Two-Day Wedding In L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

River in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

Photographer Sylvia Calmet tells us the beautiful story of Amélie and Grégoire and their wedding day. From their initial meeting in Paris, to a two-day wedding in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Sylvia was witness to their love and has captured their special day for us to see…

“I first met Amélie and Grégoire in Paris at the 2019 Photo Fair. Because they lived in Paris, I took advantage of one of my trips to the capital to meet them.

Wedding Dress hanging on the front of mirrored armoire in french wallpapered room

Flat lay of pink bridal shoes, pastel bouquet, floral wedding stationery and perfume

Reflection of bride in mirror getting makeup done

Seated bride fastens her shoe

We meet in a café with a cosy atmosphere, bistro chairs and red sofas. It is a real Parisian setting and really close to the couple’s “home of the moment”. I love the atmosphere of our capital city.

Seated bride surrounded by bridesmaids in various shades of blue bridesmaid dresses

Bride in between her four bridesmaids all wearing various shades of blue dresses

Flat lay of bouquet, pink and green ring boxes and floral stationery

Bridal flat lay of petals, jewellery, ring boxes and floral stationery

Glass of champagne being poured

With everything we need, we can start our first meeting. I take out my little Winnie the Pooh notebook, a pen and all my questions. Let’s get to know each other.

Flat lay of groom shoes, blue bow tie and floral bow ties for grooms men

Closeup of groom's cream flower boutonnière on blue suit

Flat lay of grooms shoes, blue bow tie, rolex and cologne

Groom and four groomsmen in blue suits holding champagne glasses

Champagne bottle and glass on side table

Amélie and Grégoire are a lovely couple, endearing and a little shy. They willingly lend themselves to the multitude of questions of the Salon de Provence photographer that I am. After telling me about how they met, I am ready to watch them for about an hour.

Rustic french stairs inside French home

Fireplace, mirror and statue bust inside home in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

They have ideas for their wedding, desires and wishes. Above all, they are very much in love and this can be seen on their faces and in their gestures.

I am in love with love and it’s a joy to watch.

Crystal glassware on plate with ceramic jug in front of floral wallpapered wall

Dark wood piano and floral upholstered piano stool with black and white photo frames

Small watercolour painting in frame

They are looking for someone who will be present for two days. Friday would be reserved for the civil wedding and Saturday for the religious wedding. They don’t know it at that time but I am already conquered. When we first met, I really wanted them to choose me to be the privileged witness of this beautiful day.

Exterior of cream buildings in south of France

Clock displaying 11.05am on townhall in France

Palm in outdoor pot

Pastel bunch of flowers leans against sandstone wall

Shortly after our meeting in Paris, Amélie and Grégoire confirmed that they had chosen me as the photographer for their wedding. It’s a real pleasure! My answer is of course: yes! It is with joy that I propose for them to meet me again.

Bride and groom leave town hall with arms in air showered by confetti

Bride and groom newly married outside townhall with family and friends in black and white

Bride and groom with father and mother

Bride in short white dress and gold shoes fixes hair of groom in blue jacket

Their place of preparation and the location of the reception is in l’Isle sur la Sorgue – which seems to me to be the perfect place. Amélie’s family has a charming house there and she spent a long time with her family there when she was young, so it was unthinkable for her to get married in another place. The house in l’Isle sur la Sorgue would therefore be the heavenly place for this divine wedding.

Sign on green door reads "Port du Masque Obligatoire"

Bride and groom wearing grey facemasks for wedding ceremony

Bride and groom hug in front of peach wall

The health situation in France has played a few tricks on us. Between our first meeting in Paris and their wedding, almost a year will have passed.

Interior of French Catholic Cathedral

Bride and groom at the end of the aisle of French Catholic Cathedral

Husband and wife in manicured garden smile to camera

Bride stands with bouquet against rough stone wall

Finally I am able to capture this charming couple’s special day in September 2020 in the incredible streets of Nîmes. The atmosphere of the South of France is present everywhere in this pretty and pleasant city. One would almost forget, with the festivities of the day, that this wedding had been postponed at all. A year of yes, no, questions and uncertainties about the day. A year in which accompanying “my” bride and groom remains a priority. From messages to calls, confidences and doubts, it is important for me to remain present and accessible.

Bride and groom look into each other's eyes in field

Groom holds his bride's waist in field in France

Bride and groom on garden path framed by green trees

Groom kisses bride's forehead as she smiles to camera surrounded by green trees

From the palms of Nîmes on that Friday to the glow of the DJ on the Saturday, it is between preparations, flowers, shoes, champagne, emotions, tears and laughter that I was able to witness one of the most beautiful weekends in the life of Amélie and Grégoire.

Floral Wedding Stationery with Amélie & Grégoire's names and date of 20 September 2020

Wedding Favours of mini hessian sacks that say Herbes de Provence

Brown paper cones filled with dried leaves and flowers for confetti

French biscuits on table in rows

Clarinet player

Witnessing their unique moments, seeing them running around, then smiling at each other constantly reminds me why I chose to do this job. I love all these emotions, whether positive or not, and above all I love to see happily married people in love.

Husband and wife begin serving croquembouche

Groom kisses bride holding champagne during the party of their wedding

I thank Amélie and Grégoire for welcoming Delphine and me on the day of their religious celebration. They gave me the gift of being their wedding photographer and of trying my first adventure with a second shooter.

Black and white image of bride and groom in field in France

Black and white image of bride and groom walking away from camera through field

Thank you, Delphine, for your involvement on the day but also for all the preparation and follow-up you put into this wedding.”

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