Every bride would dream of a Chateau Saint Georges Wedding, it is the perfect venue for a wedding in Grasse. The castle is surrounded by 100-year-old trees and famous vineyards. There are covered patios, a stunning terrace, and a grand ballroom that will take you back in time. The space we loved most is the unique use of the observatory for this styled shoot!
Let’s hear from Anca Bartha as she shares a bit about the history of this town, why it attracts people from all over the world and see what is in store for the Wedding Royal® this October…
What better place to tie the knot then the beautiful sun-bathed French Riviera? Grasse is known as the World Capital of Perfume and has been attracting international guests for centuries. On the hills of this medieval town sits the Château Saint Georges. This historic castle opens its doors for a one-of-a-kind luxury wedding show, the Wedding Royal®, on 25th and 26th of October 2019. The history and location of the Château inspired this year’s theme of Wedding Royal® – “Parfums de reines”.
This gem of a venue is nicknamed a “Little Versailles” of the French Riviera. The Château was built in the second half of the 19th century by the famous Grasse perfumer Leon Chiris, the fourth generation of the great Chiris family, who created the most important and innovative perfumery in Grasse.
Leon Chiris was one of the most influential political personalities of his time. He welcomed Queen Victoria of England at the Château for long and quiet walks in the gardens, during her visit in Grasse in April 1891. He also created an exclusive perfume for the Queen!
For its first international edition, Wedding Royal® is honoring this venues heritage and this years guest country at the show is Great Britain. Therefore, the theme of a “Bridal tea party” came naturally as the inspiration for the event.
A queen. An extraordinary venue, Château Saint Georges. A renown city, Grasse. The theme set itself, the bridal tea-time.
Wedding Royal® is also the perfect showcase for future brides who want to live their dream of a princess wedding, and the 20-year-old Queen Victoria forever changed wedding fashion. The Queen made such a sartorial impression nearly 180 years ago that her example of wearing white is still considered mandatory by many traditional brides. The color choice had nothing to do with purity either. The Queen had chosen to wear white mostly because it was the perfect color to highlight the delicate lace of her gown.
Delicate lace, a light atmosphere, lots of greenery mixed with pastel colors, delicate porcelain for the table setting, macarons and cupcakes – the tone is set!
Olivia Marocco, a renewed French-British wedding photographer, wanted to break the rules of the classic wedding shoot and directed the models for a real fashion shoot: haute couture style with high fashion expressions. She let her creativity and sensitivity express themselves to bring a modern touch to the photos.
The conservatory of Château Saint Georges – itself of British origin – offers the perfect ground for a Five o’clock tea party. For the wedding show, we would like to propose to the future brides a royal wedding in a luxurious and timeless setting. As such, the conservatory transformed into the location for high-tea, of course!
The brides wore dresses and a veil from Belotti Couture and jewelry from Bojouterie Volterra. Dresses have been chosen to match the British style: elegant laces, long trails, and texture.
Déco & d’Harmonie and Maud Création Florale worked together to design the styling of the decor around the sofa and tea-time table. They focused their work on greenery and white flowers to create an atmosphere of an English garden. Both their talents combined brought this natural vibe to the shoot.
To highlight the refinement of the decor, they brought silver elements and fine porcelain to the table. The stationery has been created by Déco & d’Harmonie ; she followed the style of the British porcelain to create the concept of design and calligraphy.
In order to complete the setting table, we added macarons from Ladurée and cupcakes from Les Gâteaux Créatifs de Val to this tea-time party. We asked for sweets with very fresh and light colors, to follow the theme.
This Chateau Saint Georges Wedding shoot was the perfect blend of British and French history. We know the Wedding Royal will be an event to remember and Editor Laura, is looking forward to speaking and attending the event!
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| Venue Chateau Saint Georges | Planner Lifevents | Stylist Wedding Royal | Florist Deco&Harmonie | Florist Maud Creation Florale | Stationery Deco&Harmonie | Photographer Olivia Marocco | Bride Dress Belotti Couture | Accessories Bijouterie Volterra | Rentals Maison Options | Make Up Sophie Kilian | Hair Jennyfer Hillyard | Cakes Les Gateaux Creatifs de Val | Cakes Laduree |