Chic Chateau Wedding
06 . 04 . 14
I was talking to my friend Eleanor about French weddings and one that I posted years ago. When I took a look, I realized that it was posted almost exactly three years ago. I thought it might be fun to share it again since it still looks good today.
The wedding reception of New York designer and stylist Kelly d’Halluin was held at Chateau de Breteuil and was inspired by an 18th-century pastoral festival, the fête champêtre and appeared in Veranda magazine. It featured birds from Deyrolle and treats from Laduree. See why I like it?
“Fuzzy baby almonds, pepper berries, and porcelain doves accompany birch-bark vessels and white and green florals down the length of the reception dining table. Paris-based floral designer Stephane Chapelle helped bring to life the rustic and refined table stylings along with the bride. Prior to the grand event the two drove around in Stephane’s flower truck out at Rungis — the endless flower, fruit, and vegetable market outside of Paris — to hand select each element.”
“Stéphane Chapelle mixed butterflies from Deyrolle, grouse feathers, orchids, ferns, mint, and peonies tied with antique ribbons. The inspiration for the bouquet came from the curiosity cabinets upstairs in the château. d’Halluin was drawn to the very raw, rough features juxtaposed with a refined aesthetic.”
The pale green, white and brown color scheme perfect coordinated with the outdoor garden setting and the dovecote.
Porcelain doves also harken to the original dovecote at the chateau.
Tables were set outside for the 300 wedding guests.
The bride and groom.
“Nosegay of sweet peas, ferns, mushroom, and lamb’s ears.”
Boxwood topiaries line the garden.
“Cloche still lifes named for sculptors, photographers, and artists marked sections of the dining table. Respect was paid to each detail, exemplified on the table cards with calligraphy by Bernard Maisner.”
The bride’s dress was designed by J. Mendel.
“Menu cards were sealed with a wax impression from the d’Halluin chevalière, or family crest ring, banded with velvet ribbon, and embellished with a lamb’s ear.”
Photos by Mallory Samson