Sam & Andy’s (Team Sandy) wedding was my third and final visit this year to Chateau de la Valouze.

This stunning chateau is situated on the edge of the small town of La Roche Chalais not so far from the city of Bordeaux.

Planned to perfection and organised by Laura from the French Wedding Company, it was another sunny wedding in South West France!

Baubles. Baubles and picnics. That’s how I sum up this wedding.

It began with the usual bride and groom prep with hair and makeup by the ever excellent Laura Cawte and floristry was by Claire Smith of Silk Flowers France.

The ceremony was a lunchtime one that took place under the big old oak tree and was conducted by wedding celebrant Moira Stephen. There was musical accompaniment by both the Aquarius Strings and friends, The Songbirds.

A short drinks reception followed with lunchtime picnic and lawn games and then later, after a break, a second champagne drinks reception. This was quite unique in that each table had it’s own unique label champagne so when you sound your designated table on the plan, you could find your designated champagne!

And then it was off to table and those baubles for meal, speeches and cake with dancing to one of France’s top wedding bands, Brightlights.

Up above, there is a highlights slideshow production and down below, an accompanying set of highlight pictures. If you were a guest at this wedding, you might like to click here and access the full gallery including international print ordering facility.