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Fantasy French Countryside Wedding


August 14, 2023
Words by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of Mitchell Bennett Photography

Under the guidance of Traveling Shoots with Taylor and Rachel Rose Wedding & Events, a skilled team of international vendors collaborated to orchestrate a captivating wedding photoshoot flawlessly. This editorial is designed to immerse you in the serene and refined atmosphere of the French countryside, an ambiance that photographers Katie and Mitchell Bennett fully embraced throughout the entire endeavor. Continue reading to dive into the creative journey that unfolded.

Inspiration Behind the Shoot

The inspiration for this design stems from a desire to create a harmonious blend of rustic charm and refined elegance. It celebrates the beauty of nature’s bounty while showcasing the culinary artistry of French cuisine.

The Setting

Welcome to Château Bouffémont, where rural charm meets timeless allure. With the gentle breeze whispering through the patio and the scent of freshly picked flowers wafting through the air, this setting promises an unforgettable experience for couples seeking a truly magical destination wedding.

It’s All in The Details

The ceremony setup uses two simple floral swags to frame the bride and groom, positioned between Chateau de Bouffemont’s grand, curved staircases, making the chateau itself the backdrop.

At the heart of the wedding reception design is the concept of farm-to-table dining, celebrating the abundance of fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms. Guests embark on a culinary journey highlighting renowned French gastronomy, where each dish is meticulously crafted to delight the senses, showcasing the rich flavors and culinary artistry that have made French cuisine a worldwide phenomenon.

Against Chateau de Bouffemont’s elegant patio backdrop, the feasting table takes center stage, adorned with brass candle holders and tapered candles, casting a warm, romantic glow. Loosely strewn florals reflect the natural beauty of the countryside, harmonizing effortlessly with the chateau’s timeless charm.

Wooden chairs provide rustic elegance, creating a welcoming and intimate ambiance. As the evening progresses, flickering candlelight fosters an enchanting atmosphere encouraging conversation, laughter, and celebration.

Cheers to Elegance

No celebration is complete without a toast, and what better way to mark the occasion than etched goblets of exquisite French champagne? The delicate bubbles shimmer in the sunlight, offering a moment of celebration and an embodiment of elegance. Simple yet refined place settings add a touch of understated sophistication, allowing the food and conversations to take center stage.

In every meticulously curated detail of this breathtaking shoot, the essence of rustic charm and refined elegance intertwines seamlessly. The setting, the details and the atmosphere all converge to tell the story of a beautiful beginning to “forever.”

Vendors: Photographer: Mitchell Bennett Photography; Venue: Château Bouffémont; Event Designer: Traveling Shoots with Taylor; Floral Designer: Moon Flora Studio; Event Planner: Rachel Rose Wedding & Events; Equipment Rentals: Vaisselle Vintage; Models: Steph and Paul; Invitation Designer: Elephant Limbo; Apparel: Chana Marleus; Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes; Groomsman Attire: Don Morphy

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