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Fairytale Jewish Wedding Inspiration At A Famous French Chateau

LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION

No matter how much we adore the cooler, hipper, more modern wedding scenes these days – a castle wedding will always stop us in our tracks.

And just like the ostentatious nature of a classic French Chateau, this fairytale Jewish wedding inspiration is above and beyond what we normally get from styled shoots these days.

As if the famous & opulent wedding venue wasn’t jaw-dropping enough, this wedding vendor team led by La Fête overlooked no detail for this editorial – including fun ideas like unique glass smashing pouches for a Jewish wedding, colorful confetti, drapery for each guests ceremony chair & over-the-top-gorgeous fashion.

Photographed by Divine Day Photography in the dreamy French Countryside, this gorgeous Jewish wedding inspiration will have us all admitting we’re princess brides on the inside.

LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION

From La Fête

The starting point for planning this shoot was the colour. We knew that we wanted to incorporate shades of purple, from dark to light, without being a completely monochromatic shoot. As time went on, we chose to focus on white as a dominant shade, with lilac for the bridesmaids’ outfits, gold accents and green, through our use of foliage.

Once the colour palette was set, we began to think of the style of shoot we wanted to create. Because of our French heritage, we have always been immensely inspired by our country’s history and after seeing a piece of lilac Toile de Jouy fabric, we were set on a regal theme, with Louis XVI and Napoleonic inspirations.

LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION

The Venue

We began researching châteaus in France and came across Château Challain: immediately we knew that this fairy tale castle needed to be the backdrop to our project. As well as the château itself, we had access to the grounds, which was perfect to stage our ceremony. Château Challain’s team were truly instrumental in making our vision come to life.

LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION

The Dress & Attire

When it came to outfits, we wanted our bride and groom to be conservative yet unique, with the detail of our bride’s Katya Katya gown heavily inspired by the Victorian period, for a regal yet understated elegance. We chose for our groom to be in a traditional white jacket, paired with a black embellished kippah with silver thread. The bridesmaids brought the lilac touches we originally wanted in their embellished Motee Maid dresses, while the groomsmen contrasted in their navy blue and bright blue suits.

LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION

Accessories & Beauty

In keeping with tradition, we chose not to adorn our bride with jewellery for the ceremony. As for the bridesmaids, the only jewellery was simple hoop earrings and embellished hair accessories. After the ceremony, we added a pair of simple diamond disc earrings to our bride, which were discreet enough to not compete with her high lace collar.

We opted for a half updo for our bride, with soft, glamourous waves falling onto her shoulders, for a natural yet coiffed feel. For her makeup, we wanted to mark her beautiful eyes with a copper-toned smoky and plenty of mascara. Eva from Eva Beauty Art made sure to give our bride a flawless matte complexion, finishing it off with a neutral pinky brown lipstick. As for the bridesmaids, the makeup was naturally elegant and fresh, complemented by a softly waved bob with a headband and an elegant updo with an embellished comb.

LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION

The Flowers

The flowers supplied by Mister Brett Events at Château Challain were an integral part of this shoot. We opted to stick with a palette of white and green, including peonies, hydrangeas and roses.

LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION

The Tablescape

In order to not have a fully white table, which could look relatively stark in such regal surroundings, we opted to accent it with gold and greenery from the flower displays. The setting also includes snow white ostrich feathers hanging from the chandeliers, as a unique touch.

LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION

The Cake

In keeping with our overall theme, Dealicious Gateaux created for us a stunning three-tiered dove grey and white cake with piped lace detailing and cascading sugar flowers. We especially love the floral and elegant shape of the two bottom tiers.

LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION
LA FETE CHATEAU CHALLION

The Stationery

Our stationery by the fantastic De Winton Paper Co. combined both nature in the delicate floral border and the majesty of the venue, with a bespoke watercolour illustration of Château Challain. It was also key for us to include a ketubah in our photo shoot, which followed the floral and romantic theme of the day.

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