Julie and Thiébaud’s medieval chateau wedding read fairytale love story in every frame. France-based planner and designer, Marie Chicchirichi, transformed the old stone cellar with dramatic vaulted ceilings into an intimate feast complete with floral adorned iron chandeliers, femme dining chairs and darling honey favors nodding to the bride’s parents’ vocation. But the buck doesn’t stop there! Their cathedral ceremony was transformed into a floral wonderland courtesy of Lettre à Elise Events who employed dusty rose hydrangeas, roses and greenery to soften the time-worn wooden pews. Documenting it all is Julia Rapp, whose inviting photography approach has us feeling like we attended ourselves. So take a seat, pop open a bottle of champagne and prepare to see a medieval chateau wedding like never before!
From the Planner and Designer, Marie Chicchirichi: Julie and Thiébaud were looking to have a chic, natural and refined atmosphere for their fall wedding, and which would be highlighted by historical and welcoming venue. They chose the Château d’Hattonchatel for its exclusivenes of a French medieval castle, magnificient vaults of the reception place and incredible view over the valley.
The couple entrusted all decor elements creation to Marie Chicchirichi and Letter to Elise Events, talented wedding planner and floral designer duo. The color palette was chosen in harmony with the season and the Château with its blush stone tones.
The absolutely key moment of their wedding was the bride walking down the aisle with her father. Just a few moments before the bride was so overhelmed with emotions at the first look with her father, and each person could feel how emotional she was goint toward her fiancé while he was admiring her approaching in the middle of lush floral alley. It was such a magical moment that the couple dreamed of for so long and for what they braved all the hard and unpredictable moments of this year, and their family and closest friends were all here to celebrate their love.
The floral decor was aimed to create a “Château garden” spirit, highlighting the beauty of nature and seasonal flowers, in order to enhance the place without distorting it. There are garden hydrangeas in speckled fall hues, harvested from a local producer, associated with an elegant mix of late summer berries and branch foliage, all surrounded by seasonal floral varieties: branchy roses and white campanulas.
A touch of honey completes this bright and warm palette. Julie’s parents are beekeepers, so the newlyweds wanted to incorporate this family touch and to offer it to their guests. This golden tone is also found in the stationery created by Silent Word Studio, with a very beautiful handmade paper and personalized wax seals.
Okay. We need to get ourselves over to France like yesterday. Julie and Thiébaud have us seeing medieval chateau weddings in a whole new light! One with melted wax seals, honey colored candlelight and dusty rose hydrangeas to be exact. Head here next to see another real wedding in the French countryside – this time in a country estate setting!
Photographer: Julia Rapp
Wedding Planner & Designer: Marie Chicchirichi
Design & Florals: Lettre à Elise Events
Stationery: Silent Word Studio
Handmade Paper: Eliv Rosenkranz
Bridal Gown: Biancaneve Bridal Boutique
Venue: Château d’Hattonchâtel
Caterer: Les Paganis
DJ: Morris Coxone
Ribbon: Daucus Tinctura
Makeup Artist: Justine Chery
Hair Styling: Adeline Brescia