Clara & Maxime, Destination wedding in French Riviera
When Clara and Maxime contacted me to be their wedding photographer, I was so happy! Firstly, because they are two adorable creatures who trusted me and my work without having second thoughts, and secondly because their wedding was held at the incredibly beautiful French Riviera. In this case, this wedding was an opportunity for me to combine work with an amazing travel destination.
Without hesitating, I packed my cameras in a bag and I travelled to the picturesque Provencal village of Castelle. There, at the Chateau des Costes, a very beautiful hotel – castle (the old mansion of the Lumière brothers’), which is located at the very edge of the village, the two lovebirds were about to exchange their vows. Everything was planned and organized up to the very small detail by the professional Stephanie of the One Day Event! But let’s start from the very beginning…
Before the wedding day, I arranged with Clara and Maxime a couple session, in order to break the ice between us and make them feel comfortable in front of my camera. During the photo shooting, I saw them hugging, kissing, strolling around holding each other’s hands, running around, teasing each other and laughing from happiness and joy! Clara is a woman with temperament; sweet, beautiful and smart. She was very confident and ready to experiment in front of the camera, with fire in her eyes and a magical voice. If you ever listen to her singing, you are going to be mesmerized. Maxime, on the other hand, is a charming, handsome man and a true gentleman with a great sense of humour and some of the most admirable dancing moves. Without a doubt, he is the perfect match for Clara!
The next morning, we started all the preparations at the hotel, putting on our best outfits, ready for a day full of emotions. We started the day with an adorable first-look session and then a boat ride at the bright blue waters of Sanary-sur-Mer. Last stop, the town hall of the village, where family and friends were gathered to witness the wedding ceremony of this lovely couple. The rest of the day included the exchange of vows between the two, hundreds of photographs, live music and one of the most spectacular parties of the season! The next day, after having a hearty brunch, I began my journey back to Greece, carrying with me hundreds of photographs full of colours, laughs, tears of happiness and plenty of love!
I wish the best to the newlyweds. May your life together be the most romantic journey! As Victor Hugo said, “Life is a flower of which love is the honey”.
Wedding planning / Florist • Stéphanie Hazan (One Day Event)
Makeup / Hair stylist • Beautynes
Venue • Chateau des Costes