Charente wedding – Annie and Adam

Annie and Adam were childhood sweethearts. They got married in the undulating Charente countryside, surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards. Their two little boys and the gorgeous array of pageboys and bridesmaids were all kitted out in the cutest outfits and they provided a stream of entertaining and lovely moments to photograph. Annie doesn’t know  how beautiful she is. Adam knows…

 

 

 

Wedding at Le Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, France

Libby and Rob had a magnificent French chateau wedding at what would be ‘The Castle of the Joyful Dukes’  had it been in the UK. I love that. But ‘Le Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse‘ was the venue and it was very French in flavour and very lovely indeed.

Libby and Rob’s baby boy was as dapper as his daddy. There were turrets and courtyards and lavender and lots of love and laughter. A real fairytale wedding in France.

The food, which I was lucky enough to sample, was among the best I’ve tasted at any wedding and having now photographed a lot of weddings in France with some incredible catering, that’s saying something.

Bon appetite enjoying this feast of photos…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kilts, tattoos and a dress to die for…Languedoc wedding at Chateau Queille

In the summer there was a wedding at Chateau Queille near Mirepoix in the Languedoc. A wedding that was as pretty as a picture in so many ways with kilts, tattoos and a dress to die for. The sun didn’t really shine, which is unusual for that part of France at that time of year. But it didn’t rain and it was warm enough. And what a wedding it was, a photographer’s dream.

Will I ever get to photograph another couple as cool as these two?! They are just achingly gorgeous. This is a visual feast like no other I have ever captured. Just all round amazing. Charlotte really had thought of every detail. She looked, as you can see, as drop dead gorgeous as anyone in the history of brides has ever looked. That Ibal Dror dress! And Jerome, well let’s just say that Carla and I could see what she saw in him! 😉 And he’s a really really lovely guy. What a lucky pair.

After the dress, the tattoos, the kilts, the beautiful wild flowers from Victoria and the star of the show Dotty the bedlington terrier, we couldn’t have asked for more. But as well as it looking out of this world, the emotion and the love of the day was equally beautiful. The ceremony in the romantic rustic chapel was conducted by the always excellent Wedding Words and Wishes then there was a fabulous outdoor feast by the river with time for games and a wander round the grounds for some lovely portraits of Charlotte and Jerome afterwards.

Thanks to Carla Blain for being fab company and keeping me sane as a second shooter. We ended up having a great girls’ weekend around the wedding including a few hours enjoying the beach.

 

martin crombie - Beautiful set of images, stunning couple, great memories captured.

Destination wedding at Chateau de Ribaute near Beziers

One of my favourite venues, Chateau de Ribaute, was the backdrop for this stunning summer celebration.

To start, everyone piled into the tiny chapel for a lovely personal French/Australian ceremony performed by both sets of Cally and Raphael’s parents. One of the great things about a wedding where there is no legal bit, is there’s no rules for the ceremony. Anyone can do ‘the formalities’ any way you like. This was such a perfect start to proceedings, with each set of parents making a speech in their own language and the traditional setting lent it an official feel.

The thing I loved most about this wedding – and I loved everything! – was the complete joy of the two families joining together from across the globe. Everyone got up to dance together and it was a pure celebration of love and happiness.

I can’t wait to see some of these wonderful people again at Rachel and Garth’s wedding in April in the Seychelles! Garth is Cally’s brother and this time it will be an Australian/Irish affair. So it should be lively too!

A few weeks after their wedding I did a little family portrait shoot for Cally and Raphael with their gorgeous little girl (who also stole the show on their wedding day as you can see) and I’ll be blogging that soon too.

Family portrait at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

A family shoot at a favourite spot for a day out. Brimham Rocks is a lovely place for clambering around and watching your children have an adventure (if you’re not of a nervous disposition!). This set of family portraits was taken there because they used to live really nearby and the rocks hold a very special place in their hearts. You can tell I’m a bit behind on blogging by the bluebells! There was a hint of Spring in the air at the time, which seems a little strange as it’s now November. Next up, a load of summery weddings. For now though, I leave you with this lovely lot…

 

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