Naturally Beautiful French Chateau de Varennes Wedding *

Naturally Beautiful French Chateau de Varennes Wedding *

Naturally Beautiful French Chateau de Varennes Wedding

One day just wasn’t enough to pack the love, dancing, and quality family time into this Château de Varennes wedding celebration. Jessica and Carlo wanted a wedding weekend that prioritized their love for their family, friends, and each other. With the help of wedding planner Marie Chicchirichi, this couple was able to create a whimsical wedding weekend straight out of a fairytale. 

The ceremony and reception venue—Château de Varennes—was a historic, luxury French chateau that would make any couple feel like royalty. To enhance the already beautiful mansion, La Maison Dautel incorporated a floral ceremony arch and delicate arrangements throughout the reception space

Photographer Melanie Munoz and Junebug member Luno films captured every moment that made this French wedding one for the books. Keep scrolling for gorgeous fairytale wedding inspiration and an epic balcony bridal bouquet toss. 

More From Luno Films On This Chateau de Varennes Wedding

We had great times with Jessica, Carlo, and their large family during their three-day wedding in France. The whole event was perfectly managed by Marie Chicchirichi—the wedding planner—and everyone enjoyed it. 

The Couple:

Jessica and Carlo

The Wedding:

Charette-Varennes, France

A Celebration Uniting Two Families 

We had the perfect mix of people attend our wedding. We wanted to show our love for all of the guests and also make sure everyone felt included. For us, it wasn’t just about honoring our love but also about our families uniting as one.

Little Moments Make For A Special Day 

There wasn’t one special moment but rather many that made for a truly incredible wedding day. What stood out the most for us was realizing how great the people in our lives are. Not only did we have a great time, but we also prioritized sharing emotions and love with one another. 

Be Selective With Your Guest List

Spend the day with only the people you really want to be there and if possible, celebrate not just one day but a whole weekend—or at least add an extra dinner or brunch. The wedding day goes by way too fast.

Recommended reading: How to Trim Your Wedding Guest List

Select A Venue That Makes You Feel At Home 

We recommend selecting a location close by—for those only able to attend the wedding ceremony—that captivates you and makes you feel right at home. If you’re planning a weekend wedding celebration, find a venue that offers accommodation so you can spend as much time as possible with your family and friends. 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Melanie Munoz
Event Planning – Marie Chicchirichi
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Château de Varennes
Floral Design – La Maison Dautel
Cake – Atelier de Dorothée
Officiant – Nicole Künzle
Videography – Luno films
Makeup Artist – Lydia Vogt

 

Congratulations to Jessica and Carlo on their whimsical Château de Varennes weekend wedding! And big thanks to Videographer and Junebug member Luno films for sharing this fairytale wedding that’ll have couples dreaming of hosting their own luxury wedding weekends. 

 

 

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Classically Romantic Château de Montremy Wedding *

Classically Romantic Château de Montremy Wedding *

Alison and Piere’s classically romantic Château de Montremy wedding was everything we love about French weddings and then some. With the help of Un Chouette Event, the couple celebrated their love for one another in a gorgeous classical church before partying the evening away in the French countryside. The day looked like scenes from a movie with a reception full of greenery, white roses arranged by Atelier Bonjour Amour, and twinkle lights galore.

Junebug photographer The French Wedding Photographer beautifully captured every detail–from the emotional first look to the masked COVID-friendly ceremony to the courtyard celebration that followed. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have this sudden urge to binge-watch Bridgerton for the third time.

The Couple:

Alison and Pierre

The Wedding:

Chateau de Montremy, Champagne, France

Why A Château De Montremy Wedding

We were looking for an old reception venue with charm that was close to nature and in the region of Champagne where Pierre and his family are from. When we visited the Château de Montremy, we fell in love with it immediately! The charm of its age, the history of the place, the large gardens that surround the castle–it was love at first sight.

COVID-19 Couldn’t Ruin Their Special Day

Despite the smiles hidden behind the masks and the frustration of not being able to hug or kiss our loved ones, the Covid-19 health crisis did not get the better of our marriage nor our enthusiasm. Everything was absolutely perfect!

The Importance Of Good Vendors

It was really important to us that we had all the vendors I wanted. It took me quite some time to carefully select them. I used Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs like Junebug Weddings for inspiration. For example, we hired Romain–our photographer, and Junebug member–more than one year ahead.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – The French Wedding Photographer
Event Planning – Un Chouette Event
Reception Venue – Chateau de Montremy
Floral Design – Atelier Bonjour Amour
Catering – Le Champenois
DJ – Morris Coxone
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Groom’s Apparel – Father and Sons

Congratulations again to Alison and Pierre on their classically romantic Château de Montremy wedding. Big thank you to Junebug member The French Wedding Photographer for capturing the beauty of the day. To see more of Romain’s work, check out his profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world!

