5 Ways to Infuse Your Wedding Dress With the Finest French Style and Become an Effortless French-Girl Bride on Your Wedding Day

Such is the strength of the French signature wedding dress style – blending classicism, ease and a nonchalant sensibility in a manner you might have long regarded as inimitable – that it’s unsurprising so many brides nonetheless seek to emulate or at least borrow elements of this aesthetic.

                                                                                                                                                 

Indeed, when you are looking to host the most memorable chateau wedding in France at a sumptuous Parisian venue like Château Bouffémont, it may seem borderline uncouth not to appropriate at least some aspects of the legendary French bridal style.

 

So, here are just a few of the ways you can make it possible for your own gown – as advised by leading wedding dress designers. 

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Let’s Talk Weddings: SacreBleu & Château Bouffémont

 

Each week during lockdown our General Manager, Sarp Gogebakan, has been live on Instagram for Let’s Talk Weddings – a series of interviews with Château de Bouffémont vendors offering inspiration and useful tips on weddings and events. This is the final episode of the series as lockdown restrictions have been almost entirely lifted in France, but don’t worry we will be back soon with some great new concepts, as activities at the château gradually pick up!

 

Last week, for our final interview, we spoke to Stéphanie Boutet-Fajol the founder of SacreBleu, a Paris-based travel agency specialized in personal assistance and unique experiences in Paris and the surrounding area.

 

 

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Let’s Talk Weddings: Kiss Me in Paris & Château Bouffémont

 

Each week during lockdown our General Manager, Sarp Gogebakan, has been live on Instagram for Let’s Talk Weddings – a series of interviews with Château de Bouffémont vendors offering inspiration and useful tips on weddings and events. Despite the easing of restrictions here in France we’re having such a good time doing these interviews that we will continue our series until at least the end of May.  

 

Last week we hooked up with Chantelle Streete, Executive Planner at Kiss Me in Paris to talk about a concept that is really taking off right now: elopements and intimate weddings.  Kiss Me in Paris has been specializing in these types of wedding since the firm opened its venture here in the capital of France in 2013.

 

 

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Let’s Talk Weddings: Grand Chemin Traiteur & Château Bouffémont

 

Each week during lockdown our General Manager, Sarp Gogebakan, has been live on Instagram for Let’s Talk Weddings – a series of interviews with Château de Bouffémont vendors offering inspiration and useful tips on weddings and events.

 

We’ve had an exciting week here at the château with the easing of lockdown restrictions, including a surprise marriage proposal in the gardens!  Still no events for the moment, but we will be continuing our series until at least the end of May, so stay tuned.

 

Last week we had the pleasure of speaking to Julie Lemaçon from the Grand Chemin Traiteur catering firm. With a background in hospitality and wedding planning, Julie joined Grand Chemin Traiteur last year as head of wedding catering.

 

 

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Let’s Talk Weddings: Jennifer Fox Weddings & Château Bouffémont


Each week during lockdown our General Manager, Sarp Gogebakan, has been going live on Instagram for Let’s Talk Weddings – a series of interviews with Château Bouffémont vendors offering inspiration and useful tips on weddings and events. Despite lockdown restrictions being relaxed in France, we remain unable to host events, but don’t worry we’ll still be here every week with loads of helpful advice and guidance!

 

This week’s special guest was wedding planner Jennifer Fox of Jennifer Fox Weddings. Originally from New Jersey, Jennifer moved to France 10 years ago to study wine before doing an MBA in international hospitality and working with a wedding planning agency. She launched Jennifer Fox Weddings in 2015.

 

 

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Let’s Talk Weddings: Zen Film Works & Château Bouffémont

 

Each week during lockdown our General Manager, Sarp Gogebakan, has been going live on Instagram for Let’s Talk Weddings – a series of interviews with Château de Bouffémont vendors offering inspiration and useful tips on weddings and events.

 

Last week we had the pleasure of speaking to a super-talented filmmaker with a keen eye for storytelling through videos: Chris Nemes of Zen Film Works.

