Engagement Picnic at Chateau Bouthonvilliers


A little bit antique and a little bit modern, a little bit rustic and a little bit elegant, a little bit sweet and a little bit crispy – that’s how an engagement at Bouthonvilliers Castle can be…

At least in the romantic imagination of a creative team that literally wants to sweeten our day with its impressions of a couple in love.

The vision for this Parisian, Autumn Picnic Style engagement session editorial was a leisurely, evening stroll through the grounds of Chateau De Bouthonvilliers ending with a glass of red wine paired with all of the apple pie, pastries, and fruit that your heart could desire.“ film photographer Amara Ikeji explained.

Her intense, impressive shots were taken during a photo workshop by Katie Nicolle, who not only worked with great wedding vendors to achieve the most natural and authentic result for her participants, as Amara Ikeji enthusiastically told us: „Charles and Leslie, a real couple! were a dream to shoot, from the laughs they shared to the way they looked at each other, you could feel the love that they have.

A love that seemed to inspire the team to perform at their best to create an appropriate setting with French flair. „In any way we could, we wanted to incorporate a French aesthetic to the editorial. A major theme for us was soft relaxed, moments. Vivian Lyttle, the Planner & Stylist picked out a beautiful dress from Luxe Provence and created a picnic layout for Charles & Leslie to share at the end of their stroll. Janna Brown created a lovely food flat lay with all of the pastries and fruit.

They then gave their successful concept the finishing touches with artistic and color-coordinated stationery from Shasta Bell. A result that can be seen in the fantastic picture world of Amara Ikeji and quietly awakens our anticipation for the coming fall…



Photography: Amara Ikeji 
Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab 
Workshop Host: Katie Nicolle  
Planner & Stylist: Vivian Lyttle   
Floral Design & Indoor Food Flatlay Design: Janna Brown Design Co.   
Stationery: Shasta Bell  
Hair & Make-up: Amy Beth Duclos of Bespoke Beauty Inc  Venue: Chateau De Bouthonvilliers  
Dress: Luxe Provence
Rings: Aimee Kennedy  
Styling Board: Locust Collection  
Real Couple / Models: Charles & Leslie Dumeix 
Sponsors: Locust Collection, Sprout Studio, Dekora Album Co., Epic Linen, Photovision Prints