As I drove up to this castle I had one of those ‘is this real life?’ moments. Those moments kept accumulating as the day went on.
This Chicago couple gathered their family + dear ones for a weekend destination wedding at the Breathtaking Chateau de la Flocelliére, just South of Cholet. The castle was built as a fortress back to the 11th century with family history that can be traced from 1050. French culture and nods to the past were present in every room, the entire place filled with charming antiquities. Pups roamed the grounds. The first look took place in the beautiful gardens among ruins from the war. The ceremony was complete with a series of readings and personal vows to one another, officiated by the groom’s father. Dinner was in traditional French style with multiple courses + wine pairings. The room echoed with toasts, laughs, fellowship + celebration. A towering dessert with sparklers + macarons + cake was bought out by the chef himself in honor of the bride and groom. Dancing carried on through the night in the library.
Julia + Tom’s story was one I won’t forget. Here are some of my favorites from the day. Shot entirely on Leica