Château de Villette Wedding

Condécourt, France

Château de Villette

Nestled just outside Paris lies Château de Villette, a romantic bride’s dream. With lakes and French manicured gardens designed by Andre Le Notre, who also created the gardens at Versailles, the château creates a sense of romance, French tradition, and grandeur. The French and Italian-influenced curated details of the château inspires our design elements and color palette for this shoot, incorporating hues of buttery yellow, rose, Parisian blue, and hints of sapphire.

Regal paperie by Shasta Bell Calligraphy incorporates a gold crest, timeless script, and menus with tassels for a feeling of romanticism and elegance. The château’s botanical architectural detail of climbing garden roses inspired custom hair adornments. Lena Rom’s handmade adornments of cold porcelain clay flowers are completely custom, with flower by flower shaped by hand. 

We selected Chana Marelus’s Daniella gown as another nod to the venue’s architectural detail, with floral appliqués trailing the sleeves. The Heather gown by Chana Marelus continues the floral appliqué concept as well as the symmetry iconic to traditional French gardens, as see in the gardens of Château de Villette and Versailles.

The talented Kassaundra Stephens created a look of natural radiance for the bride, with fluttery lashes, pillowy pink lips, and a romantic blush highlighting the bride’s sweet freckles. 

Our jeweler, Mellerio dits Meller, dates back to 1613 and claims the title of the oldest jeweler in the world. Mellerio has been the appointed jeweler of all the queens of France since Marie de Medicis who awarded her Royal Warrant in 1613, and it is reported that Queen Marie Antoinette may have purchased a bracelet designed by Mellerio. For this editorial, we featured high jewelry from Mellerio’s Monte Rosa collection, featuring diamonds and pink sapphires reminiscent of the floral appliqué seen throughout Château de Villette.

At the reception, French antique sapphire and white plates are set with Parisian blue menus with draped tassels. Cream candles dot the table in old world silver candlebras and French antique crystals sparkles atop Madame de la Maison’s mont blanc linens, grown and woven in Europe. Lush roses spill from compotes of Lily Paloma’s blooms in hues of cream, blush, and butter.

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photography: molly carr