I don't know about you, but I never really pictured the south of France. I've heard of it - and always when people talked about beauty, and romance, and relaxation. As it turns about, it is all of those things and more.
Becky and Dan decided to marry at her father's vineyard, because why wouldn't you!
This time last year, we were honoured to be travelling over to France and capture their wedding festivities, which included a welcome party the night before their wedding, at a vintage car museum nearby.
(You can find photos from this wonderful night here!)
Surrounded by grapes, hills, and the stunning French countryside, there isn't much more you need to do for ambience. Chairs were adorned with olive branches, and the couple married outdoors under a wooden Chuppah covered in flowers. One of my favourite parts of the day was bearing witness to the signing of the ketubah. A close group of loved ones gathered inside and offered wishes and blessings, while Dan and Becky signed the traditional Jewish marriage contract. Made all the more special because the Rabbi is close to the family:)
The thing I can now say about southern France is this... the light is different. It's warm, and colourful, and creates a dreamy beauty that I couldn't believe. The outdoor cocktail hour took place in the courtyard under the setting sun, where guests were treated to champagne before moving into a white tent for speeches, and a speech in the form of a song from Dan's brother:)
The best thing about a destination wedding? No one is going home at the end of the night, which leads to a full on celebration! They danced, we danced, and at some point the power went out. And no one stopped dancing.
Becky and Dan, thank you so much for entrusting us with capturing your beautiful, heartfelt ceremony, and for giving us the opportunity to see this part of the world. We feel so lucky.
Thank you to your families for welcoming us, and showing us the most lovely hospitality.
Oh, and thank you to Stephanie and Peter for getting married 4 years ago, and having me photograph your wedding, which lead to meeting Becky and Dan:)
I can't rave enough about the phenomenal team at this wedding! The food was out of this world, everyone looked breath taking, and the entire affair was personal and relaxed. If you're planning a wedding or event in France, I highly recommend everyone involved:)
WEDDING DRESS: GLAMOUR CLOSET
HAIR: AGNES CANERI
MAKEUP: YLVA LANGENSKIOLD
GROOM'S ATTIRE: THEORY
FLORALS: AU GRES DES FLEURS
CAKE: MADE IN CAKE
WEDDING BANDS: NORMAN LANDSBERG JEWELERS
OFFICIENT: RABBI SHELLY BARNATHAN
BAND: FUNK MODE
RECEPTION TENT: BE LOUNGE
CATERING: HELEN TRAITEUR