Today’s organic glam French Riviera wedding at a castle by the sea is sure to stop you in your tracks. From the shimmering bridal fashion to the lush green + white ceremony backdrop, Carla and Walker’s day was captured beautifully by Jeremy Ferrero. We couldn’t adore the black + gold Art Deco vibes and textured baby’s breath clouds blended into perfection by Ruffled vendor, Wanderlust Wedding, more. The couple’s adoration for one another bursts happily from every frame, and we are simply living for their al fresco courtyard reception with blooms from Sisters & Blush Floral Design and Mademoiselle Jules to end the celebration. Peruse the gallery below, and be prepared to fall in love with it all!
From the Bride: For my dress, I knew I wanted an A-line and I love glitter, so when I found the Pnina Tornai dress at Kleinfeld, there was no question. I loved it’s more classic cut & style but the sparkle added the extra glam that represents my style. We had custom alterations to have the skirt go all the way around and it was extremely nice to have the ability to remove the skirt for late-night dancing.
Our inspiration was Organic & Glam. We had lovely greenery and earth toned spaces and gardens at the chateau, to which we are added sparkly chandeliers, geometric gold arches and elevated clouds of baby’s breath for florals. Our colors were white, gold and black, as we’re not really the pastel type. The octagon was a recurring element in our wedding (our wedding backdrop/arch, invitation and menu were all octagons) as it represents totality and infinity, and our wedding date was the 8th. Every detail in the event was purposeful; The date, June 8th (608), for instance, is the area code in which we met in (Madison, WI)! Though we can’t take credit for that, we only realized it after the fact, so I guess it’s just fate ;).
We picked the Chateau de la Napoule because we knew we wanted to be on the water and upon hearing the romantic tale between Henry and Marie Clews, we knew it was the one. Not to mention, we visited the chateau when it was a gloomy, rainy day and we STILL decided it was the one. We love the organic colors and moody tones, not to mention the Game of Thrones vibes. Lastly, we love the reveal that is created throughout the entire space; walking through the grounds feels like an adventure and you are never sure what will be around the corner, be it a beautiful garden or piece of art. Its imperfect and has character, which we felt the other spaces we visited lacked. Put simply, and with no offense to others, we are not the pink villa type ;).
We kept the florals white, green and simple, as the venue had a lot of natural greenery on its own. Baby’s breath and peonies were the main players, and baby’s breath is actually called “the Bride’s flower” in Romania, which is where the bride was born. Peonies were just a long-time favorite :).
If you love the style of French chateau weddings as much as we do, head over to this dreamy Chateau de Tourreau wedding in the heart of Provence next!
Photographer: Jeremy Ferrero
Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab
Planning and design: Wanderlust Wedding
Florals: Sisters & Blush Floral Design and Mademoiselle Jules
Dress Designer: Pnina Tornai
Venue: Chateau de La Napoule
Cake Designer: Made in Cake
Make-up Artist: Sophie Kilian
Hair: Kevin James Pierce
Video: Gione da Silva
Other Photographer: Ingrid Lepan
Stationery: Creme de Papier
Catering: Pavillon Traiteur
DJ : Thomas Dusseune
Rentals: Maison Options