CHATEAU DE PITRAY WEDDING
First of all, the weather played fair. Previously, the forecast had not looked to great. But in the end, it was.
OK, a little cool for the time of year, but the rain forecast only came down towards the end of the meal!
The design, planning and organisation of this wedding was down to Yana at Peach Perfect ably assisted by her team.
Floristry was by the ever-excellent Faith at Le Coeur Sauvage
The celebrant was Sarah Thomas and bar, decor hire & styling: Love Coralberry
The day began with both bride & groom prep coverage followed by the outdoor ceremony.
More than 50% of the weddings I cover in France take place outdoors (and why not? It’s part of the appeal!) and the perfect setting was the ornamental stream & bridge.
Yana planned and executed a two-sided curved seating design based on the location.
The couple themselves took centre-staged on the red wooden bridge.
I circulated on the periphery in a 360 degree circle like a hawk. A hawk armed with some camera gear.
Then, almost on cue, the 1950’s black Citroen Traction Avant arrived, a surprise for car-mad Shanif.
The three of us went for a brief shoot in the village street and then they went off for a little time by themselves.
Canapes, excellent food & drink, music, speeches, dancing etc followed.
A great wedding in a great location, – I can’t wait for my next Chateau de Pitray wedding.
Might like to visit Chateau Pitray also… 😉
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“There are some things you simply need the best of for your wedding; a photographer is one them. Looking at Simon’s portfolio only gives you half the picture (pun intended!).
What you don’t expect/realise when you hire Simon is his wealth of wedding knowledge. Yes, he is a fantastic photographer, but he also has so much wedding experience, just having him there made my wife and I feel so much more relaxed. I don’t think he realised how many small details he helped us on.
The Sneaky Sneaky character in Mr Deeds could be likened to Simon. You may notice him in the background taking some photos, then you’ll see him a second later upstairs taking a photo out of a window, a blink later and he is 100 meters at the other side of the venue. Simon took some amazing photos, and when we received our photos after the wedding, it really took us back to the weekend.
All in all, it’s 10 out of 10 for Firehorse, I simply cannot understand why you wouldn’t use Simon as your wedding photographer. His super chilled out/nothing to worry about demeanour and extensive wedding (100’s++) experience make him the only man for the job”.