What was intended as an inspiration editorial office in the French Château de Queille, turns very quickly (and lovingly) into a romantic escape right before our eyes! Ambre and Romain didn't think they'd ever have a real wedding because of the money, the coronavirus pandemic, and other personal reasons. However, they were more than happy to attend a photo shoot for fun.
Rubijoy Wedding Planning, Pattie Fellowes Photography and the other artists behind this inspiration knowingly flipped the script and produced the day like it was A + R's true kidnapping! Vows were exchanged and we blame the fascinating charm of the French countryside.
It is incredibly romantic, fascinatingly charming and will unfold right before our eyes …
Organza wedding dress
Our bride Ambre starts the dreamy day with this SKYE dress by Marielle Maury. The soft + romantic dress is made of crepe made of organic silk and silk, which is embroidered with organic cotton for the top. The knotted organza top with its large sleeves plays with transparency and softness … a dream fit for this Château elopement!
French country castle
The floral style Sarah Menager uses for this romantic elopement is inspired by the castle's stunning gardens. We love its wild nature – we blend in with the whimsical beauty of natural gardens. The soft, subtle contrasts of dahlias and roses make our hearts sing!
The 18th century castle is a quiet and secluded place, surrounded by forests, meadows and a river. It is located on rocks and offers a breathtaking view! It's beautifully restored to preserve its history, but fresh + inviting, for good reason. Idyllic location for a wedding in the French countryside!
A wedding dress with movement
Annette Carr, the bridal hairdresser, creates a romantic boho updo for Ambres beautiful long red hair. For a nice contrast, delicate pieces of foliage + pink gypsophila are embedded throughout the style. And how this organza dress brings movement!
Romanesque chapel Elopement
A + R exchange vows in the Romanesque chapel from the 11th century. It looks especially magical and warm when lit with candles!
Ambre thinks about the day and writes: After this never-ending lockout period, this romantic escape was like a dream. Even after 10 years together, a wedding was never in our plans. However, we took the opportunity of this fantastic kidnapping to immortalize and celebrate our love.
Everything was organized as if it had always been there, waiting for us to find our way to this romantic place. The team was excellent, they included us in the planning, from choosing the wedding dress to flowers and our rings. They gave us a lot of privacy that day as if they knew what was going on. We are so grateful for this wonderful opportunity!
Picnic reception on the castle grounds
We are forever advocates of an outfit change, just like this lovely change to the HERA dress! The dress looks like liquid gold and is made of 100% linen – natural and ecological as well as very sophisticated. Perfect for that little picnic party after the kidnapping.
After dinner, the couple is served the wedding cake by Marie Arvidsson. Here is a light lemon sponge with layers of fresh raspberry coulis + lemon curd with meringue crumbs. In true French landscape fashion, it is decorated with seasonal lavender for a great sensation!
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Katy Fendall Designs leaves us with that bit of video magic.
Photography: Pattie Fellowes Photography // Name of the venue: Château de Queille, Sai nt-Quentin-la-Tour, Ariege, France // Planning: Rubijoy Wedding planner // Flowers: Sarah Menager // Wedding dress: Marielle Maury // Bridal ring: Bijouterie Mohedano // Hairdresser: Annette Carr // Make-up artist: Sarah Rees // Groom ring: Bijouterie Mohedano // Videography: Katy Fendall Designs // Paper goods: Cléo Lebrun – Atelier d & # 39; art // Cake: Marie Arvidsson // Linen rental: Marielle Maury // Hat: Chapellerie Emona, Carcassone // Jewelry: Distinctly Caitlin Designs