RUSTIC FRENCH CHATEAU WEDDING
Erin and Jonathan tie the knot in Rustic Chic Style
I am so excited to share, with you, my first destination wedding at the gorgeously grand yet charmingly rustic Chateau Montigny sur Avre, Normandy. Erin and Jonathan are an American couple from New Orleans. Sadly, we weren’t able to meet ahead of the big day which feels a little weird when you show up on one of the biggest days of their lives but luckily we hit it off right away! Erin is a straight talking, no messing girl who’s happy to go the flow and Jonathan is a great match for her. It’s very clear that they adore each other and their affection shines through in the images….this makes my job super easy!
After a nail-biting start with my ferry being cancelled due to strikes, I made it to France with 24 hours to spare so I checked out the local town of Verneuil sur Avre which is so quaint! The modern era kinda passed by this place by and never thought to return…I think because it’s pretty perfect, just as it is! You can see some of the images in my Travel Photography Portfolio.
Waking on the day of the wedding, I found the day to be grey and not just a little bit damp. But I always say to my couples that you can’t worry about the weather, you can only embrace it, whatever it decides to do on your big day! The original plan was to set the wedding breakfast and the ceremony up outside but the weather had other plans for us! Luckily the Chateau has a sumptuous rustic vibe and a lovely authentic feel along with beautiful indoor spaces for an intimate ceremony and an elegant dinner, so it wasn’t a problem. Here are some of the images I captured on the day.
Millie had gathered numerous talented suppliers who’s creativity and flair was clear on the day! Such a beautifully elegant style and the perfect setting for it! I cannot recommend these suppliers enough and Millie and Matthew go above and beyond to ensure their clients have the absolute best day!
Venue | Chateau Montigny sur Avre
Wedding Planning | Millie at Matthew Oliver Weddings
Flowers | L’ Atelier D’ Aurélie
Cake | Synies Cakes
Hair | Ciara Coiffure
Makeup | Charles Gillman