Fairytale French Chateau Wedding with Classic Elements
French film photographer Oliver Fly always puts so much heart into every single frame of his. Today we're feasting our eyes on this beautiful and wondrous French chateau wedding straight out of a fairytale book. From the superbly elegant and lush blooms in shades of blush and pale peach by Laetitia C. Fleurs d’atelier to the sophisticated updo and elevated bridal beauty look by Onorina Jomir Beauty, everything is planned perfectly down to the last detail.
For our couples who dream of a jaw droopingly gorgeous wedding day with magazine-worthy details, we know you'll find endless inspiration here. Be sure to read below what WS fave Oliver has to say about the planning process and inspiration behind each element....
From Oliver Fly: "Inspiration for this editorial was « Vie de Château à la Française » with a combination of elegance, refinement and luxury.
A destination wedding in a dreamy château in France is a lifetime dream and we can not find a better venue that this Renaissance Château coming straight out of a fairy tale, a jewel hidden in the heart of one of the most beautiful forests of the Loire Valley. The backdrop for this whirlwind romance was breathtaking with this Renaissance wonder where beauty reigns, a quadrilaterial château surrounded by corner towers with domes and lanterns. The grand entrance path to the château reveals its secrets, splendours and history.
Being able to open the door of the gate of this magnificent 15th century castle was such an exclusive privilege and especially when the castle is classified historic monument. For this dream day, an intimate ceremony was set in front of the prestigous and unique architecture of the château and its main bell-shaped tower dominating a magnificient landscape.
The romantic atmosphere was enhanced with a stunning floral design all along the different scenes of this perfect day with some jaw-droppingly floral arrangements inspired by a beautiful color palette of pastel tones. The flawless beauty look for the bride perfectly matched with the sumptuous couture bridal headpieces adding a touch of gold to illuminate this beautiful day. The Fairy tale chateau combined beautifully with the romance of the gorgeous gowns and its precious embroidery.
After the sumptuous ceremony, one of the most romantic and memorable moment for the pair happened… a magic getaway with a ride deep inside an enchanted forest into an elegant Jaguar MK2 Classic car from 1967. Such a dreamy and enchanted interlude for Monsieur & Madame.
The personalized champagne bottle, the back board of our vintage car and the hand-lettered invitation suite have been designed and highlighting a unique custom wedding Coat of Arms with a perfect illustration of the château. The dinner table has been installed in the squared courtyard where the privileged classes used to parad. Surrounded by Montaigne chairs, the extremely elegant design of the table is adorned with silver dinnerware and an exquisite collection of fine silver candlesticks ponctuated by stunning floral centerpieces.
For this special day, the cake has been created as a special piece with a 3 levels cake in reference of the 3 main towers of the château. The End of the day was utterly magical for the newlyweds with a romantic summertime sunset to clink your glasses of champagne and to celebrate Love and Happiness."
Photography: Oliver Fly | Floral design: Laetitia C. Fleurs d’atelier | Bride’s gowns: Claire Pettibone | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Ring box: The Mrs Box | Bridal Couture Accessories: Maison Sabben | Stationery & Calligraphy: Nice Plume | Groom’s Attire: Rives Paris | Cake: Paris Luxury Cakes | Macarons: La Durée | Rentals: Maison Options | Tabletop: Vaisselle Vintage | Candles: Creative Candles | Linen & Silk Ribbons: Maison Sabben | Models: Alexis Blot & Alisson Malfroy | Hair & Make Up: Onorina Jomir Beauty | Photo Assistant: Alexis Herlin | Venue: Chateau du Grand Duc, Loire Valley, France | Film Processing Lab: Richard Photo Lab