it happened with Julie and Florent. Both avid unbelievers in dating apps, both were wishing to prove how these things never work, and yet when Julie found herself in his city for work, the phones “matched,” and they gave it a go for fun’s sake. Checkmate! During their holiday in Corsica Florent proposed and the rest is well… history.

It was an easy choice for Julie and Florent, deciding to marry closer to home. Not that it’s difficult to resist a wedding in the Provence-Alps-French Riviera region. They sought a venue that would feel delightful and relaxing, nonchalant, and authentic, true to their character. Meeting them, we knew exactly why these two are as caring and as genuine as it gets, and Le Mas Desluca (a Provence house, very characteristic of the region) was a perfect fit. Soaking up the lyrical landscapes, among fields of lavender and ancient olive groves, the shrubland-cloaked hills revealed the dream before her. The owners won Julie over during a work-related site inspection, and the deal was sealed. Julie’s love for the understated chic meant going for the most time-tested color palette. White on white against black was her choice. As for the details? A decidedly sophisticated meld of modern and preppy set alfresco framing the couple’s reception checkerboard dance floor. The ceremony took place in Notre-Dame-du-Lac, a 12th-century church of rare beauty at Le Thor, Provence. When Julie was all prepped up, she and her bridesmaids had a first look moment we adored (check out the photos to see why you should definitely have one with your best friends) as well as the first look with her dad that gave us all the fuzzy feels. Soon, her cathedral veil was skirting the marble floors, and Florent was looking at his wife-to-be approaching with a huge smile.

Following the ceremony, an ivory MG 1500 Roadster, 1957, waited outside for our couple’s portraits and newlywed ride across the sunny plains of Le Thor. We took our time capturing their beautiful portraits and loved how calm and harmonious each moment between them felt. Julie and Florent were so into the moment! As Julie later confided about her fondest memory, “Hard to say which moment I adored the most – I loved every moment and every step… What comes to my mind is this clear sky with stars, seeing people having fun, jumping, dancing, singing, and the joy in their eyes (after these two years of covid). We wanted our guests to have a great time with great food, a cocktail, and a warm, cozy atmosphere. I only wish I could do this again to have more time with them.” Her thoughts on what makes a wedding day perfect? Vet out a planner! Every detail counts. Don’t leave anything to chance. As for us, we couldn’t be more thankful to be Julie and Florent’s memory keepers. As they are now en route to discovering French Polynesia and the U. S., we can only wish them to be always as happy as they were on that day.

Photography: Maïlys Fortune Fortune | Cinematography: Pierre Sautel | Event Planning & Design: Elodie Villemus | Floral Design: Elodie Villemus | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Crème De Papier | Reception Venue: Le Mas Desluca | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Helen Traiteur | Makeup artist: ZAAHN MAKE UP | DJ: MS Evenement | Groom's Attire: Espace Homme Cérémonie | Vintage car: Provence Classics | Bar: Bar Events | Bridal boutique: Sonia B | Ceiling lights: Lily’s prod | Chandeliers: Phôs | Dancefloor: Donna Design | Dress designer: Pronovias | Furniture & tableware: Options | Hairstylist: Fanny | Rentals: provence reception

This Fashion-Forward French Chateau Wedding Will Have You Tickled Pink!

The beauty of this Trisha & Jack’s Provençal wedding at Château de Tourreau will have you blushing! White Eden Weddings planned a haute-couture affair that seamlessly matched the splendor of the venue, where everything was ‘coming up roses’ with the stunning floral designs of Miss Rose by Perrine in a palette of pink shades. Yet, the showstopper of this magical day was the bride’s statement Rita Vinieris gown that turned heads with its plunging V-neckline and full skirt adorned with ruffled layers. The full gallery of this fairytale day, captured by Oliver Fly Photography, will leave you tickled pink!

From White Eden Weddings… Trisha & Jack and their guests flew from Chicago and spent a week at one of the most exclusive venues in Provence, the gorgeous Château de Tourreau. The ceremony took place in front of the main facade of the Château, highlighted by majestic drapes and local roses & florals which echoed the incredible venue’s rose gardens.

The ceremony design was a central focus of their wedding celebration, and this one of a kind design was the most beautiful backdrop for their meaningful religious ceremony.

Trisha’s statement dress was a great match to the grandiosity of the Château and the first look with her dad was a memorable and moving moment.

The dinner reception was held in the Chateau’s park. Textured linens with cream roses were displayed on tables under two bespoke pergolas and a fairy lights ceiling to frame this intimate dinner. Guests enjoyed a wonderful provençal gastronomic dinner before dancing under the stars until 4am!

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Photography: Oliver Fly Photography | Cinematography: mg-image | Event Planning: White Eden Weddings | Floral Design: Miss Rose By Perrine | dress: Rita Vinieris | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Silent Word Studio | Catering: Pavillon Traiteur | Beauty: Trine Juel | Live band: Four Kicks | Rentals: Maison options | Rentals: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Be Lounge | Rentals: Joli Bazaar

Luxe Wedding Inspiration at Chateau de Villette in Paris

This stunning day at Chateau de Villette was the perfect combination of modern and ornate! Lush florals and elaborate paper goods took stage – and it’s a contrast we love oh so much. Smith James Events and Kaleb Norman James Design knocked this day out of the park to create the French fairytale you’ve all been waiting for. If things like classic gowns, dramatic draping, and clean lines inspire you, you’re going to want to check out the full gallery captured by Molly Carr Photography.

From Tory and Lauren of smith + james events… When designing this shoot we took our cues from the Chateau grounds and interior design, which is truly something to behold. Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife’s bathtub resides in the master bathroom. Enough said.

We focused our design on the combination of the strong, clean lines of the perfectly manicured chateau gardens coupled with the ornate, over the top styling of the chateau interior – we already mentioned the bathtub, but the dining room’s molding is also pure perfection. And we let this juxtaposition guide the overall aesthetic of the shoot.

When it came to the table design, we selected the dining chair because of its modern clean lines. And we loved the unexpected pop of black the chair brought, particularly when photographed in the soft morning light against the beautiful stone Chateau. The lushness of centerpiece floral and the ornate paper goods added more of that contrast we love so much.

Now, let’s talk about the fashion. We fell in love with the overall clean, classic design of the moire silk gown our bride wore. But our favorite part was the dramatic draping and an elongated train, both so exaggerated and so fabulous. The groom wore a beautiful suit and classic bow tie. When we found out that our models were celebrating their one year anniversary the day after our shoot we basically broke out into show tunes. Perhaps it was kismet. We certainly think so.

Photography: Molly Carr Photography | Event Planning: Smith James Events | Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Dress: Top Bridal Paris | Cake: Synies | Invitations: Grey and Cake | Reception Venue: Chateau de Villette | Beauty: Onorina Jomir Beauty | Rentals: Maison options | Video: Anna Lord Studio

White and Gold Wedding Inspiration in a Luxe French Chateau

It’s elegance all the way at this luxurious French chateau wedding.  Oui Mon Coeur and Katy Lunsford planned and designed a day filled with gilded details and chic touches.  A light and airy palette of neutrals, combined with the natural beauty of the venue, makes this the perfect inspiration for modern brides.  Images by Katy Lunsford tell a timeless love story overflowing with French style. Blooms by Veronique Lorre add to the ethereal quality of the day, get lost in all the lovely in the full gallery.

