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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Fairytale Chateau Neercanne Wedding *

Fairytale Chateau Neercanne Wedding *

Fairytale Chateau Neercanne Wedding

One look at their wedding venue made Kristina and Gerwin fall in love—for good reason. Their Chateau Neercanne wedding was a real-life fairytale set at a gorgeous castle in the Netherlands. 

Event planner Nikki de Lang Wedding & Events added simple yet elegant decor and used the castle’s grounds to create a unique ceremony seating arrangement. On top of that, floral designer Moon Daisy dressed up the space with elegant arrangements, including a floral drenched circular arch, using soft blushes, eucalyptus, and gold details. 

To make the wedding even more special, Gerwin’s brothers, sisters, and dad recited a Dutch tradition in their Armstrong clan tartan. Get ready to see a fairytale wedding come to life with photos captured by Ik Trouw van Jou.

The Couple:

Kristina and Gerwin

The Wedding:

Chateau Neercane, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Something Old and Something Borrowed

For the “something borrowed”, one of my girls gave me a pin to borrow and then handed me “something old,” which was a bridal locket with my and my late grandmother’s picture in it! My grandmother was a mother figure to me. I was so touched by this, I couldn’t stop crying. So we pinned the locket to my bouquet so she was there. She blessed our day with sunshine and love.

Planning A Wedding During A Pandemic

We wanted a weekend wedding to accommodate everyone. Due to COVID-19, we needed to make it even smaller. So, we had to be strict with the guest lists—only direct family and closest friends. Ultimately, we were so happy with our 50 guests! The whole weekend gave us quality time with each other and we didn’t feel so rushed.

Created A New Wedding in 8 Weeks

Our original wedding venue burned down eight weeks prior to our wedding. We set this almost-brand-new wedding in those eight weeks! We wanted an entire weekend celebration, so we had to arrange new locations for everyone, change the invitations, and everything that goes along with changing venues. However, the details of the wedding were phenomenal— handwritten name cards, custom-made logos, and doorposts in our guests’ rooms.

Only Had Eyes For One Another

The ceremony was the most transcending moment of the wedding. We debated for so long on whether we were going to say our vows in front of everyone or not. We both felt so insecure, but we’re so happy we did. You could say we were in a bubble all day—we only had eyes for one another. Saying our vows to each other that day was so magical.

Advice From The Bride

Enjoy the wedding planning process, but also make a plan B and C. Spend the time to think about what is needed to have and nice to have and agree on that together. Finally, we built a few moments of alone time during the wedding and that was amazing. We used that time to just be alone together and take it all in.

Why A Chateau Neercanne Wedding?

We initially didn’t choose this venue. We had another venue in Belgium, which burned down eight weeks prior. We were so devastated but when we saw this location we just forgot about the other location. It was meant to be! Due to COVID-19 and a lot of cancellations, we were able to keep our wedding date too.

The Wedding Team:

Photography + Videography – Ik Trouw van Jou
Event Planning – Nikki de Lang Wedding & Events
Venue – Chateau Neercanne
Floral Design – Moon Daisy
Cake – Sugarlips Cakes
Officiant – Taco Willems
DJ – De vriendelijke DJ
Live Music – Simon Feenstra
Makeup Artist – Marion Bridal Hair & Make-up
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Groom’s Apparel – Michael & Giso

 

Congratulations to Kristina and Gerwin on their fairytale Chateau Neercanne wedding. Thank you to Ik Trouw van Jou for capturing and sharing this day with us. For more fairytale-like wedding inspiration, check out this magnificent fairytale Colony 29 wedding and this naturally beautiful French Chateau de Varennes wedding.

 

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Glamorous Outdoor 60s Inspired Wedding *

Glamorous Outdoor 60s Inspired Wedding *

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Embroidered bridal denim jackets, disco balls, and a bold, orange color palette—talk about a totally groovy wedding. Golden Vibes Photo and her talented team of wedding vendors made their 60s inspired wedding dreams come to life! Together, they took inspiration from the “flower power” era then blended retro and modern elements together.  

To add to the groovy glamorous vibe, one of the brides wore a lace, wide-leg jumpsuit paired with a Bridget Bardot-type hairstyle. The other bride rocked an off-the-shoulder lace wedding gown paired with bold, rainbow earrings—very Stevie Nicks-inspired. While the wedding day fashion was—dare we say—bitchin’, the floral tambourines really made this wedding unique and inspiring.

