Wedding videos at the Chateau
Shooting clip "Only You"
by Jonathan Vansteenberghe
Here is the clip of a photo shooting that shows that weddings at Château de Vallery begin, at first, as a series of images that quickly transform into amazing memories. No words can truly capture the experience of a wedding at Château de Vallery, any writer would find it indescribable and it remains unmatched as one of the most romantic castles in France. It would be impossible to imagine a more beautiful location for your wedding.
Vallery is a place where different traditions and cultures meet, where they come together to marry and respect each other. Vallery is built from tradition and the celebration of marriage is considered by the Château to be the most sacred of those traditions. On this video clip, Cymbeline, Johann costumes in Paris, Bounz' Events luminous creations and talented influential models, allow us to dream about the festivities of tomorrow and forever in Vallery.
Jeanne and Laurent
By Aurélia Planterose Filmmaker
They said "oui" : N&L’s French wedding venue
by Marco de Nigris
Natalia & Leo, "the Bronshteyn" as Marco de Nigris called them in the opening of his film, got married at the chateau in spring 2022. It was around the swimming pool that they met up with their guests on 29 May for a delightful two-day, two-night stay.
For the preparations, the bride and groom already had their own ideas... Natalia chose the Grand Condé bedroom, on the first floor of the Renaissance chateau. Leo, for his part, preferred the charms of the Dovecote bridal suite, under the sign of the moon and the constellations.
Among the chateau's large reception halls, the Grande Galerie Pierre Lescot, built in 1560, hosted their religious ceremony under a majestic canopy of white roses.
Then, at the end of the dinner, the first dance was held in the Music Room, on the same level as the park. Then the bride and groom and their guests enjoyed a sumptuous firework display and blaze behind the thousand torches of the yew garden, under the starry Burgundy sky. Finally, the band made the night vibrate in the Grande Galerie.
Flight over the Citadel
by Jonathan Vansteenberghe
Château de Vallery remains a paradise for owls, elves and muses. All invite themselves, in the starry skies of Burgundy, to contemplate the romantic celebrations of this "Citadel of the Princes of the Muses and of the Night..." Staging stimulates and intensifies emotions. As soon as the château was brought back to life in the 1990s, we introduced certain rituals – to accompany a winetasting in the cellars, for example.
On the day before the wedding, the bride and groom enter into the 12th century vaulted cellars and revel for a moment in the flame-studded darkness before being joined by their guests, who have gathered in the moat.
The various entrances around the château are lit up by torchlight: the rose garden, the postern, the Oriental Pavilion and the cellars. These flames, too, are loaded with meaning; they are evocative and protective. Celebrations trap us in the heart of such staging, heightening what may be on our mind...
It is up to you to define a concept to give more strength, more memory to your celebration. The chateau will be able to help you so that your concept emerges as well for the "save the date", the table plan, the dress-code as the writing of the menus or the floral decoration.
Video, chateau, France for Hei & Manfi
In the summer of 2019, Hei and Manfi decide to plan their wedding outdoors. They prefer an open-air event in the many bucolic locations on the estate to the large reception rooms. A physical distancing before their time... Due to their culture?
Or did the Renaissance chateau’s sunset facade particularly appeal to these bride and groom to be? It is the product of both hypotheses that has created this alchemy. It is undeniable that the magic worked, enhanced by the July sky, the Burgundy sun and the rich history of the venue.
Bozz Wedding cuts out the scenes and blurs the wedding chronology to the viewer’s greater delight. Magic, elegance and mystery emerge from this copper, ochre, sepia and emerald coloured clip. This opus marvellously relates the enchanting ambiances of this wedding, amazed by the couple's youth and wonderful innocence.
The video maker sweeps away the singularities of the estate such as the Renaissance castle and its central square framed by its yew hedges. In the foreground is the large chestnut tree and its swing on which Hei rocks Manfi. The largest dovecote in France and the 60-hectare forest cannot escape the eye of Bozz Wedding.
Later, the bride and groom join their guests already settled in long tables. It is therefore behind the Renaissance chateau that dinner takes place with a kind of guinguette’s apearance. The moat, the seven-trunk sycamore tree and the edge of the forest form the backdrop of this theatre where the rules of classical theatre seem to reign here.
