Every year takes me back to beautiful Provence in France. I simply love the south of France with its variety of landscapes. From the impressive olive trees that are hundreds of years old, to the deliciously-scented lavender fields that bloom between June and July, to green fields kissed by the sun, Provence is a destination wedding photographer’s dream.
The light in Provence is unforgettable, and turns every sunset session into a dream session! And we can’t forget the typical Provencal stone buildings, which provide a perfect backdrop for wonderful wedding and engagement portraits. These are just a few of the reasons why I come back to Provence each year. It was even better to return with my wonderful friends, Stephanie and Celine, who are event planners and florists at WEP Events. On this trip, we worked together to create a Provencal dream wedding.
PROVENCE WEDDING INSPIRATION
Our venue for this shoot was a beautiful private estate called Le Clos Saint Esteve. This property dates back to the 18th century and is surrounded by 500-year-old olive trees. It comes as no surprise, then, that the property has produced fine French wines and olive oils! The natural stone walls are in completely harmony with the nature that surrounds the property. This Provencal wedding venue was the perfect backdrop for our styled summer wedding in Provence. Just imagine a beautiful wedding dinner beneath the covered terrace of Le Clos. It doesn’t get more romantic than that!
For our styled soirée, we chose tones of grey and blue. Our bride wore a stunning Musat Bridal wedding dress featuring soft tulle, lace elements, and a unique illusion bodice. I loved the romantic look of the bride’s gown, which hugged her body perfectly. Bella Belle Shoes completed the bride’s look, while her handsome groom wore a fashionable black suit. Needless to say, I can’t wait to come back next year as a French wedding photographer! For more Provence wedding inspiration, be sure to stop by our feature on Hochzeitsguide.