Tying the Knot at the Spellbinding Chateau de Tourreau
With evident inspiration from the colours and lifestyle of the Provence region, this French castle wedding is an example of a celebration that has been styled perfectly with its surroundings.
Our lovers – along with all of the decorations and featured elements – seamlessly became a part of the setting. After all, since the castle came first, the day’s aesthetic was chosen to best fit with this most magnificent of locations. The result – a wedding that looks as though it has come straight from the pages of a fairytale.
As you can imagine, an incredible amount of thought and an exceptional eye for detail went into making this happen. The two photographers, Jeremie Hkb and Christelle Naville, worked with a crack team of organisers to create an intricately detailed affair worthy of its location.
Unsurprisingly, the setting was an integral part of this styled shoot.
The team wanted a location that was undeniably Provençal and distinguished. When deciding upon a location, the Château de Tourreau was quickly identified as a must-have.
A historical monument in the heart of Provence dating from the 18th century with magnificent French gardens, this castle ticked all the fairytale wedding boxes.
To highlight the delights of living in the Provençal style, the team incorporated a touch of the local region wherever possible. They purchased locally made specialties—such as olive oil, calissons du roi réne, lavender, lemon liqueur from Menton and soaps from Marseille—to incorporate into the experience tickling all the senses.
The bridge in front of the castle was adorned with two large arrangements of cascading flowers. This reinforced the splendour of the path that leads up to the castle and provided a perfect photo opportunity for our couple. Florist, Laurent Renucci, also created a beautiful cascading arrangement at the end of the castle’s internal staircase.
The bride’s bespoke gown was specially created for this occasion by Marion Fera. The dress was designed to highlight the gorgeous forms of a woman with a subtle transparency. The fabrics were carefully selected to achieve an effect which was simultaneously hidden yet revealing, while still remaining indisputably elegant.
The three cornerstones of this wedding’s colour palette were white, cream, and gold. Building on these, the wedding décor remained firmly in the realm of soft and pastel colours.
The wedding designer, La blonde et le barbu (“The Blonde and the Bearded”) did an exceptional job of uniting the three separate spaces of the table, the cocktail bar and the wedding cake. To further create a continuous line between these three, colourful fresh cut fruit was artfully used as a decoration, which added elements of both originality and style to the aesthetic.
- Stationery products from Mathilde at Promesse Graphique were used to add special intricacies to certain spaces. This included everything from the wedding cake to the Provence-themed corner.
- Using fresh fruit (that is seasonal and local to the region) as a decoration brings a lovely, natural pop of colour.
- If your location is one which is notoriously beautiful, make sure that you take full advantage of this. There’s no need to gild the lily.
Wedding Planner: 2 Oui pour 1 Nom // Photographer: Jeremie Hkb // Photographer: Christelle Naville // Venue: Château de Tourreau // Wedding Designer: La blonde et le barbu // Coordination Workshop: M Agency Wedding // Wedding Dress: Marion Fera // Flowers: Laurent Renucci – Flowers by R // Stationery: Promesse Graphique // Wedding Cake: Les délices de Gladys // Rentals: Provence Classics // Jewelry: Sarah Aime Atelier // Decoration and Dishes: Joli Bazaar // Makeup Artist: Manon Lagadic // Furniture: Be Lounge // Bride: Virginie Garnerone // Groom: Sébastien Ducasse