French Wedding Photography
French Wedding Photography is a very attractive option when the rain is persisting back home in London. Instead of grey skies I was privileged to spend the weekend photographing a wedding in the stunning Normandy region of France. A romantic weekend of French Wedding Photography just down the road from Le Mans. Travel with my assorted cameras and lenses couldn’t have been easier. An almost airline experience from St Pancras, London on the Eurostar direct to Lille with a quick changeover to the finish line in Le Mans.
Although the Bride and Groom were from the UK the venue for the wedding was Chateau Chevallerie. Once the home of King Louis XV’s Geographer (Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville). A very impressive family owned Chateau surrounded by rolling lawns and ornamental lakes. This was going to be the location for this amazing shabby chic French wedding in Arçonnay. After brides preps at the Chateau the Catholic wedding ceremony took place at Eglise St Leonard in Alençon. After a colourful ceremony the Bride and Groom were transported back to their grand chateau reception in a White Excalibur Series II Roadster. Ooh La La!
French Wedding Photography Party time!
Back at the chateau guests were treated to some excellent entertainment. Plenty of food and drink and a very funky wedding band. The big finale was a superb fireworks display over the lake which was orchestrated by 21cc Fireworks a top notch pyrotechnics company from Scotland. There was one big surprise to come. The weather had been so close and humid that there were frequent flashes of lightning. Eventually at around midnight there was an almighty thunderstorm and flooding that engulfed the marquee. It didn’t quite end the part but it as a sensible precaution all power was cut for a short time just incase! I’m pleased to report that all ended well.
What a great adventure. I’m looking forward to my next assignment of French Wedding Photography.