The Butcher’s Wife – a Castelnau des Fieumarcon wedding

THE BUTCHER’S WIFE – A CASTELNAU DES FIEUMARCON WEDDING Every year there are bookings where I have limited contact with the couple so am unsure what to expect. Laurence, one of the planners at Peaches & Cream Weddings told me, “she really likes your work!” OK, well that’s something at least. ‘She’ being The Butcher’s…

Tanya & Tim’s Ile de Re Wedding

    Every now and again, a wedding comes along that on paper sounds perfect, but sometimes, reality doesn’t quite meet expectations. I thought I was done for the season with a final wedding on the first weekend of October. But then, Tanya & Tim came along. Quite why they were so ‘late’ in booking…

Becky & James – Domaine de Peuchaud

BECKY & JAMES – DOMAINE DE PEUCHAUD Becky & James. Where do I start…? There are weddings that on paper don’t always end up being quite what they promised. Sometimes there are weddings that seem to offer less but end up offering more. Then there are weddings that you know are just going to deliver.…

Célia & Alex – Château La Fourtonie

CELIA & ALEX – CHATEAU LA FOURTONIE There are weddings. Then there are WEDDINGS. Célia & Alex had a WEDDING. I had met Alex before, at his brother Barth’s wedding to an Irish girl, Helen. Alex & Barth’s side of the family were French. And still are. But this time, so was ‘her’ side. I…

Destination Wedding France – Kim og Atle

DESTINATION WEDDING FRANCE – KIM OG ATLE First wedding of the year. It’s 7 months since I shot a wedding (such is the nature of the wedding season in France). Will I be a bit rusty? What is the weather going to do? The forecast does not look good… 7 months seems a long time…

Ruth & Parham – Castelnau des Fieumarcon

RUTH & PARHAM – CASTELNAU DES FIEUMARCON “How nice were they?!” Over the weekend, everyone was commenting. 3 weeks later, I was back up at the Castelnau for that weekends wedding, but they were still talking about Ruth & Parham. That says pretty much everything you need to know about this wedding and that is…

Chateau de Saint Martory wedding – Aine & Brian

CHATEAU DE SAINT MARTORY WEDDING – AINE & BRIAN Well, there are days that look good on paper and weddings that turn out even better. Aine & Brian’s wedding at Chateau de Saint Martory was one such. Travelling down the evening prior, the light over the Pyrenees was stunning and the closer I got the…

The Doorstep Wedding – Sophie & Tom

THE DOORSTEP WEDDING – SOPHIE & TOM   ‘Doorstep’ wedding? Yes, doorstep wedding as in, literally on my doorstep. OK, I exaggerate, Sophie & Tom’s wedding took place 7km from my house/office. Considering the size of France (smaller than Texas did you know?) and the fact that I work all over and can sometimes spend…

Jaclyn & David – Chateau de Gouderville

JACLYN & DAVID – CHATEAU DE GOUDOURVILLE Finally got to shoot this one! Both one of the biggest fans of my work (self-confessed Instagram stalker!) Jaclyn and the venue itself. Which came first, Jaclyn or Goudourville? I’m pretty sure it was Vancouver, Canada based bride, Jaclyn. Then the chateau, which once it was on my…

Nicole & James – Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

NICOLE & JAMES – CHATEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE Nicole & James’s wedding took place at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte and was my season finale. I had not been to this particular venue before but would very much like to go back some time (maybe when the sun is shining…) as it’s a pretty cool place.…

Laura & Alex – a MMIF wedding @ The Country Club

LAURA & ALEX – A MMIF WEDDING @ THE COUNTRY CLUB First time I went to this venue, it rained. Second time (this wedding), it rained. It’s not my fault. It’s sheer coincidence. I think I may be becoming the wet weather specialist for this venue with a 100% record! First thing I should state…

Chateau Rigaud Wedding – Amy, Aidan (& Arthur)

CHATEAU RIGAUD WEDDING – AMY, AIDAN (& ARTHUR)     I don’t know why it is, but some of the shortest notice weddings are the best. Maybe it’s because there is so little planning time you just have to get on with it, but whatever the reason (or maybe it’s just coincidence), but I have…