Our first truly International Wedding on foreign shores, a French Wedding, not so far, a quick flight to Bergerac and we were only a short drive from the amazingly rustic French location of Domaine des Farguettes.
We were half guests and half photographers for this one, always quite tricky to do both, but with other friends/photographers present too, we split the day into segments so everyone could enjoy the wedding. Our brief was to capture the ceremony, those important historic group shots and some signature shots of just the bride and groom – Rachel (Vagabond Baker) and Chris (Photogravy) travel, wildlife and food photographers filled in the gaps in-between.
On the day we just couldn’t help ourselves nipping up to the amazing manor house, for a few detail shots and some sneaky getting ready moments, it’s just in our blood now, but we tore ourselves away and let Chris and Rachel carry on with the job! The ceremony was in the tiny Mairie, with it’s French flag proudly flying, half of the guests spilled outside – thank goodness for the Dordogne sunshine! French accordion tunes played out as Maryline and Tom left the Mairie as Mr & Mrs.
Formalities over time for the party to begin, accompanied by the amazing music from Les Cousins d’Aldo, champagne and Pimms a truly Anglo French reception, with some slightly more scary (very French canapés! Duck heart anyone?!) We could have wandered in and around Domaine des Farguettes all day, such rustic Frenchness everywhere, lavender, old shutters abound, all the boxes were ticked and fab views too – happy Pixies! Into the night we took on our guest role, happily drinking the champagne and wine with some lovely macaroons too! Congratulations to Maryline and Tom, and thank goodness you had it on a Tuesday, so we could make it and as one of the marquees blew away in a storm on the Tuesday night.
Venue: Domaine les Farguettes
Flowers: Bug Fleurs in Paleyrac
Band: Les Cousins d’Aldo
Accordeon: Rob Howard
Caterers: Jacky Delmont
Wedding Rings: Natalie Holt