Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Magical Parisian Wedding

I gasped when I saw this wedding featured in Veranda magazine -- I just had to blog about it. This has to be one of the most beautiful settings I've ever seen -- and the detail -- amazing.

Inspired by an 18th century pastoral festival, the fête champêtre, this wedding was planned by the bride herself, Kelly d' Halluin. Kelly is a New York interior designer & stylist, and the details and setting of this reception reflect her amazing talent.


Held at the Chatêau de Breteuil in the countryside near Paris, the gardens of the estate date to the 17th century and feature a dovecote.

"Arty, decadent, a bit Oscar Wilde and Cecil Beaton with room for natural imperfection" imagined Kelly.


Birch-bark candles and porcelain doves adorn the table. What an exquisite color palette!



The inspiration for the bridal bouquet came from the curiosity cabinets in the chatêau. Paris-based floral designer, Stephanie Chapelle, mixed butterflies from Deyrolle, grouse feathers, orchids, ferns, mind and peonies tied with antique ribbons.



What an amazing table! "Fuzzy baby almonds, pepper berries, and porcelain doves accompany birch-bark vessels and white and green florals down the length of the reception dining table."



These glass cloches are stunning, aren't they? Little nests and porcelain birds. The place cards were done by calligrapher, Bernard Maisner.



The menu cards were sealed with a wax impression from the family crest ring, banded with velvet ribbon, and embellished with a lamb's ear. Beautiful green favor boxes from Laduree add such a special touch!



The bride is wearing a couture J. Mendel gown, and the bridesmaids are in a beautiful pale Laduree green.

For more details, and to see the complete slideshow, visit Veranda's website here. Simply stunning! I would love to see photos of those curiosity cabinets...unfortunately they are not featured. Can you imagine?



photos from veranda.com

12 comments:

Carrie said...

This is exquisit! I love it. :)

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

You can't improve on perfection. Gorgeous and mouth watering images. The color combo of that fresh green with the brown is really wonderful.
Lisa & Alfe

My Castle in Spain said...

i'm bookmarking this post!
exquisite table setting
thank you !

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Wow...that is exquisite. I love the color palette and the touches of nature on the table. Everyone always thinks of flowers on the dining tables for centerpeices, so I love the unexpected ferns complimenting the larger floral arrangements. Her wedding dress and hat are out of this world FABULOUS. That clever gal nailed it all.
xo

FrenchBlue said...

How Beautiful! It has everything I love all in one amazing wedding! Thank you for sharing it:)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what a beautiful post!!!
thank you so much for your comments on my blog today (my boudoir makeover)...they made my day! i am such a fan of your blog & boutique!
xox
alison

vicki archer said...

Totally and utterly divine, xv.

Hirondelle Rustique said...

WOW! I can't get over how beautiful that is! Thank you for sharing it!

Olga Granda-Scott said...

I too saved this article when it was published. Doesn't it just make you want to get married all over again?!
I especially loved the bride's style with her plumes and vintage jewelry. Simply fabulous!
~Dancing Through Paris

Jeanne Selep said...

This is beautiful - the bouquet is especially fun.

Di Overton said...

Now that's what I call understated elegance. Fabulous post.

Villa Anna said...

*sigh* what a dream come true.

Anna :)