Tana and Benoit’s Elegant Outdoor French Chateau Wedding

Straight from the lens of one of our favorites, Oliver Fly, is Tana and Benoit’s ultra romantic, elegant, and timeless wedding. Their guests gathered for their special day from all around the world, so these two envisioned a place where their well-travelled loved ones could bond and mingle. Chateau St. Julien was just that – and we absolutely adore this incredible French Chateau venue. Tana’s classic fit and flare Modern Trousseau is a romantic bride’s dream and we adored Benoit’s classic groom style in his navy tux. We couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to begin their lives together as husband and wife. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

From bride Tana: “Our vision of our wedding was Romantic and Outdoors, we wanted to have a garden reception, a church wedding, and a place where our family could bond over several days. We looked at a great number of chateaux in France and fell in love with the natural beauty and gorgeous chateau of St Julien L’Ars near from the city of Poitiers.

We are living in New York City and planning a French wedding from the US was not so easy, but with the help of in-laws and the chateau coordinator, we were able to find everyone locally. All of the vendors were incredibly generous and excited for the wedding.

We worked with the French Chef Julien Tartre to cook for 3 days, he did an amazing job, with french delicacies and local specialties. 75 guests came for our wedding from France, the US, Israel, Dubai and Hong Kong. The chateau was in such a great location for our guests to come for the weekend or an extended vacation.

We choose the stunning Château St. Julien as our wedding venue because it had everything we were looking for, beautiful gardens, place for 50 of our family members and wedding party to stay together for 5 days, a church, and the chateau was close to Paris by train.

We kept the floral arrangements understated, because of the extensive outdoor gardens. The chateau and grounds served as an inspiration to plan our wedding flowers and colors in a pale rose. The flowers in the outdoor trellis were highlighted by fairy-lights and white lace bunting. The bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets were tied with silk ribbons with White Peonies, Vendella roses, White O’hara, and Dahlia flowers. Small berries and other foliage were woven in to give a bit of whimsy and natural look to the bouquets. A garland was placed down the center of each table with flowers to match the bridal bouquet. The large dahlia flowers were stunning!”

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