Grace and Craig’s BEAUTIFUL   FRENCH  VINEYARD  WEDDING

 

It was such a dream come true when Grace and Craig asked me to photograph their destination wedding in France. Hold on to your hats because this wedding is absolutely stunning. The couple were married at Domanie de Lauzel – a gorgeous vineyard location.  The wedding party had the location for the whole weekend, which contributed to the relaxed atmosphere of the day. You have never seen a calmer bride than Grace. Accompanied by her cute little side kick (the couples pug) she was the picture of cool, calm and collected. It was the most relaxed morning whilst the bride and groom parties prepared for the ceremony.

 

Sweet, laid back and natural destination wedding photography France

 

This wedding had so many home made touches, which is even more impressive considering they planned a wedding abroad. The couples venue was a dry hire – which basically means that they decorated and kitted it out all themselves. The whole wedding was a family affair with everyone pitching in. It was not actually dissimilar to her sisters wedding, which I had photographed a year previous to this destination wedding nuptials. You can see Ellen – Grace’s sister’s –  DIY outdoor wedding in Surrey which you can see here.

 

Destination Wedding Photography France

 

Along with home made bouquets, flower garlands and photo booth style Tinder cut outs, Grace’s sister made the cutest two tiered unicorn wedding cake. It was rather spectacular. The couple also personalised all of their table settings for their relaxed and laid back wedding breakfast. Later in the evening the couple had two amazing food trucks specialising in Mexican and French cuisine for their guests to choose from.

 

Natural and Relaxed Destination Wedding Photography France

 

Grace chose a silk Topshop wedding dress which was absolutely stunning. Craig opted for the classic navy blue suit and together they both looked spectacular. Grace’s sister and partner conducted the couples outdoor courtyard ceremony which gave the wedding an intensely personal atmosphere. The wedding party sang songs including “Light My Fire” which was a welcome change from traditional choir chorus’ and retired to a relaxed outdoor drinks reception. An absolute highlight, personally, was the couples first dance that was held in the outdoor courtyard space and a corker of a sunset in wheat fields to finish the night.

 

“Your Photographs are so wonderful and fully capture the feeling and excitement of  the day in a

way that I just never really thought was possible through photos. So  thank you!”

Grace  + Craig

 

Vineyard Wedding Venue Domaine de Lauzel

Vineyard Wedding Venue Domaine de Lauzel

Miss matched bridesmaid dresses in shades of pink

Miss matched bridesmaid dresses in shades of pink

Miss matched bridesmaid dresses in shades of pink

Miss matched bridesmaid dresses in shades of pink

Adorable pug dog with gold sparkly bow tie

Topshop wedding dress hanging amongst vineyards

Topshop wedding dress hanging amongst vineyards

Light pink embroidered flower girl dress

Light pink embroidered flower girl dress

Outdoor French courtyard wedding

Outdoor French courtyard wedding

Outdoor French courtyard wedding

French Parisian wedding decor

Wedding pamphlets for French wedding

Outdoor French courtyard wedding

Wedding running order scripts

French wedding with gorgeous plants

Home made wedding bunting

Home made wedding bunting with bespoke photo booth cutouts

Bespoke DIY wedding guest book with polaroid cameras

Homemade wedding table plan on black board

Wheat fields in France

Bride getting ready for her wedding

Wedding ring with colourful background

Wedding ring with colourful background

Documentary style wedding French photography

Documentary style wedding photography France

Mother and daughter put make up on for wedding day

Home made wildflower wedding bouquet

Home made wildflower wedding bouquet

Home made wildflower wedding bouquet

Home made wildflower wedding bouquet

Groom preperation documentary photography

Groomsmen items for French wedding

Groom preperation documentary photography

Destination wedding photography France

Groom prep photography, destination wedding photography

Home made groomsman wedding button hole

Groom helps best man with his button hole

Documentary wedding photography France

Guests arriving at French vineyard wedding

Black and white documentary wedding photography

Candid and natural bridesmaid prep photography

Candid and natural bridesmaid prep photography

Home made wedding garland for bridesmaid hair

Sisters help each other get ready for bridal preparation

Bride getting ready with her pug dog

Bridal make up. Documentary style wedding photography

Black and white documentary wedding photography. Mum getting daughters wedding dress ready.

