A very happy Monday FWS readers, we hope you are looking forward to this brand new week? To help get this week off to a great start we are whisking you away to an 19th century chateau for a South West France wedding shoot.
Brought to us by Diane Kenyon-May from DKM Luxury Rentals, who specialises in finding secret and private venues for your unique day (or holidays) and, using her proven wedding planning skills, transforms them according to your wishes to provide an unforgettable event, this styled shoot brought together a wonderful group of wedding vendors from the Bordeaux area of southwestern France.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your own romantic Chateau wedding this styled shoot has everything you need, from a beautiful vintage wedding dress, wonderful floral displays by Chez Valérie Deco and tasteful styling by Louise Pickford, all captured effortlessly by destination wedding photographer Ian Wallace.
So without delaying you any further we’ll pass things over to Diane Kenyon-May from DKM Luxury Rentals who will be guiding us through this South West France wedding shoot…
“On a beautiful sunny day in South West France, our team put together a photoshoot exuding French Romance in an 19th Century Chateau situated near Bordeaux.”
“Chateau “Princess”, with 52 hectares of private grounds incorporating landscaped gardens, a swimming pool and tennis court, provided an idyllic location for an unforgettable wedding. All suppliers worked together to create a romantic atmosphere and showcased how beautiful and peaceful a French wedding can be.”
“The majority of the organisation was undertaken by Diane Kenyon-May from DKM Luxury Rentals. She specialises in finding secret and private venues for your unique day (or holidays) and, using her proven wedding planning skills, transforms them according to your wishes to provide an unforgettable event.”
“Louise, from Come Cook In France, our professional stylist and chef that worked for high end magazines such as Vogue, helped us set all the scenes and decoration. Without her the shoot wouldn’t have been as magical. Make-up and Hair were provided by Geraldine from L’institut GL and Eugenie Tastes. Both proved very professional, flexible and a pleasure to work with.”
“The vintage style dress and suit were lent by Sylvie from C’Mariage in Bordeaux and the beautiful flower arrangements were created by Chez Valérie Deco, with Valerie herself taking charge. Aude, the Chateau manager and Jay agreed to pose for us and made a lovely couple on the day!”
“The final result of the shoot couldn’t have been so lovely without Ian, an amazing photographer who has also worked with Vogue Magazine. France is such a unique and romantic place to have a wedding & our intricate knowledge of French Chateaux made Chateau “Princess” the ideal choice of venue.”
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19th Century Chateau For South West France Wedding Shoot Snapshot
Venue: Chateau “Princess” – DKM Luxury Rentals | Photographer: Ian Wallace | Planner: Diane Kenyon-May | Brides Dress: C’Mariage | Hair: Eugenie Tastes | Make Up: L’institut GL | Florist: Chez Valérie Deco | Grooms Outfit: C’Mariage | Stylist: Louise Pickford | Cakes: Come Cook In France