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To move and to be moved, to capture love and make it infinite. Crafting wedding images that bring out the natural beauty of his brides and grooms, Thanos Asfis embraces each wedding as a remarkable narrative. His wedding photography has garnered acclaim for its defined honesty, pitch-perfect aesthetics, and unfeigned connection to the present moment. His signature author knack for everything leading-edge has been influenced by heritage, fashion, and architecture, allowing him to infuse his photographs with a timeless style that catches real special seconds, sounds, ambiance and movement.
CHATEAU DE VILLETTE WEDDINGS
If you have ever dreamt of getting wed where Royalty likes to roam in Paris a wedding at Chateau de Villette is what you have been looking for. Deemed one of the most opulent wedding venues in the world, a sanctuary for many celebrities (John Travolta, Tom Cruise and Lenny Kravitz among them), having become the filming location for “The Da Vinci Code, a host to classic cars, and a Monique Lhuillier fashion shoot, Château de Villette is ultimately the newest, most irresistible luxury wedding venue in France.
There is evidently an entire universe of luxury at Château de Villette, the most historically important Manor in France, established by the architects and landscape designer who brought to life the Palace of the Versailles itself. In fact a wedding at Le Petit Versailles” as is Chateau de Villette‘s nickname is what you are signing up for.
Owing to its current, charismatic owners, this aristocratic Paris wedding venue, one of the most sought after sanctuaries and wedding venues near Paris enfolds all the elegance of the Louis XIV court. Lavish interiors, manicured lawns and fine geometry, orangeries and equestrian domains, a glasshouse and two incredibly large lakes where ducks and swans swim, will make your Paris wedding a total dream. As a Paris wedding photographer I can assure you that every bride in France would give anything to get her wedding celebration at Chateau de Villette.
There’s nothing that beats the pretty of a wedding in a French Manor, let alone if you know that all the leading intellectuals like Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine have once been Château de Villette guests. Restored to its 18th-century glory this unique Paris wedding venue, was commissioned to the chief architect to Monuments Historiques, who was also responsible for work and restorations done on Versailles and the Petit Trianon, as well as Jacques Garcia, the interior designer whose work is famous for its heavy attention to detail, and who was also responsible for some of the restoration work at Versailles. Imagine having your Paris wedding photography against extravagant interiors that reflect the Louis XV era – begining your wedding in France in a chamber furnished with the finest period furniture and objets d’art, a blend of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI pieces, with each item around you sourced from Sotheby’s or Christie’s and in some cases from royal provenance.
Your Chateau de Villette wedding reception can be held in the dinning room, within a froth of rococo embellishments– such as the two niches with vases from which a supply of pumped water flows. Have your French wedding cocktail hour at the library with original boiserie, includes a set of mid-18th-century chairs à la Reine, covered in blue silk brocade, Louis XV sconces and 18th-century allegories of the Arts and Literature, or begin with your Paris wedding portrait photography in one of the master bedrooms where a lit à la polonaise is hung with bold, blue damask. If your heart is aching for an alfresco wedding at Chateau de Villette , then one place you cannot miss is the orangery, fully restored with its classic “Caisse de Versailles” planters, originally invented by Le Nôtre in the 17th century to hold Louis XIV’s collection of orange trees. The gardens, below, as seen through the first-floor apartment, were created following Le Nôtre’s principles of symmetry, offering geometric lines leading to the horizon. And this view can all be yours.
As your Chateau de Villette wedding photographer I will be there with you every step of the way, to capture the essence of your romance and the finest nuances of your emotions, to document the elegant details of your celebrations and the pretty around you.