Romantic and timeless elegance at Chateau du Thil



Timeless elegance and natural glamour find the perfect ambiance to flourish at Chateau du Thil. Nestled between picturesque fields and unspoiled nature, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, this castle evokes the idea of romance, peace and serenity.

Saskia and Ivan from Simply Si Weddings and an international team were inspired by this setting and the British show “Escape to the chateau” to create a beautiful concept with an enchanting wedding variety. The many lovingly designed details were captured by the photographer couple David and Kathrin in a great picture world.

Saskia and Ivan from Simply Si Weddings: “We all love the show “Escape to the chateau” that aired in the UK, where you can see “ordinary people” taking over mostly very dilapidated French chateaus and renovating them with a lot of work and attention to detail to create family homes and stunning event venues.

We love the vibe of this series and were eager to translate it to an inspiring elopement shoot – surrounded by the grandeur of a stunning French chateau and with a modern and fresh approach to a traditional chateau wedding.

The amazing Chateau du Thil offered us everything we hoped for. A rather small and intimate chateau in the heart of Burgundy, lovingly renovated with respect for its grandeur but with a modern twist. Fairy-tale turrets, a beautiful little park, our own chapel, a couple in love and a wonderful team made our vision perfect.

The balance between modernity, freshness and the natural glamour of our venue was the canvas on which we started experimenting and then transferred it to every other aspect of the shoot: photography, floral design, bridal gown and groom look, table decorations, stationery and cake.

Beautifully arranged floral designs by TML Tabea Maria-Lisa, beautifully draped fabrics for the table decor and ceremony backdrop, and ethereal silk and tulle details for the bridal look were the main focus for our design.

We discovered Australian brand Evie Young and their dresses embody that modern, sophisticated yet romantic bridal inspiration we’ve been looking for. A big thank you goes to the wonderful bridal fashion store Dolce Vita, who made it possible for us to receive the dress 1 month before the official release. It was just perfect: style, fit, color – everything…… a real eye-catcher!

The color palette was another important factor in the visual concept. We love the fall season with all its colors and loved the idea of playing with branches and leaves from the castle’s forest and combining them with classic roses in soft pink, apricot and neutral colors to create an ethereal fall look. The softness of the gentle color palette of the flowers, candles and linens worked beautifully together with the accents of apricot and the natural play of autumnal colors within the branches and leaves.

Our dear friend Donata of Le Bianche Margherite makes the most poetic iron wire cake toppers and when we told her about our project, she was immediately on fire and made us the most Georgian piece of art featuring a small castle along with the bride and groom! It was such a highlight and the perfect complement to our pale pink frosted cake, which just needed to be decorated with the topper and an airy silk ribbon. Modern, fresh and romantic.”




Concept, Design, Styling & Planning: Simply Si Weddings
Photography & Film: David and Kathrin
Floral Design & Styling: TML Tabea Maria-Lisa
Venue: Chateau du Thil
Stationery and Cake: Simply Si Weddings
Rentals: Options
Bridal Dress / Grooms Outfit / Rings: Evie Young via Bridal Fashion Dolce Vita
HMU: Sinem Yavsaner
Cake topper: Le Bianche Margherite
Model Couple: Jennifer & Adrian










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