Category archives: Chateau Rigaud

Elyce and Steve – Chateau Rigaud

It was such a treat to return to Chateau Rigaud again for Elyce and Steve’s wedding, as it’s such a wonderful, laid back venue; but also because Elyce and Steve were such lovely, fun, happy, relaxed people….there was no stress, no drama, no fuss…just a weekend of laughter and love. How every wedding should be!  I knew it would be a good wedding when I found out Elyce is Australian, as it always makes for a happy day. Our English humour and Aussie sense of laid back fun make for a great mix; and this was no exception.

Rigaud was as lovely as ever, with a wonderful team of staff making sure everything ran smoothly, and of course, amazing food! The beautiful flowers were supplied by Flowers in the Vines, Elyce’s dress was by Pronovias, gorgeous shoes by  Louboutin and not to be outdone, Steve’s amazing suit was from Richard James finished off with Mcqueen trousers.

We were joined by Mitchell Carlin who flew over from Australia to photograph the wedding, along with lots of Elyce’s family who made the long journey.  The evening entertainment was provided by the super talented Guy Preston on the decks and Andre “SaxMan” Brown….they did a great job…maybe too good as both myself and Beccy managed to disgrace ourselves on the dance floor!

Thank you both for being such lovely, kind and happy people…it really was a pleasure from start to finish. We wish you lots of luck and love in your future together! xx

Mel and Jan – Chateau Rigaud, France

Well, this was a good one…venue, guests, dress, flowers, food…all perfect, but most of all Mel and Jan are one of the loveliest couples we’ve met, and in fact I would like to say have now become friends (and we’ve enjoyed wine and good food together since they’ve come back from their honeymoon!). Mel and Jan chose to get married in France, at the gorgeous Chateau Rigaud, near Bordeaux, where they were joined by their friends and family who had travelled over from Australia and the UK.  Chateau Riguad is a wonderful venue, full of character, laid back and friendly staff, welcoming host, amazing food and surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards…good choice Mel and jan!

They had an outdoor ceremony on the lawn complete with ring bearing dog and the sunshine. Mel looked stunning in her lace and layered dress by Stewart Parvin, which floated and trailed through the long grass so prettily.  French photographer, a regular at the Chateau, Yves Samuel, was photographer on the day and a pleasure to work with. The staff at the Chateau made the barns for the reception look so pretty with the delicate flowers, abundance of candles and the beautiful evening light that streamed in through the windows during Speeches.

A local band and resident DJ took the party into the night and I hear that it was the very small hours of the next day that everyone finally went to bed…sign of a great wedding :) Thank you so, so much Mel and Jan, it was an absolute pleasure to film your wedding and am so, so glad you booked us, as it means we got to meet you both and now have two new, lovely, charming friends…what more could we ask for? X