Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A wedding in the French Countryside

Thank you to Dustjacketattic for pointing me in the direction of this unique and stunning wedding set in the beautiful French country side, just outside Paris.
The bride, Kelly d'Halluin (nee Kapica) was inspired by
an 18th-century pastoral festival,the fête champêtre for her wedding to Nicolas d'Halluin.

This vision came to life at the seventeeth-century Château de Breteuil, where three hundred guests enjoyed cocktails in the gardens, a candle-lit dinner at a single long table on the terrace and dancing in the Château's grand salons.

"Arty, decadent, a bit Oscar Wilde and Cecil Beaton with room for natural imperfection"
imagined Kelly who styled the event herself.

Stéphane Chapelle, a renowned floral designer mixed butterflies from Deyrolle, grouse feathers, orchids, ferns, mint, and peonies tied with antique ribbons to create the fantastic bouqet.

Crystal vases were filled with bouqets of
sweet peas, roses, mint, mushrooms, and dainty grass racemes gathered in leaf-lined crystal compote.

I personally love the dedication to the theme; the mint green with chocolate touches are carried throughout the styling of the whole day; the flowergirls pretty mint dresses with chocolate sashes, the place settings and even the grooms vest.

Image credit: Veranda via DustJacketAttic


Dea said...

after seeing this post... I WANNA GET MARRIED TOO!!! ...and I´m only 15... -.- So, what I want to say: what a beautiful post xxx

A-M said...

Oh isn't it just perfection! ... without being precious. I was married 13 years ago on the strictest of budgets but I think it was so timeless in style, I would not really change a thing if I did it all again today.... a few more flowers and wedding favours perhaps....and a bouquet like that one!!!!!! I set up a marquee next to my parents dam (dulcet tones of frogs croaking) on their property, did all the table settings/candelabras myself, catering company were friends and we created our own entertainment with wonderful performing friends. I will never get over my wedding day... it was perfect! Happy memories! A-M xx

Dustjacket attic said...

Ooo I knew you'd love it too! It's just so stylish and beautiful.xx