Destination Weddings

Destination weddings recently became incredibly popular. And I am thrilled to be part of it and really enjoy being a South of France Wedding photographer. This past summer I had a luxury of working and spending my holidays in Provence and Cote D’Azur. The destination wedding of Brian and Caileigh marked the start of the French wedding season for me. And what a fabulous start this was!!

South of France wedding photographer

The chosen wedding venue was a marvellous vineyard Chateau – Domaine de Gourjo near Clermont-l’Hérault, France. I sometimes have to pinch myself when I see the places where I get to shoot, and this luxurious retreat with a distinctively French shabby chic was one of those times.  The olive grove to greet you by the gates, the cypress trees lining the driveway, terraced parterre gardens, the old chapel, the swimming pool, pink bougainvillaea…and we didn’t get to the house  itself yet!

South of France wedding dream

Caileigh and Brian booked me months before the wedding…having called me from America… Or perhaps it was from Costa Rica? They run yoga and sound healing retreats around the world and travelling is part of their life. When I first received their message I was overwhelmed by their story. It’s even fair to say that I almost thought it was one of my photographer friends playing games with me. Just how often do you meet people who write songs about the power of a rainbow circle, heal with sound and crystals as well as organise their life in balance with yoga spirituality? I live in Cheshire, North West of England – the country of pies!  Not in LA, California, USofA!! But sure as the rainbow itself, Brian and Caileigh were real and just as beautiful as the phenomenon they believe in.

Many of the guests were Caileigh and Brian’s family who obviously loved each other’s company. Everyone was happy to help in setting things up before the 4.44 (very important!) start of the ceremony. Once the guests took their seats and the air was purified by the strikingly gorgeous Acqua  – the spiritual mistress of the ceremony the magic of the wedding unfolded.

It was the most elevated wedding I had the pleasure to photograph.  Brian and Caileigh – thank you… for choosing me and for trusting me and showing the new side of this life to me. I will never forget your special day!

Enjoy some of my favourite pictures from this special wedding in the South of France.

Yana xxx


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