I had photographed Vanessa and her family many years in my studio in Derry and I was so delighted when asked to be part of her day. Nice was the chosen reception and as a travelling wedding photographer and know the country lifestyle pretty well it could have not worked better.
I spent a few days before her day in a rustic town near to her venue in Cottignac, Nice south of France. A small town in the church where Brad-Pitt and Angelina-Jolie married also.
So a history to this little town indeed. They also own a muti- million pound chateaux near here making their own wine. I did not get a chance to visit there and taste the level of their wine.. maybe another day..
The setting was in chateaux villermaux, cottignac. A dutch couple and the chateaux was rented for the entire weekend for all the guests.
All the guests arrived the night before, perfect champagne to suit the occasion on arrival and the luxury of the private pool and gardens made the whole event so private and intimate, it was as if a large family congregated . Everything was planned to the finest detail. the food, entertainment and the food settings was so picture perfect. On top of that the warm tropical cool temperature in the evening made you feel as if you did not want this evening to end.
The following day all the guests were invited to a mid day french lunch where the past day was topic of discussion.
Food for thought.. why not book abroad..I loved the setting the climate the food the wine and I was the photographer for their day.
Thanks for being part of your day. Sorry it can past so fast a day to remember.