Category Archives: Moments

The Château Bouffémont Vlog: Things To Know For Intimate Wedding Ceremonies & Elopements

 

The Château Bouffémont Vlog N° 011: Things To know For Intimate Wedding Ceremonies & Elopements

 

Our monthly Vlog series offers an invaluable peek behind the curtain at the Château Bouffémont to let you see how the magic really happens. This month in our château near Paris, exclusively for the Château Bouffémont Vlog, wedding planner Sandra from La Jolietta shows you how to elope to our royal château. She’ll guide you through everything you need to organise a romantic photoshoot, a small intimate ceremony and even a dinner for two.

 

An intimate elopement can be the epitome of romance for a couple, creating memories that belong to just the two of you. Whether you’re having a destination wedding and need to officially marry before that, or cherish the idea of an exclusive ceremony for just the two of you, our vlog can help.

 

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: An Interview with Wedding Photographer Daria Lorman


A moment is just a moment – but
it lives on in the mind. Memories make up our sense of self, whether childhood remembrances or the first time you met the person you’ll marry. These moments can become even more precious with time, expanding in significance and becoming more beautiful every time they’re remembered. Yet even the most treasured memories can be fragile and elusive, changed and forgotten – as Virginia Woolf said, “Memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that.”

 

 

So it makes sense that we yearn to capture a moment to stop it melting away, particularly on the most significant days of our lives. Weddings are planned for months, even years, a single day filled with precious and significant moments – whether just for two or surrounded by friends and family. Letting go into it completely means you need a good photographer, who shares your joy and your vision, to capture moments that can be cherished forever.

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: Valentine’s Day at the Château

Imagine a little world all of your own, where only you and your loved one really exist. We welcome you to celebrate your love at Château Bouffémont this Valentine’s Day, in an intimate world that reflects the unique beauty of your connection.

 

Although there are at least three martyred saints named Valentine, the first of them is said to be a holy priest who defied Emperor Claudius II to perform marriages for lovers in secret, despite it being banned by Claudius. Valentine was sentenced to death for his defiance, becoming a saint after his death. Thus it is that recognising St. Valentine’s Day is ideal for celebrating everything that marriage represents.

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: An Interview with Billy Folchetti of Luxe X Billy Folchetti

Wedding days are a dream come true – a tangible realisation of love and celebration of a lifelong union. Uniquely special, these days come in many forms; at Château Bouffémont we’ve been delighted to see everything from an elopement to the romantic streets of Paris to intimate gatherings on our terraces and grand destination weddings in our royal château. And of course, every wedding needs an architect working behind-the-scenes to make these dreams a reality.

 

 

Weddings run through the heart of our Château and, with the same sense of inevitability, through Billy Folchetti’s career – including how he got started. “I was at a point in my college years where I was feeling a bit uninspired and insecure that my study choices were actually going to lead me where I wanted to go in life. At the same time, as the universe would have it, I was offered a sales job working for a company focusing on Vietnamese weddings. Prior to this opportunity I had never considered the wedding industry but I very quickly fell in love.”

 


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The Château Bouffémont Vlog: Château Bouffémont Wedding Photo Contest

 

The Château Bouffémont Vlog N° 009: A New decade 2020

 

Our monthly Vlog series offers an invaluable peek behind the curtain at the Château Bouffémont to let you see how the magic really happens. This month in our Château near Paris, exclusively for the Château Bouffémont Vlog, we’re looking back on a wonderful decade. We’ve had parties, events, weddings and so many beautiful couples – and of course, we started vlogging! We’re officially in a new decade, and this is our first vlog of 2020. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we’ve enjoyed making those memories.

 

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: Thanksgiving Day at Château Bouffémont

 

Autumn is ending and long nights are drawing into winter; the trees in the Montmorency forest are almost bare and all is peaceful along the leaf-lined forest paths. We’re entering a time of quietude and reflection, the necessary dormancy for nature to regenerate in time for spring – but within the cosy rooms of Château Bouffémont, the glittering festivities are just beginning.

 

 

Thanksgiving is here, a celebratory and joyful day of bonding with loved ones, on which we enjoy plentiful food symbolising a good harvest and a warm table. From North America to Japan, Germany to the Netherlands, days of thanks are celebrated in many different countries – each formed with their roots in the celebration of a good harvest. But what they all share is a focus on loved ones coming together to bond over thoughtfully prepared meals: on this day, they share gratitude for each another and the food they’re enjoying together. And what better setting for joyful celebration than our royal château near Paris?

 

 

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The Château Bouffémont Vlog: How to Organize the Best Private Dinner Party

The Château Bouffémont Vlog N° 006: Organizing A Private Dinner Party

 

With its immaculately-designed luxury interiors and 19thcentury beaux-arts architecture, Château Bouffémont is renowned as the perfect setting for a destination wedding in France. But that’s not the only option – while an undoubtedly elegant backdrop for a French chateau wedding, Bouffémont is also available as a special occasion venue near Parisfor anniversary parties, birthdays, christenings, family reunions, and more.

 

These smaller gatherings and parties can be trickier to plan than larger events – there is a greater focus on details, and a desire to ensure that every single element is perfectly personalised. For this month’s vlog-to-blog instalment, we talk you through the top tips for hosting an intimate dinner party at the chateau, with guests who are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with us.

 

From choosing the menu to picking the best music, styling the venue and maximising the décor, we have you covered. A chateau for hire outside Paris, Château Bouffémont is well-suited for everything from a small dinner party under the crystal chandelier, to a large Gatsby-style bash with a ‘20s theme. Read on to discover the best insider information to help you plan the best private dinner party for a smaller group.

 

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Just for Two at Château Bouffémont

 

Discover Château Bouffémont’s new smaller-ceremony options – ideal for intimate ceremonies, romantic getaways, wedding proposals or renewal of vows.

 

 

Château Bouffémont is globally-renowned as an elite wedding destination just outside Paris, thanks to the romance and grandeur of the castle’s 19th-century setting. Now we are offering a new option designed to suit smaller and more intimate wedding occasions – a small-scale ceremony.

This small ceremony option is available on weekdays, during a maximum period of four hours – offering a miniaturised encapsulation of the Château’s timeless sense of luxury.

 

 

“Just for two”

Thinking about eloping to get married, or looking to do a surprise wedding proposal? Château Bouffémont is one of the best places in the world to celebrate romance, thanks to our idyllic setting of lush, fairy tale grounds and opulent interiors – and our small ceremony option is no exception.

The special couple will gain private access to the entirety of Château Bouffémont – from our five magnificent halls, to the grounds’ five hectares of gardens and terraces. A fully customisable small ceremony includes:

– A complimentary bottle of champagne, plus appetisers
– Availability for up to 15 people (including the couple)
– Access to a suite of your choice for photoshoots
– Usage of Château furnishings

 

 

It’s not just large, extended celebrations that are romantic – a lavish French castle is the perfect spot to execute a unique elopement idea or a surprise marriage proposal. If you’ve ever been tempted to run away and get married, you can’t fake the influence that such venue would make. This might be the closest thing we’ve seen to a perfect excuse.

 

Our “Just for two” option also makes a smart choice for those looking for a unique place to make the love of their life their soon-to-be wife through a surprise proposal followed up by a surprise engagement just outside Paris.

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