This inspirational wedding editorial takes us all the way to Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy, France. With delightful blue hues, gold warm tones and beautiful aesthetics, this really is a treat for couple’s looking for romantic & elegant wedding inspiration.
Planned by Sofia Weddings & Events and Victoria Amrose Photography, the shoot featured gorgeous real life couple, Melanie & Mattia, bringing romantic authenticity to the shoot.
Wanting to really showcase the beauty & grandeur of the chateau, Victoria Amrose says “Not only is the Chateau breathtakingly stunning from the outside, but inside there is an array of stunning rooms, most of which feature dual aspect windows meaning that the rooms are bathed in light, which is a dream for wedding photographers!
The imposing grand staircase was a particular favourite of mine as it offered multiple angles of shooting, and around the estate there are beautiful tree lined paths and abundant woodland offering endless opportunities for photos.”
The first bridal look was kept simple and elegant with Melanie wearing a chic ivory silk Christian Dior dress. The dress, which would be perfect for an elopement, features spaghetti shoulder straps and a pleated skirt which extends to below knee length.
For this look, make up was kept natural with a palette of nudes, beige & pink. And hair was styled down with one side swept up and back, held in place with a crystal embellished comb from Cassie M hair accessories.
A complete show stopper was used for the second bridal look. For this Melanie was dressed in a strapless blush Badgley Mischka ballgown, with a flattering sweet heart neckline. This was paired with some sparkly Christian Louboutin stilettos.
In keeping with the blush colour scheme, groom Mattia wore a burgundy velvet dinner jacket, with black formal trousers, a crisp white dinner shirt and black bow tie.
The third and final look was a sophisticated & glamorous evening look. For this, the bride wore an exquisite floor length gown by Claire Mischevani. Claire is well known in the UK for dressing British royalty, so this form fitting evening dress, full of shimmer and sparkle with a statement black bow, was perfectly suited and keeping with the opulence of the chateau.
The beauty team enhanced the bride’s day look with a darker, defined brown eye shadow, and a darker lip. The hair was styled up into a swept up French twist, and accentuated with a statement embellished silver hair band from Saint Beth Official.
To switch up the groom’s look he changed over to a stylish blue velvet paisley evening dinner jacket.
The Table Setting
The wedding breakfast table was set up in the formal dining room at the Chateau, and featured a beautiful fresh floral display at the end of the table & 2 unique floral centrepieces, all by Reflets Fleurs.
Running down the table was a grey hand dyed silk runner, vintage gold candlesticks and taper candles. Each setting was complete with crockery & silverware by the venue, silk napkins by Lancaster & Cornish, and a hand written name card by The Dandelion Art.
The Dandelion Art also designed a bespoke invitation suite which incorporated a stunning hand drawn illustration of the Chateau on fine art paper with torn edges and embellished gold leaf.
Hunkington House Kitchen created a square two-tiered iced wedding cake, which was decorated with a beautiful fresh flower cascade.
Victoria Amrose says,
“We had the most beautiful day at the chateau, it really is a wedding venue of dreams, and we hope that we were able to provide lots of inspiration for couples’ looking for a romantic and elegant chateau wedding in France!”
Wedding Dress Inspiration at Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy Snapshot
Wedding Dress Inspiration at Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy Vendors
Venue Chateau de Courtomer | Photographer Victoria Amrose Photography | Planner Sofia Weddings and Events | Day Dress Christian Dior | Ballgown by Badgley Mischka Bride from The Bridal Rooms, Uttoxeter | Evening Gown Claire Mischevani Couture | Bridal Shoes Christian Louboutin | Florist Reflets Fleurs | Hair Stylist Alinele Goupil Hair | Make Up Marine Letempsdunepeause | Hair Comb Cassie M Bridal Accessories | Hair Band Saint Beth Official | Ring Sarah Gauci Official | Cake Hunkington House Kitchen | Stationery The Dandelion Art | Models Melanie & Mattia