Cornwall-Brittany Backyard Wedding
Cornwall and Brittany (Bretagne) share a deep connection with each other throughout history, from the history of fishing and mass migration from Cornwall during the 5th and 6th centurys to their very similar black and white flags, which also interestingly involve the cross of st David the patriot st of Wales where I am from. The flags were both displayed at the reception.As well as both having beautiful quaint coastal villages and harbour towns. They both were Celtic countries in their own right at one time, both with their own Celtic dialects which few people in both areas still know and use. So it made a fitting venue for this Cornish family to hold their wedding in this fantastic location.
Romantic laid back french wedding with elegant Style
Leander and Richards wedding took place at the town hall in La Cambout a small traditional French town about an hours drive from Brittany's capital city of Rennes, North West France. The very friendly and welcoming Marie (mayor) conducted the short no fuss laid back ceremony. So laid back even the wedding rings were forgotten, not just from the ceremony but the best man forgot to bring them from his B&B. This caused a few giggles but was quickly put right, by a mad dash back to the B&B.
Its normal for foreigners to to legally wed in their home country first before coming to France, but as the brides parents own a 2nd home in the town, they were lucky to be able to avoid that and complete the legal side here in France.
Etang du Gue au Loup portraits
The bride stunned all in a beautiful blush gown with lace overlay, handmade and embroidered veil, simple but elegant white rose and greenery bouquet with stunning pearl shoes.
The groom in a classic and stylish navy blue suit.
The bridesmaid in a complimentary blush dress.
After the ceremony was over, we head over to the local lake, (Etang du Gue au Loup), for a few group images and some couple portraits.The lake was perfect, cool in the shade and with nature as a beautiful backdrop.
The reception took place nearby,in the garden of Leander's parents second home, a beautifully converted former pigsty. All set for a magical day.
The styling was what I call rustic elegance, with twine, burlap bows, linen and gold candelabras. All Softened by gorgeous leafy, white rose floral arrangements and arch's.
It was stunning!
Just as you would expect being planned by a Mother and Daughter team of interior designers. from. Linterior design Cornwall.
With their string of adorable dachshunds as special guests with matching bows.
The delicious local and varied worldwide cuisine not often found in french restaurants,was supplied on site by the lovely Kerry & Anita from Entre Copains & Les Curiosites.
link here to their facebook page.
The couple are british so its easy to make wedding arrangements with them if your french is basic or non existant.
There was much laughter and celebrating with their closest friends and family. No better way to celebrate their love. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!
British wedding Photographer in France.
If your looking to book a wedding in France please get in touch to see if Im free on your date. It sure is easier to book with a british wedding photographer in France if you speak English. I am no professional wedding planner but I have quite a list of useful contacts and advice that Im willing to share with you to help give you the best stress free day as possible. link here to find out if Im available.
Thank you to Leander and Richard for once again letting me be your wedding photographer and capturing your special day for you. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.