From Katy LunsfordA historic Cognac chateau, nestled amongst endless vines in sunny, unspoiled South West France, is the setting for this luxe white and gold editorial. The chateau, which opens its doors to weddings this summer, has undergone an epic transformation over the last 5 years, taking it from near-uninhabitable to the beautiful, luxurious home we see now. Owner, Jules Berry describes finding the chateau as a sleeping castle, the ruins of a French fairytale chateau, with heaps of history, hidden behind padlocked gates in the Cognac region of the Grand Champagne. She fell in love with the beautiful light flooding the property from all angles, and decided to restore the beautiful building to her former glory – but taking it so much further. Marrying modern comforts with timeless French style, the chateau is filled with gorgeous antique French furniture, gold roll-top baths, gilded mirrors, and glittering chandeliers. It is tastefully decorated in light, neutral tones, which creates a luxurious, yet contemporary chic space. Taking on such a restoration was no mean feat – especially such a historical building, in a foreign country, and involved some serious challenges, including creating a replica spiral staircase to allow access to the tower rooms, which before this could only be accessed by crawling across a narrow roof ledge. (You can follow their fascinating renovation story on Instagram @restorethechateau). 5 years later, No. 3 The Chateau emerges as the most magical of wedding venues, with a show-stopping edge of sleek luxury, as soon as you enter those now-unlocked gates.

For this editorial, we wanted to create something that would adequately showcase this stunning new venue, without distracting from its already gorgeous interior. We chose a classic all-white color palette, with hints of gold, to complement the opulent interiors and appeal to both the modern and more traditional bride. A truly fantastic team of France-based vendors pulled together to create magic, by marrying more classic wedding ideas played against modern and chic twists, but always with a luxurious aesthetic. France-based planner and stylist, Ajna of Oui Mon Coeur, tells us more: “To bring depth to an all-white color palette, we played with varying shades of whites and neutrals with soft gold accents to create a luxe feel. We also layered in a lot of different textures to create visual interest – from blind-embossed letter-press patterns on pillowy handmade paper, to carefully placed floral lace appliqués on sheer illusion sleeves, to put white linen tablecloths layered with diaphanous silk runners, and sumptuous ivory and gold brocade napkins paired with gold-rimmed Limoges china. Our gorgeous bride Andrea wore a couture gown by Daalarna Couture in a classical silhouette – channeling a hint of Grace Kelly – with long sleeves for a late September wedding. Her more traditional cathedral-length veil and exquisite Lena Rom headpiece play against modern pearl-drop earrings. Her look is finished with luxurious Freya Rose shoes, with stunning crystal-embellished heels. The intimate ceremony is performed with the golden limestone of the chateau as a backdrop. We chose a traditional arch shape, to echo the repeated arch shapes on the chateau façade, but updated the look with a triple-arch. To give it a modern twist, talented French florist Veronique Lorre left the central arch frame mostly bare, with clusters of larger, white statement blooms, and then covered the two smaller side arches in a modern single variety Limonium, dotted with white roses throughout.” Florist Veronique Lorre tells us more about the inspiration: “we envisioned this classical all-white wedding with a twist of modernity. We designed a triple-floral-arch statement piece to create a light, elegant and romantic ceremony backdrop that naturally echoes the arches on the chateau.”

For the cocktail hour, our couple sips signature cocktails mixed by the French Barmen by the stunning modern pool, before moving on to the romantic dinner setting. Dinner is overlooking the Cognac vines on one long, curved table with arches covered in feathery Limonium every few meters, installed as a method to hang sparkling crystal chandeliers above the open-air dinner tables. Candlelight glittered off the chandeliers and pale gold champagne awaited the guest’s arrival.  Veronique Lorre tell us, “We kept the same inspiration for the reception as the ceremony – re-purposing the same arches and flowers from the ceremony – with cloudy floral arches that seem to ‘float’ over the long table and bring a whimsical, ethereal, yet intimate atmosphere to the dinner. A refined, romantic mood was infused in the centerpieces, featuring a mix of all-white hydrangeas, vases of dahlias, and arrangements in golden French-style pedestal vessels beautifully blended with garden and spray roses, while taper and pillar candles bring a magical, intimate atmosphere at night.” As the sun sets over the vines the couple sneaks away for a romantic golden hour shoot amongst the Cognac vines, and as dusk falls the candles are moved to the stone steps to create a romantic evening setting for their first dance under the stars.

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Photography: Katy Lunsford | Cinematography: Clementine Ward, Awardweddings | Floral Design: Véronique Lorre | Wedding Dress: Daalarna Couture | Stationery: La Papeterie Design | Shoes: Freya Rose | Groom: Matthieu Pérange | Groom's Attire: Blandin & Delloye | Vintage Car: La Charente en Deuch | Wedding Venue: No. 3 The Chateau | Additional Planning & Creative Direction: Katy Lunsford | Bar: French Barmen | Bride: Andréa Ofildutan | Bride's Headband: Lena Rom | Cognac Favours: Cognac Bertrand | Decor Hire: Le Petit Pichet | Earrings: Freya Rose | Furniture Hire: Souchon | Hair & Make-up: Claire Jones Makeup Artist | Overall Planning, Styling & Creative Direction: Oui, Mon Coeur

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A Happily Ever After Wedding At The Ritz Paris

After having to postpone their wedding twice, this couple had the fairytale wedding of their dreams in Paris.  Loli Events dreamed up a day that dazzles complete with all the bride’s favorites like white flowers, gold accents, and her favorite dessert- macarons! Floraison has us saying “oui” to their unforgettable floral design for a one-of-a-kind event in France.  Sarah Stefani captured all the romance in imagery that will stand the test of time, take a trip to Paris in the full gallery.

From the bride… We had two wedding postponements. We started wedding planning in early 2019 for a July 31st, 2020 wedding date in Banff, Canada at the Fairmont Banff Springs. However, due to covid, the Canadian border remained closed throughout all of 2020, so we postponed it to a year later on August 6, 2021. Unfortunately, the border did not open until August 9th, three days past our 2nd wedding date, so we had no choice but to cancel this date as well. We chose Paris because this city has always been a special place for both Sam and me. We had our engagement photos taken in Paris in 2018, so it felt natural to also have our wedding in the magical city. We always knew we wanted a destination wedding, but also knew that it needed to be in a place that was meaningful to us as a couple.

