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An Elegant Wedding Photoshoot in France’s Loire Valley


December 11, 2023
Words by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of Jayce Keil

In the heart of the picturesque Loire Valley, where French villages whisper tales of romance, wines flow like poetry, and chateaus stand as regal guardians of history, a styled wedding photo shoot unfolded at the magnificent Chateau de Jalesnes. This enchanting collaboration was the brainchild of visionary wedding planner, Britt Jones, who, in partnership with the esteemed photographer Jayce Keil, transformed the idyllic setting into a symphony of elegance and romance.

French chateau wedding flowers with bride and groom

“Fred and Kassia, our bride and groom, served some of the best inspiration for an intimate affair in the French countryside.,” Jayce says. 

Married couple on steps of French Chateau surrounded with flowers.

The inspiration for the theme and style of the shoot seamlessly blended with the essence of the summer season and the timeless beauty of the location. “Much like its counterparts strewn across the Loire Valley,” the photographer adds, “the façade of Chateau de Jalesnes, adorned in the ethereal gray stone, became our canvas.”

Collage of bride and groom at Loire Valley Chateau with an aerial view of an intimate reception set up.

The ceremony unfolded against the majestic backdrop of the chateau’s entrance. “Twin urns, grand and regal, provided a stately frame for the couple’s union, while lush floral arrangements graced the back of the aisle,” Jayce elaborates.

Collage of Exterior shot of chateau with married couple at iron gates and a reception set up.

As the sun gracefully arched across the sky, casting its golden embrace upon the estate, the reception continued the narrative of refined opulence. 

Collage of close up of Bride in wedding dress, bride and groom walking outside of a French Chateau and a dog laying on tiled floor.

The collaborative efforts of the diverse team of vendors added a unique touch to the shoot, creating a harmonious fusion of talents. “Our coterie of artisans was a melange of US-based virtuosos and French connoisseurs, converging in harmonious synergy,” Jayce says. 

Set up of table and chairs for a wedding reception outside of wrought iron gates.

This styled wedding photo shoot in the Loire Valley stands as a testament to the seamless blend of artistry, culture, and history—a celebration of love and elegance against the backdrop of one of France’s most enchanting regions!

Vendors: Venue: Chateau de Jalesnes; Photographer: Jayce Keil; Planning + Design: Britt Jones Co.; Production Assistant: Ammie Marie Weddings; Florals: Les Ephemeres; Rentals: Vaisselle Vintage; Linens: Nuage Designs; Stationery: Lenka Calligraphy; Cake: Synie’s Paris; Beauty: Jen Lagers; Dress: Dylan Parienty; Accessories: Lena Rom; Shoes: Something Bleu; Flat Lay Materials: Willow Canvas & Lovelo Backdrops; Bride: Kassia Magnolia; Groom: Fredrick Tisseau

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