Last month I had the pleasure of photographing a real wedding at Chateau de Redon, in France. Becoming a Chateau de Redon wedding photographer would not have happened, had I not shot the below bridal editorial at the Chateau, last year. With a team of incredibly talented suppliers, and the help of Anita & Piet (the owners of Chateau de Redon) we created a story of a romantic French elopement, overlooking the valleys of the Dordogne. The shoot was styled & coordinated by Helaina Storey Wedding Design. I had an absolute blast working with Helaina for the first time. She has that “nothing is impossible” attitude and fully trusted me to create images that would tell her Rustic Chic Wedding story. I’m excited to work with her on two weddings at Chateau La Durantie this year.
Chateau de Redon Wedding Photographer:
Just under two hours drive from Bordeaux, Chateau de Redon is the perfect location for an intimate destination wedding. We made the most of the beautifully renovated Chateau interiors for our soft, bridal boudoir story, featuring lingerie by Pompadour Lingerie. Floral design played a big part in the wedding styling. Ali from Bloomologie was on hand to work her magic! She transformed one of Redon’s gorgeous winding staircases, covering it with wild green foliage & white flowers. She also created a show-stopper floral arch and a soft, pampas grass ceremony altar. Most of the foliage Ali used, had been foraged from within Redon’s grounds. I adored the wild opulence she created from scratch.
Modern French wedding colour scheme:
Helaina chose a colour scheme of stony neutrals and pale, dusky greys, with lots of different textures and greenery. A dash of warm, Autumnal purple-black hues added some depth. This colour scheme will hopefully inspire brides who want to move away from dusky pinks & peaches for their weddings. The colour scheme also worked really well with the neutral Redon backdrop. It is also very easy to replicate at a real Chateau wedding in France.
Dordogne Wedding Inspiration:
Our bride and groom spent the wedding morning preparing for their day, in the luxurious, contemporary suites at Redon. They opted for a romantic first look, where bride, Margot, read an excerpt from The Amber Spyglass, which Rupert had chosen specially for their wedding day. It doesn’t get more romantic than that! Their ceremony took place in the garden, with the soft pampas grass altar complimenting the French countryside views. Our couple then enjoyed an outdoor meal with their guests, set in the courtyard with the beautiful Chateau in the background. As the sun set and their evening guests arrived, our bride changed into her second dress for the day – a simple and very elegant wedding gown by Luna Bride with soft, loose curls and slightly more glamorous make up by the lovely AMM team. As a Chateau de Redon Wedding Photographer, this really was a dream to capture!
Intimate destination wedding photography:
More from Helaina: “The narrative was a sweet, simple and natural, intimate destination wedding in a contemporary, rustic, boutique setting with stunning views across the Dordogne, France. Chateau de Redon creates the utterly perfect ambience for this.”
I am so excited to finally share images from this editorial with you – as featured on Grey Likes, and The Wedding Community. Enjoy this beautiful French love story and get in touch with me if you are planning your destination wedding in France! Scroll to the end for the full list of suppliers who made this editorial possible.
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Planning + Styling: Helaina Storey Wedding Design
Venue: Chateau de Redon
Floral Design: Bloomologie
Wedding gowns: Luna Bride
HMUA: AMM Team
Stationery: Bureau Design
Cake Design: Blossom and Crumb
Furniture hire: Wedhead London
Linen & silk ribbon: Kate Cullen
Bridal shoes: Freya Rose London
Ring & ringbox: London Victorian Ring Co
Lingerie & garter: Pompadour Lingerie
Groom’s Attire: Stephen Bishop Suiting
Models: Model Management