Destination wedding photography is great. You get to travel to lovely places, get some sunshine (hopefully), and if you are lucky get a bit of a break as well. Don’t get me wrong, they are really hard work too : )
On this occasion I got lucky, both Sam from Offbeat films and I were asked to come along to shoot Charlotte and Jez’s wedding at the beautiful Le Manoir du Bout du Pont. What a great venue positioned in the south of the Dordogne, with loads of vineyards and stunning countryside all around.
When we arrived the beautiful Charlotte who has recently had the very cute Kit was very chilled having her hair and make up done with some champagne along with Sophie and Ella her bridesmaids. Jez was trying not to get distracted by the Ashes along with all 8 of his boys, playing Boules with some beer in the garden.
One of the lovely things about a destination wedding is that everyone is in a great mood, and its always a nice environment to be creative in. I’m often asked what it is I love about being a wedding photographer as opposed to other sorts of photography, the answer is simple. Every wedding is spontaneous and you are working from a blank canvas, you cannot stop the day and repeat. It is what it is, and I thrive in these conditions.
The Ceremony kicked off at 3pm in the succulent gardens, followed by drinks and canapés in the sunshine. We seized a window of opportunity where we drove off site to the nearby (4 minutes in the car) lac de escourrou and managed to get some great shots (we were gone 15 minutes at the most). Arriving back in time for food, drinks and dancing into the night.
Here are some of the highlights of this superb destination wedding.
All photography by Bullit Photography © 2019
Filmed by Offbeat Films
MUA _ www.liz-beth.co.uk
Venue _ Le manoir du bout du pont