French Country real life wedding Poitou-Charentes

We are travelling to the South West France for todays real life wedding Poitou-Charentes region where I am visiting in March.  Benjamin and Mariette’s DIY french country wedding is so sweet and enchanting, made all that special as it took place at a family-owned rustic stone villa in a charming village in the french countryside.

This wedding is the epitomy of a french countryside wedding, rustic and acknowledging its location, with local produce and wildflowers acting as decoration.

Photographed by international photographer David Blair, the wedding ceremony took place in the garden amongst the apple trees and grape vines, whilst guests watched the relaxed atmosphere from wooden benches.

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Thanks to David Blair for helping us share in this wonderful wedding and many years of happiness to Benjamin and Mariette.

monique trulove --wedding blogger

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