Beautiful and authentic rustic destination wedding in Provence
The best thing about being a Spanish destination wedding photographer?
Getting to document weddings outside of Spain.
So when I was approached by Pedro Bellido, to shoot this French rustic chateaux wedding celebrations in the Provence France I had my bags packed before you could say ‘(camembert) cheese’! Wedding in Provence
The celebrations began the day before the wedding with a fantastic barbeque with friends and family. The couple hired an old crumbling house that was teeming with rustic touches such as antique French window shutters and lovely old furniture. The family had all chipped in and helped decorate it for the occasion, with brightly coloured paper lanterns and bunting adding a splash of color to the pretty countryside surroundings. Guests enjoyed lots of grilled meat and fancy cheeses (as only the French can) and lot of fun and laughter was had by all.
The next day was just as relaxed, but oh so special.
Their wedding day was held at a family Chateaux on the Santiago trail. It was such a stunning venue, typical of the South of France, which was made even more romantic by the floral decorations that the bride’s mother had added from her own garden.
The couple married in the Castet-Arrouy church, near to their home town. The bride wore a dress by Elsa Gary, with a gorgeous cut out lace back, and pretty golden sandals. Her hair was an intricate plait weaved into the crown of her head that really suited the relaxed romantic theme of the day and her simple yet beautiful gown. Her bouquet was a huge posy of wild flowers mixed with gypsophelia.
Getting to document weddings is such an amazing job, and one of the best bits of the day for me is watching the groom as his bride walks toward him down the aisle. This wedding was no exception. The love that passed between the couple as they stood at the altar had everyone in tears, and I was so pleased to be able to capture that emotion in some of the images.
Back at the Chateaux the venue was ablaze with colour and flowers, with lots of burnt orange accents – the couple’s favourite colour – as you can see by the fun straw hat and tie the groom wore. The champagne flowed, everyone was relaxed and happy, and the tables were decked out with gorgeous natural touches of foliage and greenery that really suited the rustic wedding setting. And of course guests enjoyed all the flavours France has to offer . from pate and grilled suckling pig and chicken, to fresh fruit and lots and lots of fragrant cheeses. The day melted into night accompanied by fantastic live music by Argentian musicians.
The entire experience was one I will never forget and would really love to repeat. So please, if you are thinking of having a wedding abroad like this one then get in contact…quick…my bags are already packed and waiting!