Destination Wedding Photography in France

Chateau La Durantie Wedding, Jasmin & Alex

 The magnificent Chateau La Durantie in the Dordogne region of France has to be one of my favourite destination wedding venues and I was really excited to return in September for the wedding of the lovely Jasmin and Alex.

Jasmin and Alex live in Guernsey and are originally from Australia. Their families and closest friends had travelled from Australia, Germany and Austria to celebrate with them at Chateau La Durantie.

The Chateau formed a perfect backdrop for the outdoor ceremony which Jasmin and Alex choose to have in both English and German in recognition of Jasmin’s Austrian heritage and their German speaking guests. They also brought a touch of Australia into the day with some Australian flowers in Jasmin’s bouquet. The distinctive beatlenut buds are very beautiful and look more like a seashell than a flower!

After a worrying rainy start to the day the sun came out just as Jasmin was ready to head outside. There was a slight delay so the guests could dry their chairs but then the weather remained perfect and the day was so relaxed with everyone playing games on the lawn before the wedding breakfast in the barn. The fun filled party included a surprise firework display and ended in the way all the best parties do, with everyone letting their hair down on the dance floor.

Amongst all the fun I managed to sneak away with Jasmin and Alex to make the most of that magical golden hour with some romantic portraits in that enchanting landscape.

After they had their photos I asked Jasmin and Alex if they had a favourite, here’s what they came back with:

“We are both in agreement on this. It captures the epitome of the day: the happiness of having married your partner and best friend, in the presence of a close circle of friends and family, at a gorgeous French chateau. Not posed, just that amazing moment.”

Co-incidentally this is my favourite too, in fact I think it’s my favourite ever wedding photo!!

 

 

Chateau La Durantie Wedding ceremony on the lawn

 

 

The lovely Suppliers

Florist – French Flower Style / Hair and Makeup – Kerrie Langfield / Wedding DJ – Tim Avery / Dress by Raimun Bundo from Bridal Boutique – Mirror Mirror / Groom’s suit – Ted Baker / Catering Company – Table d’Aline / Celebrant – Jean Sait – Celebrants in France / String Quartet – Quatuor de Cecile /

To view Rachel and KY’s beautiful Chateau La Durantie wedding please check out their blog post here.

If you are planning on holding your wedding at the same venue or thinking of a destination wedding please do get in touch with any questions, this was my second time at Chateau La Durantie and I will be heading back two more times this year so know the venue well and love working there! You can find a link to my contact form here.


I love design, vintage furniture and gardening, I am crazy about prints and framing pictures. I have been a photographer for over 10 years and love capturing wedding day stories. My style is natural, documentary, with a hint of direction to create beautiful portraits.

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My aim is to capture and preserve your day, starting from the morning preparations until your guests are all giddy on the dance floor. Please get in touch and tell me your plans. I will send you a link to my brochure or create a bespoke package to fit with your plans.

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To check my availability or to chat anything photography related please do get in touch, I would love to arrange either a Skype call or meet in person for a cup of tea (and cake!) to hear all about your plans. Alternatively you can also call me on 07917 602 938.

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