French Inspired Chateau Wedding at Greencrest Manor - Leidy & Josh Photography

French Inspired Chateau Wedding at Greencrest Manor


July 13, 2021


Welcome to our blog, where we share our most recent work from weddings and engagements around the world. When we aren’t photographing weddings, we spend our time traveling, cooking together, reading, and cuddling with our two adorable dogs, Leesi and Luna. We adore documenting love stories and we cannot wait to tell yours.


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.

Vendor Credits:

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

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