With covid and the relatively quick turnaround, we knew and understood it would be difficult and/or stressful for guests to travel across the world for our wedding. We also knew those who truly wanted to be there and could be there, would be there, and we couldn’t be more grateful for every single person who made it work, and for those who congratulated and celebrated us from afar. We always wanted a smaller scale wedding, in which we could spend quality time with each of our guests throughout the day and evening, so it was perfect! Ritz Paris is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. It’s iconic. We explored many other wedding venue options in Paris and surrounding areas but always came back to the Ritz. It felt right. It’s located in the city center, and it’s stunning with services and accommodations that are unmatched. I could envision us getting married there and having the perfect day, and it truly was! I had always dreamed of wearing Monique L’huillier on my wedding day, so that is where I started the search! I knew I wanted a lace or tulle ball gown style and ended up torn between the Kristen and the Olympia dresses. The team was so excellent and helped create a custom Olympia for our welcome event with the Kristen as my wedding gown.

As for the decorations, I stayed true to myself and what I love! I wanted the day to feel genuine and a representation of us. For example, I always have white flowers at home, so I knew I wanted white flowers at our wedding. Macarons are my favorite dessert, so we had small boxes from Laduree at all guests’ place settings. I prefer gold to silver, so we requested gold flatware for the dinner. The list goes on but we thought about all details in this manner, and at the end of the night the best compliment was how many people said the entire day and every detail looked like us. It was so exciting to see all our guests just as surprised and excited as we were. (Thank you Loli Events!) For the welcome event, we organized a boat cruise tour at Night on the Seine to explore Paris from the most magical angle. The boat cruise felt like the perfect tour of Paris for our guests. Some of them had never been to Paris so we wanted to make it as memorable as possible for them! Every aspect of this opportunity made us so happy, I love sunsets, Sam loves the water AND we saw the Eiffel Tower sparkle with our family and friends. It was truly the best way to kick off our wedding week and show our guests around one of our favorite cities. I daydream about this often!

Photography: Sarah Stefani | Videography: Parfait Productions | Event Planning: Loli Events | Wedding Planner: Loli Events | Floral Design: Floraison | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Reception Venue: Ritz Paris | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | MUHA: Kassaundra Stephens | Music: Seven Events | Rentals: Options

Stunning 40 Person Lavender And Rose Wedding In Champagne, France

This intimate chateau wedding is everything we love about destination weddings.  Filled with a lavender and rose color palette, and an epic champagne tower to pay homage to the Champagne region where the event took place, Before the Moon planned and designed this special day to perfection.  Soft, colorful floral installations by Linda Champenois have us feeling like we’re walking through a fairytale.  Sophie Epton Photography captured every elegant detail exquisitely in her imagery, take a closer look at all the lovely in the full gallery.

From the beautiful bride…Truth be told, we knew where we’d get married even before we were officially engaged. Champagne, France, holds a special place in our hearts because it’s where we actually went on our “second date.” I happened to be in Europe for a friend’s wedding and had planned a solo wine tasting trip to Champagne. Little did I know I’d meet my future husband just days before that trip – and that he’d spontaneously fly halfway across the world to join me for a life-changing weekend!

We got engaged during the pandemic and wanted to play it safe with a small wedding. And since it’d be small, we figured, why not make a whole destination weekend out of it? Chateau de Mairy has a really authentic, pseudo-bohemian-farmhouse vibe to it – even though the 17th century mansion is immaculately preserved. We wanted something old-world but not opulent – something elegant but endlessly intimate. It was important that we took the weekend to celebrate not only us, but all of the birthdays, milestones and moments that we had missed the past two years. It felt particularly poignant that each of our guests blessed our rings during the ceremony, as a symbol of our collective commitment to the life that we are building.

We knew we had to have a great, France-based planner, and Tatiana was the centerpiece of this journey. She understood the vision for our 3 day weekend immediately, and helped us orchestrate the mood from our pig-roast “sangeet” to the black tie reception. It ended up raining during our dinner, but that only added to the misty romance of the candlelight table arrangements. We were absolutely floored by the flowers, the food (oyster bar!), our band, and of course, the champagne tower. Each of our vendors felt like an extension of a dream-team and in doing so, allowed us to be fully present and enjoy each and every moment.

From Sophie Epton Photography… Our bride wanted a romantic wedding with lots of lavender touches, and Tatiana with Before the Moon planned and designed her vision to perfection for 40 of their closest friends flying in from all over the US, Canada, and Europe. Guests enjoyed a welcome bag that included local treats from villages nearby handpicked by the couple to kick off the weekend. On the morning of their wedding, the bride spent her time getting ready with her best friends and slipping on her amazing asymmetrical ruffled wedding dress while the groom spent a slow morning with family and enjoying a few sips of local wine of course! Their first look was so sweet and intimate, followed by a portrait session with all the smiles and laughs.

The ceremony was set with a gorgeous floral arch by Linda Champenois, with sweetheart chairs, lavender pillows, and ground florals that added a whimsical touch to this intimate wedding, followed by a petal recessional that only added joy to the “Just Married” energy! Guests enjoyed the champagne bar and fresh oysters during cocktail hour before the couple did their own “champagne tower” pour which was so much fun!

Before the Moon and Linda Champenois set up one long, gorgeous table in front of the chateau for dinner, full of soft colorful blooms, gold flatware, organic paper menus, and crystal glassware that added such a classic, romantic feel to the evening. While guests dined on their first and second courses, the unpredictable Champagne weather showed up with a downpour of rain, but E & C – our lovely bride and groom – took it in stride, eventually moving all of their guests inside for a cozy hour of cake and speeches. Dancing commenced under a tent outside, where the bride changed into her second crystal-embellished dress and danced the night away with her handsome groom and guests.

Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Videography: Studio 80 | Event Planning & Design: Before the Moon | Floral Design: Linda Champenois | Event Rentals: Evenement Objet | French Chateau: Chateau De Mairy | Rentals: Maison options | Styling Details: The Flatlay Design

An Airy Summer Wedding at Château de Tourreau in Provence

A knockout Monique Lhuillier gown, a blooming ceremony, and a bespoke reception structure in the chateau gardens you have to see to believe – these are just a few tidbits you can expect to fall for in today’s wedding planned by White Eden Weddings. Oh, European summers… how we miss you so. Lucky for us, Julia Kaptelova Photography was there to capture every last detail so that we can live vicariously through the full gallery.

From White Eden Weddings… We are extremely excited and thrilled to share with you one of our all time favorite destination weddings in Provence. Eva & Loic’s wedding took place last summer at the gorgeous Château de Tourreau and was an infusion of fashion, details, emotions and special moments.

The bride wore three gowns, including a majestic Monique Lhuillier one for the ceremony and had the most French look for their Provençal inspired rehearsal dinner.

Guests had dinner under a bespoke decor structure, which was the main focus in terms of design, enhancing the most thoughtful, romantic and refined reception which took place in the French gardens of the Château’s park.

Eva & Loic made their entrance to dinner in a vintage Triumph car, setting the tone of a fun, timeless and unique celebration that lasted until 4am.

