Inspirational Pastel Wedding at a French Château in Paris, France

French Château and Pastel Inspiration

Photographed by: Milton PhotographyLocation: Paris, Île-de-France, France

A picturesque locale about 13 miles south of Paris offered a grand setting for this styled shoot – designed and coordinated by the team of Perles d’émotions – in the French countryside. Château de Santeny, a magnificent structure of classic 19th-century architecture nestled amid 10 acres of lush grounds, served as an ideal location for the romantic, pastel event.

The bride appeared clad in a bold design that showcased flapper-like influences and took the illusion element a step further. The sleeveless dress was composed of sheer fabric adorned with pearls, sparkling sequins, and beads. A high collar was created by thick band of pearls, which also complemented the strands of pearls that draped on her shoulders and chest. Blush, pointed-toe Christian Louboutin heels with rose gold embellishments added a touch of color to her ensemble. A white rosette hair clip accented her updo of tousled curls. Conversely, the groom took a classic approach to his attire with a black tuxedo.

The bride’s bouquet of pale pink roses and lisianthus, vanilla anemones and ranunculus blossoms, as well as a sprinkling of greenery, inspired the floral arrangements that graced the reception table in a light-filled creamy ballroom. The varying heights of the flower arrangements produced a lovely table runner anchored by a crystal candelabrum holding taper candles at its center.

A table number was displayed in a porcelain frame with details that alluded to the molding of the event space's high ceilings. Assigned seats were indicated by guest names printed on heart-shaped flags planted in French macarons housed in dainty teacups. Place settings featured a layered look composed of a clear charger to match crystal stemware, a white dinner plate, and a sky blue glass saucer, which acted as the "something blue." The dinner menu presented a bistro-inspired style and was topped with a pink bow. For dessert, a tiered tower of cupcakes with frosting rosettes ended the fête on a sweet note and reflected the pastel color palette of the inspirational event.

The serene, inviting aesthetic of this styled wedding can be easily replicated for engagement parties and bridal showers. Starting with an ivory backdrop gives you the freedom to incorporate your favorite pastel shades into the floral décor and tablescapes. For more wedding ideas and to search beautiful real wedding celebrations by style, location, or color, visit our weddings page.

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