So, what do you do when you live so close to France? Pack a collection of some of the most diverse wedding suppliers together, book a chateau and board to ferry of course!
I jumped onboard the offer of this collaboration when Rebecca Douglas approached me about doing it back in May this year. I have worked on lots of projects with Rebecca but there were lots of other suppliers she was planning to get in on it that I really wanted to work with. Plus, who wouldn't want to go and stay in a French chateau in the middle of a rural farming village avec far more cheese than anyone could possibly consume!?
With the location of this shoot being a chateau in a rustic, French farming village I was keen to stick with local culture and style and be true to the surrounding area. The styling made use of a lot of props that were found on-site to give it a genuine feel and the colours were kept soft and classic with some original twists placed in for good measure.
Table settings used floaty chiffon tablecloths, pale greys, lots of coppers and some copper-sprayed farm animals for a quirky finishing touch. Outside dining, chiffon tepees, festoon lights and baskets and trugs full of locally bought breads and wines gave this shoot a really relaxed and rustic yet opulent vibe.
A CHIC COUNTRY FRANCE SHOOT
Event: Photoshoot | Date: July 2014 | Venue: A Chateau in Picardy, France
Shoot Concept & Keywords: France, chateau, Neuvillette, Picardy wedding, real couple, rustic, copper, grey, copper and grey, giant balloons, hanging flowers, Airlia, brick, smoke grenades...
HAIR ACCESSORIES: Evie Oliver | BIRDCAGE VEIL: Dorn Ellie | SUITING: Moss Bros | VIDEOGRAPHY: Skinny Boy Weddings | JEWELLERY: Ami Blastock Jewellery | THE FLOWERS: Anemone Blue Florist | THE CAKE: Sylvias Kitchen
THE STATIONERY: ELS Designs Wedding Stationery | GARTERS: Atelier Rousseau | WOODEN LETTER BUNTING: Artcuts | BALLOONS: Bubblegum Balloons | TABLE DISPLAY DECORATIVE ITEMS: Pipii | STYLING: Bellaboo and Beau | THE VENUE: Chateau Neuvillette | THE MODELS: Ben and Emily