Winter Romance in a French Castle

Published by Claire Gould on

We’re thrilled to share some beautiful French wedding inspiration with you this morning. The theme is wintry and beautiful with pops of warming reds and berries. The location is a dream château in the south of France. The love is real from gorgeous couple Romane & Loïc. Perhaps this beautiful, relaxed photoshoot will inspire some of you to choose a destination wedding in France!

Thank you to Anaïs, wedding planner at Wed’Love for her words, to French wedding photographer Sylvia Calmet, and to the talented team who brought this wonderful photoshoot to life!

Venue : Château de Taradel @chateautaradel
WP : Wed’Love
Officiant : Entre nous
Design : Pièces Uniques @piecesuniqueslocation
Flowers : Floral Factory @nikofloralfactory
Furniture : Wedding Event 83 @weddingevent83
Main Photographer : Sylvia CALMET @sylviacalmet.photographe
Second shooter : Boudoir Boundaries @boudoir_boundaries
Videographer : Manon VALLE @vm.manon
Hair stylist : Coiff’Event 83 @coiffevent83
Suit : Elegance Tailor @elegance.tailor
Dress: Aude LAUZAC @audelauzac
Veil: Manon PONSON @manon.ponson
MUA : Line Beauty MUA @line_beauty_makeup_institut_
Cake / Pastries : Entre Nous Cake Factory @entrenous_cakefactory
Champagne : Charnay Boutroy @champagnecharnayboutroy
Stationery : Encres & Nuances @encresetnuances
Jewellery : Les Alchimistes @les_alchimistes_joaillerie
Nails : Bar à Ongles & Institut 8ème @baraongles_institutdu8eme
Couple : Romane & Loïc

“A wedding proposal found hidden in a fortune cookie is the inspiration for a gourmet and romantic wedding photoshoot.

A wine castle dating from 1788, the Château de Taradel is located in the town of Taradeau in the South of France. This castle is a little gem in the heart of the Var because it has never been photographed before. During her research, Anaïs, was lucky enough to find this castle to host the photoshoot “Winter Romance in a French Castle”.

Located on a 25 hectare plot, this unusual castle offers 8 rooms to welcome your guests during a wedding. In the heart of the Var, in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region, this castle is surrounded by vineyards famous for the best quality Rosé wine.

The main idea of this inspiration shoot is to show that more and more UK couples are looking for exclusive places for micro weddings abroad.

Accompanied by Carole, ceremony officiant (Entre nous), we created a custom-made ceremony with unique details including the Tibetan singing bowl.

The design for the photoshoot was entrusted to Nadège from Pièces Uniques, the key words being a winter and gourmet atmosphere. With Niko Floral Factory, they created a custom-made set around the colors green, red and white. A reminder of the approach of the holidays where red finds all its importance to raise the tones of winter.

The tableware, glassware and cutlery were all found and selected by Pièces Uniques. The tableware is antique, as if it came straight out of our grandmothers’ dresser, which is totally in keeping with the Château de Taradel.

The stationery was created by Virginie from Encres et Nuances, known for the quality of her high quality work and her calligraphy. She realized a totally custom-made stationery suite with winter colours and sprigs of fir.

It was clearly important to have gourmet elements to match our theme. We selected Pauline from Entre Nous Cake Factory, who made various sweet pieces and a sumptuous wedding cake.

The beautiful images are by talented fine art wedding photographer Sylvia Calmet. For us, it was important to choose a photographer who knew how to create indelible memories for our bride and groom and who knew the English style we were looking for in this shoot. Sylvia formed an excellent team with Manon Valle who created a teaser of this beautiful day so that the location and the different moments of the day are highlighted.

Romane’s dress was created by talented stylist Aude Lauzac. With her experience in the houses of Chanel & Lacroix, she was able to imagine the dress in a winter style, enhanced by a bolero in fake fur. Line Beauty Make Up Artist did the bride’s makeup in a very elegant way and highlighted the mouth. Hair was done by Haingo from Coiff’Event 83, well known in our area for her experience and quality of work.

Loïc is dressed in a blue tuxedo from Elegance Tailor, known in the Var for his way of dressing men in a chic way.

For the jewellery, we worked with a renowned artisan jeweler from Aix-en-Provence, Les Alchimistes, who has been creating jewellery for many years.



Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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