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St-Julien is featured on stylemepretty

Chateau St-Julien is featured on stylemepretty

St-Julien is featured on stylemepretty

I first met Tana & Benoit in New York City in november 2016. We went on a rooftop and spoke about wedding planning details.

Stylemepretty featured them twice !!!

engagement session in Seattle and the wedding at Château St julien

The booked the chateau as a blind date, no visit before 🙂 They trusted all our great testimonials.

Then Tana who was really excited by planning most of the decoration herself decided to hire me as a coordinator on the wedding day.

She did a great job with my lovely suppliers team. I have recommended her Oliver Fly as photographer, Lisa as the Florist & Julien as The Chef…

On the day my assistant and myself coordinated the wedding, and it was just Amazing.

they had all what they wanted : Romantic and Outdoors, garden reception, a church wedding, and a place where their family could bond over several days.

engagement session in Seattle article

We are getting married this summer in France in the Loire Valley at Le Chateau St Julien in the village of St Julien de l’Ars, near from the ancient city of Poitiers. This venue is the ideal setting for a destination wedding. The most important part of our wedding was to have both of our French and American families together. Having the wedding in France meant that Benoît’s grandfather would be with us.

We fell in love with the Loire Valley the year before during our engagement trip and decided that would be a lovely location for our wedding. With exactly room for 50, Chateau St Julien is perfect to host all of our combined family for four days of wedding festivities!

We found Oliver while we were researching our chateau, his work is soft and absolutely romantic. After reserving the Chateau St Julien, we immediately contacted him to photograph our wedding day. A few months later, Oliver was with us in New York City and we got the opportunity to know each other and to have a fantastic time during our engagement session. Oliver put us completely at ease.

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 !

We had so much fun planning every detail, from the hand water-colored door hangers to carefully planning the menu and wine selection. The chateau wedding and a French wedding allowed us to make the best selections for our guests and really make our wedding day as we wished – this unique day was full of magic.

Chateaux Avenue - Thank You
Chateaux Avenue - Testimonial - Tana & Benoit in New York City