Charente wedding during last summer’s heatwave in France
As I promised to share more of the weddings I shot during my last summers epic road trip through France, I’m happy to share one of them now, are you ready to hear/see it?
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One of our stops in France was Charente. It’s a department in western France, the northern part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Drive through Charente was definitely a collectible moment of our trip. Surrounded by glorious fields of French sunflowers on the movie like sceneries this peaceful region of France gave us real joy. My wife was admiring the architecture Charentaise, while I was driving through quiet country roads. We stayed in one of those typical houses of Charente made from stone with blue shutters. Did you know that Charente is located in the second sunniest region of France? Here’s why I’m telling you all this.
Wedding tips during heatwave
And we did get the sun, oh yes! It was +40c on the day of the wedding of Emma and Tai. I have shot weddings in other places like Australia, Mexico, Tunisia, but this heatwave was something new to me. I was lucky that the wedding took place in Chateau de la Couronne – the cool rock that the chateau is built of kept us cool. Everyone on the day had their own way of cooling – some soaked in the swimming pool, some had ice-cold beers. I tried both.
It was an outdoor wedding ceremony at 3 p.m. Everyone arrived with fans, some hiding in the shade under the trees still enjoyed the process as Emma and Tai is such a nice couple. Right after the ceremony, we went for a short photoshoot in the nearby village, but it was way too hot to enjoy the process, so we decided to do some shooting later during the sunset. That idea was even better than the original plan because every wedding photographer knows that light during the sunset is much better than the harsh sunlight of midday. We went uphill to the ruins of the old chateau, the light, and the views were spectacular.
After having fun in the photoshoot we went back. Emma and Tai had a very nice party going on. All the guests still having fans and cold drink in their hands was having a time of their lives. French live wedding music band made the reception unforgettable. I still have very warm memories of this wedding. Thank you Emma, thank you Tai for having me on your wedding day! Hope you’re well!
I love the colour of bridesmaids satin robes. Ash rose is my favourite colour.
Groom men’s gifts unpacked. These were custom made cufflinks for every one with their initials carved in.
Groom men’s boutonnieres was green Hellebore flowers.
There are some wedding detail inspiration for french summer wedding. Bridesmaids in their ash rose dresses with matching rose bouquets and floral wreath on their heads. This ensemble is very fresh and feminine.