Château de Roquelune Wedding Photography in France
The second of three weddings in a row in the south of France took me to Château de Roquelune near Pézenas. This elegant 17th century building situated in the middle of the local vineyards, used to be home to the local squire. It has the most amazing peach walls and is set in a beautiful park with a huge lawn and lots of water features.
Inside the château, the hallway is dominated by a huge staircase, and it’s up this staircase that I found Linda in one of the many bedrooms. She was getting ready with her two sisters, and two of her friends. One of her sisters was on make-up duty, the other in charge of fizz. Downstairs Tristan was supervising, and putting the finishing touches to the styling for the ceremony. He was helped by his groomsmen who took charge of applying buttonholes and welcoming the arriving guests. The groom got dressed as late as possible to mitigate the the intense heat!
The Ceremony at Château de Roquelune
With the bride dressed and veiled, everyone gathered by the seahorse fountain for the ceremony. Accompanied by a string quartet the wedding party made their way down the aisle. There they were met by Tristan and a friend who was conducting the ceremony for them. Brief ceremony over, everyone then headed to the fish pond for a quick group photo. After that, a short walk through the trees to the lawn for drinks and nibbles.
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Traiteur Grand provided an amazing selection of canapés, including my favourite, a plancha cooking up seafood. The forecast rain held off thankfully, and the bride took the opportunity to throw her bouquet. After lots of catching up, and a few family photos, the wedding guests headed down the lawn to Château de Roquelune for the wedding breakfast. Tables were set up in front of the château, with a big top table for the happy couple and their family. There were speeches from all of the usual players, and a few less usual, as the sun set.
The Orangery at Château de Roquelune
The evening party got started under the marquee with the presentation and cutting of the pièce montée. As this often is, it made a grand entrance, and was adorned with lots of sparklers! The guests then tucked into the dessert buffet before making their way into the orangery. The couple got the ball rolling with their first dance, and the floor was soon packed. Later in the evening Linda’s family changed into Algerian dress and performed some traditional dances.
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