Rachel and Nathan decided on a destination wedding in the Loire Valley, France. And Saint Victor La Grand Maison was the perfect venue for their intimate destination wedding! Here’s the rehearsal dinner I documented for them at Saint Victor La Grand Maison. Such an intimate venue in the countryside of Loire Valley. We also got extremely lucky with beautiful weather both days.
Keep an eye out for part 2 of the wedding coming soon!

Venue | @villa_montanare
Planner | @charmedevents
floral | @jannabrowndesign
videography | @jordanpowellfilms
image scanned by @richardphotolab


The French Riviera calls for easy breeze and summer laziness! So what’s more appropriate to start off your wedding weekend, than a welcome dinner a la Fresco by the Mediterranean Sea? This is Charlotte & Greg’s welcome event, perfectly planned by and designed by Lavender&Rose, at Plage Keller in stunning Cap d’Antibes.

Charlotte and Greg welcomed their wedding guests on a pond overlooking the Cap d’Antibes, followed by a coral welcome dinner, with beautiful summer florals by Roni Fleurs.


How many times have you heard someone tell you « It’s over before you know it! » when describing a wedding day? If you want to enjoy every moment longer, the solution is to prolong the party and plan an unforgettable three-day wedding weekend as Morgane and Florian did.

Morgane & Florian’s wedding was hosted at their family private property in Arzon in the Gulf of Morbihan.
Arzon is a charming small and quiet village situated at the end of the peninsula of Rhuys, on the southern side of the Gulf of Morbihan in Brittany. The Gulf of Morbihan is a natural harbour on the coast of the Département of Morbihan in the south of Brittany, in France. On the peninsula of Rhuys, you can enjoy the beaches of St Gildas de Rhuys or Sarzeau which are nearby. Arzon is a small seaside town bordered by the Bay of Quiberon, Atlantic Ocean side, well known for its two ports Port de Crouesty and Port Navalo.

Morgane and Florian wanted their wedding to be warm, moving and chic. They gathered together all their friends and family from near and far to celebrate with them as they promised forever in this perfect seaside destination in the south of Brittany. Cocktails, dinners, dancing parties, brunches, in a beautiful oceanside setting.
The ceremony was held in the church of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, followed by cocktails in the garden in front of the ocean and a dinner reception with large banquet tables and beautiful floral arrangements under a bamboo tent set in the estate’s garden. Their family property features a beautiful garden with a breathtaking ocean view on the Gulf and private stairs lead down to a private beach. Such a beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy an elegant wedding in Brittany.

It was three beautiful days of celebration full of elegance, joy and love. I’d like to share some photographs from the second day of celebration. Morgane and Florian had a huge smile on their face the whole day. Morgane looked absolutely stunning in her Celestina Agostino dress, with her beautiful Prada gold heels. It’s been such a great pleasure to photograph these two’s three-day wedding weekend !

Combien de fois avez-vous entendu quelqu’un vous dire « Ca passe en un éclair ! » en parlant d’une journée de mariage ? Si vous voulez profiter de chaque moment, la solution est de prolonger la fête et de planifier un week-end de mariage inoubliable sur trois jours comme l’ont fait Morgane et Florian.

Le mariage de Morgane & Florian s’est déroulé dans leur propriété privée familiale à Arzon dans le Golfe du Morbihan.
Arzon est un charmant bourg tranquille situé au bout de la presqu’île de Rhuys, sur le versant sud du golfe du Morbihan en Bretagne. Le golfe du Morbihan est un port naturel sur la côte du département du Morbihan dans le sud de la Bretagne, en France. Sur la presqu’île de Rhuys, vous pourrez profiter des plages de St Gildas-de-Rhuys ou de Sarzeau qui se trouvent à proximité. Arzon est une petite ville balnéaire bordée par la baie de Quiberon, côté océan Atlantique, bien connue pour ses deux ports, Port de Crouesty et Port Navalo.

