Emma and Guillaume’s beautiful love story began when they met at University in Aix-en-Provence. After a few years of love, Guillaume asked Emma to become his wife and the lovers couldn’t imagine getting married in any other place than the family’s village: Mimet.
A few days after the civil ceremony with their very close family only, the big day for the wedding was here!
While Guillaume was getting ready at their wedding venue La Bastide d’Astres, I met Emma at her parents’ house, where the excitement was slowly building…
She got her hair done at Play Back coiffure in Mimet and her makeup by Valérie McGuinniety, so she was ready to slip into her gorgeous Rosa Clará dress and her Christian Louboutin heels.
With the help of her Mom and her bridesmaids, Emma put on her jewelry and her veil. Time to get to the church for the religious ceremony!
The procession entered the small Provence town church, followed by Guillaume, dressed with a Louis Purple suit and J.M. Weston shoes, with his Mom by his side. Then Emma walked down the aisle with her Dad, under her groom’s emotional look.
The ceremony was punctuated with readings and songs, then came time for the vows and rings exchange.
The newlyweds exited the church under cheers from all their guests and a shower of white roses petals.
We took a few minutes to capture the incredible view of Sainte-Victoire mountain, then snapped some shots with the classic traction car that was going to drive them to their wedding venue: La Bastide d’Astres in Lançon-de-Provence.
The bride and groom got a warm welcome by all their guests when they got to the Bastide, then cocktail hour started with DJ 33 tours playing the vinyls guests chose on-site.
Videographer Yoan De Asis was also capturing the day on video.
After some bridal party photos, and just before sunset, we went to the Bastide’s pond for an intimate bride and groom photo session.
When the newlyweds returned, a surprise was awaiting them: a big flashmob! Emma then tossed her bouquet and cocktail hour ended with Guillaume’s Mom giving an emotional speech.
The reception went on in the ballroom of La Bastide d’Astres, where dinner was punctuated with speeches, video and song.
The party moved to the Orangerie, where the bride and groom cut the wedding cake or “pièce montée”, followed by a beautiful first dance. And the dancing went on until dawn!
I had so much pleasure capturing Emma and Guillaume’s big day, I wish them a lot of love and happiness as husband and wife!
Huge thanks to all the wonderful vendors of this wedding!
Hair: Play Back coiffure
Makeup: Valérie McGuinniety
Bride's dress: Rosa Clará
Bride's shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom's suit: Louis Purple
Groom's shoes: J.M. Weston
Flowers: O2 Roses in Marseille
Wedding venue: La Bastide d'Astres
Caterer: La Bastide d'Astres
Music: 33 tours
Video: Yoan De Asis