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French Wedding Photography- a Loire Valley shoot.


Last weekend I think I was in a dream world… at a stunning Chateau in the Loire Valley working with an incredible team of people.

Weddings at Chateau Challain can range from the intimate ( the smallest they have ever hosted was just the couple themselves), through to elaborate and grand affairs. So it was of course the most perfect setting for some styled wedding shoots.

The shoots were organised my Monique Trulove, the writer and owner of French Wedding Style blog.  They have taken months of detailed planning, sourcing suppliers and creating ideas which could translate into beautiful weddings. A real labour of love.

Together with an incredibly talented and creative team ( the full list and all contact details are at the end of this article), we set about creating 3 styled shoots to inspire brides as they plan their wedding in France, or with some French elements.

We shot two very different styles of wedding imagery and then on the 2nd day, we shot some beautiful boudoir… more on that next week.

But for now, here are the sneak peeks from the wedding shoots. There is SO much here already to inspire you. Wait until we show you the full sets, there are so many more ideas and beautiful images for you to see….. all in good time.

For now, enjoy these glimpses from the Loire Valley….



Shoots like this don’t just happen, they take a huge team of experts to pull together with creativity and inspiring ideas. All of the team involved, including me, are available for your wedding in France.

Styling;  http://www.frenchweddingstyle.com/

Hair and make up; http://www.victoriafarr.co.uk/

Flowers; http://www.frenchflowerstyle.co.uk/

Bridal gowns; http://www.rime-arodaky.com/?lang=en supplied by http://www.themewsclifton.co.uk/

Shoes; http://www.harrietwilde.com/

Headpieces; http://rhapsodie-paris.com/

Venue; http://www.chateauchallain.com/

Stationery; http://gemmamilly.com/

Calligraphy; http://calligraphy-for-weddings.com/

Cakes; http://www.cakesbybeth.co.uk/

Props and details; http://www.amara.com/

Videography; http://www.storyofyourday.co.uk/

Models; Kelly Marston and Matt Bates http://www.nemesisagency.co.uk/models/commercial/matt-bates/1151/

Without each of these people, the shoots would have been incomplete. Without their vision, commitment and endless talent, we would have been lost.

This was an incredible weekend and I’m honoured to have been part of something so special and inspiring. I do hope we have given you some ideas just from this small collection of sneak peeks. Do keep your eyes peeled for lots more.

My love and thanks to an amazing team. More coming very soon xxx