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Morgane et Florian voulaient que leur mariage soit chaleureux, émouvant et chic. Ils ont réuni tous leurs amis et leur famille venant de près et de loin pour célébrer avec eux leur union dans cette parfaite destination balnéaire du sud de la Bretagne.
La cérémonie s’est déroulée dans l’église de Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, suivie du Cocktail dans le jardin face à l’océan et d’une réception avec de grandes tables de banquet et de magnifiques compositions floraux sous une tente en bambou dans le jardin. Leur propriété familiale dispose d’un beau jardin avec une vue imprenable sur l’océan et sur le golfe, et des escaliers privés qui mènent à une plage privée. Un endroit si beau et paisible pour profiter d’un mariage élégant en Bretagne.

Ce fut trois magnifiques jours de fête pleins d’élégance, de joie et d’amour. J’aimerais partager quelques photos du deuxième jour de célébration. Morgane et Florian avaient un énorme sourire sur leur visage toute la journée. Morgane était magnifique dans sa robe Celestina Agostino, avec ses beaux talons dorés signés Prada. Ce fut un réel plaisir de photographier ce week-end de mariage de trois jours !

wedding in brittany - biride and groom in the church of saint gildas de rhuys

fine art wedding photography - bride and groom portrait at la pointe d'Arzon

arzon bride and groom portrait

VENUE : Family private estate in Arzon, Bretagne | EVENT DESIGN & STYLING : Véronique Lorre from Quelque Chose de Bleu | PHOTOGRAPHER : Sophie Delaveau | FLORALS : Véronique Lorre from Quelque Chose de Bleu | VIDEOGRAPHY : Studio 80 | WEDDING DRESS : Celestina Agostino | BRIDAL SHOES : Prada | GROOM’S ATTIRE : Dior | RINGS : Boucheron | CATERERING & CAKE : Poulain Traiteur | STATIONERY : Creme de Papier



Choosing the best venue for your destination wedding in Loire Valley could take time and patience. It’s not as easy as it might seem, especially for those who plan the wedding from abroad. Planning a wedding abroad could be difficult and stressful. There are so many beautiful locations that can be taken into account for the big day in France. Touraine and Loire valley are full of charming historical castles with beautiful gardens and magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. A good wedding planner might guide you to the best choice for you and your guests. Rely heavily on your wedding planner, chateau owners and all your chosen vendors to help you to have a sophisticated, carefree, and relaxed wedding weekend.

But if your dream is a romantic elopement in France, things get more complicated. Not having to handle a large number of guests, any place can be a match for an unforgettable ceremony.

If you plan an elopement in France, think about Loire Valley and the Château de Reignac. Amboise, Cheverny, Chenonceaux, Azay-le-Rideau, Loches, Valençay, Chinon, Villandry, … The Chateau de Reignac is centrally located to most of the incredible Loire Valley Chateaux in the area. It is also ideally located within a short distance from the famous Loire Valley vineyards (Bourgueil, Chinon, Montlouis, Sancerre, Saumur, Vouvray, …). This elegant and beautiful château offers exquisite guest rooms, lovely dinners and a perfect Loire Valley location.

Nested in the Southern part of the Loire Valley, a 25 minute drive from the medieval cities of Amboise and Tours, the Chateau de Reignac is ideal for those wishing to live the day in one place. The timeless elegance of 17th Century French architecture, a beautiful garden, a alley of trees, hills and a chapel on site. You will love the stunning architecture in Loire Valley Chateaux and the Chateau de Reignac is no exception, with its beautiful turrets which were the former property of marquis de Lafayette.

It is here, on a warm September day, that a young couple spent a magical time. After a simple and intimate ceremony in the small and delightful chapel of the castle, the wedding lunch took place in the garden of the castle, with the French cuisine and fine wine for an unforgettable meal.

Françoise and Erick, the Chateau owners, along with their staff were wonderful hosts. Relaxed and attentive, they made sure everything ran smoothly.

Here are some photos from a beautiful classic and romantic elopement at Chateau de Reignac set in the heart of the stunning Loire Valley !

elopement chateau de reignac loire valley wedding

VENUE : Château de Reignac
PHOTOGRAPHY : Sophie Delaveau


Emilie and Quentin, a lovely couple from Canada, decided to celebrate their wedding in Loire Valley, at Château de Beaumont.
The Château de Beaumont is a restored castle featuring an elegant and classical French architecture, located in Cour Cheverny, one of the most picturesque countryside parts of Loire Valley. You will love the romantic charm of the place, surrounded by a 10-hectare park with a private swimming pool and a small river, which has a beautiful view of the peaceful valley of Conon. You will feel like home in this private estate offering rooms for family and guests who can spend few days relaxing in the countryside, making excursions and visiting the most famous castles in the area of Loire Valley.

