Château Fombrauge is located in Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes near Saint-Émilion, 45 minutes away from Bordeaux. The château hosts weddings and professional events. Find out about my latest wedding organization and the providers I worked with.
Château Fombrauge Saint-Émilion
Château Fombrauge was built in 1439 and represents the largest vineyard in Saint-Émilion with its 60 hectares of vines. Bought in 1999 by Bernard Magrez, Château Fombrauge has become a Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion.
The interior of the castle is made up of several lounges and a large reception room that can host up to 200 people seated for a wedding meal or 250 guests for a wedding cocktail.
You can also enjoy your wedding cocktail outside! The outdoor terrace of Château Fombrauge can accommodate up to 250 people with a direct view of the vineyard.
Free parking is also available.
For the wedding night of the bride and groom or for the pleasure of the guests, there are 7 classic-style rooms with four-poster beds and armchairs dating from the 15th century. The decoration and the location of the furniture have remained intact and are still very well maintained.
Wedding organization Château Fombrauge
I was contacted directly by Château Fombrauge to organize the wedding.
They entrusted me with choosing the diﬀerent marriage providers. Florist, cake designer, makeup artist, hairdresser, secular ceremonial oﬃciant, photographer, videographer, sound and light, etc…
Steps of the wedding day
We began the wedding day at Château Fombrauge by preparing the bride and groom in their respective rooms. We took a few photographs of the groom putting on his three-piece suit, tying his laces in the castle bedroom and adjusting his bow tie before meeting up with the bride.
Once the makeup and hairstyle were done, Madame put on her white wedding dress, the bustier part of which was made of lace. Elegance and refinement would describe her garment best.
We worked on the ambiance and the decoration of this wedding with the florist, both inside and outside the castle.
We took a short break to take care of the final details in the wedding feast room. The floral arrangements were in shades of orange and pale pink without forgetting a touch of green for a wild flowery eﬀect. These were in harmony with the rest of the room. A simple, white wedding tableware with a few touches of gold contrasted with the colors of the high bouquets and highlighted the chairs.
You will also notice that the wedding cake matched the flowers on the tables, the bridal bouquet, the groom’s boutonniere and the arch of the secular ceremony.
We found our groom ready and took some photos in front of the entrance of the castle.
Then it was the bride’s turn to be photographed in the diﬀerent rooms of the castle so that she would have beautiful photographs of her in a wedding dress.
Finally, we took the couple pictures in the park of Château Fombrauge, making sure we highlighted the beauty of the outdoor space.
Secular ceremony facing the vines of the Fombrauge estate
The bride and groom wished for a secular ceremony for their marriage. The park and gardens of Château Fombrauge are ideal spaces for hosting an outdoor ceremony.
The flowered gardens of Château Fombrauge are cut in a French style. That day, the natural light outside was magnificent. It enabled us to celebrate the wedding while immortalizing this magical moment with beautiful photos.
We designed the decor of the secular ceremony with elements that blend into the natural setting of the vineyard. With your back facing the structure of the ceremonial arch stands the magnificent view of the castle’s vineyards.
The floral arrangement of the ceremonial arch matches that of the reception hall, as well as all the others to give uniqueness to the theme of the wedding.
Large rattan armchairs were chosen for the comfort of the bride and groom.
Château Fombrauge, renowned for its wine of excellence, oﬀered the bride and groom to conclude their wedding ceremony with a tasting of a vintage Grand Clu Classé St Emilion. The Château Fombrauge red wine’s dress recalls the notes of burgundy red in the bridal bouquet.
From Dream to Reality at Château Fombrauge
Du Rêve à la Réalité will accompany you in the realization and organization of your wedding at Château Fombrauge in St Émilion.
From start to finish, I will manage the entire organization up to the secular ceremony. Du Rêve à la Réalité will advise you on how to surround yourself with the best wedding professionals in the Gironde area.
Getting married at Château Fombrauge
If you want to get married in Gironde, I strongly recommend visiting the site of Château Fombrauge. A virtual tour of the estate is available. And if you would like to know more about my wedding planner services, do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to answer your questions.
The wedding photographer took photos inside as well as outside. Here are a few to give you a glimpse of Chateau Fombrauge.
Lieu : Château FOMBRAUGE
Wedding Planner et Décoration : Du rêve à la réalité / melissa.wedding.planner
Officiante de cérémonie : Aurélie COUSSEAU Cérémonies / aurelie_cousseau_ceremony
Videaste : Dolly Films / dollyweddingfilms
Photographe : Vincent ALMOUZNI / almouzni_vincent
MUA : Christel BIZE / bizechristel
Créatrice de robes de mariées : NCV – Maison de Couture / maison_de_couture_ncv
Modèle femme : Anouck Escribano / anouck.eg
Modèle homme : Louis Bonifassy / louis_bfy
Costume : Blandin & Delloye / blandindelloye
Fleuriste : Le petit fleuriste / lepetitfleuriste
Wedding cake : Madeleines Macarons / madeleines_macarons
Location mobilier et décoration : NPA Événements / npa-evenements
Son et Lumière : ALEGRIA / alegria_production_bdx