Simple Scottish Wedding in Dordogne, France

Whilst a Chateau wedding allows for a stunning backdrop, not all destination weddings in France have the luxury or budget for a magnificant Chateau, Maison de Maitre or vineyard.  However as today’s simple Scottish wedding in Dordogne shows a truly romantic and picturesque destination wedding can be achieved with some imagination and a skillfull photographer.

Tony Broderick, English photographer living near Bergerac takes us through today’s wedding: ” The wedding was held in a quaint, functional well established gite complex close to the river Dordogne near the village of Saint Cyprien.  The wedding was for a lovely young couple have been to the area several times and as such dreamed of holding their special event there. Like so many couples I have photographed in recent years keeping to the budget is very important in order to enable a destination wedding.  wedding in dordogne


Whilst the pre wedding bridal preparations are taking place the groom and his best man try to figure out the technique required for dressing up in a full Scottish kilt and regalia.  french wedding venuewedding dress france

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As the preparations finish the guests arrive and take their places in the sun drenched gardens typical of a long dry summer in the Dordogne. The music commences Pachelbel in D Minor I believe and the bridal party take a very slow stroll to the beautifully dressed pergola in the garden, the pergola which has been adorned with simple ivy and roses freshly picked by both mother in laws a few hours earlier.

The bride arrives wearing a warm confident smile dressed in a vintage style dress which when combined with  a very simple classic hair style works beautifully to create a  simple  classic look.  Folowing the wedding ceremony the newlyweds and I take a drive down the banks of the Dordogne for a photo shoot using the Dordogne countryside as a beautiful backdrop.

We return to the venue to enjoy a wonderfully cooked classical Perigordine meal cooked by local traiteur Fabrice. Great speeches and a traditionally late first dance bring to a close another memorable wedding shoot.”

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I love the contrast of the blue of the tartan against the vintage bridal look.

Monique xx


Wedding Photographer: Tony Broderick Photography