A wedding in the Dordogne region of France conjures visions of romance at its finest, and this beautiful ‘Organic Chateau Love Story’ offers a mix of rustic charm and luxurious, contemporary styling.

The magnificent Chateau de Redon is the perfect wedding venue backdrop for Helaina Storey Wedding Design’s organic wedding styling concept. If you’ve visions of a romantic wedding with authentic surroundings then Chateau de Redon couldn’t be any more perfect!

Bride and groom standing by table with organic wedding styling

A palette of rustic neutrals, dusky greys and pops of burgundy set the tone for the romantic styling, with an elegantly styled table in the centre of the Chateau’s courtyard creating a fabulous focal point. A beautiful foliage table runner of laurel, olive branches and eucalyptus falls gracefully at the end of the white tulle draped table, and the berries in the pretty flowers work so well with the authentic organic vibe. Flowers and foliage obviously play a big part in this styling, and I adore the incredible floral arch that frames the entrance.

In contrast to the abundance of flowers and foliage, the bridal styling is very minimalistic. The bride’s two outfits, a modern two-piece and a more traditional dress, show how this versatile styling concept could work with many bridal looks.

I hope you enjoy taking inspiration from the beautiful pictures of this organic wedding styling, taken by Anneli Marinovich Photography.

Authentic French Setting

“For this ‘Organic Chateau Love Story’ shoot I mainly based my design concept around the authentic French setting of the beautiful chateau venue. A real mix of rustic chic and luxurious, contemporary, high-end interiors, I opted for a palette of stony neutrals and pale, dusky greys. We used lots of different textures and greenery, and a dash of warm, autumnal purple-black hues added depth.

Gates of Chateau de Redon

Chateau de Redon

Simple, elegant wedding stationery

Wedding ring on invitation

Simple wedding stationery Simple wedding stationery

Love letter

Freya Rose bridal shoes

Bride sitting on chair in black lingerie

Bride in black lingerie

Bride in black lingerie standing by chair

Bride in black lingerie putting on garter

Bride's lace behind black lace lingerie

Bride in black lingerie standing by staircase decorated with foliage

Staircase at Chateau de Redon decorated with foliage

Foliage on staircase at Chateau de Redon

“It was key that the editorial be as authentic as possible and work seamlessly within its surroundings. Along with foraging most of the foliage from within the extensive, beautiful grounds of Chateau de Redon, the natural chemistry of our ‘couple’ helped achieve this.

“Our bride wore two stunning clean and crisp designs by Luna Bride. Both encapsulated the minimalist vibe of the shoot, reflected the modern, luxe interiors, and complemented her natural, understated make-up and tousled, laid-back locks.”

Groom in black suit and bow tie

Groom with hands in pockets

Bride sitting on stairs putting fastening shoe

Bride holding natural, organic wedding bouquet

Bride in two piece wedding dress holding bouquet Bride holding natural bridal bouquet

Groom waiting for bride at gates of Chateau de Redon

Bride approaching groom from behind

Bride putting hands over groom's eyes

Groom giving bride love letter Bride reading love letter from groom

Bride and groom standing with views of Dordogne

Bride holding groom's hand and with bouquet in air

Bride and groom standing by staircase of Chateau de Redon covered in foliage

Bride and groom sitting on couch at Chateau de Redon

Mantelpiece decorated in foliage

Bride and groom holding hands in front of Chateau de Redon

Bride's natural, organic wedding bouquet

Bride and groom in front of flower and foliage arch Flowers and foliage of arch

Wild and Natural

“A full stationery suite also followed our theme of raw, elegant simplicity. Stand out features included the spectacular floral arch, pampas grass ceremony altar and the incredible, wild and natural piece for Redon’s glorious winding staircase.

“Designed to work in juxtaposition with its backdrop, the outdoor tablescape included modern, grey Masters chairs and concrete candlestick holders. Simple tableware and natural, unstructured blooms added colour and texture. The perfectly pared-back cake design, styled with fruits and foliage from the grounds, was in keeping with the organic and authentic concept.

“The narrative was a simple, natural and intimate destination wedding in a contemporary yet rustic boutique setting. With stunning views across the Dordogne, France, Chateau de Redon created the perfect ambience for this.”

Wedding table outside Chateau de Redon

Trailing foliage table runner

Wedding table flowers

Modern grey Masters chairs at wedding table

Foliage wedding table runner

Wedding table flowers

Table with organic wedding styling

Foliage wedding table runner trailing off table

Simple yet elegant wedding place setting Simple wedding place name card

Wedding table flowers in front of place setting

Wedding menu

Bride and groom standing by wedding table outside Chateau de Redon

Bride with hand on groom;s shoulder at wedding table

Wedding cake topped with fruit

Just married tag Ring on M&RS and M&R card

Wedding dress hanging in doorway at Chateau de Redon

Bride adjusting groom's bow tie

Bride looking over her shoulder as she holds hands with groom

Bride and groom walking in front of Chateau de Redon

Bride and groom in front of large flower and foliage arch on gates of Chateau de Redon

Bride and groom in front of large flower and foliage arch

Creative Team

Photography: Anneli Marinovich Photography

Planning and Styling: Helaina Storey Wedding Design

Shoot Location: Chateau de Redon, Granges d’Ans, France

Wedding Dresses: Luna Bride

Bridal Shoes: Freya Rose London

Lingerie and Garter: ASOS and Pompadour Lingerie

Groom’s Attire: Stephen Bishop Suiting

Hair and Make-Up: AMM Team

Flowers: Bloomologie

Stationery: Bureau Design

Cake: Blossom and Crumb

Furniture: Wedhead London

Linen and Silk Ribbon: Kate Cullen

Ring and Ringbox: London Victorian Ring Co

Models: Florence and Max from Model Management