Chateau La Durantie France Wedding


Wowzer this wedding! Matthew and Vanessa giggled, laughed and cried through their day at the amazing Chateau la Durantie in the heart of South West France.

From the moment I walked into her room she was just so happy and friendly. Vanessa and her girls had the best time getting ready in the morning. The bridal suite at Chateau La Durantie is to die for!

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Matthew and his friends where busy having a game of pool in the games room.

Groomsmen playing pool at Chateau la Durantie

The moment she had been waiting for - walking down the aisle with her dad. A very proud moment for him.

Bride and dad walking down the aisle at chateau La Durantie

Followed by a procession of the ushers and bridesmaids. She included her grandad in the this which I thought was such a lovely touch. He rocked it!

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Vanessa and Matthew chose to get married in front of the amazing bandstand in the grounds. The lovely celebrant Piers Lane had the couple in fits of giggles with his beautiful personal ceremony that didn’t leave a dry eye, including me.

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It was great fun to watch them opening their champagne and their family and friends quickly got sutck in.

The family group shots didn't take long - no one likes standing round for hours doing those. I always tell couples to keep to a minimum so you get more time to enjoy yourselves. BUT they are really special as it's not very often your family and friends are all together and all looking amazing.

Family wedding photograph at Chateau La Durantie
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The staircase at chateau La Durantie is one of the best I have ever seen and makes a perfect backdrop for a glamorous photo shoot.

Gorgeous bride on the staircase at Chateau La Durantie
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The day was a mixture of sunshine and showers. We went out quickly into the gardens and managed to get a few shots when the heavens opened and we all had to run back. It was great fun running and taking pics whilst the girls screamed and ran for shelter.

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The speeches where some of the funniest I have ever heard. The two bestmen did an Ant and Dec style Take Away Chateau. It had us all in stitches - great fun!

The rain finally passed and we managed to nip out again for a walk around the grounds.

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Back to the marquee for the party to start. They danced to 'because your gorgeous' and a moment I will never forget. What a perfect day!

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Chateau La Durantie in South West France is the ideal place for a romantic glamorous wedding. Located in the Dordogne, Southwest France, it was built in 1840 by the Duke of Isly. They can hold weddings for up to 150 guests, and can accommodate up to 43 guests on the grounds.


If you are getting married at Chateau La Durantie please get in touch. I LOVE this place!