When Dominic proposed to Vanessa’s with her Grandmother’s vintage wedding ring at a beautiful log cabin in Canada, it was only the beginning of their story, that ended with a romantic weekend wedding in Versailles France.
As Dominic is British and Vanessa French Canadian, they chose picturesque France as the middle ground to gather all their friends and family. Their beautiful ceremony was held at Chateau d’ Esclimont, a fairytale location nestled between Chartres and Versailles. They had a clear idea for their special day, a classic vintage romance inspired celebration with clean lines and charcoal grey palette highlights.
The enchanting backdrop of the lakes at Chateau d’ Esclimont hosted their wedding ceremony, while a drinks reception followed on the drawbridge across the moat. Guests sipped champagne in the unique location as they were serenaded by a string quartet.
Working with London based wedding planner Debra Mai, the reception was beautifully transformed with silver candelabras filled with roses, sweet peas and hydrangeas. The florals, both floor standing and the table centrepieces created a luxurious romantic atmosphere inspired by the classic French location.
Watch this stunning transformation and cinematic wedding film courtesy of the team from Filmatography.
Debra Mai: “What a pleasure it was working with this amazing couple! We enjoyed every moment of their 3 day destination wedding in Versailles. As you drive into the venue, overlooking the lake, it’s an absolute fairytale. We literally had all drivers stop as each guest arrived to take in the magnificent views as you rode in. The cuisine, music, ceremony and every last detail had been designed to really reflect Vanessa and Dominic’s perspective and their vision . Every guest we hear from after watching is still left in awe! What a dream experience…”
Let me count how many things I love about this wedding, Stephanie Allin is one of my favourite bridal wear designers, we all know I love black white and red colour schemes, who doesn’t love Louboutins and Chateau d Esclimont is magical!
Venue Chateau d’ Esclimont www.grandesetapes.fr/en/Chateau-hotel-esclimont/
Wedding Planner Debra Mai www.debramaiweddings.com/
Wedding Flowers & Decor Debra Mai www.debramaiweddings.com/
Wedding Dress Stephanie Allin www.stephanieallin.net/
Wedding Shoes Christian Louboutin www.christianlouboutin.com/
Bridesmaids Dresses Maid To Measure www.maidstomeasure.com/
Hair & Makeup Claire Ray www.claireray.co.uk/
Photography Franck Boutonnet www.franckboutonnet.com/
Videography Filmatography www.filmatography.com/
String Quartet Firebyrd String Quartet www.thefirebyrds.com
DJ Benjamin Norris
Macarons Laduree www.laduree.fr/