Jenny & James Chateau de Lisse Wedding Part I

Part I of Jenny & James Chateau de Lisse wedding in this beautiful area of the Lot et Garonne department in South-West France.

This was the 5th wedding I have shot at this venue but the first I have also filmed.

When Jenny & James, a pair of New York creatives, first contacted me, I knew their wedding was going to be something a bit special.

A couple of other clients had also planned outdoor weddings at this venue, but the weather dictated otherwise, but this time, it came off…but I’m getting ahead of myself, – first there was Day 01.

Day 01 comprised a ‘meet & greet’ for friends & family arriving from all over the US and then an exclusive couple only shoot around the grounds before a pig roast and evening ‘open mic’ speeches.

All very relaxing and fantastic late afternoon/early evening light.

Part II follows here, but for this post, a selection of highlight pictures below:

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Jenny & James Chateau de Lisse Wedding Part II

Following on from Part I of Jenny & James Chateau de Lisse wedding is Part II, their actual wedding day.

I use the word ‘day’ in it’s broadest sense as this was the latest starting ceremony I have covered in 15 years/600+ weddings with a scheduled start time of 6pm.

In the end it was 6.20pm, but in the late afternoon/early evening sunlight in an idyllic location by the lake below the chateau conducted by Jenny’s brother Jeff.

The meal was also outside on the terrace at 8.30pm and followed by speeches at table and dancing in La Salle de Dance.

Some weddings require little description. This was one of those weddings and the results speak for themselves.

They spoke to Jenny & James for sure…

Full gallery with international print ordering facility available by clicking here.

These are amazing. We are completely floored!
Jenny & James

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Trevor & Andy’s Rudding Park Wedding


It was a day of sunshine and thunderstorms for Trevor & Andy’s Rudding Park wedding, but fortunately the thunderstorm bit happened during the meal, so had little effect on the day other than some dramatic action on the other side of the windows.

Trevor & Andy wore near-matching suits with subtle differences in the detail and tailoring and flowers were by Rudding Park’s resident florist Colette.

The cake was dual effort combining the skills of Aunty Sheila with pro cake maker Poppy Pickering.

A soprano singer sung during the civil ceremony in the Radcliffe Room and a string quartet played during the blessing in Rudding Park chapel conducted by Anna-Louise Haigh which took place after the meal with evening DJ provided by Event Music.

A great day and bunch of people and thank you to Trevor & Andy for choosing and trusting me for this one.

Wedding film to follow shortly plus international print ordering facility available by clicking here, but in the meantime, here are the highlights:

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Caroline & Charlie’s Papakata Wedding


Saturday 4th July was the date of Caroline & Charlie’s Papakata wedding at St Edith’s and on the village green in the delightful village of Bishop Wilton near York.

The day started as a damp and drizzly one, but the sun popped out on cue, just prior to the ceremony conducted by the Rev. Andrew and Father James (Ampleforth, James’s old school).

Caroline wore (appropriately) Caroline Castigliano and the groom a grey morning suit.

Flowers were by Nattrass of Darlington, marquee by Papakata, catering by The Yorkshire Party Company and music (day) a steel band and (evening), Chris Hilton’s Little Big Band.

Caroline & Charlie are honeymooning in Vancouver and West Coast Canada.

Below, a selection  of highlight pics from their day with full gallery with international print ordering facility here.
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Suzie & Matt’s North Yorkshire Marquee Wedding

Suzie & Matt got married last week. If you were there, you will know this! Suzie & Matt’s North Yorkshire marquee wedding took place at St Mary’s in the village of Wath near Ripon.

The vicar was Tim who also conducted Cynthia & Richard’s wedding the Sunday previously, but completely different church.

It was a hot day. Not as hot as it’s been this last week, but pretty hot and complete with blue skies and fluffy white clouds which is what everyone hopes for with a marquee reception in the middle of a field!

Suzie wore Caroline Castigliano and the men, traditional morning suits with the bridesmaids Andrea and sister Jilly in cornflower blue.

The blue Rolls was courtesy of Keith Snowden Cars and florist Sheila Danby with marquee by Classic and catering by CWC. The band was Touch The Pearl and fabulous fireworks kindly and generously provided by a family friend.

Below is a selection of highlights with full gallery including international print ordering facility here.

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