As avid travelers, few things get us excited like a French-inspired chateau wedding. Ever since our honeymoon in Paris, we fell in love with the elegant architecture of France. French architecture effortless combines stately elegance with a grandeur that deeply inspires our artistic soul. French chateau weddings are not at all common here in the US and even more rare to experience outside of France. So you can imagine how ecstatic we were to learn that there is a beautiful French-inspired chateau in our proverbial backyard at Greencrest Manor.
We love French scenery, French-inspired design, French food, French wine – anything French! When we had our first chateau-inspired wedding in Battlecreek last year at Greencrest Manor (read that blog here), we fell head over heels for the entire place.
There is a charm to Greencrest Manor that is hard to describe. Perhaps it’s the French-inspired chateau that makes up the primary structure of Greencrest. There are so few in the Midwest and fewer in Michigan. Or maybe it’s the heavenly manicured manor gardens that occupy the grounds? The venue owner is genuinely talented in ways we’ll never understand at keeping her garden so lush all season long.
Regardless of the reason, everything about Greencrest manor is utterly romantic and beautiful, making it one of our favorite wedding venues in the entire world. Yes, the entire world! And we have been all over!
Truly, Greencrest Manor is Michigan’s best-kept secret, and it won’t be that way for long.
On this blog, we feature an editorial we photographed with the extremely talented Shanell Photography. It was an honor to finally meet Shanell herself, and work alongside her for the afternoon.
Below are just a few of our favorite images we captured from that editorial shoot.
Editorial Host :: @shanellphotographyllc
Planning & Florals :: @moderndaycollective
Shoes :: @bellabelleshoes
Rings :: @coughlinjewelers
Dress :: @clairepettibone
Makeup Artist :: @andreawalkermua
Hair Stylist:: @ashleymackhuma
Stationary :: @ciarraclaire
Earrings and Hairpiece :: @lindsaymariedesign
Cake :: @bellaedolcecakes
Film Lab :: @photovisionprints
Styling Surfaces :: @chasingstone