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 Photography… Gracefully 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