It’s almost the weekend and we have a beautiful real wedding to share with you, Rowan and Susannah’s romantic wedding at Chateau Lartigolle, South West of Toulouse. Chateau de Lartigolle is a beautifully renovated 18th Century estate set in the Gers region of South West France, near to the Pyrenees.
How dreamy is Susannah’s wedding dress by Jane Hill of Melbourne! The couples destination photographer Sarah Hannam takes us through their love story: “I met Rowan and Susannah and had tea with them in front of a blazing log fire one blustery day in England the winter before their wedding. They explained that they were going to have two weddings – a small, intimate family gathering only for the legal ceremony in England and then have a large outdoor blessing and reception later in the summer in France for all their friends and family.
My heart sank a little as I knew I would probably be based in Spain throughout the Spring and was unlikely to be booked for the ceremony due to travel costs and time, because I thought they would prefer the same photographer for both dates for continuity. So I was overjoyed when they booked me for their French celebration.
As a wedding photographer you witness many kinds of family dynamics playing out – some that are close and some where there is conflict and tension, but Rowan and Susannah’s was just a wonderfully relaxed affair with family and friends really rooting for the couple as they made their vows on the lawn overlooking a stunning valley.
After the blessing, the adults headed up to the terrace for champagne and seafood and the children ran around the chateau’s gardens, then in the early evening light, sat down in the main courtyard of the chateau for the wedding breakfast, until late when the amazing London-based band The Noize rocked until late in the cellar.”
Photographer: Sarah Hannam | Venue: Chateau Lartigolle, France | Florist: A mix of the venue staff and Suannah’s sister Annabel Doughlas-Hughes | Caterer: Venue organised it all. We had a hog roast and also a seafood stand as additions and Susannah put together a lolly bar on the Sunday | Band: The Noize – based in the UK | Bridal Gown: Jane Hill of Melbourne | Jewellery: Bespoke necklace made by Tara van Huizen and hair piece was made by Stephanie Browne | Shoes: Alan Pinkus | Bridesmaids dresses: Coast | UK Groom suit: P Johnson Tailors