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A Fairytale Wedding at Chateau Challain

Nestled in Western France, Chateau Challain is the ultimate location for the perfect fairytale wedding.

With architecture and grounds so beautiful it can make even the most sceptical of guests believe they have stepped into a dream.


With a nod to this year's wedding trends of detailed dresses and luxurious décor, this Jewish Fairy-tale wedding photoshoot at Chateau Challain had us all captivated.


While covering the shoulders completely, the beautifully traditional bridal gown manages to still be captivating with gorgeous embroidered flowers and pearls cascading down the décolleté. Fussier and statement gowns are on trend for 2020, while many of the style seen this year are also decidedly traditional and strikingly beautiful. The delicate lace and layers of fabric emphasise the romance of the occasion.



Opulent floral arrangements are kept simple but romantic in white, surrounded by a forest of greenery used both outside covering the chuppah and inside as table decor.


The confetti for the shoot at Chateau Challain is our very own wonderland mix, perfect for capturing that cascading confetti shot.


If you are planning a fairytale themed wedding don't forget to have a look at our other confetti options like Enchanted Woods. A combination of delphiniums and hydrangeas make up our signature mix - all hand-picked, natural and dye-free.


If you are looking for something a bit more vivid, we also have a signature mix of cornflowers and delphinium petals called Fairytale - perfect for any dreamy or whimsical themed wedding.


The interior of Chateau Challain exudes elegance, keeping the colours neutral with some foliage has added a classic traditional wedding look; it is the focus on details with the gold table settings which give an opulent and elegant feel.


Candles are a traditional way to enhance the ambiance of a wedding and a must in a characterful venue such as Chateau Challain. They are the perfect way to finish off any ceremony or reception space adding to the romance and atmosphere.


Good lighting is essential at any wedding, you need to be perfectly lit for those after dinner photographs!


If you are considering candles think about what type you need and what style would suit your wedding theme. If you are having a classic, fairy-tale or traditional wedding then white tapers like the ones above may be for you. If you are having a much more laid back, boho or country wedding putting tea lights in glass jars can be a charming way to illuminate your space.

If you would like to find out more about Chateau Challain you can visit the website here. For more fairy-tale wedding inspiration have a browse through our 'Fairy-tale Wedding Inspiration Board' on Pinterest.

Planner/stylist Charlotte Ricard La Fête

Photographer Sandra divinedayphotography 

Videographer Frances Madell Reel Love Films 

Venue Cynthia Nicholson Chateau de Chaillan

Stationery Harriet de Winton De Winton Paper Co.

Florist Helen Mister Brett Events misterbrettevents

Make-up & hair Eva Couturier Eva Beauty Art

Cake Dea Childe Dealicious Gateaux

Bridal Dresses Dorz Francz Katya Katya

Bridal Shoes Manolo Blahnik

Tuxedo Jacket Maddi Oliver Brown

Bridesmaids Dresses Rosanna Garden Motee Maids

Bridal Jewellery Arabella Checkland

Tableware & Furniture Cynthia Nicholson Chateau de Chaillan 

Smashed It! Pouch Karen Cinnamon Smashing the glass 

Confetti Shropshire Petals

Love as always SP X



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