I really couldn’t believe my luck when I arrived at Louise and Jim’s wedding in Tarn, France. Although they are originally from the UK, they now live in Auckland, New Zealand so although we’d skyped, we’d never met in person. What a fantastic happy, relaxed couple they are and the atmosphere among their family and friends was just perfect for the fabulous setting of Chateau de Brametourte. The venue is gorgeous, set among the sunflower fields with views towards the Pyrenees and everything came together so well, even though less laid-back couples might have panicked over the numerous small calamities along the way… the original chef backed out with days to go because Louise and Jim said they didn’t want spare ribs on the menu (temperamental type!), the band they’d booked were in a car crash the week before and couldn’t play and one of the best men couldn’t make it at the last minute to name just a few! But the power of positive mental attitude won the day and replacement chef and band were found by asking around locally and the day was utterly fantastic. I think you can see from the images how happy Louise and Jim are.
Strange aside…remember Poldark (I do, showing my age)? The lovely celebrant Meredith is married to the actor Robin Ellis and the guy with the camera you can just see in the top window below is him… Poldark!