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The French fairytale wedding of Lucy & Damian at the castle of Monbazillac, Dordogne, France. UK & Destination wedding photographer

  • Summer in France: A village church, a castle and a wedding. Got your attention…

I was delighted to be asked to photograph Lucy & Damian’s wedding in the Dordogne region this August. I love ALL the weddings I shoot, however this one was just a tad more special being in my home country. After months of planning the logistics & the accommodation, the day came pretty quickly and before we knew it, me and my assistant Lou were heading to France for our little 4 day road trip to the French South West region. I had decided to drive, had I not gone a tad lost through Paris, it was otherwise a fairly easy journey. On the way back however, the novelty of the ‘road trip’ had worn off by then and maybe next time I’ll agree to fly!

On the big day it was probably one of the hottest and therefore most challenging weddings we ever photographed. However we thoroughly enjoyed being part of this amazing day, there’s definitely something very special about weddings abroad.

Lucy & Damian although both English decided to get married in France where the grooms parents live on a part time basis. It was a pleasure to visit Damian at his parents picturesque house on the morning of the wedding, the church could be seen from the garden and the boys made the short journey to the church on foot whilst Lucy staying 10 min away made her way by car accompanied by her bridal party and stepdad. The little and quiet village of Montaut was picture perfect and the church stood at the top proudly. The beautiful ceremony was held by an English vicar who was also a close family friend. It was soon time to head to the venue and guests made the bus journey to the stunning castle of Monbazillac.

Whilst I could write a lot more about the day, the organisation, the guests, I shall just leave you with their story in images of this French magical day… I would like to wish my bride and groom many years of happiness and thank their parents for the warm welcome and the delicious food served to us whilst on duty x

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Below are some iPhone snaps of the day leading to the wedding and after. I booked at the magnificent La Maison Forte near Issigéac, a guesthouse run by the super friendly Paul & Reynoud where we stayed 3 nights. Their attention to details is second to none and the welcoming is out of this world. Thank you guys for making our stay thoroughly enjoyable).

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Featured on French Wedding Style *This wedding was featured on French Wedding Blog Style Tuesday 29th November 2016*
Church: Church of Montaut, Dordogne, France

Venue: Castle of Monbazillac, Dordogne, France

Dress & headpiece: Heritage Brides

MUA: Amanda Artistry

 

Stéphanie Fairweather – People Photographer (and Destination Photographer Extraordinaire!)

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