These totally pin-worthy images captured by Golden Vibes Photo may have you thinking about a decade-inspired wedding, so feel free to Pin this one for later.

The Talented Team:

Photography – Golden Vibes Photo
Event Planning – Magical Events By Yami
Ceremony Venue – Woodward Heights
Floral Design – Ezai Floral Design
Catering – Amy’s Culinary Adventures
Cake – Sweet Crumb Cakery
Invitation Design – Michelle Tieu
Makeup Artist – Painted by Lupita
Hair Styling – Claudia Pinto
Wedding Dress – Handmade By Yamileth
Bridal Jackets + Vow Books – Yami’s Magical Creations
Rentals – Rustic Yard Events
Videographer – White Dress Cinema
Signage – Rustic Rentals LA
Cookies – Sugarburst Party
Blankets + Pillows – Party Mood Rentals
Rainbow Earrings – Lulupo Designs
Hoop Earrings and Bracelets – Hayden B Jewelry
Rings – Kristina Wright Jewelry
Place Settings and Vintage Furniture – Oh So Pretty Vintage
Mobile Bar – Copper + Moon
Popsicle Cart – Pops of Magic

 

Thank you to Golden Vibes Photo and their talented team for creating this 60s inspired wedding and sharing it with us. Check out our guide on how to plan a unique wedding that’ll match any vibe, or decade, that you love!

 

Incredible Fairytale Colony 29 Palm Springs Wedding *

Incredible Fairytale Colony 29 Palm Springs Wedding *

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The minute you step foot in Palm Springs, it feels like you’ve been transported back to the 50s. Vanessa and Lawrence leaned into those retro vibes for their Colony 29 wedding. With the help of planner Details Darling, the couple transformed the desert oasis into a vintage fairytale. The dreamy hotel was decked out in large floral arrangements and dried palms from Joy of Bloom Florals, mid-century signage, neon lights, and the lovebirds’ signature quote, “I f*cking love you.”

If that wasn’t enough, the couple chose to drive around in a vintage 1962 Thunderbird convertible, have their first dance to “I’ve Got A Crush On You” by Frank Sinatra, and had signature cocktails named after their favorite travel destinations. Talk about leaving no detail untouched. 

Thankfully they hired Kaylee Chelsea Photography to beautifully capture every special moment–from an adorable first look to an epic drive off into the sunset. So keep scrolling to see these blast to the past “I do’s.”

The Couple:

Vanessa and Lawrence

The Wedding:

Colony 29, Palm Springs, California

The Groom Helped Pick Out The Wedding Dress

I knew I wanted to feel like a princess but also wanted to have a playful feel that would be elegant but fun. What that looked like, I had no idea. I tried on over 40 dresses with my maid of honor but none seemed to be “the one.” Because we were together for over seven years, we both wanted to be involved in each other’s fashion and beauty looks. I invited Lawrence to Kinsley James Couture Bridal to help with dresses. When I came out in my first dress, Lawrence said, “you look like a princess,” and I knew it was “the one.”

Why A Fall Colony 29 Wedding 

On October 10, 2020, we said “I f*cking love you” for a lifetime in a desert oasis amongst our closest family and friends. 10/10/20 was an extremely special date since 2020 marked our ten-year anniversary. And Palm Springs was an easy destination choice since we visited it yearly for my birthday. Once the breathtaking Colony 29 doors opened into a secluded, magical, and fairytale-like environment filled with roses, bougainvilleas, cacti, butterflies, hummingbirds, roadrunners, and the most stunning historic artist colony scene, Lawrence looked at me and said, “I think this is it.”

Incorporating Small Personal Details Throughout The Day

Since we met on the Match.com dating site, we decided to use matches for guests to find their seats. Surrounding the matches was a beautiful expression of our love story in white and gold metallic script. “I met my match” sat across from “and I f*cking love you” since Lawrence proposed to me using a jewelry dish reading those same words in gold script.

