Chateau Vallery wedding photography

Meg and Chris spent quite a few years after they got engaged deciding on where to tie the knot and they did not disappoint with their choice! They hired one of the most stunning Chateaus in the whole of France, Chateau De Vallery, for the entire weekend. They hosted almost everybody they knew from London and just had a party for three whole days! I have been photographing weddings all over the world for over ten years now and I cannot think of anywhere that is more impressive than this place, it is an absolutely breathtaking wedding venue in France.

Friday evening Meg and Chris invited friends and family to a wine tasting evening in the cellar of the Chateau, some of the wines on offer were over 100 years old! Later on in the evening everybody walked across to the outdoor pool, drank champagne and children dipped their little feet in the pool. I stayed for a few hours and then left quite early, I had a huge job to do on the wedding day and I wanted to be fresh. Saturday morning I arrived at the Chateau and started to photograph Meg and her bridesmaids getting ready, the pool party and then moved on to the grooms quarters and stayed with them for an hour before moving back to the ladies so I could stay with them before the ceremony.

And what an absolutely stunning outdoor ceremony it was! The weather was just perfect. Once that was over we all gathered on the front lawn, drinking champagne and eating a very special selection of French cuisine which was prepared by the first class catering company Loison Taiteur, what an absolute treat that was.

The wedding dinner was held upstairs in the Chateau and once we had come back from photographing a few sunset portraits a party started that evening which just carried on and on, through to Sunday and into Monday! Thank you so much Meg and Chris and everybody else who was at the Chateau for those few days, what a beautiful wedding!

A couple embrace each otherA man pours himself a glass of wineThe wedding party drink wine and chat in the cellarA glass of wine held by a guestThe wine cellar underneath Chateau ValleryA lady looks at the selection of wines from the cellarWedding guests walk away from the wine cellar as the sun goes downLadies drink and chat next to the outdoor swimming poolChildren play next to the outdoor swimming poolA man in a hat laughs at a jokeA lady smiles at a mans commentsThe evening guests next to the outdoor swimming poolChateau Vallery wedding photographyThe brides brother in the outdoor swimming poolA bridesmaid pours champagne into a glassA make up artist applies mascara to a ladies faceThe bridal party hold champagne glasses togetherBridesmaids drink champagneFlowergirls open their presents from the brideA flower girl has a bracelet put on her wristThe brides sister laughs with the bridesmaidsThe bridesmaids flowersAn usher looks in the mirrorThe ushers get readyThe groom puts on his tieThe brides father with a glass of champagneThe groom puts on his jacket and looks in the mirrorThe bride laughs with her brotherThe make up artist applies make up onto the brides faceThe bride leaves the buildingThe bride and bridesmaids arrive for the outdoor ceremonyThe bride and group hold hands during the outdoor ceremonyThe rings are placed onto a bookThe bride and groom exchange ringsA guitar is played during the ceremony as the bridesmaids listenThe bride and groom leave the outdoor ceremonyThe wedding party on the front lawn at Chateau ValleryChampagne is poured into a fluteCanapes are presented to the wedding partyA wedding guest holds her daughter on the front lawnA father kisses his daughter on the headA mother lifts her baby in the airThe bride and groom next to a window at Chateau ValleryThe wedding tableSparklers are raised for the entrance of the bride and groomThe groom laughs during the speechesThe bride and groom raise a glassThe groom delivers his speechA wedding guest during the speechesThe best man delivers his speechThe guests dance after the speechesThe bride and groom cut their wedding cakeThe bride and grooms first danceThe bride and groom invite their guests to dancefloorLights hit the dancefloorA light hits the dancefloorGuests drinking and chatting in the garden outside the main buildingDancingA wedding guest raises an arm as he dancesA man and lady kiss in the grounds of Chateau valleryGuests dance in the main hall at chateau vallery

Make up  –  Lynda Darragh

Hair  –  Ross Williams

Flowers  –  The Blue Dandelion

Catering  –  Loison Taiteur

Dress  –  Reem Acra

Shoes  –  Christian Louboutin

Stationary  –  Lola and Blush

Perfect wedding venue in France

Chateau Vallery is a beautiful Early Renaissance Chateau built between 1548 and 1560 (by the same architect who designed The Louvre) for Jacques D’Albon de Saint Andre in the Burgundy region of France. Located South of Paris it has 28 bedrooms, an outdoor pool, tennis court and a beautiful rose garden.

Chateau De Vallery wedding photographer

I am guessing you have landed on this page because you are getting married in France and you are looking for a Chateau Vallery wedding photographer. I am a well established Destination wedding photographer from Somerset in the United Kingdom and I have been photographing weddings all over the world for the last ten years. Most of my Destination weddings are across France but I have photographed weddings in Italy, Tunisia and I have even traveled to Australia and the United States, I will go anywhere if the date is free! If you live in the United Kingdom we can meet for a coffee and go over your wedding plans together or if you live in a different country we can arrange Skype calls and meet up this way.

I am free to photograph from the moment I arrive to the last few hours before I leave the country. I always travel a few days before the date of the wedding so please use me! As your wedding photographer I have a commitment of capturing your wedding day in France from the minute you start to get ready, up until the last song and possibly the next day, the choice is yours.

So please use the contact form below and enquire about my services as your wedding photographer at the beautiful Chateau Vallery and we can start this journey together.

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