Grace and Craig’s BEAUTIFUL FRENCH VINEYARD WEDDING
What a wonder this destination wedding photography gig was. 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 outdoor 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.
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 wedding 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
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
Bridesmaids: Assortment of Bridesmaids own choosing
Cake: Bride’s Sister
Flowers: Bride’s Mother