Champagne Tower at Chateau Lacanaud

Chateau Lacanaud at night illuminated by uplights

Looking to celebrate your big day with traditional French flair? Try the three C’s – Champagne Tower, Cellist and Croquembouche!

For this inspired shoot Karen from Perfect Day by Karen & Jenny from Fairy Fleur came together to showcase a stunning Autumn wedding in France…

Brides dress hangs in doorway of white room

Bride walks around bathtub in pink silk robe with the word "bride" embroidered across the back

Bride is standing in doorway framed by green silk curtains and is playing with the bottom of her veil hanging in the doorway

Bride holds her dress up in the air on the hanger wearing pink silk robe

Groom waits before wedding ceremony in green walled room of Chateau Lacanaud sitting on the arm of a lounge

Groom in navy blue suit sits with one leg cross and arms outstretched on cream lounge in green room of Chateau Lacanaud in France

“This styled shoot was held at the stunning Chateau Lacanaud which is located in the picturesque Dordogne region in the South West of France. This luxury French Chateau was chosen as it has so many picturesque spots across the 20 Acre estate.

With the addition of a lake and woodlands there is plenty of choice for every couple and each event during the wedding. This venue offers spectacular luxury while also feeling homely and warm. We also loved this venue as we could implement some amazing French traditions into the shoot.

Groom looks into camera with arms outstretched on cream couch framed by gold silk curtains

Bride has back turned in reflection through gold gilded mirror

Chairs and carpeted aisle in the garden of Chateau Lacanaud in Dordogne France

Burgundy, pink and eucalyptus floral arrangement in stone Medici vase

Cellist plays entrance music for bride wearing green skirt in garden of Chateau Lacanaud, Dordogne France

Groom at outdoor altar awaits his bride and looks down the aisle

The vision behind this shoot was to showcase a romantic wedding theme but that also flaunted elegance. The key colour theme was Merlot which was softened with pinks and copious amounts of foliage with the use of eucalyptus, eleagnus, and autumnal leaves.

We used a real couple to capture the true love at a wedding and to fully capture the romance.

Bride stands outside Chateau Lacanaud holding burgundy and white bouquet and smiles towards her groom

Bride walks down outdoor carpeted aisle on the grass toward her groom

Bride and groom hold hands for their vows in front of outdoor pool

bride and groom smile at each other after their vows are complete surrounded by burgundy floral arrangements

bride and groom lean in for a kiss in front of aqua outdoor pool

bride and groom smile up close to the camera - he has a navy suit on and she has an up-do and white dress

All the suppliers from the Nik Bridal Hair with the addition of Merlot velvet ribbon to the bride’s hair and Skin23’s beautiful use of Merlot lipstick in the first look and Merlot shimmery eyes on the second look captured the colour theme perfectly and pulled the theme together.

The theme was enhanced with the ceremony music and for this shoot a cellist was the perfect fit for a romantic elegant theme, Samantha Bramley provided wonderful music which was both modern and sophisticated.

bride and groom walk with dog on lead through the garden outside Chateau Lacanaud in Dordogne France

bridal table in the garden surrounded by daisies and dressed in merlot colours

abundant outdoor wedding table decorated with burgundy and pink floral arrangements and tableware

brides bouquet is laying on wedding table with burgundy flowers and table decorations and golden cutlery

Burgundy stationery with golden embossed lettering and butterflies by Smythson UK

bride and groom stand behind their outdoor wedding table adorned in white table cloth and burgundy and pink table decorations

bride and groom stand at wedding table in front of outdoor lake and tall green trees

The elegant slightly bohemian dress form Appelez Moi Madame was sophisticated and stylish but was still light and airy to keep the romantic feel to the day, which worked perfectly for the whole day from ceremony to evening with the change of hair and accessories also from Appelez moi Madame.

It was hugely important everything linked back to that first moment the guests would have known about the wedding with the stunning Merlot Invite from Smythson.

champagne bottles fill a 3 tier outdoor stone water fountain for wedding guests

flatlay image of a bowl of pink roses, 2 bottles of champagne, a pink picnic rug and eucalyptus leaves

bride and groom begin pouring champage into champagne tower at chateau lacanaud

Champagne Tower at Chateau Lacanaud

bride and groom laugh as they pour champagne into a champagne glass tower outside chateau lacanaud

standing outside chateau lacanaud in dordogne france, bride and groom toast their wedding day next to fountain of champagne bottles

Jenny from Our Fabulous Things provided beautiful layered plates and a selection of both tapered candles and pillar candles for the table scape which was pulled together with the stand out decoration of this day which was the flowers. Everything from the full bridal bouquet  of peonies, roses, and the stunning Merlot hydrangea for the ceremony were all outstanding and fully captured the styling of the day.

Fairy Fleur used so many interesting flowers to name just a few cymbidium orchids, dahlias, anemones, amaranthus lisinathus, larkspur and celosia.

bride with side swept blonde hair and white pearl hair accessory pinned in

bride smiles and looks down at bouquet of burgundy and pink flowers

bride stands outside chateau lacanaud in france wearing white flowing bridal gown and holds burgundy large bouquet with long burgundy ribbons

For all weddings it is so important to make them your own and so for this shoot we showcased how you can use your much loved fur family.

We used Bertie which is actually the Chateau owners dog and he took his role of walking the bride down the aisle very seriously.

traditional french croquembouche at the top of the garden steps of chateau lacanaud

bride and groom smile as sparklers ignite on their croquembouche in the dark

bride and groom kiss in the sparkler light as they cut their croquembouche

As this inspiration was based in South West France it was essential to capture two of the current trends happening in weddings here. Firstly the magnificent Champagne Tower which adds a fun and showstopping moment to any drinks reception. We used a local method traditional from Domaine De La Tuilerie La Breille.

The other French tradition captured was the Croquembouche which Lucy Mckelvie did an wonderful job of creating, and with the sparklers again this was a great special effect to make the cake cutting a time to be remembered.

bride and groom descend garden steps of chateau lacanaud in france with back to camera

bride and groom hold hands as they cross the grass toward the lake at chateau lacanaud in dordogne, France

Married couple stand at the foot of steps outside Chateau Lacanaud in Dordogne France

This shoot was all captured by the amazing photographer Ala Breskaya and videographer Yann Blanc from WedStory who work in harmony with each other to capture stunning footage.”

 

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Planning and Concept & Styling Perfect Day by KarenCo-Styling & Rentals Our Fabulous Things | Flowers Jenny Fairbanks Flowers | Venue Chateau Lacanaud | Photographer & Videographer WedStory | Hair Nik Bridal Hair | Makeup skin23 | Dresses, Hair Accessories & Dressing Gown Appelez-Moi Madame | Cellist Samantha Bramley | Models Manon & PaulCroquembouche Lucy Mckelvie | Stationery Smythson | Dog Model Bertie the Golden Doodle | Groom Suit Izac | Champagne Tower Domaine La Tuilerie La Breille