Luxurious WEDDING IMPRESSIONS AT Chateau de Varennes


The combination of the fascination of the unknown, the attraction of the forbidden and the allure of mysticism culminated recently in a sparkling elopement at first sight.

It happened in the picturesque Burgundy, as their eyes met. Mysterious masks concealed their faces, and it increased the desire to discover who´s hiding underneath them…

„Our bride and groom met at a secret black tie masquerade ball in Burgundy.“ photographer Sylvie Gil, who initiated this spectacular workshop, told us. „They saw each other from across the room and were instantly drawn to one another. They spent the rest of the evening together and decided then and there to elope.“

Special occasions require a special atmosphere, which the event designers of Firefly Events  ensured as they created a coherent setting with much tact and sense of fine art.

Suitable to her groom in an elegant tuxedo, the bride enchants us in beautiful bridal gowns by famous designers such as Vera Wang, Claire Pettibone and Costarellos, which were complemented with the perfect accessories such as hair pieces or flowers.

„They snuck away to the nearby abandoned Chateau de Varennes and tied the knot just the two of them. The next day they sent word to a few of their closest friends to join them in an intimate celebration,“  told Sylvie Gil.

Opulent flower arrangements by Floresie decorated table, lap and bride, to give color and freshness to the pale but well-kept property.

We are deeply impressed by the skills of all the involved vendors and admire the multi-faceted motifs, which Sylvie Gil offered the participants of this workshop. Come with us to Burgundy and get becharmed by her incredible pictures.

Translation: Marina Jenewein




PHOTOGRAPHY: Sylvie Gil Photography
PLANNING & DESIGN: Firefly Events
BUSINESS CLASS: Shanna Skidmore
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Wanderlust Weddings
PAPER GOODS: Yonder Design
HAIR & MAKE-UP: Marina G
CAKE: Apoline Cake DesignNine Cakes
CALLIGRAPHY: Plume Calligraphy
CERAMICS: Hortense Montarnal
FILM LAB: Richard Photo Lab
GOWNS: CostarellosVera WangClaire Pettibone
JEWELRY: Bekah-Anne
LINENS: La Tavola
LINGERIE: Odile de ChangyClaire Pettibone
MACARONS: Cakes in the City
MASKS Curious Fair
RENTALS: Vaiselle Vintage
RING BOXES: The Mrs. Box
RINGS: Susie Saltzman
SHOES: Bella Belle Shoes
VENUE: Chateau de Varennes




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