A sunny Saturday of September in the Provence village of Mazan… Marie and Thibaud have been impatiently awaiting this day for months — even years — finally: they’re getting married!
I’m meeting the blushing bride at her parents beautiful villa as she’s getting her hair done along with her friends and bridesmaids. Everybody’s relaxed and excited at the same time. After the hair comes makeup: a flattering pink and peach look for this blue eyed beauty.
Times goes by quickly, and while Marie is putting on her city hall ceremony dress, I’m off to capture some shots of Thibaud and his groomsmen at his parents house nearby.
In a small town, everything is walking distance so we get to city hall in a few minutes by foot. The fiancés each get a warm welcome from their loved ones before the ceremony.
The mayor who’s known the family well performs the civil ceremony and soon the lovers officially become husband and wife!
Right after, everyone leaves the room and Marie puts on her long wedding dress with the help of her bridesmaids, all dressed in soft pink tones.
Now off to Mazan’s church, located nearby, for a beautiful religious ceremony.
The bride and groom exchange rings, and exit the church under a traditional rice toss, then leave for Avignon in a red convertible car.
The couple chose to host their wedding reception at Espace Jeanne Laurent, next to the Palais des Papes in the heart of the old town of Avignon. The venue, overlooking Pont Saint-Bénézet offers a sunning view over the Rhone river and has a private access to the famous bridge. A wonderful opportunity to take some unique bride and groom portraits!
As the sun goes down, most guests walk down to enjoy the view during cocktail hour, and we can get more fun portraits done with friends and family.
Dinner is about to start and that’s my cue to leave. Marie and Thibaud’s wedding day was full of laughter and joy, and it’s been a pleasure capturing all those unforgettable memories for them, in my home city Avignon.