This Scottish American couple, Harry and Ingrid, met while they were both studying medicine at St Andrews University in Scotland. Since they started dating in 2008 they had made many trips to France enjoying the good food, great wine, and the beautiful countryside of Southern France. When deciding on wedding plans France seemed like a natural choice. So when they chose the chateau de la Redorte wedding venue. It was the perfect fit. We hear it all from the photographer, Adrian Neal with Studio without Walls, below…For their wedding venue, they chose one of the grandest 19th-century Chateaux in the Languedoc Roussillon, the Chateau de la Redorte. The Chateau is located just east of Carcassonne, it is beautiful Spa Resort and vineyard estate just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Canal du Midi. We chatted with Harry and Ingrid about the photography for the day and they wanted mainly a documentary style of photography mixed in with just a few posed photos along the way. Ingrid and the girls were all together in a fantastic room in the Chateau which overlooked the Courtyard and the Estate. The dress by Lea-Ann Belter of Canada was just peeking through the bedroom door which made for a nice photo opportunity. The wedding flowers were from a local florist in Olonzac, Fleur a Fleur. Once everyone was ready, Ingrid and the girls made their way down the impressive stone staircase. Ingrid’s parents were waiting to Escort Ingrid to met Harry in the sun soaked courtyard in front of the Chateau where the wedding ceremony was to take place. We couldn’t have wished for better weather on the day, sunny and warm with just a little breeze. I arrived in the morning to find Harry and the boys getting ready in a villa by the pool. The courtyard with its elegantly-laid-out borders of lavender, oleander, and roses punctuated by towering cypress pines was a lovely setting for the relaxed ceremony with readings and music from family and friends. Drinks and canapes followed the ceremony prepared by Linda and her team at La Table d’ Emilie. After the drinks and a walk through guests armed with a very generous amount of confetti, the couple took a short drive down to L’Épanchoir de l’ Argent-Double, an old stone bridge over the Canal du Midi, not far from the Chateau for a few relaxed photos of Harry and Ingrid together. The bridge made a beautiful backdrop for the photos and the fun was added to by holidaymakers waving and cheering as their boats passed by. A little more mingling with the guests followed but soon it was time for the wedding feast, with speeches and of course the cutting of a very traditional croquembouche wedding cake. The Chateau looked beautiful as the daylight faded and the first dance across the ballroom floor got the evening reception off to a lively start. This classic wedding is truly a timeless representation of these school sweethearts and the love they share. Congrats you two! Cheers to many more adventures to come.
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