In 1674, Boileau in "L'art poétique" summed up his constraints as follows: "Let in one place, in one day, a single accomplished fact, keep the theatre full until the end". Then follow a flashback to the park laid out for the ceremony, the highlight of which is the moving speech by the bride and groom. Here and according to Edgar Allan Poe: "In summer, at night, noises are celebrating".
Bozz Wedding videographer, offers us a fabulous 6-minute video. Bozz is based in Hong Kong but has managed to find his way to Château de Vallery for Hei and Manfi's wedding. For Bozz Wedding, marriage is an intimate and authentic affair that has to generate emotions and surprises for the bride and groom and their guests.
In addition to his passion for weddings, Bozz produces music videos, commercials and corporate films for television. The chateau’s muses and fauns are longing for Bozz Wedding to be back and for time to suspend its flight again.
Seun and Toye’s wedding
Here’s the wedding of Seun and Toye at Château de Vallery. Images are courtesy of Reece Iveson videography, based in Marbella, Spain. He had the pleasure of filming beautiful weddings all over the world since 2015. Here, Reece shows us that he perfectly captured the "Vallery spirit" by making this superb clip. Indeed, the main thread of the clip is regularly punctuated by the ceremonial sequence at the church.
This makes it a romantic and original masterpiece. Discover an authentic international wedding, such as the Château de Vallery knows how to host. It is this nuptial kingdom that Seun and Toye chose to spend several days in absolute freedom. For their D-day, they took advantage of all the rooms, bedrooms and suites. They particularly appreciated the heated swimming pool which overlooks the park lit by torches and sounded with the music of their choice.
Indeed, they felt free to welcome their guests exclusively the day before. They celebrated their marriage at the church in the small village of Vallery. After dancing all night long, Seun and Toye invited their guests to stay until the next afternoon around the pool for breakfast and brunch. They also had the freedom to choose their caterer like all the other providers. Bride and groom’s cultures, traditions and love have also contributed to the rebirth of the estate. Château de Vallery keeps deep and precious memories of Seun and Toye's stay.
It is also thanks to the work of their videographer Reece Iveson. The team of the Château de Vallery participated in the organization of the wedding of Seun and Toye. Their reception proved to be a real stay in time and space at the castle that knows how to combine history and exoticism. Once again, video, chateau, France have come together for Seun and Toye
The Mad Quest
by Jonathan Vansteenberghe & Charles David
Vallery and its estate. A land of welcome for all lovers who plan to get married. This domain also remains one of those places of refuge of historical importance, guardian of intense sensations and multiple sensibilities. These blossom at the end of authentic and enchanting festivities in the lands of the Princesses and Princes of Condé.
In this video clip, the famous singer Chloé Chaume performs Handel's "Lascia ch'io pianga dal Rinaldo" live. Highly recommended by Vallery, our soprano proves to be as talented as a singer as she is as a performer! You can also discover Chloé performing another masterpiece directed by Luciano Acocella as well as her performances for wedding ceremonies and receptions at the chateau.
The Mad Quest is a maze of scenes evolving through the Vallery estate. The course of events is more or less the same as for a wedding reception. The filming is demanding and celebrates the apotheosis of love in the harshest of weather; it is said that grace and love are not particularly dependent on the warm weather. The snow and the cold are often the order of the day, and winter weddings in this fully heated chateau are a wonder to behold.
For this Jonathan Vansteenberghe and Charles David video clip, the dresses are by Cymbeline. Philippe Ferrandis has made his jewellery available. Thanks also to Haras de la Merlucherie for its friendly assistance. Finally, the effects and lights are Bounz'Events creation who regularly perform at the chateau for wedding receptions.
Vallery Voices "La Traviata"
by Jonathan Vansteenberghe & Charles David
Here we find Chloé again, this time joined by Jérôme Verrecchia, baritone and pianist, in "Vallery Voices", a new Jonathan Vansteenberghe and Charles David production. These two exceptional opera singers perform an extract from Verdi's opera La Traviata. They also put all their talents and expertise for your wedding reception; from the celebration to the fireworks announcement, in the chateau grounds. They also delight the medieval cellars and their great wines tasting!
Inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel La Dame aux Camélias, Giuseppe Verdi wrote La Traviata in 1852. Violetta Valéry, the heroine of this three acts opera, is performed by Jeade Pasquier. Nuptial dresses are by Cymbeline, jewellery by Philippe Ferrandis. Hair and make-up are by Elia Boudinot and Aure-Anne Tholance. Like for Chloé and Jérôme, lyric singers for weddings, do not hesitate to call upon them via the service providers recommended directory of the chateau.
