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An Autumn Fairytale Wedding at Cantacuzino Castle

An Autumn Fairytale Wedding at Cantacuzino Castle

bridal portrait in front of the ceremony arch

We love this contemporary twist to a classical fairytale wedding in Cantacuzino Castle. This autumn wedding inspo planned by Destination Wedding Romania is bursting with rich plum, blush and burgundy hues giving the castle is the perfect pop of color. With a mix of dahlias and peonies, Elena Bodea created a breathtaking floral arch that will take your breath away. Beautifully captured by Ioana Porav, we are whisked away to a dreamy fairytale place where all our wedding wishes come true!

bride and groom in a fairytale castle

fairytale wedding stationery

Castle in Romania

breathtaking bridal bouquet in autumn colors

From the host, Destination Wedding Romania: “Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine”, it was whispered in a fairytale; and this is what we believe at Destination Wedding Romania. Our styled shoot was focused on a finding a different approach to the traditional “wedding in a castle” scenario. We wanted to bring a touch of lightness and subtle elegance rather than indulging in the typical sumptuous castle wedding; the aim was to offer a refreshing option to the soon-to-be newlyweds that are in search of creating their own magic.

bride and groom portrait at the castle

delicate wedding dress details

bridal portrait with her lush bouquet

gorgeous autumn floral arch with taper candle details

floral arch details

gorgeous autumn floral arch with taper candle details

bride and groom dance together

Our event specialists at Destination Wedding Romania, Elena & Andreea, with their passion for travel and endless quest for intimacy and elegance, scouted around Romania & beyond in search for those authentic places where unique celebrations can be created. For this shoot they chose the Cantacuzino Castle, set at the foot of the mystical Carpathian Mountains, in a rural Romania that still recalls the medieval charms. The serene panoramic view from the main balcony made us to instantly fall in love with this venue. We thought: what can be more romantic than celebrating your love surrounded by majestic mountains, in a 1900 castle?”

bridal hair accessory

bride and groom swing on the castle grounds

intimate wedding reception overlooking the mountains

lush floral centerpiece with taper candles


The focal point of the shoot was the balcony of the castle, with view of Caraiman peak. In notes of pink and burgundy, with hints of green, and copper, the styling calls for poetry and the abundance of autumn; the stone columns have been dressed in floral arrangements, to resonate with the landscape and create that out-of-a-fairytale frame for the couple.

Cantacuzino Castle

bridal portrait with lush autumn bouquet

bride and groom photo at the castle

bridal portrait

The models are both professional ballet dancers and their elegance and expression is calling for the creative spirit that naturally unfolds in all love stories. Elena shares: “Our goal was to inspire brides who would love a castle wedding but aren’t sure if it’s the right fit for them, or if they can afford it. The raw beauty of a castle can also be used in your favor to help you reduce costs.”

bride and groom dance together amongst the trees

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gorgeous autumn floral arch with taper candle details

bride and groom say I do in the castle

bridal portrait with bridal bouquet

dreamy bridal portrait on the castle steps

“The inspiration behind the color palette was to showcase that a castle wedding doesn’t necessarily have to be dark and classic. Our photographer Ioana Porav, along with our talented florist, Elena Bodea did an amazing job brightening up the castle with bold colors and soft lights. We share a love for rich, vibrant colors and it was fun to incorporate them in a sophisticated and romantic venue.” Andreea shares.

bride and groom place setting details

place setting details with gold accents

lush centerpiece in Romanian castle

bridal portrait in front of the ceremony arch

We cannot get enough of this fairytale wedding inspiration at Cantacuzino Castle! If you’re dreaming about a destination wedding in a castle then you must check out this romantic wedding terracotta hues.

Wedding Vendors:
Host: Destination Wedding Romania
Venue: Cantacuzino Castle
Photography: Ioana Porav
Videography: Vasile Porav
Florals: Elena Bodea
Makeup: Anca Serotencu
Wedding Planners: Andreea Orza + Elena Neagu
Models: Cristina Babalac + Stefu Robert
Bridal Sleepwear: Martely
Bridal Robe: Le Cose Animate
Dresses: Innocenti Sposa + Lucia Rosca
Groom Suit: Tudor Tailor
Hair Jewelry: Magnolia Atelier
Stationery: Invogue Art

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