Opulent Chateau Wedding Inspiration with 3 Couture Gowns
We love a little light, muted festivity but sometimes moody, bold details are wildly gorgeous. Take a cue from Fine Art Curation member Mon Soleil & Fete Event Planning who were inspired by the grand and opulent Vaux le Vicomte and how those architectural details could be infused into a modern day wedding. With a bright and bold color palette, touches of gold and historic details, this inspiration is all at once elegant and modern but with a gorgeous old world feel...
From Anne, with Fete Event Planning: "Vaux le Vicomte is a XVIIth century château built by the architect of Louis the XVI, with traditional French gardens designed by André Le Nôtre. It served as a model for the Château de Versailles. The main ballroom, as wide as it is high (18m or 60 feet high), is a unique oval shape, with a black and white tiled floor and a painting on the ceiling that depicts a beautiful blue sky with white clouds.
With all these elements together in a room, our inspiration was quickly found. We drew our color palette for the ceiling painting: skly blue and fluffy romantic clouds. Madame Artisan Fleuriste worked with a base of astilbes to create an airy shape into which she incroporated lots of roses and varying shades of pinks. She floral arrangement rested upon tall modern gold stands, as if floating above the table. We layered different fabrics, mixing the colors and the texture of the linens among a textured tablecloth from Nuage Designs, silk runner from Daucus Tinctura and a custom velvet creation to recreate the complexity of the sky painted above. We used scalloped plates for our chargers and gold-rimmed plates on top, with deep blue cutlery for contrast via Maison Options. The sweet little detail we love are the lace plates courtesy of Canigueral Mesas con Esencia. Black taper candles added a special dramatic touch. Gold accents, on the rim of the glasses and round plates, the cutlery, the flower stands and the candle holders, tied the look together. We brought in chic black and white medaillon chairs to complete the design and go with the flooring.
We used the same accent colors for the invitation suite: Crimson Letters pulled in a black envelope to contrast with her beautiful hand torn white paper inside. She drew gold leaf motifs and added strokes of light pink watercolor in the same shade as our roses.
We were so glad to work with Said Kobeissy for the first bridal look. The dress was the perfect mix of modern and romance: the intricate design of flowers and sparkle fit so well with the ballgown skirt on top. The second look, by Chana Marelus, was a beautiful ethereal look. Our model bride looked like she could fly away with the light breeze coming through the château’s French windows. Our third look, by Chana Marelu, was a sparkly gown that reflected the light beautifully with a train worthy of a princess."
Photographer: Mon Soleil | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Fete Event Planning | Floral Designer: Madame Artisan Fleuriste | Dress Designer: Chana Marelus | Rentals: Maison Options | Venue: Chateau De Vaux Le Vicomte | Hair & Make-up Artist: Harold James | Gown with overlay skirt: Saiid Kobeisy | Table Linens: Nuage Designs | Table Runner: Daucus Tinctura | Paper goods: Crimson Letters | Fashion Stylist: Type A Society