Real Life Wedding: 3 Day French Wedding – Part 2

Penned on November 11, 2011 in Real Weddings
Photography by Janis Ratnieks

Today is the second part of Jessica and Chetan’s 3 day french wedding in France at Chateau d’Esclimont, yesterday they shared with us part 1 the pre wedding celebrations.  Jessica takes us through the planning for her and Chetan’s wedding:

“Chetan and I wanted our wedding to be extremely personal and a true expression of us, so all of the little details had much thought put into them — making each and every one a true labor of love.  Most everything was made by us if it could be — from antiqued photos tied with vintage ribbon inserted into the save-the-dates, to hand tied invitations, to the Chateau history written by Chetan, to the pillows and throws for the ceremony/dinner decor made by my mother and I, as well as the table identifiers and other decorations.”

There are so many wonderful elements to this wedding and I found it extremely hard to cut down the choice and not post all of the stunning wedding photos by Janis Ratnieks!  I love the narrative that comes through in the photos and throughly enjoyed putting this post together. 

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Please see below for a list of the suppliers involved in the wedding and I would love your comments.

monique trulove --wedding blogger

Credits

Venue
Chateau d’Esclimont

Photographer
Janis Ratnieks

Wedding Dress:
Vera Wang

Accessories & Shoes:
Bride necklace was Vera Wang
Pearl earrings were Tiffany’s
Wedding band and engagement ring are Harry Winston
Shoes are Manolo Blahnik

Veil:
Custom made by Vashti de Verteuil in her store Gallery Vercon

Bridesmaids Dresses:
Taryn:
Ivory dress by ADAM (Adam Lippes)
Necklace and Bracelet by J.Crew

Stephanie:
Nude dress by Zimmermann
Necklace –  by J.Crew  pearls embellished by bride with tulle ribbon
Bracelet – made by bride

Marie:
Pink dress by  Zimmermann
Headpiece & Bracelet – made by bride with Swarovski crystal

Delphine:
Lavender dress by Oscar the Third
Headpiece & Bracelet – made by bride with Swarovski crystal

Groom’s Attire:
Morning suit by Amber Doyle at Against Nature Atelier

Flowers:
Frédéric Garrigues

Cake or Dessert:
Wedding Cake by Sugarplum Cake Shop
Macaroons by Ladureé

Entertainment:
Ceremony: italian musicians
Band: The French Cookin’ Blues Band (New York based)
DJ: Artmonie (Paris)

Stationery:
Ceci New York

Wedding Planner:

Beth Helmstetter

Make-up and Hair:
Make-up: Sanni Sorma
Hair: Sonja of Hair Sweet Home

Fireworks:
Chateau d’Esclimont