Real Life Wedding: 3 Day French Wedding – Part 2

Today is the second part of Jessica and Chetan’s 3 day french wedding in France at Chateau d’Esclimont, yesterday they shared with us part 1 the pre wedding celebrations.  Jessica takes us through the planning for her and Chetan’s wedding:

“Chetan and I wanted our wedding to be extremely personal and a true expression of us, so all of the little details had much thought put into them — making each and every one a true labor of love.  Most everything was made by us if it could be — from antiqued photos tied with vintage ribbon inserted into the save-the-dates, to hand tied invitations, to the Chateau history written by Chetan, to the pillows and throws for the ceremony/dinner decor made by my mother and I, as well as the table identifiers and other decorations.”

There are so many wonderful elements to this wedding and I found it extremely hard to cut down the choice and not post all of the stunning wedding photos by Janis Ratnieks!  I love the narrative that comes through in the photos and throughly enjoyed putting this post together. 

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Please see below for a list of the suppliers involved in the wedding and I would love your comments.

monique trulove --wedding blogger


Chateau d’Esclimont

Janis Ratnieks

Wedding Dress:
Vera Wang

Accessories & Shoes:
Bride necklace was Vera Wang
Pearl earrings were Tiffany’s
Wedding band and engagement ring are Harry Winston
Shoes are Manolo Blahnik

Custom made by Vashti de Verteuil in her store Gallery Vercon

Bridesmaids Dresses:
Ivory dress by ADAM (Adam Lippes)
Necklace and Bracelet by J.Crew

Nude dress by Zimmermann
Necklace –  by J.Crew  pearls embellished by bride with tulle ribbon
Bracelet – made by bride

Pink dress by  Zimmermann
Headpiece & Bracelet – made by bride with Swarovski crystal

Lavender dress by Oscar the Third
Headpiece & Bracelet – made by bride with Swarovski crystal

Groom’s Attire:
Morning suit by Amber Doyle at Against Nature Atelier

Frédéric Garrigues

Cake or Dessert:
Wedding Cake by Sugarplum Cake Shop
Macaroons by Ladureé

Ceremony: italian musicians
Band: The French Cookin’ Blues Band (New York based)
DJ: Artmonie (Paris)

Ceci New York

Wedding Planner:

Beth Helmstetter

Make-up and Hair:
Make-up: Sanni Sorma
Hair: Sonja of Hair Sweet Home

Chateau d’Esclimont

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