Today we have some destination wedding inspiration at Chateau Fengari to share with you. A wonderful summer’s day in southern France gives rise to a photo shoot that is a collaboration between Chateau Fengari, photographer Bruce Smith Portrait Photographer and wedding dress designer Jo Fleming.
This styled shoot was inspired by the dresses of Jo Fleming, with their layers of silk, tulle and delicate embroidery, reminiscent of dresses of an era long forgotten, yet still modern and individual. From her amazing studio collection, dresses were chosen with their pastel colours echoing the warm tones of the stonework of the chateau. This informed the colour palette used for the entire shoot, with floral work by Silk Flowers France tying in the pastel and whites theme.
The day was captured by three talented professionals; Bruce Smith was lead photographer, Muriel Meynard was second photographer and Derek Rose was lead videographer. Bruce has years of experience as a portrait photographer, editorial and journalistic high fashion photographer and brought a very different feel to the shoot than your standard wedding shoot.
When planning the styled shoot, we used Pinterest to pull together a mood board of possible shots that we could recreate at the Chateau, and then worked with Wedding Planner Julia Hatton from Chatelaine Events to hone down our plans and make sure that we had all of the right suppliers with us on the day. We were lucky enough to have a choice of wedding dresses on the day, which meant that we could pick the dresses that went best with Charlotte’s delicate features. For the flowers, we opted for silk flower arrangements as we knew that the weather was likely to be very hot on the day and we didn’t want the risk of displays wilting.
The dresses themselves were so full of beautiful details, such as hand embroidered moon and stars so we felt that the make-up should be natural and minimal, to provide a fresh contrast and compliment the colouring. Claire Jones Make Up Artist created a wonderful natural look.
The venue is the stunning Chateau Fengari , which has opened its doors to weddings and events from the 2019 season onwards. Fengari is the perfect destination wedding venue, sleeping up to 20 guests in luxurious Château style, with every need catered for by our local team of suppliers. A bilingual wedding coordinator ensures that couples needs are well covered without the worry of linguistic difficulties.
Described by a guest as “a slice of heaven”, visitors can unwind in understated, elegant bedrooms; savour bespoke dining on the terrace, complete with home-grown ingredients and local Bordeaux wines; enjoy their own private yoga studio, tennis courts, swimming pool and lake; lose themselves in the twenty-two acres of gardens and woods, with miles of walks into the countryside beyond. This venue has everything a travelling couple could need for their perfect day.
The experience at Chateau Fengari is designed around optimizing personal well-being; the owners invite guests to make the chateau their private sanctuary; Chateau Fengari is emphatically a home, not a hotel. The belle époque hallways and oak-paneled salons echo to the laughter of the children, while well-loved family pets snooze in the midday sun.
For even more from this Destination Wedding Inspiration at Chateau Fengari check out this video created by videographer Derek Rose:
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Venue Chateau Fengari | Dress Jo Fleming Design | Photographer Bruce Smith Portrait Photographer & Muriel Meynard | Videographer Derek Rose Videographer | Florist Silk Flowers France | Hair and Make Up Claire Jones Make Up Artist | Catering Le Cochon Pendu | Entertainment Samantha Bramley – Cellista | Stationery Signed by Floret | Hire Rose and Frog Vintage | Model Mika Boudot & Charlotte Godfrey | Planner Chatelaine Events | Accessories Agnes Walker Jewellery | Shoes Coast and Koi | Groom Attire Gresham Blake