Emilie and Quentin wanted a small and intimate wedding with close family and friends, so dreaming of a French chateau in countryside sounded perfect. They imagined an elegant Kinfolk inspired wedding, styled with beautiful organic details and accents for the ceremony, reception and table setting. They decided to go for a floral, vegetal and organic inspiration, with a focus on elegant simplicity and authenticity, subtil textures and raw materials. Everything was beautiful : from the outdoor ceremony near the river with a simple and romantic setting, to the open air cocktail with fresh drinks, champagne and delicious food in a beautiful venue surrounded by nature. Dinner took place in the orangery, with beautiful candle light and floral compositions. All the right ingredients for an organic, friendly, relaxed and elegant atmosphere, perfectly matching the Kinfolk inspired theme of this beautiful wedding.

This wedding was so inspiring and pleasant to photograph. The couple and their guests were so happy and nice. The weather was fantastic, sunny and so warm – ideal for everything that Emilie and Quentin had planned outdoor for their day.
Emilie and Quentin had experienced the ultimate summer wedding surrounding by family and close friends.

If you’re getting married in France, there is nothing better than starting your life as husband and wife in a lovely place like Château de Beaumont in Loire Valley.

Emilie et Quentin, un charmant couple venant du Canada, ont décidé de célébrer leur mariage dans la Vallée de la Loire, au Château de Beaumont.
Le Château de Beaumont est un château restauré présentant une architecture française élégante et classique, situé à Cour-Cheverny, l’une des parties les plus pittoresques de la vallée de la Loire. Vous allez adorer le charme romantique de l’endroit, entouré d’un parc de 10 hectares avec une petite rivière et une piscine privée, avec une belle vue sur la paisible vallée de Conon. Vous vous sentirez comme à la maison dans ce domaine privé qui propose des chambres pour la famille et les invités qui peuvent ainsi passer quelques jours de détente à la campagne, faire des excursions et visiter les châteaux les plus célèbres de la région de la vallée de la Loire.

Emilie et Quentin voulaient un petit mariage avec la famille et les amis proches, alors rêver d’un château français dans la campagne semblait parfait. Ils ont imaginé un mariage élégant d’inpiration Kinfolk, avec de beaux détails et des accents organiques pour la cérémonie, la réception et les tables. Ils ont opté pour une inspiration végétale, organique et florale, en mettant l’accent sur la simplicité et l’authenticité élégantes, les textures subtiles et les matières brutes. Tout était très beau : de la cérémonie en extérieur près de la rivière avec un cadre simple et romantique, au cocktail en plein air avec des boissons fraîches, du champagne et de la nourriture délicieuse dans un lieu magnifique entouré par la nature. Le dîner a eu lieu dans l’orangerie, avec une belle lumière à la bougie et de belles compositions florales. Tous les bons ingrédients pour une atmosphère organique, conviviable, détendue et élégante correspondant parfaitement au thème d’inspiration Kinfolk de ce beau mariage.

Ce mariage était tellement inspirant et plaisant à photographier. Le couple et leurs invités étaient tellement heureux et gentils. Le temps était fantastique, ensoleillé et tellement chaud – idéal pour tout ce qu’Emilie et Quentin avaient prévu pour leur journée de mariage en plein air.
Emilie et Quentin ont vécu le summum du mariage d’été, entourés par leurs famille et amis proches.

Si vous vous mariez en France, quoi de mieux que de commencer votre vie en tant que mari et femme dans un endroit aussi charmant que le Château de Beaumont dans la Vallée de la Loire !

VENUE | Château de Beaumont, Cour-Cheverny
PHOTOGRAPHY | Sophie Delaveau
FLORAL DESIGN | Frédéric Bertin
BRIDE’S GOWN | Ivy & Aster
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Faubourg Saint Sulpice
GROOM’S BOW TIE | Colonel Moutarde
CATERING | Chambord Prestige

chateau de beaumont cour cheverny loire valley destination wedding