Monthly Archives: March 2017

A wedding near Chambery (French Alps)

When you decide to get married in Chambery in Fall, there is more risk to have a rainy wedding. And even if I often tell brides and groom that there are plenty of options to manag a rainy wedding (accessorize it, and think about various location for your couple photo session), it is, most of all about the attitude you’ll have on the D day too (be grumpy on a rainy day and you’ll have grumpy photos). But of course, I can understand that you can become grumpy when it is pouring rain ALL DAY, intensively.

F. and G.’s wedding was  that kind of rainy wedding, where you need to cheer  people up from time to time during the day, and also try to avoid to be hit by umbrella’s angles. But Savoie, in French Alps, is a very pretty area, even under the rain, and so were these 2 lovebirds !

But that wedding near Chambery, in Savoie was not just a rainy day, most of all, it was a chance for me to drive back to this part of France, pretty Savoie, and discover this venue, château des Comtes de Challes, and its very pretty view on the surrounding mountains.

It was also a chance to meet baby H. who started, in early morning, to drool on his grandma while his mum, the bride, was getting dressed. It was also the pretty shape of the groom’s jacket (I really like it !), and the shiny glittery dresses of the bride’s maids. It was that old cat who crashed the crowd of guest waiting in front of the city hall for the couple to arrive, and it was the pretty bouquet created by  par Fleurs Thé au Faubourg – à Chambéry).

And in photos, here’s how was that special wedding day in Savoie.

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Exploring Brehat Island

Brittany, ô pretty Brittany ! If there is one thing I don’t regret, when I’ve decided to be a wedding photographer all around the country, it’s that I get the chance to explore the world a little bit more, and discover beautiful places.

So here are my photos, as a tourist, about Brehat island, where I went, in between 2 weddings in Brittany, here and there, in summer 2016 🙂

Brehat island is near Paimpol, in Brittany, and you can get there by the ferry in the city of l’Arcouest (more infos here)

Waking up very early to catch the first ferry of the day, in order to avoid the crowd of tourist and be more surrounded by locals, on their way to work on the island.

A little cold and rainy morning, but the day was planned to be sunny later on…

It was low tide when I arrived on the island, with my camera, a map, and good sneakers on my feet. You can rent a bike to explore the island or walk, I’ve decided to walk around, folling these cute stone paths 🙂

Pretty beach with boats …

and then, a field ! I was a bit surprised to find that on Bréhat island, I thought, looking at the map, that the land was much smaller.

Local farmer shop, totally trusting customers to help themselves and pay by themselves (rare and a so really nice to see !)

and then, under the pavement, the beach !:)

walking to the “phare du paon (lighthouse of the peacock) at the very end of the island, where rocks have a very pretty shade of pink 🙂

Getting myself lost in little path surrounded by ferns, and see bunnies jumping around (I totally could have taken a bunny selfie, but wasn’t patient enough to even consider trying !)

On that part of the island, nature is beautiful (it is everywhere on Brehat island, but this part was the one I’ve enjoyed the most)

Leaving the area, but with a last goodbye to the cows

(what a life they have, with such a view !)

And then, walking back to where I was, and turning a bit north to the semaphore, and some pretty beaches, with a sign telling all about the landscape waiting for us 🙂

 

Churches, pretty paths, low walls in stones where wild flowers grow… yes, Brehat island is gorgeous !

 

Walking all the way up to Chapelle St Michel to check the view from up there :

an the moulin à marée du Birlo (tide mill)

My eyes full of these pretty things, and my legs a bit soared, I reached the ferry at high tide this time, and promised myself to make it back some day, at the Bréhat island, a paradise in Brittany.

Lucky bretons !

 

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A winter wedding in Mayenne (France)

I keep repeating this, but really : we live in a very small world (and so let’s keep being kind !), and it’s thanks to my knitter friend in Paris, that I had the chance to be with Florence and Sébastien, for their winter’s wedding in Mayenne (North western part of France).

Mayenne and Sarthe, to be more accurate, almost in Brittany but not yet. And that’s probably why I havn’t stopped and visited this area in the past, but now I know how pretty it is, and how much it deserves to be more explored and admired. 🙂

Winter weddings are always a bit different, no light flowery summer dresses, no bare legs dancing, it’s cold out there and night falls quite early too. But it’s also a lovely chance to see some furry accessories on the bride’s shoulder, and woods in winter look more dark,mysterious and romantic too.

Also, in this cold winter, love and smiles from your beloved family and friends warms even more the day 🙂

A wedding with a bit of a crochet touch, since the bride is addicted to crochet ! I really loved all the details in the decoration and accessories, hand-made in crochet.

I know how important for all the couples I’ve photographed, to make their decoration and that day unique and special, and I have to say, even more for that day, how much I know this has been time consuming, being myself a crocheter.

So here are, in photos, a little sum up of that cold but pretty winter day.

We started the day in Sarthe departement, near  Sillé le Guillaume and Grand Etang (coco plage), and cocktail and the evening took place in Château du Lattay, an awesome place to celebrate such an event (very well organised and converted)

The bride’s wedding gown was tailor made.

DJ : Fabrice from Muzic Passion

Caterer : Les délices  (and they deserve such a name !)

Flowers : Aux secrets de Sophie (in Sillé Le Guillaume)






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