While a destination wedding might be off the cards for the moment, recreating the look and feel of a dreamy day filled with the charm and elegance of a French Chateau is still possible.  

Elegant and romantic, French château wedding venues lend themselves perfectly to outdoor ceremonies and alfresco dining.  While a compromise might have to made on dining space, and the English weather taken into consideration, it’s still possible to find a venue here in the UK that offers the beauty of the countryside, vineyards or chateau-like stonework and wrought iron details.

Boconnoc in Cornwall might not be what you had in mind for a French chateau, but its Georgian architecture and picture-perfect countryside is a great example of how you can recreate your French wedding of dreams without being in France. 

Imagine driving up the driveway to exchange vows with your one true love, in an outdoor ceremony set against the stone.

This board is inspired by a French Chateau wedding, and features ideas on how to create a modern French vibe with classic details for your wedding. 

Stationery with a venue illustration gives your guests a taster of the grandeur of the venue and what they can expect from the day.  I love the design detail on these invitations that could be used on your on-the-day stationery too, such as welcome sign or table plan.

If you’re dining outside, or in a marquee, statement lighting like these chandeliers add some opulence and elegance, without being over the top.

A delicately textured dress adds to the romance, and the scooter is a fun element to include in your photos.

Think pretty, elegant and sophisticated with a colour palette filled with pastels, an abundance of flowers and delicate detailing on the cake.

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Image credits:  Boconnoc – Irena K Photography  | Stationery – Written Word Calligraphy, photo credit Kayla Barker | Chandelier – East Made Co, White Glove Rentals, photo credit Lauren Fair Photography | Veil – Style Me Pretty, photo credit Lissa Ryan Photography | Cocktail – Martha Stewart Weddings | Wedding dress – French Wedding Style | Chateau – French Wedding Style | Bouquet – Wedding Sparrow, photo credit Savan Photography | Centrepiece –  Style Me Pretty, photo credit Heather Payne| Scooter – Wedding Sparrow | Outdoor ceremony – Brides, photo credit Amanda K Photography | Cake –  Molly Carr Photography | Petal bar – Martha Stewart Weddings