Inspiration Board: Fairytale Wedding

When a couple gets engaged there are many wishes, wish for their perfect wedding, wish for a long happy life together, wish for smooth planning or simply just wish upon a star for all their dreams to come true.  Every brides wishes for their wedding fairytale, but how about creating your very own fairytale wedding?

I love drama and theatrics and the romance of creating your own little wedding kingdom for you and your guests.  That’s not to say that a fairytale theme has to be in the style of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, but more a whimsical escapism where you will marry your prince charming.

With France’s vast array of castles and chateaus you can also hire your own magical kingdom as the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding.

chateau challain - french castle wedding

The Chateau de Challain is a romantic fairy tale Chateau, complete with pepperpot towers, ideally located in the Western Loire.  Chateau de Challain is the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding and can be hired exclusively, B&B, self catered or fully catered depending on your wedding needs.  A wedding at the Chateau is a turn key event with the wedding planner “Cynthia” managing all aspects of your desire and budget.

Designers have also be turning to whimsical enchantment for inspiration as Disney Fairy Tale romances, first told on the silver screen, unfold in a debut collection of spectacular wedding gowns by Alfred Angelo. The dresses reflect the style and sensibility of Disney’s iconic princesses fit for today’s sophisticated bride.

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Now no fairytale wedding would be complete without a glass slipper!  There are so many beautiful bridal and no bridal shoes on the market, but I love these Badgley Mischka sparkly gems, so stunning and would take the pride of place in any shoe collection.badgley mischka sparkly bridal shoeTo top off the fairy princess look I love this vintage inspired headband called “Gracie” from Jo Barnes Vintage, designed to sweep around the front of the head adding sparkle and glamour and adorned with Swarovski crystals.

jo barnes vintage - vintage wedding headbandsPhotography Craig and Eva Sanders

The belle of the ball is now set and with a few finishing touches, Cinderella and her guests shall go to the ball.

 fairytale wedding inspiration board

Necklace: Lunarrastar Jewellery; Bridesmaid Dress: Ted Baker; Cake: The Cake Parlour; Happy Ever After Sign: Not on the High Street; Candle carriage favour: The Wedding Duchess.

I hope all your wedding wishes come true and let me know if you are planning your own fairytale wedding.

monique trulove --wedding blogger

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  • Certainly agree that Chateau Challain is like a fairytale castle having shot a wedding there this summer – it took my breath away! Those shoes are amazing too – I think more brides should step outside the white shoe for their big day 🙂