I get to photograph weddings at some truly amazing places and I love them all. But there are a couple of venues that touch my heart in a special way and make me want to go back again and again. This place is one of them. Nicci and Ben along with their gorgeous little family held their celebrations at Mas St Germain aka Domaine de Montmel near Montpellier. Last time I photographed a wedding there I was struck by the awesome views of the Pic St Loup, by the surrounding olive groves and vineyards and by the lovely light. My memory was correct – it was incredible too for Nicci and Ben’s day. I was only there for a few hours but with this setting and a bride as beautiful as Nicci, it made for a heavenly visual feast.
It’s amazing how different the same place can feel for two different weddings. Elisa and Stuart got married at Bellevue in the Charente region of France only a couple of days after Hayley and Adam (the last wedding I blogged – I’m getting a bit behind as it’s busy season). While the great venue and the landscape and of course the weather were the same for both and the atmosphere was full of joy and love on each day, the little details and the personalities of the bride and groom and their families and guests meant that Elisa and Stuart’s day had a completely different, very intimate feel. Adding their lively five year old daughter into the mix also gave it extra cuteness.
What a treat this wedding was. The always-lovely venue of Bellevue in the Charente region of France, combined with a really beautiful-in-every-way couple. Hayley and Adam are the first to admit that creativity isn’t their thing so they were really lucky to have fabulously talented friends who not only did Hayley’s hair for her but also put together all the details that added a special touch. For me though the main thing had to be Hayley and Adam, I mean just look at them!
Storms were forecast for the Tarn area of France on the day of Jo and Lewis’s wedding. This summer has been more unpredictable than most so far in France. But they weren’t worried. Everyone was excited and happy and in the afternoon, the skies cleared and we were able to enjoy the incredible views towards the Pyrenees, the lovely fountain terrace and the sunflower fields. Our VW camper van Margo also got a trip out and a bit part!
It’s just a couple of weeks until Nic and Tim get married by Lake Vinuela near Malaga in Spain. I’m so excited! Especially after their civil ceremony at Leeds Town Hall was so wonderful. As the main event is in Spain, it was just the two of them and Nic’s sister and her husband but boy they know how to have a good time. If four of them can have this much fun, I can only imagine what the Spanish party is going to be like! They even managed to somehow wangle Jamie’s Italian opening specially on a Saturday morning just for them. So here’s their UK preview to what I know is going to be an amazing day.