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Channel your inner-Marie-Antoinette!

From historic figure to an icon of modern pop culture – Marie-Antoinette is synonymous with France, its history, and the decadence of the court of Versailles. She has also inspired fashion for centuries, so why not channel your inner-Marie Antoinette in a wedding design with bold bright colours that really stand out from conventional wedding palettes.

The design for this styled shoot captured by Daria Lorman Photography works perfectly in the sumptuous setting of Château Bouffémont which provides the ideal backdrop for a history-inspired wedding with a modern touch.

Decadent yet stylish

The floral design by Floret is key to bringing to life this decadent yet stylish look which uses a colour palette that is girly in the extreme: reds, through every shade of pink, to the deepest purple. Florals are used across the whole wedding design to great effect: on the cake by Sweet Creations Cakes, the tableware, the stationary by Graphikkart and of course the bridal gown and accessories.

Fashion inspiration

Fashion stylist Estelle Monnot drew on the iconic fashions that Marie-Antoinette has inspired throughout the centuries, dressing her bride in a magnificent wedding dress by Fericci entirely covered in floral patterned lace, also used on the shoes by Jimmy Choo complete with the famous bows of this Queen of France. This all-white ensemble is enhanced with soft-coloured jewellery by Myrtille Beck which allows the hair, make-up and flowers to take centre stage.

Let them eat cake!

A Marie-Antoinette inspired shoot would be nothing without a truly special wedding cake which here takes up the colour palette in edible form. The tablescape brings a modern touch to the historic inspiration with its transparent candelabra, block-colour flower design, and two-tone cutlery offsetting the more traditional tableware and chairs.

Queen for the day

You too can be Queen for the day in your very own French château. The Château Bouffémont team is ready and waiting to help you bring your wedding vision to life so don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to set up a virtual tour of the château.

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Wedding poetry in motion at Château Bouffémont

Where better to tell a class love story culminating in a romantic French chateau wedding with a modern touch than the idyllic setting of  Château Bouffémont?  What could be better than a historic wedding venue set in pristine gardens covering three hectares of land, niched in the surrounding countryside, but just 30 minutes away from the centre of Paris and its international airports and rail links?

Wedding planner Aurélia Boulenger certainly felt it was the number one choice when choosing a venue to stage this wedding inspiration photoshoot captured by fine art photographer Claire Eyos. “This is a chic and natural wedding inspiration. We were inspired by nature itself, more specifically by all the greenery we have in the beautiful castles in France.”

Nature inspired every single detail of this elegant and romantic wedding design concept, from the dainty flower arrangements by Floret Florals, to the floral pattern on the wedding ceremony dress by international designer Georges Hobeika, the bride’s earrings by Nicola Bathie, the stunning handmade white-on-white wedding cake by Synie’s Paris  and even the wedding stationery from Silent Word Studio.

The overall feel is resolutely modern, elegant and chic without falling into the trap of overdoing the florals and creating something twee, the team shows perfectly how nature’s bounty can be used to inspire modern brides and grooms planning their French château wedding.

So, if you are looking for the perfect wedding venue in France for your destination wedding or a location for an inspirational photo shoot, don’t hesitate to contact our team today to discuss your requirements and how we can help you make your dreams come true.

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Photographer: Claire Eyos 
Wedding planner, designer and stylist: Aurélia Boulenger 
Makeup & Hair: Reina Kim 
Florist: Floret Florals 
Cake: Synie’s 
Stationery: Silent Word Studio 
Bouquet Ribbon: Lancaster & Cornish 
Bridal Prêt-à-Porter Dress: Georges Hobeika 
Ceremony Earrings: Nicola Bathie 
Bride Shoes: Bella Belle 
Rings: Marthan Lorand 
Suits: Rives Paris 
Bridal Shop: Metal Flaque 
Reception Dress: Inbal Dror 
Reception Earrings: Stephanie Browne 
Venue: Château Bouffémont 
Rentals: Vaisselle Vintage 
Rentals: Maison Options 
Female Model: Charlotte Depaepe 
Male Model: Camille-François Nicol 

An intimate Parisian elopement at Château Bouffémont

Château Bouffémont was thrilled to accommodate this styled luxury elopement hosted by Heather Benge Events and Julie Paisley Photography as part of their Voyager Et Inspirer Workshop.

A genuine fairy-tale wedding brought to life by a team of expert wedding vendors featuring everything you could want from a French chateau wedding and more: a stunning bride and groom, incredible flower design, customized wedding stationary, luxury across the board and all against the magical backdrop of this picture-perfect chateau located right outside Paris.

The venue and its proximity to Paris are a key inspiration for the wedding design. The wedding stationary features a print of the chateau alongside the most iconic Parisian monuments. For a French-inspired wedding a French blue color scheme is a must, here it is used to great effect on the table cloths, accessories and stationery in particular.

The bride’s shoes, worthy of Marie-Antoinette herself, also reprise the French blue color and work perfectly with the bridal gown by Galia Lahav.

The natural flower compositions designed by Lettre à Elise Events are clearly inspired by the bucolic setting of this stunning French château wedding venue. Even the floral finish to the bridal gown evokes this natural beauty.

The surrounding architecture and stunning grounds provide the perfect backdrop for taking romantic, elegant, timeless photos of this idyllic intimate wedding.

Preparing your own elopement or destination wedding? Contact our team today to discuss how we can help you with your plans or request our latest brochure for full details of our wedding services and rates.

Photography by @kellilynnphotography

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