Welcome to another wonderful week here at FWS, we are excited to share this glamorous black tie Chateau de Vallery wedding with you.
Beautifully planned by French Wedding Style vendor Luxe Paris Events, this beautiful affair is a feast for the eyes! With their guests traveling in from all over the world Neda and Andrew wanted to create a day to remember and with the help of Luxe Paris Events they did just that! They also supplied the sophisticated white blooms featured throughout their special day.
From their first date to their wedding day, Paris has featured heavily in their relationship, so choosing their venue Chateau de Vallery wasn’t difficult at all.
“Being an American bride planning a wedding in the French countryside from San Francisco and not speaking the language is a nerve-racking task. Our 80-ish guests were traveling from all over the world, so we wanted the wedding to be a celebration that lasted a few days that was both a one-of-a-kind, glamorous affair, but also deeply intimate and personal.”
“We knew we wanted our destination to be in or around Paris because for our first Valentine’s Day, Andrew surprised me with a trip to Paris. We also love French cuisine, wine and culture so it was a natural fit!”
“Andrew and I both have very demanding jobs so we knew shortly into the planning process we needed a planner. We hired Billy Folchetti from Luxe Paris Events to make our dreams become reality. Billy is cut from rare cloth, and if you have the opportunity to be one of his clients, consider yourself lucky.”
“Our guests arrived the night before and we hosted a wine tasting and welcome dinner so the morning of the wedding was full of amazing energy and laughs as we all talked about the previous night’s events. The glam team arrived for me and my girls early.”
“I’m probably the only woman among my girlfriends who eagerly says that I would go through wedding planning all over again, and again, because Billy made the whole process personal and fun; he has incredible taste and vision while being super thoughtful about budgets- he knows when to splurge and when to make spendthrift recommendations.”
“Additionally his vendor lists contain some of the best service providers in the world- we had an absolute blast working with everyone from our hair and makeup teams to Lauren our photographer who’s photos are sublime to our videographers, Simply Lovely, who are just that!”
“Our ceremony took place on a grand lawn in front of the Chateau where the guest chairs were setup in two semi circles facing towards the middle. My fiancé and I (with our parents) walked in from either side of the semi circle and met in the middle, literally encircled by all of our favorite people (an experience Billy curated that could not have been more intimate)!”
“Just after dinner (and before the real party started) we escorted our guests outside for one last surprise – fireworks lit up the summer night sky and made everyone feel like they were living a fairy-tale.”
“Our wedding was literally the most fun, most personal, most memorable day of our lives. We owe a lifetime of happy memories to all of our loved ones who traveled from afar, to Billy, and to all of our vendors who shared and helped create our special day….”
Planning/Flowers/Coordination: Luxe Paris Events | Bridal Makeup/Hair and Maid of Honor/Mother of the Bride Hair: Harold James | Bridal Party Makeup and Maid of Honor/Mother of the Bride Makeup: Honorine Makeup Studio | Bridal Party Hair Styling: Trine Juel Hair & Makeup Artist | Photography: Lauren Michelle | Videography: Simply Lovely | Dress: Isabelle Armstrong | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom’s Tux: Spoon Tailor | Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Rings: Sasha Primak NY | Ceremony & Reception: Chateau de Vallery