Natural wedding bridal preparation photography

Natural wedding bridal preparation photography

Natural wedding bridal preparation photography

Bride makes her entrance to her bridal party

Natural wedding photography France

Groomsmen in gorgeous courtyard France

Groomsmen in gorgeous courtyard France

First look bride walks towards her husband

First look bride walks towards her husband

Candid first look reunion with marriers

Candid first look reunion with marriers

Destination wedding photography France

Candid Destination wedding photography France

Outdoor French courtyard wedding couples portrait

Wedding party make an entrance to vineyard courtyard wedding venue France

Wedding party make an entrance to vineyard courtyard wedding venue France

Outdoor French courtyard wedding

Outdoor French courtyard wedding

Wedding party make an entrance to vineyard courtyard wedding venue France

Bride and groom walk down the Parisian French courtyard wedding

Bride and groom walk down the Parisian French courtyard wedding

Relaxed French wedding photography

Candid guest photography French destination wedding

Wedding ceremony performed by family

Romantic outdoor wedding photography

Candid guest photography French destination wedding

Candid guest photography French destination wedding

Handsome groom laughs during ceremony

Ring exchange during outdoor wedding ceremony France

First kiss during romantic outdoor wedding ceremony France

Bride and groom walk hand in hand happily back down the aisle together

Bride and groom walk hand in hand happily back down the aisle together

Relaxed documentary wedding photography France

Relaxed documentary wedding photography France

Wedding party walk together to the outdoor reception

Wedding party walk together to the outdoor reception

Outdoor wedding reception

Congratulatory hugs for the newly married couple

Congratulatory hugs for the newly married couple

Picturesque French wedding venue

Gorgeous married couple with Pug dog

Gorgeous married couple with Pug dog

Fun and spontaneous groomsmen photography

Relaxed and natural guest photography

Champagne at wedding

Relaxed and natural guest photography

Bridesmaid pours Champagne at wedding

Romantic Parisian Outdoor Wedding Portrait

Relaxed group wedding photography France

Natural group wedding photography

Relaxed group wedding photography France

Relaxed group wedding photography France

Relaxed group wedding photography France

Fun group photography for outdoor wedding France

Relaxed documentary photography in France

Cheerful bride laughs and chats with guests

Bridesmaid opens Champagne at wedding

Fun and candid guest photography

Rustic chic barn wedding room

French barn wedding with rustic home made decor

Home made table settings for French wedding

French barn wedding with rustic home made decor

Wildflower wedding flower arrangements

DIY floral garlands for rustic barn wedding

Wine bottle vases with wildflower wedding arrangements

DIY table settings for personalised wedding table names

Wildflower wedding flower arrangements

Homemade Groom place name setting

Wildflower wedding flower arrangements

Wine bottle vases with wildflower wedding arrangements

Bridal place name

Wine bottle vases with wildflower wedding arrangements

Rustic barn decor

Home made drinks bar menu

DIY floral garlands for rustic barn wedding

DIY floral garlands for rustic barn wedding

DIY floral garlands for rustic barn wedding

Home made unicorn themed wedding cake

Home made unicorn themed wedding cake

Home made unicorn themed wedding cake

Home made unicorn themed wedding cake

Cute duck egg blue food truck for laid back outdoor French wedding

Cute duck egg blue food truck for laid back outdoor French wedding

Artistic wedding portrait in vineyards of France

Natural and relaxed wedding portrait

Creative wedding portrait in vineyards of France

Natural and relaxed wedding portrait

Natural and relaxed wedding portrait surrounded by French vineyards

Natural and relaxed wedding portrait surrounded by French vineyards

Vineyard wedding couples portrait with little pug dog

Adorable pug watches his owners

Relaxed couple walk together hand in hand through the vineyards of France

Relaxed couple walk together hand in hand through the vineyards of France

Cute couple sit together on a swing romantic wedding portrait

Couple sit together on rustic swing outdoors in the French countryside

Cute couple sit together on a swing romantic wedding portrait

Cute couple sit together on a swing romantic wedding portrait

Romantic wedding couples portrait. Destination wedding photography France

Romantic wedding couples portrait. Destination wedding photography France

Handsome groom in a tailored navy blue three piece suit with home made button hole

