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A behind the scenes glance at Chateau Fengari

A behind the scenes glance at Chateau Fengari

Welcome to the Chateau Fengari wedding photoshoot, three days of fun and fashion in the grounds of Chateau Fengari.

A behind the scenes glance at Chateau Fengari

Welcome to the Chateau Fengari wedding photoshoot, three days of fun and fashion in the grounds of Chateau Fengari.

Two grooms peering through the doors of chateau Fengari

Beautiful menswear by designer Gresham Blake

Inspired by the beautiful dresses created by Jo Fleming, the photoshoot at Chateau Fengari took place over three wonderful, crazy days.

With the romantic dresses capturing the bohemian, luxury feel of the chateau, the choice of dress designer for our styled shoot was a no-brainer. But Jo wasn't the only artisan to make the day special. Summer suits in linen and summer weight wool by designer Gresham Blake complimented the wedding dresses, with their vibrant colours and attention to detail in pockets and buttonholes.

The flowers stunned the whole team - little did people realise that silk flowers could be so realistic and beautiful. The stunning pieces were provided by Silk Flowers France, who created masterpieces for various rooms of the chateau, as well as bouquets, posies and chair decorations.

The other huge benefit of the silk flowers is that even with the 35 degree heat, the displays looked as fresh and bright on day three as they did on day one! The final huge benefit of silk flowers is the carbon footprint - by hiring reusable flowers for the day, couples can be safe in the knowledge that they are having a minimal impact on the environment with their displays.


Hair and Make up were provided by Claire Jones, make up artist extraordinaire. She took inspiration from the dresses to create a natural look that complimented the outfits worn, rather than fighting for attention.

The photographer for the day was Bruce Smith, and he is a true master of light, eschewing Photoshop, and ensuring that the photos are perfect straight off the camera. His second photographer was Muriel Meynard, who captured the behind the scenes shots that you see today.

The day would not have been possible without the planning services of Julia at Chatelaine events, who kept us running to time and made sure that sets were created in the most beautiful fashion, using the vintage tableware and chairs of Rose and Frog.


For the full credits list, and all those wonderful people including the models that I haven't spoken about today, please see below:


Jo Fleming Design - women's fashion

Gresham Blake - menswear

Coast and Koi - shoes

Agnes Walker Jewellery - hair accessories and jewellery

Silk Flowers France - floral arrangements

Chatelaine Events – wedding planner

Château Fengari - the venue

Claire Jones Make Up Artist-hair and makeup

Bruce Smith Photography – main photographer

Le Cochon Pendu - catering

French Wedding Music – cellist

Chloe Jasmine – modelling

Abigail Taralilly – modelling

Charlotte Godfrey – modelling

Mika Boudot– modelling

Jordan Jot – modelling

Alyssia Joy – photographer's assistant

Muriel Meynard – second photographer

Derek Rose Videographer – Videographer

Signed By Floret - Stationery

Rose and Frog – Tableware and décor