Blue wedding colour inspiration in a French château

25 Jul 2019

Incorporating the 'something blue' tradition, this shoot demonstrates how to add the colour to your wedding set-up

Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, founder and creative director of La Fête - multicultural wedding and event planning service - details the thinking behind this shoot entitled 'I Do In Blue'. 

Colour

The starting point for planning this shoot was the colour. We knew that we wanted to incorporate shades of purple, but naturally moved towards a dominant blue colour with crimson and amethyst accents.

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Overall style and inspiration

Once the colour palette was set, we began to think of the style of shoot we wanted to create. Because of our French heritage, we have always been immensely inspired by our country’s history and after seeing a piece of royal blue Toile de Jouy fabric, we were set on a regal and decadent theme.

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Venue

We began researching châteaus in France and came across Château Challain. We were able to use several parts of the property, from the château steps and formal dining room, to the tower for the ceremonial shots. 

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Groom outfits

We wanted our grooms to fit the colour scheme while retaining their own personal style, from the navy suit and patterned blue tie to the bright blue suit and pink tie. 

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Stationery

Our stationery by the fantastic De Winton Paper Co. combined both nature in the delicate floral border and the majesty of the venue, with a bespoke watercolour illustration of Château Challain.

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Cake

In-keeping with our overall theme, Château Challain created for us a stunning three-tiered royal blue cake complete with gold detailing, frame accents, edible pearls and sugar flowers.

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Table setting

As much as we wanted to keep the ceremony shots relatively simple, we chose to make sure that the reception looked as regal as possible with a matte gold cloth, polished gold cutlery, matching crockery, with a feathered mat beneath. The chair cushions were covered in electric blue fabric and the glassware, like the chandeliers hanging over the table, was cut crystal.

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Flowers

The flowers supplied by Château Challain were an integral part of this shoot. The arrangements in the ceremony shots were very purple with hints of pink, while the display in the dining room blended white, crimson and purple with foliage and branches, for a luxurious yet wild feel. 

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Get the look:

Planning/styling: La Fête
Photography: Divine Day Photography
Videography: Reel Love Films
Venue, cake, tableware and furniture: Chateau de Chaillan (cake by Dealicious Gateaux)
Stationery: De Winton Paper Co.
Floristry: Mister Brett Events
Hair and make-up: Eva Beauty Art
Ring: Renné Jewellery
Models: Christopher Pym and Sergio Vitorino

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