Julie and Benjamin
Weddings and chateau
The artistic style of Ping Pang Films, played by Tuan Nguyen, is amply imbued with cinema. Tuan marks this video opus with his paw of aesthete thanks to which poetry is edged with intense emotions. Here, you’ll see all the qualities to restore the Vallery estate's assets and the singularity of this wedding venue. The cultural and ethnic mix is honored and Tuan has captured this particularity dear to the chateau.
Ping Pang Films has been building a solid reputation in the bridal world since 2011. In 9 years of activity, more than 300 weddings have been marked to his credit. His strong love for image, emotion and purity has naturally led him to the hushed world of weddings. He has also been able to invest his art in other fields such as fashion, music and corporate. This could only enrich his talent.
Thus, Tuan leads us between the chateau’s large halls and the central square, the nerve center of the estate. Indeed, the park is omnipresent in the film; from the day before the wedding by daylight to the night for the fireworks and flashovers before the first dance in the Grande Galerie. It is a fact that this central square is sounded from the bride and groom's playlist and lit by torches as soon as night falls.
The director directs his gaze on the Grande Galerie during a Jewish ceremony and then on the Music Room set up for a wedding dinner. The church of Vallery will also be honored as well as the chateau’s Arbour and the Rose Garden. Time stands still for the bride and groom of the Château de Vallery. So, doesn't this short film let us imagine that the artist and the place still have so much to see together?
Wedding at Château de Vallery
Yoanna & Jess are respectively filmmaker and photographer. Married in an authentic Andalusian hacienda in 2015, they settled in Provence from where they manage Simply Lovely, wedding photography and video. True cosmopolitan artists, they first met in England in 2011. Yoanna & Jess are truly inspired by emotions and spontaneous moments of life.
Mai & Bryan's wedding at Château de Vallery was written for them. It is a real pleasure for the bride and groom to be accompanied by the couple forming the pictorial and emotional interface: Yoanna filming camera in hand and Jess, camera bodies and lenses slung over the shoulder. A major advantage: having a single contact for two complementary service providers.
Simply Lovely let us discover the chateau exterior day view on the first half of the clip. Only after the credits, the technical cut comes into play: Bryan's speech becomes the main thread. Very solemn, this speech is delivered in the Music Room where ends the meal. Thus, the filming plan will consist of interspersing superb daytime footage during the ceremony in the Grande Galerie and outside during the photo session before the cocktail party.
The flashback takes us to the bride's preparations in the Grand Condé bedroom on the first floor of the Renaissance Château. The apotheosis of the clip is none other than the fireworks and flames illuminating the grounds with "torchères", "chandelles" and some Bengal fires. A must.
Founders of the dance company Azalea, Gillian and Laura, have made the Oriental Pavilion their own at Château de Vallery. With this vid, they offer us a delicious choreography with Afro-contemporary influences on a very rhythmic background of percussions.
Eclectic and versatile, Gillian and Laura offer a wide range of performances to Vallery's bride and groom. Oriental dance with an airy fabric, singing, classical dance, hip-hop, modern jazz and circus are the ingredients of this charming company.
They will be able to charm you in the exotic fragrances of the Oriental Pavilion and its extended swimming pool. On D day or the day before, depending on the theme and planning of your reception. Château de Vallery offers, among other things, its reception rooms for your wedding. Absolute freedom in time and space!
Also, why not ask Azalea for a choreography between the torches in the park after dinner? Or even in one of the large reception rooms of the Château de Vallery?
by Jonathan Vansteenberghe
The stunning choreography of the fireworks display creates a dramatic narrative of sound, rhythm, and color that gives rise to an experience of wonder and enchantment.
At Vallery, the fire from the fireworks intensifies the majesty of the property by igniting the ruins, the ancient postern, and the dovecot, from the rose garden all the way to the great chestnut tree. This magnificent display transforms the landscape before your eyes, changing the shape of every rock and tree with each new color, casting long shadows upon the oak trees lining the edge of the forest.
The fireworks combined with the starry nights of Burgundy create a dreamlike and whimsical sky that outshines the moon.
Try if you can to follow the light, shining for a moment on a wayward knight only to be found next to the ramparts a moment later. The fireworks display at The Château de Vallery makes romantics out of all of us, as the light reverberates back to an antediluvian past.