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Photography: Julia Kaptelova Photography | Cinematography: Cladio Sichel | Floral Design: Miss Rose By Perrine | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Silent Word Studio | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | vintage car: Provence Classics | Beauty: Harold James | Chandelier: Phos Events | Live band: Lizzy & The Gentlemen | Planning & Design: White Eden Weddings | Rentals: Options | Tehnics: South Prod | chairs: Be Lounge | linens: Nuage Designs

When French Riviera Glam and Provence Serenity Wed

Judging by the title, you know this is going to be a good one. The adorable couple kicked off their French destination wedding weekend with a poolside welcome brunch at Château Saint-Martin & Spa that made us all green with envy. The next day, their wedding took place at Chateau Saint Georges, planned by  Life Events, where the decor and floral design by Emily Alarçon were inspired by the classic elegance of the venue. The bride looked absolutely breathtaking in an Eva Lendel gown with a bow detail you just have to see. Check out the full gallery captured by Anya Kernes Photography to see every last detail.

From Anya Kernes Photography… Sorhaya and Duc truly had they best of both worlds – the glamour of the French Riviera and the beauty and serenity of Provence. 

They hosted a welcome brunch the day before the wedding day at Château Saint-Martin & Spa. Hidden on a hilltop of a Provencal village of Vence, the chateau is something out of a dream with its picturesque and peaceful landscape surrounded by gardens and olive groves, and was the perfect way to kick off the weekend’s celebration.

The wedding day took place at Chateau Saint Georges in the French Riviera, an enchanting property with incredible views overlooking Cannes and the village of Grasse. The decor and floral design was inspired by the elegant and classic exterior of the Chateau with white, gold and touches of pink. 

Needless to say, Sorhaya looked stunning in her gown by Eva Lendel which was a perfect match for the glamorous feel of the venue. The invitation suite custom made by Crème de Papier had a beautiful sketch of the venue and a personalized crest in gold foil creating a perfect tease for the guests of what to expect. 

The specialty drinks (three types of a mojito) were a total hit during the cocktail hour, which were just a few of the personalized touches throughout their beautiful wedding day.

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Photography: Anya Kernes | Cinematography: AIRSNAP | Event Planning: Life Events | Floral Design: Emily Alarçon | Wedding Dress: Eva Lendel | Cake: Made In Cake | Stationery: Crème De Papier | Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bracelet: Olive + Piper | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: De Bouche En Bouche | DJ: Mix and Light | Wedding Favors: Une Pincee De Provence | Groom's Attire: Zegna | Groomsmen's Attire: Suitsupply | Wedding Venue: Chateau Saint-Georges | Bartending: Flair Evolution | Beauty: Harold James | Bride's Shoes (Brunch): Alexandre Birman | Bride's outfit (Brunch): Mara Hoffman | Day Before Brunch: Chateau Saint-Martin | Earrings & Hair Accessories: Keren Wolf | Groom's Attire (Brunch): HUGO BOSS | Groom's Shoes: Antonio Maurizi | Groom's Shoes (Brunch): Givenchy | Hair for Bridesmaids: Julien Matha | Styling Ceramics: Simple Things Ceramics | Styling Surface: Locust Collection

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A Chic French Inspiration Shoot At Chateau de Villette

This French fairytale come to life will have you falling in love with the idea of a destination wedding. Krissy Campbell planned a day inspired by the rich history of Europe telling a tale of travel, culture, and the beauty of exploring new places. The color palette is filled with late summer and early fall tones that beautifully compliment the stunning grounds of Chateau de Villette. Exquisite floral vignettes by Veronique Lorre seamlessly connect each space and weave the story together. Each elegant image by bonphotage is a true work of art, you take a closer look at all the lovely in the full gallery.

From Krissy CampbellWe’d been dying to showcase the intimacy and timelessness of a Paris wedding for a dream couple “Lauren and James” for months before COVID, and we finally were able to get the chance to make this lovely celebration come true as destination celebrations and travel begin to return in full swing. I couldn’t wait to create around the natural elements and history of the Chateau, while also speaking to current topics of connection, thoughtful celebration, intimate post-COVID weddings, fashion, and travel at this stunning location. Destination celebrations often encompass an entire week or more of events and connections with loved ones surrounding the wedding day. I wanted to showcase the versatility and options that a venue like Chateau de Villette provided to a couple like Lauren and James, who could not only marry at the Chateau but also utilize it’s amenities all week long for activities, meals, relaxation, and more with their nearest and dearest friends and family. For this, we decided to showcase a few vignettes throughout the property both inside and outside – primarily a ceremony and two tablescapes showcasing different locations on the premises, yet cohesive designs for the couple’s aesthetic. To bring the vignettes to life, we decided on an autumn wedding date and, again, played to the chateau and its surroundings. I chose a color palette with late summer and early fall tones and a touch of metallic and neutrals, keeping in line with the fine art aesthetic while adding both personal touches and pops of color. I described the couple and their ideal celebration with descriptors such as “European-inspired, authentic, historic, refined, romantic, intimate, sophisticated, delicate yet bold, simply textured, hopeful, artistic, organic, timeless, and cultured.”

We also wanted to create a story for Lauren and James that could be reflected in the experience and details of their time at the Chateau. This is the story of a couple with a love for travel and culture. They want to reflect their connection to the natural and European architecture while inspiring their guests to discover for themselves perspectives and stories beyond their own – to see from someone else’s “window”. To celebrate places and people that may surprise, challenge and inspire. Their celebration speaks of their desire to use their travels and privilege to connect themselves and others to the innate beauty found in places and people wherever they go. All of this gave us a wonderful foundation to work with as we designed the experience. We began to connect with professionals that could beautifully bring these elements and values to life. We worked with the incredibly talented floral designer, Veronique Lorre, to create stunning floral vignettes that flowed naturally throughout each space – from a show-stopping ceremony arch outside in the back Chateau courtyard to the tablescapes flowing with pops of softly toned florals and candles. She also created the most romantic bouquet for Lauren, just perfectly sized for her and her delicate yet bold statement gowns by IlGiardino Fiorito delle Spose and Metal Flaque along with her soft bridal hair, makeup, and jewelry. The touch of florals and these lovely delicate details perfectly enhanced the already stunning natural landscape and architecture. The color palette softly played off tones of autumn and the subtle tones both outside and inside the Chateau. We had so much fun weaving these together. From the antiqued chairs perfectly fit to the era of the Chateau to the subtly textured linens, the most natural pieces held the guest tables together while the pops of deeper color came through in the florals, place settings, warm-toned candles, and blue paper details.

The invitations, day-of stationery by Ciarra Claire was a truly personal touch as each guest received a velvet deep blue menu on the indoor tablescape in addition to a personal hand-calligraphed place card. Subtle natural and crest designs and a sketching of the Chateau in the invites and paper goods gave a nod to the inspiration found in the location and its surroundings as well. The pops of gold in the flatware and blue in the china brought a true nod to the clean, yet elegant look of the Orangerie. The outdoor tablescape followed suit with the floral yet kept to an even more neutral base while building toward the pops of color found at its center, as a whole acting as a natural ornament to the already captivating property. The backdrop of the Chateau with the lake, trees, and garden in view was the perfect spot for an outdoor reception or soiree surrounding the wedding day. We also wanted to ensure that we captured the couple taking special moments for themselves throughout the experience. This is one of my top priorities as a planner and designer – to provide our couples with not only a stunning space but the ability to cherish the beauty of the moments together both alone and with their guests. The bride and groom were captured throughout the Chateau both in their private room but also in the sitting and dining rooms as they awaited their guests and celebrations to begin. We were also able to capture the iconic outdoor locations of the property as Lauren and James showcased both their love and their fun-loving personalities. As you can see through the beautifully captured photos and video from the bonphotage team, each detail of the celebration and experience at Chateau de Villette was thoughtful from beginning to end. The aesthetic and beauty was only heightened by the intimate moments between them and the intentional touches added for themselves and their loved ones. We hope this project inspires a timeless, yet highly personal and intentional approach to the celebration at a destination that fits a couple’s love, values, and journey together!

