Dreaming in Blue at Château de Salvanet
Do you feel like joining us today on a sensual and poetic journey to France? Héloïse Villenave-Gabaud from So Hélo and Vanessza Dako-Cornejo from Edua Decore take us to a romantic world of inspiration at Château de Salvanet and enchant us with their sense of beauty and their passion for stylish details. Photographer Vivien Malagnat accompanies us with his talent to tell beautiful stories with his pictures.
By Héloïse Villenave-Gabaud from So Hélo: “Nestled in the heart of the French countryside near Limoges, the Château de Salvanet is a little gem of the 18th century. Lovingly restored by its owners, it overlooks a magnificent green valley bringing calm and serenity from another time…
Its lounges and rooms decorated with furniture, paintings and sculptures from past centuries, won the hearts of the whole team during the visit.
The soft, bluish pastel tones of the castle inspired us like a romantic and light dream. At first, the atmosphere of the paintings was hushed and intimate, but it evolved like the emotions of our bride.
The photographer Vivien Malagnat has transcribed through his images his poetic and sensual vision of these precious moments. Sandy Cluzaud, photographer-videographer, brought her feminine style and her fine art vision to our story.
So we dressed and accessorised our bride for each of the pictures. Our muse Charlotte was dressed in a delicate gold lace negligee for the boudoir session.
A little surprise guest slipped in during this intimate moment: the master of the house, “Pompon” the cat from the Château de Salvanet…
Crystals, freshwater pearls and flowery prints made up the jewellery, which was custom-made for the theme of the shoot.
Delicate and minimalist at the beginning of the day, the jewels become more imposing and elaborate as the outfits become more sophisticated. The airy, flowing dress gave way to a voluptuous tulle and lace gown adorned with a sumptuous tiara.
The bride’s beauty reflects the line of this editorial shoot. Through refined make-up and hairstyles, Affinité Beauté sublimates our muse, a natural woman, who will reveal herself as a free and assertive bride throughout the day.
To complete these beautiful paintings imagined by our team, a table in an intimate living room (as the trend due to the current context) was staged by Edua Decore.
Sublimated by spring flowers that arrived with the beautiful days: white cherry buds, salmon pink tulips, powder pink ranunculus dotted with white anemones. Soft and pastel colours in the floral art, but also in the tablecloths, candles and glassware… Le Petit Bal, its table art in perfect adequacy with the style sought by the wedding designer.
Table details such as the pretty stationery from Bonjour Paper, with its romantic and fine art style, are a perfect match for the atmosphere. In this atypical lounge, the alcove hosting a status has been invaded by two floral compositions in an atmosphere: nature is taking over.
An ideal place to highlight the Wedding cake by Chloebelle’s Cake, pure and elegant with a floral note and a delicate silk ribbon…
Grace and elegance… an ode to French chic. The day ended with a magnificent sunset in the park of the Château… It was a real pleasure for the whole team to get together and work on this beautiful project in such an enchanting setting.
We were able to give free rein to our imaginations and let our creativity speak for itself in a difficult period of confinements and government restrictions.
A bubble out of time, like a waking blue dream. ”
Creative Direction: Edua Decore / So Hélo
Photography: Vivien Malagnat
Video: Sandy Cluzaud
Dresses and Negligee: Cléophina
Jewelry: So Hélo
MUAH: Affinité Beauté
Flowers: Edua Decore
Paper goods: Bonjour Paper
Cake: Chloebelle’s Cake
Venue: Château de Salvanet
Furniture Rentals: Le petit bal
Shoes: Patricia Blanchet
Model: Charlotte Verger