 

Chris started shooting videos when he moved to France in 2012, he makes high-quality, documentary-style wedding films full of emotion; timeless classics you can watch again and again for years to come.

 

 

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Let’s Talk Weddings Akiko Kovacs from Floraison Design & Château Bouffémont

Each week during lockdown our General Manager, Sarp Gogebakan, has been going live on Instagram for Let’s Talk Weddings – a series of interviews with Château de Bouffémont vendors offering inspiration and useful tips on weddings and events.

 

Last week for our Let’s Talk Weddings series, our General Manager, Sarp, hooked up with Akiko Kovacs, creator of one of Paris’ top floral design studios Floraison.

 

 

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Our Modification Policy: COVID-19

UPDATED: 24.04.2020

 

For so many of us, it is our passion to travel and celebrate. We find joy in those unforgettable moments and share happiness with our most loved ones.

 

We’re all facing unprecedented disruptions in our day-to-day lives and now, it is our responsibility to protect eachother and keep adjusting to the latest circumstances.

 

Until it’s time to travel and celebrate life’s memorable moments together again, we’ll update this post as we make thoughtful decisions about bookings, receive the latest guidance from local authorities, and take appropriate steps to keep the Château comfortable and safe for our guests, clients, associates and staff.

 

In response to changing conditions, we are committed to ensuring flexibility during these challenging times and adapt to our clients’ needs.

 

Existing bookings made before March 16, 2020

 

· If the arrival date is between March 16, 2020 – August 30, 2020, no charge as long as the change is made by May 30, 2020.

 

Conditions to apply:

1. Any changes to existing bookings will be subject to availability.
2. All payments made towards the rental and the services are non-refundable.

 

· If the arrival date is between September 1st, 2020 – December 31st, 2020;

 

Conditions to apply:

1. Needs to be rescheduled latest by June 30, 2020 to another date within 12 months of the original stay date.

 

a. If rescheduled within the next 6 months of original stay date:

· No charge or modification fee
· Remaining deposit payment dates will also follow the new date

 

b. If rescheduled to more than 6 months after the original stay date:

· No charge or modification fee
· 20% of the total rental value is required to be paid as deposit to reschedule. The amount will be deducted from the remaining deposit payment.
· Seasonal rate difference may apply.

 

2. Any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability.

 

3. All payments made towards the rental and the services are non-refundable.

 

New bookings made after March 16,2020

 

 · If the arrival date is between July 1st, 2020 – December 31st, 2020; we will allow the reservation to be changed at no charge up to 14 days prior to arrival.

 

Conditions to apply:

1. Needs to be rescheduled to another date within 6 months of the original stay date.

2. Any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability.

3. All payments made towards the rental and the services are non-refundable.

 

· If the arrival date is after January 1st, 2021;

 

Conditions to apply:

1. The reason to reschedule needs to be justified and must be in line with the local regulations or in accordance with the travel advices of the authorities for the related arrival date.

 

2. Needs to be rescheduled by 30 days prior to arrival to another date within 12 months of the original stay date.

 

a. If rescheduled within the next 6 months of original stay date:

· No charge or penalty of modification
· Remaining deposit payment dates will also follow the new date

 

b. If rescheduled to more than 6 months after the original stay date:

· No charge or penalty of modification
· 20% of the total rental value is required to be paid to reschedule. The amount will be deducted from the remaining deposit payment.

 

3. Any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability and any seasonal rates difference may apply.

 

4. All payments made are non-refundable.

 

 

Let’s Talk Weddings: Luxe x Billy Folchetti & Château Bouffémont

Each week during lockdown our General Manager, Sarp Gogebakan, has been going live on Instagram for Let’s Talk Weddings – a series of interviews with Château de Bouffémont vendors offering inspiration and useful tips on weddings and events.

 

For this first episode, we spoke to the internationally-renowned wedding and events planner, Billy Folchetti, founder of Luxe X Billy Folchetti, about wedding planning in general and during quarantine.

 

 

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