Photography: bonphotage | Floral Design: Véronique Lorre | Wedding Dress: Metal Flaque Paris | Wedding Dress: il giardino fiorito delle spose | stationary: Ciarra Claire Fine Art | jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design | Groom's Attire: maison faubourg | Planning: Krissy Campbell | Rentals: Vaiselle Vintage | chateau de villette: chateau de villette

Beautiful Bordeaux Wedding Filled With Elegance

With exquisite grounds and incredible attention to detail, Chateau Le Vert makes for wedding magic. The 18th-century castle, set amongst green vineyards, was the perfect place for Noel and Daniel to exchange vows. The pair left their hometown of Los Angeles to have a destination wedding in France with an intimate group of close friends for a fabulous day that won’t soon be forgotten. Thomas Raboteur artfully captured the elegance of the event in his incredible imagery. Take a trip to France in the full gallery.

From Thomas RaboteurWhen love is combined with simplicity everyone wins. This wedding in France is proof of just that.

Noel and Daniel, two lovers living in Los Angeles, chose France and more precisely the Bordeaux region for a union in the middle of the vineyards. Accompanied by a handful of close friends, they said exchanged vows.

The celebration was a sight to behold. A true testament to love conquering all.

Photography: Thomas Raboteur | Location: Château Le Vert

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Effortless Elegance Wedding Inspiration in Provence Amongst The Lavender Fields

You just can’t beat the beauty of summer in Provence with lush lavender fields in full bloom.  To complement the charm of the location, Willow & Oak Events planned a day filled with effortless elegance at every turn. Capucine Floral Atelier composed the most enchanting tangle of blooms for the bridal bouquet, spilling with delicate tendrils and trailing silk ribbon from plant-dyed ribbon artisan, Silk & Willow. This debonaire pair was made even more beautiful by destination photographers and filmmakers, Koman Photography, who created visual poetry in its truest sense. You can see every artful moment in the full gallery.

From Willow & Oak EventsGraceful, tender, and relaxed, this Provence elopement story highlights the natural beauty of the region from hilltop villages to sweeping lavender fields. Our bride, Calypso, stunned in a flowy ostrich feather gown from world-renowned Hungarian designer, Daalarna Couture, that can only be described as radiant.

In a moment of ultimate luxury, Calypso and Edouard were greeted at the 18th-century retreat, Airelles La Bastide de Gordes, with a sleek 1960 MGA Roadster from Provence Classics. Floral-adorned car at the ready, they traversed the Luberon’s serpentine terrain, taking in unparalleled panoramic views along the way.

We hope this romantic Provence wedding encourages more couples to consider this stunning corner of the world that has inspired artists, musicians, and poets for centuries, and we feel truly honored to be sharing this story with you today.

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Photography: Koman Photography | Event Planning: Willow and Oak Events | Floral Design: Capucine Atelier Floral | Wedding Dress: Daalarna Couture | Hair and Makeup: Reina Kim | Classic Car: Provence Classics | Models: Edouard Kupiec | Models: Karin | Ribbon: Silk and Willow

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Fashion Forward Wedding Inspiration That Marries Modern Aesthetics With French Femininity

Bold details, burlesque entertainers and balloon sleeves – yup, you read that right! Today’s inspiration at Domaine des Halles from Dorothee Le Goater Events is sure to blow you away. Kahina Events created effortlessly beautiful arrangements infused with French femininity, while the bride stunned in multiple jaw-dropping gowns from Metal Flaque Paris. Lucky for us, every can’t-miss detail was captured by Andreas K. Georgiou, leaving us with a full gallery of pretty to be inspired by for weeks to come.

From Dorothee Le Goater EventsWhen they approached Dorothée Le Goater Events agency, Xin and Daniel had only one thing in mind: to create an event with visual and emotional impact for their guests. Visually, through a bold, unexpected, colorful, and sophisticated design. Emotionally, by creating an immersive experience with the presence of burlesques artists to entertain their guests.

Their experience at Domaine des Halles was spread over several days. The first day was dedicated to a chic and surprising garden party. X&D is not a couple like everyone else, that’s why, we worked closely with Benjamin from Discotecnik agency on a personalized scenography: the couple would make their entrance at their cocktail party surrounded by burlesque dancers inspired by the French cancan tradition. The tone was set for an unexpected weekend!

When it came to decorating the tables for this garden party, we needed to find ideas that would live up to the couple’s bold and sophisticated vision. So, we made our selection of plates from a very high-end and avant-garde French brand, Bernardaud. We were sure to find a table setting that had not been seen before.

The weekend continued on the second day with a romantic end-of-day ceremony in front of the gorgeous castle facade, then guests were treated to an al fresco dinner. Thinking about the signature style of their wedding reception, we came up with the idea of a dinner inspired by the modern nobles Art de vivre”, whose elegance would be the perfect mix of modern aesthetics and feminine look. That’s why, for the head table, we opted for a tablecloth that would make a statement, like a work of art. It would be the starting point of the table decoration. In our vision, this tablecloth could only be floral, colorful and sophisticated, reflecting the confident personality of our clients. The plates and cutlery were deliberately chosen to be understated to highlight the patterned tablecloth that sets the tone for the entire design.

To complete the design, we asked the florist to create a floral cloud that would float above the guests, enveloping them in a timeless French atmosphere. For the other guests, we opted for square tables to facilitate discussions. We played on the design by using the color palette and patterns of the head table to promote visual harmony with the head table.

For her fashion and beauty looks, Xin made a cutting-edge selection. All of her dresses are from the fashion-forward Metal Flaque store in Paris. She dared a short dress with big balloon sleeves for her garden party look and a structured dress in fine, elegant lace to say “oui” to l’amour the next day. Xin and Daniel dreamed of a celebration outside the traditional wedding codes, the team created for them an incredible atmosphere in which the guests could enjoy dancing and toasting until the early morning.

