Retro Wedding at the Cathedral of Saint Louis des Invalides

Chateau Santeny Facade

Today, French photographer Marie-Charlotte shares with us the intimate retro wedding of Joy & William at the Cathedral of Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris.

red vintage wedding car

Bride in navy polka dot dress having hair styled for wedding

2 womens help bride put white low back wedding dress on

bride looks out french windows in white low back retro wedding dress

“I shot the beautiful wedding of Joy & William, at the Invalides in Paris, a wonderful vintage chic wedding.

groom in military uniform gets ready for wedding

Groom in military uniform looks out french windows

bride in retro dress and groom in full military uniform meet in french chateau

bride in retro low back wedding dress meets her groom in full military uniform at the window of a french chateau

Joy & William are two young people who met in High School. Joy was a law student and William completed his studies at the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (ESM, literally the “Special Military School of Saint-Cyr”).

Bride looks out the window of a red vintage wedding car

Interior of Cathedral of Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris

groom places ring on brides finger under watch of the priest

bride and groom walk back down the aisle of Cathedral of Saint Louis des Invalides after getting married

I immediately loved their beautiful complicity, their ease in front of me and love between them. They both love photography which has a very important place in their life. To them, it represents altruism, generosity but also the fact of transmitting the emotion of a moment.

bride and groom walk out of the church through a saber arch

bride in retro wedding dress kisses groom in full military attire at the end of a saber arch

retro wedding over, the bride and groom walk through the grounds of Cathedral of Saint Louis des Invalides

a kiss outside Cathedral of Saint Louis des Invalides

Joy and William celebrated their wedding in the wonderful Château de Santeny, near Paris. Le Château de Santeny, a castle of the XIXth century is a prestigious venue with classical architecture. It is the ideal place for couples who wish to have a chic and elegant wedding in a place full of history.

bride and groom kiss under bride's veil

groom in military uniform and bride in low back white retro wedding gown walk away from camera

Groom holds door to red vintage car open for his bride

bride and groom arrive to their wedding reception at chateau santeny

The ceremony took place at the Cathedral of Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris, home to the late Napoléon’s tomb. In contrast with many churches in Paris, the Cathedral of Saint Louis is light because of the white marble in its interior. Many flags hang from the walls and reflect the military background of this place.

bride and groom overlook the grounds of chateau santeny on the balcony

the grounds of chateau santeny from the balcony

newly weds walk into chateau santeny reception room

wedding favour of honey and a honey dripper

Joy wore a Mathilde Marie gown specially created for her. The dresses of Mathilde Marie reveal a contemporary bride, with subtle details borrowed from the past. Her dried bouquet was created by Les Herbes Hautes. Their rings were made by William’s Grand Father.

the back of the bride and groom at the wedding table through french windows

bride and groom cut their wedding cake (croquembouche)

bride and groom smile behind tower of champagne glasses

bride and grooms first dance

Chateau Santeny at night with lights on inside

It was such a pleasure to photograph Joy and William’s wedding. They are sweet and kind. I will always remember their wonderful wedding. I feel so lucky to shoot their wedding in such dream places, which had witnessed centuries of French history.”

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Photographer Marie-Charlotte Photographie | Venue Château de Santeny | Wedding Dress Mathilde Marie Creations | Florist Les Herbes Hautes | Shoes Minelli