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Timelessly Romantic French Chateau Wedding Inspiration


The venue of today’s inspiration shoot is something straight from the pages of a fairytale, and the timelessly elegant styling suits it perfectly! A color palette of ivory and the softest shades of blush complements the garden setting and grand backdrop of the Chateau, whilst the lush florals that include a cascading bridal bouquet and floral arch complete the oh-so-romantic look……

Timelessly Romantic French Chateau Wedding Inspiration

Captured at the Kayla Barker Workshop, we have fine art photographer Kayla Barker, Stefanie Miles and Bows + Arrows here to tell us all about it… “Last summer in the quaint town of Saint Julien l’Ars just a few hours from Paris, a group of photography attendees from all over the world gathered at the one thousand year old Chateau St Julien for the Kayla Barker Workshop. From welcome to departure, every detail was attended to by film photographer, Kayla Barker and workshop and event designer, Stefanie Miles and their team.

Patricia of My Beauty Corner perfectly styled bride Brytny’s hair and make-up for the shoot whilst jewelry and details were styled by Stefanie along with beautiful custom calligraphy pieces from Written Word Calligraphy. The elegant and romantic invitations incorporated the crest found at the entrance to the Chateau, as a subtle nod to the historic charm of the property.”

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Bows + Arrows’ Alicia and Adam Rico not only foraged from the land surrounding them at the fifty acre estate, but Stefanie and Alicia were in creative heaven as they scoured the Parisian flower market for the most gorgeous blooms and textures to bring the vision to life. They found many seasonal summer blooms to fill their on site studio – lotus, peony, scabiosa, dahlia, lisianthus, poppies, cosmos, and locally grown garden roses were all in abundance. They used these for the bridal bouquet paired with ribbon from Silk & Willow. A wedding ceremony arch was created in the garden with asymmetrical blooms and free-flowing wild vines and greenery to create an idyllic setting for the ever-important marriage vows.”

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“Stefanie created a stunning layered tabletop, effortlessly mixing shades of gray undertoned-ivories with golds, a textured table throw tossed over the french table linen and accented with just the right amounts of blush in the floral for an extra dose of feminine charm. The calligraphed menu was presented on a ceramic gold-rimmed handmade tray, and the velvet ribbon created a stunning presentation for the scrolled place cards for the napkin treatment. The gold flatware courtesy of Posh Couture Rentals was a standout piece on the tabletop, adding just the right amount of elevated luxury to the setting.”

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“The wedding dress was custom made for the workshop by Tatyana Merenyuk with organic florals and French romance in mind with the lace overlay corset top and flowing chiffon skirt complemented by a Girl With a Serious Dream veil. Model’s, and real life couple, Brytny and Kiley’s true love was clearly apparent while being photographed around the gorgeous grounds of the chateau. While flower girls, Dotty and Pia scattered petals in the garden in preparation for their farewell kiss.”

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A special thankyou as always to all the wonderful creatives who lent their talents to this shoot and especially to Kayla Barker for capturing every detail so perfectly. If you love this shoot and would like to see more of Kayla’s dreamy fine art photography, then do take a peek at this terracotta garden wedding inspiration or this breathtaking floral-filled bridal shoot before heading over to her website at www.kaylabarker.com. And of course be sure to follow her on FacebookInstagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

If you love the idea of getting married in a chateau, be sure to take a look at Charlotte & Grant’s beautiful day at Chateau Cazenac, or for more romantic modern vintage wedding inspiration you might want to take a look at this romantic gold inspiration, and this elegant beauty at Swan House is a MUST see.



Contributors & Credits

Photography & Workshop Host – Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography // Floral Design – Bows + Arrows // Bridal Shoes – Freya Rose // Shoes – Jimmy Choo // Veil – Girl With a Serious Dream // Jewelry – Nordstrom // Catering – Nomadis Catering // Hair & Makeup – MyBeautyCorner // Groom’s Attire – The Black Tux // Venue – Chateau St Julien // Custom Leather Journals – Jenni Bick Bookbinding // Chair Rentals – Options // Leather Tags & Wooden Names – Paper Birch Designs // Gold Flatware – Posh Couture Rentals // Film Lab – Richard Photo Lab // Napkins, Apron & Pinch Bowls – Salt Shop Handmades // Ribbon & Runner – Silk & Willow // Wedding Dresses – Tatyana Merenyuk // Bridal Boutique – The Dress Theory // Calligraphy & Stationery – Written Word Calligraphy // Robe – Girl With a Serious Dream // Cinematography – Bubblerock