I do in blue

‘I Do’ In Blue Styled Shoot


June 1, 2023
Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of Divine Day Photography

If you’re enchanted by French chateaus, captivated by the color blue, and have a penchant for elegant decor, then this styled shoot is an absolute must-see! Prepare to be dazzled as we take you on a journey through this magnificent celebration of love and style. With Divine Day Photography behind the lens and Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, founder and creative director of La Fête, orchestrating the planning and styling, this shoot exudes inspiration at every turn. So get your Pinterest boards ready, because we guarantee you’ll find something irresistible to incorporate into your own destination wedding, whether it takes place in France or not. Read on to discover the thoughts and insights of the creative minds behind this remarkable shoot:


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

Overall Style & Inspiration

“Once the color 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.”


“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.”

Groom Outfits

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


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


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

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.”


“The flowers supplied by Mister Brett Events at 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.”

Vendors: Photographer: Divine Day Photography; Planner/Stylist: Charlotte Ricard-Quesada of La Fête; Venue: Chateau de Chaillan; Stationery: De Winton Paper Co.; Florist: Mister Brett Events; H&MU: Eva Beauty Art; Cake: Dea-licious Gateaux; Videographer: Reel Love Films

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