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Photography: Andreas K. Georgiou | Videographer: Kiss in south of France | Floral Design: Kahina Events | Wedding Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Atelier Preszburger | Catering: C Gastronomie | Make up & Hair: Fanny Wong beauty | Wedding Venue: Domaine des Halles | Art direction, Design & Planning: Dorothée Le Goater Events | Bridal Gowns: Metal Flaque Paris | Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Champagne: Louis Roederer | Champagne bar: Dorothée Le Goater Events | Furniture Rentals: Velvet Rendez Vous | Groom's green suite: Samson sur mesure | Groom's white Tuxedo: De Fursac | Live Entertainments & Pro Audio Furniture: Selecktive Official | Rentals: Options | Table Design: Dorothée Le Goater Events | Tableware: Bernardaud

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French Chateau Elegance With A Twist of Summer Fantasy

Elegance awaits you at this colorful dream turned into a reality. Charlotte and Adrian’s intimate wedding was nothing short of spectacular. Guests traveled to Santeny, France to celebrate in style at a vibrant garden wedding filled with thoughtful details planned by Dorothée Le Goater Events. The white-walled chateau was the perfect backdrop to the explosion of colorful blooms created to perfection by Kahina Events. Bright pops of cheerful colors fill every moment of this special day, from a fireplace turned into an indoor garden to a dessert display filled with flowers, all of which was carefully curated and designed by the talented team at Kahina Events. The artful images by Celine Chan will have you falling in love with France. Be sure to enjoy all the elegance and sophistication in the full gallery.

From Dorothée Le Goater EventsCharlotte and Adrian’s wedding day was the perfect balance between French classic, modern flair, and a colorful vibe of a spring garden. The vision of this intimate wedding was to immerse guests in the atmosphere of a vibrant spring garden, in the heart of a French chateau.

Garden art is very important in France, so we wanted to put the spotlight on the stunning flowers that we typically find in French gardens in the spring. We purposely chose a white-walled chateau with unique architectural details to showcase a cheerful color palette that sets the tone for the whole day.

From the brightly colored bridal bouquet to the long dining table with its blue tablecloth, every detail highlights a carefully selected choice of flowers. All of this creates a unique and impactful experience for the bride and groom and their guests. Weddings abroad are unique; the decor must reveal this choice.

Photography: Céline Chan Photographie | Videographer: Cedric Durand Film | Wedding cake: wedding cakes and co | Calligraphy: Summer Yang | Wedding favors: Happyly Party | Wedding Venue: Château De Santeny | Bridal gown: Tanzilia | Bridal ring: Tiffany & Co | Floral & Design: Kahina Events | Groom attire: Feramo Paris | MUAH: FANNY WONG BEAUTY | Planning: Dorothée Le Goater Events | Stationery designer: Bonjur Paper

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The Magic of This Beautiful Burgundy, France Wedding Will Leave You Blushing!

Jennifer Fox Weddings and Giacomelli Weddings teamed up to design this wedding in the heart of Burgundy that articulated love with romantic refinement and a vintage flair! Florésie’s blooming blush florals danced to the sweet melody of the piano and harp at the breathtaking Domaine de l’Abbaye Maizières. Love was felt all around, and every delicate detail was thoughtfully curated for a graceful yet cozy atmosphere. From Silent Word Studio’s monogrammed invitations to the pastel perfection of Velvet Rendez-Vous & Madame de la Maison’s table settings! Escape to a world of beauty and finesse where even the bride’s dress is blushing in the full gallery, preciously captured by Maïlys Fortune Photography.

From Jennifer Fox Weddings In a world that has been through so many emotions lately, our vision of gatherings has undeniably changed. However, not everything has been doom and gloom. Where some could have taken a bleak perspective, I decided with Giacomelli Weddings and this beautiful team to remind our future brides and grooms that what’s important at the end of the day is simply love. These past years, the notion of home has taken a completely different meaning. Home was our bedroom, our office, our joys, our lows, home has literally been everything to us, every moment, every memory. 

Therefore, we wanted to create a wedding at home away from home. That’s why we decided to plan this magical day at le Domaine de l’Abbaye Maizières in Burgundy. A more intimate venue creates a cozier atmosphere where love can be felt at each instant. And what better place could carry this spirit than this breathtaking self sustainable house in the middle of the vineyards. However, this graceful journey started way before the big day. Silent Word Studio crafted unique paper products by hand with a monogram logo liner where the wax seal was incorporated with the ribbon. A pure work of refinement and delicacy. 

We wanted the guests to dream of this day before even attending it. To greet our attendees, a welcome gift made of regional offerings seemed to be the best way to escape to this world of beauty and fineness. Our floral designer Floresie brought the ultimate touch of spark while creating a dance between the piano and harp of Discotecnik and her flowers. They appeared as one entity as if each note was playing with every single petal and carried away in the air with the delicate spring fragrance. Collaborating with Velvet Rendez-Vous & Madame de la Maison allowed us to design a utterly romantic table setting playing with pastel pink and green hues. Romantic with a vintage flair, each and every detail has been minutely chosen. 

Synie’s cake was no exception to the intimate atmosphere. Elegant yet scrumptious, the delicacy was to be felt until the end. Our beautiful bride woke up realizing her dream was about to become reality in her lovely gowns from Mademoiselle Reve & Belle en Blanc (Berta). A final makeup touch from En Apparté, she stepped into her Bella Belle shoes, and with excitement and felicity that the videographers 3 Petits Points beautifully captured, she was finally ready to say “I do” to her handsome groom in a Morétau Lyon Tuxedo. This day will last forever in our memories, but when we might forget some details, a glimpse at Maïlys Fortune Photography beautiful images will bring us in a second to this precious day.

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Photography: Maïlys Fortune Fortune | Cinematography: 3petitspointsmedia | Design & Styling: Jennifer Fox Weddings | Floral Design: Floresie | Wedding Dress: mademoiselle rêve mariage | Cake: Synies | Invitations: Silent Word Studio | Wedding Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Groom's Attire: Moretau Lyon | Wedding Venue: Domaine de l'Abbaye de Maizieres | Beauty: En Apparte | Lace Robe: Boutique by Loukia | Lace Robe Designer: Lauren Leshansky | Live Musicians: Discotecnik | Planning: By Giacomelli │Weddings | Rentals: Madame de la Maison | Rentals: Velvet Rendez Vous | Wedding Dress & Live Musicians Dress: Boutique Belle En Blanc

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This All-Star Vendor Team Just Found Your Dream Venue for a French Fairytale Wedding

This utterly gorgeous shoot in France represents all that we love about bridal fashion AND the cheerful hues of spring! Laura Andréa Wedding planned this warm and inspiring day to perfection with the expert design help of Capsule de rêves. Emily Alarcon created a dreamy atmosphere with her thoughtful and conceptualized floral designs that truly showcased her expertise. After scrolling through these images, we’ve concluded that there’s no better location for a French castle fairytale than Chateau de La Baronnie. The ultimate dose of inspiration awaits in the full gallery, poetically captured by Laura Zorman!

From Laura Zorman… An intimate wedding full of colors in the open air in the middle of an olive grove with a modern and timeless touch. This editorial, inspired by a spring getaway, took place at the Château de la Baronnie in the South West of France, all based on a pastel color palette composed mainly of peach and coral tones. This shoot was organized and planned by the wedding planner, Laura Andréa Wedding. The images were captured by photographer Laura Zorman Photography as well as the delicate moments by videographer Jean 3 Petits Points Films. 