 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kaylee Chelsea Photography
Event Planning – Details Darling
Venue – Colony 29
Floral Design – Joy of Bloom Florals
Catering & Cake – Miho Catering
DJ – Dart DJ
Live Music – Gemini Strings
Videography – Iron & Fern
Invitation Design – Wildhouse Ink
Makeup Artist – That Goddess Glow
Hair Styling – Brooklyn Cardenas
Wedding Dress – Angel Rivera Couture
Groom’s Apparel – JB Clothiers
Rentals – Witty Rentals

 

Congratulations again to Vanessa and Lawrence on their fairytale Colony 29 wedding! We’re so thankful that Kaylee Chelsea Photography was there to capture their special day. If you’re looking to tie the knot in a U.S. destination wedding like Vanessa and Lawrence, kick off your planning by considering one of these cool cities

 

Glamorous Wonderland In Uluwatu Bali Wedding *

Glamorous Wonderland In Uluwatu Bali Wedding *

You know when it’s a wedding planner’s turn to plan their own wedding, it’s going to be good. So you can bet that Maggy and Filippo’s Wonderland in Uluwatu wedding was the epitome of beauty. In these tropical “I do’s“ –from the seaside ceremony with pampas grass and florals from Classy Decor ID to a laidback reception under the stars—there was no detail untouched.

And while we could go on and on about how chic this Bali lovefest was, we figured we’d let their photographer Selene of ManiSol Weddings do all the talking!

Selene of ManiSol Weddings On The Bali Destination Wedding

Maggy is a wedding planner, and she designed the whole day herself. She even designed her wedding dressand all the dresses for the wedding party–which were then sewn by her sister Beatrice. They had an ocean-front ceremony and an informal picnic-style reception. It was actually a three-part wedding–including this first event in Bali, a reception in Jakarta where the couple lives, and the third wedding in Modena, Italy.

The couple got ready in Villa Lalaland, where they had the first look as well. An Indonesian tradition has the bride and groom exchange the boutonniere and bouquet during the first look, and I found it super sweet! After portraits at the villa, we headed to the ceremony. The ceremony was held in English, Italian, and Indonesian, and it was really beautiful and heartfelt! I loved the picnic reception as well. It was such a perfect idea for that venue. The wedding band sang throughout the reception, and the bride sang a song as well (for all three weddings). It was a perfect mix of tropical and chic!

The Couple:

Maggy and Filippo

The Wedding:

Wonderland in Uluwatu, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

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A Handmade Wedding Dress

I designed my entire wedding outfit from scratch, including buying the fabric and picking the material. I worked closely with my sister, who is a fashion designer, to put every single floral detail on the gown. Then, with the help of my sister’s dedicated seamstress team, we managed to finalize the exact dream dress and shoes that I wanted.

Why A Wonderland In Uluwatu Wedding

I came across a few places in the area I liked and contacted them one by one to get an idea of their prices. After sorting them out based on the wedding budget, we managed to narrow it down to three options. We then flew to Bali to visit those venues–which I think is very important. Funny enough, when we visited our venue, it was still under construction, so we were basically their first client. But I saw the potential right away and with a good bargain, we went for it.

Putting Together The Wedding Budget

The first step I recommend when putting together a wedding budget would be doing a little research on the three most significant costs for the wedding–venue, catering, and decor. I knew exactly what I wanted and finding out the estimated prices for these was how I started. From there, I discussed it with Filippo and we set a budget. We also put aside a good 15-20% for unexpected expenses. Remember that the number of guests will determine your budget, so a good tip for other couples out there would be if you don’t want to spend too much or have a tight budget consider an intimate wedding with just a few close families and friends.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – ManiSol Wedding
Event Planning & Invitation Design – The Unicorn Brides
Getting Ready Venue – Villa Lalaland Estate
Reception Venue – Wonderland Uluwatu
Floral Design & Rentals – Classy Decor ID
Catering – Oma Thias
Day of Coordinator – W the Organizer
Live Music – Lova Entertainment
Videography – Mario Lourdi
Makeup Artist – Mutia MUA
Hair Styling – Sita MUA
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Lithe Atelier
Groom’s Apparel – SAS Designs

 

Congratulations again to Maggy and Filippo on their Wonderland in Uluwatu wedding. We’re so thankful that ManiSol Weddings was there to capture every well-thought-out detail of the special day. Before jet-setting off on your own magical destination wedding, be sure to check out these etiquette tips you need to know!

 

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