Handsome groom in a tailored navy blue three piece suit with home made button hole

Gorgeous bride in a silk Topshop wedding dress

Gorgeous bride in a silk Topshop wedding dress

Home made wildflower wedding bouquet

Stunning thin strap silk wedding dress for destination wedding in France

Gorgeous French courtyard wedding portrait in France

Gorgeous French courtyard wedding portrait in France

Gorgeous French courtyard wedding portrait in France

Outdoor French courtyard wedding couples portrait

Outdoor French courtyard wedding couples portrait

Relaxed wedding photography France

Outdoor French courtyard wedding couples portrait

Natural couples portrait with giggling bride

Documentary wedding photography France

Relaxed wedding speech photography

Black and white wedding photography

Relaxed wedding speech photography

Groomsmen brings out model present for the wedding couple

During Wedding speeches guests cheers together

model present for the wedding couple

Maid of honour gives an wonderful and emotion speech

Relaxed wedding speech photography

Maid of honour gives an wonderful and emotion speech

During Wedding speeches guests cheers together

Relaxed wedding speech photography

Bride and groom give a relaxed and emotive joint speech

Wedding food truck catering for relaxed French wedding

Cute camper van Mexican food truck

Mexican food truck starters

Sunny and light wedding guest photography

Groomsmen carry out the wedding cake

Groomsmen carry out the wedding cake

Couple cut the wedding cake in gorgeous French courtyard wedding

Couple cut the wedding cake in gorgeous French courtyard wedding

Couple cut the wedding cake in gorgeous French courtyard wedding

Guests watch as the couple cut the wedding cake

Relaxed and fun guest wedding photography

Relaxed and fun guest wedding photography

Romantic and picturesque open air first dance in French courtyard wedding

Romantic and picturesque open air first dance in French courtyard wedding

Romantic and picturesque open air first dance in French courtyard wedding

Guests join in for first dance in French courtyard wedding

Fabulous open air wedding dance floor

Guests join in for first dance in French courtyard wedding

Fabulous open air wedding dance floor

Romantic and picturesque open air first dance in French courtyard wedding

Romantic and picturesque open air first dance in French courtyard wedding

Outdoor wedding dance floor for romantic French wedding

Fabulous open air wedding dance floor

Outdoor wedding dance floor for romantic French wedding

Outdoor wedding dance floor for romantic French wedding

Romantic couples dance floor portrait

Fabulous open air wedding dance floor

Destination wedding photography France portrait in wheat fields

Creative destination wedding photography France

Destination wedding photography France portrait in wheat fields

Creative destination wedding photography France

Romantic sun set couples portrait

Couple walk together in the wheat fields for destination wedding photography France

Couple walk together in the wheat fields for destination wedding photography France

Outdoor French wedding couples portrait

Outdoor Romantic French wedding couples portrait

Destination wedding photography France

Couple walk together int he Parisian sunset

Couple walk together int he Parisian sunset

Outdoor French vineyard wedding

Romantic sun set couples portrait

Romantic sun set couples portrait

Destination wedding photography France

Couple embraces Destination wedding photography France

Romantic and natural sunset wedding portrait

Romantic Destination wedding photography France

Romantic Destination wedding photography France

Romantic Destination wedding photography France

Domaine de Lauzel at sunset

French countryside at sunset

 

If like Grace and Craig you are opting for destination wedding photography France then please do get in touch as I would love to hear what you have planned. With a taste for destination wedding photography in your minds check out Thea and Henrik’s outdoor dreamy woodland Swedish wedding.

 

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING THROUGH THESE WONDERFUL IMAGES

 

Thank you to all of Grace and Craig’s wonderful suppliers:

Venue: Domaine de Lauzel

Dress: Topshop Bridal

Suit: French Connection

Jewellery: Catbird NY

Catering: Crazy Diamond Truck and El Taco Diablo

Bridesmaids: Assortment of Bridesmaids own choosing

Cake: Bride’s Sister

Flowers: Bride’s Mother

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