 

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French Bohemian Wedding at Les Domaines de Patras *

French Bohemian Wedding at Les Domaines de Patras *

Every wild and free-spirited fiance needs to see Sanddy and Simon’s boho wedding at Les Domaines de Patras! Their French wedding–put together by Daylove Events–has everything from dramatic floral arrangements put together by Menthe Sauvage to vintage rugs and colored smoke bombs. We’re obsessed with Sanddy’s custom-made Elise Martimort gown that she paired with another customized piece—an incredible leather jacket for the end of the night.

See Free People meets the French countryside below with the gorgeous photos that Les Bandits captured.

The Couple:

Sanddy and Simon

The Wedding:

Les Domaines de Patras, Solerieux, France

A Custom-Made Wedding Dress

I wanted to feel like myself, so I chose a simple dress without lace or embroidery. The dress was very airy, and it suited my style (plunging neckline, slit up the leg, wide openings under the arms). My inspiration was the dress worn by Edita Vilkeviciute during her wedding in Italy. So I decided to have a custom dress made. After giving her an idea of what I wanted, Élise Martimort–the designer–gave me a sketch in 3 minutes during our first meeting. I knew it was my dress. It was completely unique! I wore it until the end of the night. I didn’t want to change my outfit! You only wear your wedding dress once, so I wanted to make the most of it.

Bohemian Wedding Day Vibes

For the decorations and style of our wedding, Simon gave me carte blanche. He trusted me completely and knew how much I wanted to plan it. I wanted a kinfolk/boho style for the decor–with fresh and dried flowers, lots of plants, and wood. Refined and modern style was the focus.

Why Les Domaines de Patras

We live in Paris, and we were looking for a venue in the south of France. Thanks to our wedding planner–Daylove Event–we found the perfect place, Les Domaines de Patras. From the first time we saw it, we knew. The place is magic! The owners, Kety and Eric–so adorable–make the place feel so warm. The barn–our reception location–matched the style of our wedding perfectly. It didn’t require much decoration. It was perfect for dining and partying. We wanted the majority of our guests to stay at the wedding venue, which was possible thanks to Les Domaines de Patras’ guest rooms.

The Wedding Favors

We had a hangover kit prepared for each guest. For a three-day long wedding, this kit was handy. On the dinner table, women received a small vial of olive oil, and men got a small jar of honey. For my wedding party and our mothers, we had a glass bell made with various dried flowers inside.

The Wedding Team:

Photography & Videography – Les Bandits
Event Planning – Daylove Event
Venue – Les Domaines de Patras
Floral Design – Menthe Sauvage
Catering & Cake – Entre Amis Traiteur
Live Music – The Beau Ties, Jane Acoustic Duo
Invitation Design – Cotton Bird
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Billy and Clyde
Wedding Dress – Elise Martimort
Groom’s Apparel – Faubourg Saint Supplice
Rings – Mauboussin
Rentals – Velvet Rendez-Vous

Congratulations to Sanddy and Simon on their boho wedding at Les Domaines de Patras! And thank you to Les Bandits for sharing their special day with Junebug. To see more French boho wedding inspo, check out Ismaëlla and Aurélie’s Kinfolk-Inspired Wedding at Ferme Gerquesalle!

 

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Parisian Burgundy Autumn Wedding at Cercle Suédois *

Parisian Burgundy Autumn Wedding at Cercle Suédois *

Trips to Paris are always a good idea. Any destination wedding as gorgeous as Piper and Tarek’s has us pulling out maps and packing bags to escape to faraway places. With the glowing Eiffel Tower as a backdrop and the dark burgundy color palette, this Parisian autumn wedding at Cercle Suédois will make you fall in love. 

Elodie at La Petite Agence brought the couple’s cultures and personalities together in this gorgeous ceremony from start to finish. Thankfully, Anais from Moonrise Photography captured all the details of this ceremony. Keep scrolling to see how magical this Paris wedding truly was. 

The Couple:
Piper and Tarek 

The Wedding:
Paris, France

Personalized Wedding

The most important thing to us was keeping the wedding very “us.” We didn’t want to follow too many rules, guidelines, or keep anything too traditional. Any opportunity to highlight our personalities—through decor, outfits, music, and details—we took. We even invited everyone to the dance floor after one minute of our first dance. What better way to celebrate our new union by inviting everyone we love to do the first dance with us? Our best friend, Jean, was the officiant and he read the ceremony and translated the vows in both English and Lebanese.