The Château de la Baronnie was the ideal place to bring together the summer and peaceful atmosphere we wanted to create. When planning style and design. It was important to bring elements of the place and colors and textures of the surrounding environment. The decorations for the ceremony, cocktail, reception table and wedding cake were designed by designer Sarah Dream Capsule and her assistant Sainthya Details Depres. A reception table has been set with pastel blue napkins, gold-edged plates and mother-of-pearl cutlery soften the color of the wooden furniture. 

A cocktail lounge area set in the middle of olive trees, where our models were able to enjoy and bask in the late afternoon sun. The floral designer Emily Alarcon decided to integrate fresh flowers in peach and coral colors with light pastel touches into the whole set, in order to enhance the natural beauty of the surrounding park. The stationery created by Insieme creations offers a romantic and elegant design that takes up the blue and gold color that we can find in the choice of tableware. 

To end the spring dining atmosphere in a garden, a classic white cake was decorated with fresh flowers. The bride wears two outfits from designer Thibaut Lauvergne, the first dress which contains a bow in the front, definitely makes a fashion statement, and the second consisting of a long skirt and a crop top adding a touch of modernity while remaining classic in the silhouette. The groom’s navy blue tuxedo perfectly balances his sleek and modern outfits. Our team worked through a day creating a truly warm and inspiring atmosphere in an intimate setting for the ultimate outdoor wedding.

Photography: Laura Zorman | Cinematography: 3petitspointsmedia | Event Design: Capsule de rêves | Event Planning: Laura Andréa Wedding | Floral Design: Emily Alarçon | Wedding Dress: Thibaut Lauvergne | Cake: Melado Gateaux | Bride's Shoes: Diane Hassall | Jewelry: Gibson Bespoke | Rings: Mohedano | Groom's Attire: By Monsieur | Wedding Venue: Château de la Baronnie | Assistant to the floral designer: Laurie Lavaud | Assistant to the wedding designer: Détails Depres | Female Model: Léa Fabre | Graphic designer: Insieme Créations | Hairstylist: Emilie Cheneviere | Make Up Artist: Pauline Maurel | Male Model: Gonzague | Rentals: Options | Rentals: Cocotte Et Coquette

Three Elegant Wedding Gowns Drive The Inspiration For This French Styled Shoot

Get ready for not one but three of the most beautiful gowns you have ever seen! Style drove the vision for this day, from the elegant bridal wear to the beauty of the Château d’Ermenonville in France. Wedding planner, designer, and stylist Aurélia Boulenger created a day that’s fresh, fun, and filled with endless inspiration. Lush, romantic blooms by BayaFlor & Design bring the day to life. You’ll fall in love with every last image artfully captured by Claire Eyos. Make sure not to miss all the beauty of the day in the full gallery.

From Aurélia BoulengerThis wedding inspiration took place at the beautiful Château d’Ermenonville. The main inspirations for this project were the venue in itself and the beautiful gowns.

The gowns were the starting point when working on the color palette. We really wanted something fresh and colorful that would illustrate what could look like a stylish summer wedding in a French château.

The entire day came together beautifully to celebrate romance and love. It was an ode to style and elegance that will inspire today’s brides.

Photographer: Claire Eyos | Floral Design: BayaFlor & Design | Cake: MONSUKRÉ | Stationery: Inquisited | Rings: Marthan Lorand | Suits: RIVES | Venue: Château d'Ermenonville | Bridal gown: Georges Hobeika | Ceramics: Nathalie Penders Ceramics | Female model: Caroline Podlewski | Hair & Makeup artist: Fanny Wong beauty | Male model: Alex Valentin | Orange gown: Ziad Germanos | Reception gown: Hamda Al Fahim | Wedding planner, Designer & Stylist: Aurélia Boulenger

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A Fairytale Inspiration Shoot at Château Saint Joseph in the South West of France

Grab your passports and transport yourself to the South of France with today’s dreamy cháteau wedding inspo from La Blonde et le Barbu Design. The delicate color palette of soft pink and green hues came to life thanks to heavenly arrangements from VIP Roses. Can’t wait to add every last detail to your Pinterest board? Head on over to the full gallery, all taken by Thomas Audiffren!

Storytelling :

Once upon a time at the Château Saint Joseph, a pure haven of piece in the South West of France, surrounded by nature and quietness…

A beautiful « Coccinelle » appears, rolling slowly. He is in the moving car. The car stops in front of the Castle, the door opens and he exits of the car with a worried face. Is she here ? Standing next to the car, he faces the impressive castle.

She’s inside, walking towards the window, worried. She heard the noise of the car. Is he here ? She opens the curtains a little. Her face lights up with a broad smile. He is here, finally !

She runs to join him, running in the stairs, running through the checkered room. She arrives outside, the light dazzles the audience. Outside, she throws herself in his arms…. 

Artistic direction :

The artistic direction of this editorial is conducted by the designers La Blonde et le Barbu and the film photographer Thomas Audiffren.

The decoration was purely inspired by the British elegance with soft tones of pink all arround the flowers. The castle offers a beautiful chapel with a stunning wood door. It was obvious that we had to create the arch in this specific location. La Blonde et le Barbu created an amazing setting and also a delicate table with original tableware by Joli Bazaar, chairs by Be Lounge , a tablecloth by Madame de la Maison. The table is sublimated by the wonderful chandeliers by Phos Events.

Karine Brossard did a beautiful work with the make up and the hair design of our lovely bride of the day, Cassandre. The wears a minimalist dress designed and created by the talented Marion Fera. This creation receives a unique lace full of details and, precisely, 57 buttons in the back. The bracelet and the earings from Sohelo Bijoux Mariage add a delicate touch to the bride’s look.

Baptiste, the incarnation of the British elegance and lover of Cassandre in the real life, wears an incredible and nobel suit provided by Igilles, based in Aix-en-Provence. No prince out of a fairytale would exist without is faithful « horse ». In our story, the horse takes the appearance of a green « Coccinelle » from Cocciwel.

The wedding cake is designed and created by LB Cake Design ans beautifuly decorated by floral creations of La Blonde et le Barbu.

The Watercolourist Eli Grilli (played by Marion Fera on the photos) follows our love birds during the ceremony. The very talented violonist Pauline Henric accompanies Cassandre and Baptiste during their dance at the sunset.

Jino Agnelli, filmmaker, tells us the romantic story of the two love birds in this fantastic castle in the South West of France.

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Cinematography: Jino Agnelli | Flowers: VIP Roses | Wedding Dress: Marion Fera | Cake: LB Cake Design | Stationery: Promesse Graphique | Reception Venue: Château Saint Joseph | Shoes: Cosmoparis | Jewelry: Héloise | Suit: I Gilles | Beauty: Karine Brossard | Car: Cocciwel | Chandeliers: Phos Events | Design, artistic direction, planning and flatlay design: La Blonde et le Barbu Design | Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Her: Cassandre | Him: Baptiste | Photography, artistic direction and planning: Thomas Audiffren | Table: Be Lounge | Tablecloth: Madame de la Maison | Tableware and chairs: Joli Bazaar | Violonist: Pauline Henric | Watercolor painting: Elisa Grilli

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Enchanting French Chateau Wedding At Chateau de Bouthonvilliers

Set in a magnificent forest, The Château de Bouthonvilliers sets the scene for this utterly enchanting French wedding. Filled with charming details, Vivian Lyttle Events created a day that perfectly encompasses everything we love about the French countryside. Every inch of this inspired day wows, from the outdoor ceremony filled with florals to the reception table covered in free-flowing floral arrangements lovingly created by Janna Brown Design. The effortless beauty of the event is perfectly captured in the breathtaking images by Lisa Catherine Photography. Fall in love with all the details in the full gallery.

