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Destination Wedding French Alps

You get an enquiry for a wedding in The French Alps and you think cool, who doesn’t love a wedding a France. Then you start to realise this isn’t going to be an ordinary wedding. I love the feeling I get when I realise a wedding is going to be different, absolutely unique to your clients.

kylie was from the US, studying in Tanzania, found me in the UK on an American wedding blog and wanted me to come to a little village in the French Alps to photograph her wedding to Larry. Life sends you on a funny roundabout path sometimes.

Andy shot this wedding with me and we had a great adventure driving from Nice to Barcelonette. When I say adventure I mean we were slightly terrified driving up through the mountains!! We were very brave though and we loved it once the drive was over.

Meeting Kylie and Larry after all our chats was lovely as I knew it would be. It was like meeting old friends. One of my favourite memories was photographing Kylie after she got into her vintage dress and put on her Mother’s wedding veil. We had a few moments on our own in this beautiful room and I love the images.

Andy was off with Larry and the boys capturing the last minute preparations. I love ( as does Kylie) that Larry still had paint on his hands as he headed up the hill to marry Kylie.

This wedding was totally personal,  individual and from the heart. The ceremony took place on a field above Larry’s Aunt & Uncle’s house in The Alps. The seating was rugs on the floor and everyone sang and laughed through this whole magical shared experience. Somehow the wind didn’t knock over the Chuppah and a double rainbow appeared even though there was no rain.

Down at the house people sat and chatted around rickety tables decorated with wild flowers. The evening turned into night under fairy lights and the blue Tarpaulin canopy. Everyone dance and danced on the dance floor hand built  by Larry and his helpers. The night before I wondered how I would go about photographing this wedding in the best way possible and then the day happened, the people happened, the magic happened and it all came together.

Bride and groom under a double rainbow in the french alps

I want all my weddings to be like this. Larry and Kylie are truly special people that I hope I will always know. the.  I am certain that he will make her laugh every day, that was what I loved about them, how easily they laughed together. They have beautiful families and fantastic friends and that will always bodes well for a couple starting out in married life.

Their friends and family were brilliant and Andy and I felt like we’d known them forever.

There was moment on the mountain when I thought wow, look at where we are, life is amazing.

Lots of love to Larry and Kylie from Andy and I xx

Bride and groom under a double rainbow in the french alps

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Destination wedding French Alps

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