Two Cultures Came Together At Cercle Suédois

Since Tarek and I met in Paris, but are from opposite sides of the world, we really wanted to blend all of the cultures together. We blended French, Lebanese, and American ideas and traditions into the whole day. The most memorable part of the evening was seeing both sides of the family—who had just met—dancing together.  Seeing both sides of the family having a fantastic time with both American and Lebanese music was so much fun. Having guests from many corners of the Earth celebrate with us is something we will never forget.

Wedding Fashion In Paris Is A Must

Since it was almost winter, I wanted to wear a long-sleeved dress and I found the perfect one at Bridal Boutique in Lewisville, Texas. For my overall look, I wanted a slightly smokey makeup look and retro waves. The jewelry was a mix of old and new pieces. My earrings were a gift from Tarek years ago. The other pieces included an antique necklace from my grandmother, my mother’s garter, and my late father’s bow tie—which was wrapped around my bouquet. Tarek had a custom burgundy suit made at Massimo Dutti. He is very fashionable, so a regular black suit wouldn’t cut it. His outfit included a smoking jacket with black satin details and slim-cut pants. The groomsmen wore black suits with matching burgundy bow ties and pocket squares. My bridesmaids wore any full-length dress they liked, and they coordinated colors by pairs—two green, two black, and two burgundy.

Wedding Advice From The Bride

Definitely hire a planner for day-of coordination! Having a team handle the details of setting up and coordination really took the burden off of Tarek, me, and our family and friends. We could then enjoy every moment of the day at Cercle Suédois without worrying about if things were going as planned or not—we just had to make sure we were on time!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Moonrise Photography
Event Planning – Elodie at La Petite Agence
Ceremony Venue, Reception, & Catering – Cercle Suédois
Floral Design – Reflets Fleurs
Cake – Gabriel Pastry Art
DJ – DJ Antonin
Videography – Miryana Slivenska
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Modern Beauties
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero
Groom’s Apparel – Massimo Dutti

Congratulations again to Piper and Tarek on this beautiful Parisian wedding! A huge thank you to Moonrise Photography for both capturing and sharing this unforgettable ceremony with us. If you’re ready to plan your own Paris wedding, check out this Paris elopement and this dreamy Parisian countryside wedding.

 

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This silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime *

This silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime *

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime
Photos by Daria Lorman Photography

Offbeat partner: Nelda

Offbeat partner: Klaas

Date and location of wedding: (Four Seasons Hotel George V, the Eiffel tower, Alexander III bridge, and the Louvre in Paris, France — August 24, 2019

Our offbeat wedding at a glance: It was love at first sight at the supermarket in 1991 in the Netherlands. We got married on August 24, 1994. 25 years later we decided to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary in Paris for a few reasons…

Firstly, being grateful for 25 years of married life. In 2018, my husband had a brain hemorrhage and we are grateful for his second chance in life. We wanted to celebrate this important date. And we were extremely happy to invite our best friends forever who were our bridesmaids and groomsmen at our wedding 25 years ago to celebrate it with us in the most romantic city in the world — Paris.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

Secondly, Paris is my favorite city in the world. It is so lovely and romantic. And my childhood BFF Jean from New Zealand dreamed to travel someday together to Paris. So we were very happy she joined our celebration with her husband Dave, as well as my other BFF Ellen from Netherlands with her husband, Robert. So it seemed an obvious choice to hold our romantic celebration in Paris.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

On a previous trip to Paris I met a passionate Parisian photographer, Daria Lorman, at the Louvre Pyramid during her photo session with a bride and groom. I immediately asked her card and one year later I emailed her to be our photographer. I was following her work and dreaming about the day she will take our photos in Paris.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

Tell us about the ceremony:
We didn’t have a ceremony, but we had a photo session, a High Tea, a lunch at the George V Four Seasons Restaurant, and a dinner in Le Café Marly all together.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

Tell us about the reception:
I wanted to surprise my husband with a vintage styled High Tea at the famous Alexander III bridge, which was perfectly executed by WOW Factory — a company recommended to us by our photographer. As my husband couldn’t tackle many hours of photography after his accident, this gave him comfort and made the photo session experience more easy and enjoyable.

It also made it more spectacular and fun. And we really enjoyed spectators around the area who congratulated us and wanted to take pictures with us.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding?
If you have an injury or a disability, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate love and dress up, look beautiful, and enjoy every single moment of your life. You just need to stay positive and find a trusted team of vendors, who can help you on the day and give advice and support.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

Vendors

Photography: Daria Lorman Photography • Makeup and hair: WOW Factory Paris • Shoes: YSL • Bride’s dress: Magbridal • Evening dress: Arzu Sonmez • Bridesmaids’ dresses: Hudson Bay, Rotterdam • Venue: Four Seasons Hotel George V

Gallery

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