From Lisa Catherine PhotographyThis elegant European wedding is inspired by the lovers of France and how truly deep they emit their love for one another, the natural and effortless beauty adorned by French women and men, and the beauty of the French countryside.

Chateau de Bouthonvilliers was the perfect backdrop to set the Autumn outdoor ceremony against adorned with florals by Janna Brown Design and styling by Vivian Lyttle Events. The morning started with lingerie portraits in the garden and then our stunning bride, Mailys, wore a gorgeous gown from Alon Livné White from Vivienne Paris Bride. Our handsome groom, Romain, wore a classic navy suit from Chris Von Martial.

The perfect wedding day included an intimately styled table surrounded by florals, a stunning blush cake by Synies Paris and champagne toast, and a Vespa getaway to delight their guests. There is something about France that makes the food taste better, clothing more luxurious, beauty more effortless, and love speak louder.

Photography: Lisa Catherine Photography | Event Planning: Vivian Lyttle Events | Floral Design: Janna Brown Design Co | Gown: Alon Livne White | Cake: Synies | Stationary: Shasta Bell Calligraphy | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Rings: Aimee Kennedy Fine Jewelry | Hair and Makeup: Bespoke Beauty | Tuxedo: Chris Von Martial | Venue: Chateau Bouthonvilliers | Boutique: Vivienne Paris Bride Featuring Alon Livne White | Film Lab: Photo Vision Prints | Lingerie and Accessories: Second Dance Bridal | Rentals: Maison options | Scooter: Ride in Tours | Styling Board: Locust Collection | Table Linen: Simply Beautiful Decor | Veils and Accessories: Blair Nadeau Millinery | Workshop Host: Katie Nicolle

A Dreamy Elopement in Paris With Beautiful Backdrops and A Vintage Dior Dress

When photographer Victoria Amrose set out to create an inspiration shoot, she had a vision that included dreamy imagery around Paris, full of warm tones and the perfect dress for the bride…and boy did she deliver! From a beautiful vintage couture Dior dress to insanely gorgeous florals by Maison Vertumne, this shoot has me daydreaming of the city of love (and wanting to binge-watch Emily in Paris…again.) Victoria took the real-life couple everywhere from the Eiffel Tower to Les Deux Plateaux to bring this elopement-style shoot to life! Now, scroll away and get ready for some serious inspiration!

From Victoria Amrose PhotographyParis the capital of romance, was the location for this breath-taking wedding editorial offering aesthetically elegant wedding inspiration in abundance. In keeping with the romantic French capital, this shoot delivered contemporary light-infused, dreamy imagery and warm tones with a timeless and classic nature. The editorial took place in a stunning Haussmannian-style apartment close to the Arc de Triomphe, and around the infamous sights of the city. To maintain romantic authenticity, real-life (& recently married!) couple Valeriia & Daewoong were the bride & groom models for the shoot.

The bride wore her hair down with soft relaxed waves. Make-up was kept natural with a base of the foundation to match skin tone, nude eye shadow, mascara, and pink lips. When it came to the dress, Photographer Victoria Amrose was adamant it had to be perfect. She says, “As we were going to be shooting in one, if not ‘the’ most amazing fashion capitals’ of the world, it was imperative that we had the right dress for the shoot. As an artist, it’s important for me to capture imagery that reflects a contemporary editorial style but that also transcends through time with a classical feel. So I wanted a beautifully understated gown that stood out for all the right reasons and would be perfect for a city elopement. After much searching, I found the most beautiful vintage demi-couture Dior dress online, and I immediately knew it was the ONE! It was a floor-length, light beige, silk gown, with a gathered waist and pleated hem. It looked absolutely amazing on and against the backdrop of Paris. We teamed the gown with a pair of light beige satin bow Oscar de la Renta heels for inside, and peep-toe nude Jimmy Choo pumps outside.”

For our groom, we went for a classic and undeniably chic black-tie look, with a crisp white dress shirt, black dinner trousers, and velvet navy jacket. (Groom’s own)” Huntington House Kitchen provided a simple, yet elegant 2 tiered iced square wedding cake, which was decorated with a hand-dyed silk grey ribbon bow from Lancaster & CornishThe elegant stationery suite designed by Anna from Evelyn & Elliott included a wedding invite, save the date & reply card, and menu/name cards for the table. Anna says: “The stationery suite was printed on luxury handmade rag paper to create a timeless, elegant design. Soft tones, complementary fonts, and pearl shimmer envelopes were used to reflect the soft romantic feel of the shoot. The set was finished with a wax seal and soft silk ribbon, tying in beautifully with the delicate elements of the sophisticated theme.”

Fresh florals were provided by the incredibly talented Clarisse at Maison Vertumne in Paris and included a hand-tied pink & beige cream bridal bouquet featuring a mix of long-stemmed flowers of roses, a stunning dahlia, and a variety of complimentary green foliage.

The light and airy apartment featured an intimate wedding breakfast table-scape. Set for six the table included the most beautiful fresh floral centerpiece designed by Maison Vertumne, which co-ordinated with the bridal bouquet alongside the addition of sumptuous pink peonies. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the apartment provided beautiful soft light for the getting ready photos. Once the preparation photos were taken it was time to venture out into the city and embrace the fabulous sights of Paris. Victoria Amrose says: “We started at the incredible Louvre with the impressive glass pyramid and elegant buildings providing the amazing backdrop. There was a super sweet moment between the couple with an exchange of a simple romantic rose, on the ornate steps outside the museum. And the line of decorative French lampposts besides the pyramid gave us the perfect leading line into the couple.”

Then we headed over to the architecturally stunning Palais-Royal for some beautiful portraits alongside the artistic black-and-white columns, Les Deux Plateaux, and incredible arch walkway; before stopping for a coffee at Le Nemours.
We finished up at the most famous landmark of all, the Eiffel Tower, for romantic portraits on the steps and down by the fountains. Ending with shots of our loved-up couple taking a stroll along the Trocadéro square during the last romantic soft light of the day. It was such a beautiful day and as you would imagine Paris really does offer limitless locations for portraits that look tonally consistent. We wanted to curate a set of images that not only offers dreamy wedding inspiration but also reflects the incredibly romantic nature of the city.

Photography: Victoria Amrose | Floral Design: Maison Vertumne | Wedding Dress: Christian Dior | Cake: Hunkington House Kitchen | Invitations: Evelyn and Elliott | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Shoes: Oscar De La Renta | Hair Accessory: Vintage Adornments | Location: Finca Binisegarra | Model: Valeriia Hakava | Model: Daewoong Ko | Textiles: Lancaster & Cornish