Chateau Belgium Wedding
Chateau Belgium Wedding - Fine Art Film.
American couple, Tara and Jeremy, lived in Luxembourg for two years, so when it came time to choose a wedding venue, they had one place in mind that could offer their guests an amazing European experience: Chateau du Bois D’Arlon. This jaw-dropping Belgian castle provided their friends and family with a relaxed, yet elegant escape in the middle of a peaceful forest.
The bride’s vision for her wedding color palette was pastels with a few contrasting colors. For starters, the invitation suite incorporated a gorgeous teal envelope that housed a beautiful collection of white pieces, including a design of the chateau.
Beadwork was seen throughout the lace detail of the bride’s gown, as well as her peep-toe heels.
Tara got ready inside the chateau before the ceremony, completing her look with a natural makeup palette.
Guests descended upon the outdoor ceremony location, outfitted with a white fabric aisle runner, lanterns and gold chairs. Even the couple’s four-legged friend made an appearance!
Tara and Jeremy exchanged vows in front of a petite chapel and a floral arbor on the chateau’s expansive property.
Tara’s bridesmaids, dressed in long Bordeaux-colored dresses, sat on the first row on the bride’s side, while Jeremy’s groomsmen, who donned Bordeaux-colored bow ties and socks with navy blue suits, sat on the other.
To honor Tara’s Filipino heritage, the couple incorporated the veil and cord tradition into their ceremony. The veil represents that they are dressed together as one, while the cord, placed over the couple’s shoulders in the sign of infinity, symbolizes everlasting fidelity and equality.
After officially becoming husband and wife, Tara and Jeremy were elated to walk back up the aisle as a newly-married couple.
Many of the flowers incorporated in their wedding included soft pastels along with the bold Bordeaux color shared throughout many aspects of their day.
Jeremy and Tara took their first photos together as husband and wife. He looked handsome in his Bordeaux and navy look, while she looked radiant in her lace fit-and-flare gown. Serious photos completed, Jeremy picked his bride up to playfully give her a kiss.
With the enchanting chateau in the background, the bride and groom captured incredible photos on the grounds of their venue before heading inside for their reception.
The reception featured gold accents like Napoleon chairs, candelabras and gold-framed table numbers to complement the chateau’s grand aesthetic. The chandeliers added a romantic glow above, while tea candles and mirrors reflected the gentle light from below.
The tall candelabras and floral topiaries added height to the reception space.
To balance the opulent centerpieces, the tablescapes remained simple with Bordeaux-colored napkins and white china and linens. Each table was named after a city the couple visited among their many travels where along the way, the bride had collected postcards. On her wedding day, she gave each guest a postcard with a handwritten message.
Tara and Jeremy’s seats were marked with the simple touch of flowers, a romantic and gentle gesture to reserve the best seats in the chateau.
Tara and Jeremy’s Belgium wedding captured everything they hoped for: a romantic and relaxed atmosphere among an enchanting and elegant venue. Traveling Europe has been a huge part of their journey together and sharing that with their dearest friends and family was of the utmost importance. Together, this American couple planned a celebration half a world away that still felt personal, intimate and special. Now that they’ve taken on Belgium, the next stop is happily ever after.
Photographer: Nadia Vaisse
Venue: Chateau du bois d’Arlon
Wedding Planner & Styling: Nancy Wendt
Videographer: Louis-Nicolas Chosseler
Mua: Elena Agapova | Hair: Ferber Hair
Dress: Enaura Bridal
Florist: Arte viva
Catering: Marco Tullio Traiteur
Furniture rentals: Maison Options
Bride: Tara Bird
Cocktail hour and Ceremony Musicians: Sammartini Ensemble
Dinner Musician: Régis Verplancke
DJ: Bob Christy
Bridal Party Breakfast: Cathy Goedert