This wedding was HOT! and it wasn’t just the weather! Chateau de Jalesnes Wedding

Anastasia and Damian destination wedding in France was one of those experiences that had me pinching myself just to check that YES this is real, YES I am actually in the Loire Valley in France, YES they actually picked me to photograph their wedding day at Chateau de Jalesnes. What?!

Anastasia and Damian are the sweetest soulmates. They care deeply for those around them and are also up for a good laugh. Anastasia and Damian are the kind, relaxed and fun people to be around. You get a pretty good idea about what people are like based on the people they surround themselves with. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were no exception. Each person made us feel included in the day and made sure we were looked after and we couldn’t thank them enough!

30 degrees celsius in September ?!?!?, no big. Guests came prepared with shades, sunscreen and water bottles for the outdoor ceremony. I was prepped with water, sunscreen and more water. The amazing thing about Chateaux is they keep fairly cool indoors even with no air conditioning! 

With a ceremony starting at lunchtime, we had all the time in the morning to photograph bridal and groom prep and capture all the details and there was plenty of details from Ferraris and champaign to the grooms awesome shoes!

The ceremony went perfectly, they exchanged their vows and walked back down the aisle hand in hand as husband and wife and what was even better, Anastasia’s little sister took the ceremony.

Before speeches and wedding breakfast commenced we did a few little photos of the newly weds out on the gardens and with their stunning Ferrari!. Anastasia and Damian wanted a more relaxed approach to their day not having to many MR and MRs shots but to have more natural candid photos.  Later came the  wedding breakfast topped off with heartfelt speeches on which the best mans was brilliant!

We had fireworks!

The evening reception was nothing short of dancing, drinking and fun entertained by an amazing band. I wishAnastasia and Damian a life time of happiness.

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