– TASHA & ALEX –

an HAUTE VIENNE WEDDING

Firehorse Photography France

Hi Simon, what can we say – aside from you are incredibly talented at what you do.

We absolutely love the videos they are great and so brilliant to look back on our day. Thank you so much for these!

Tasha & Alex

The forecast said rain. Heavy rain. And storms. Not exactly what you want for a largely outdoor, marquee based wedding!

It didn’t happen. The sun shone and it was glorious for Tasha & Alex’s Haute Vienne wedding.

Well until just after the first dance that is…but I’m getting ahead of myself again…

I initially thought that we were in the Limousin but I am reliably informed, no, Haute Vienne, so a Haute Vienne wedding this was!

We started the day prior with what I call a ‘Meet, Greet & Eat’ which is essentially as it sounds:

1: Meet the couple, Tasha & Alex and have a chat through the day to follow plus a ‘practise’ photo-shoot.

2: Greet as in low-key capture of the informal drinks reception.

3: Eat; – canapes on this occasion, but could equally have been a BBQ or hog roast or rehearsal dinner.

This all took place at the venue/hotel where most of the guests were staying, the fabulous Chateau de la Cazine where I have worked previously.

The bridal preps took place at the chateau the following day with ceremony taking place in the nearby small town of Arnac-La-Poste in church.

Tasha arrived with her father in a vintage 1960’s Austin Healey sports car escorted by her 4 bridesmaids.

Then it was on to the Moulin de Lascoux nearby, the French home of Alex’s parents.

Drinks reception by the pool in glorious sunshine? Check.

Meal & speeches in the marquee shaded by trees and not too hot? Check.

Open air dancing in the rain during a thunderstorm? Check.

Whaaaaaat?! Yes, the sky began to rumble and turn the colour of a fresh bruise. The wind began to whip the trees. The band ramped up the tunes and the guests broke out the clear umbrellas.

Fantastic.

The marquee, dancefloor and lighting was provided by La Bonne Fete, hair by Emma Willet, make up by Clare Jones, catering by The Event Kitchen and superb band, Rip-it Encore.

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