Wedding Photographer: Chateau Soulac, Dordogne, France: Tim & Roo

Amy was the photographer at Chateau Soulac, Dordogne, France for Tim & Roo’s wedding.

Well, well, well. What to say about this wedding?!

I flew out to Bordeaux on Friday the 25th May for the wedding of Tim & Roo which spanned the entire weekend. They had hired the most beautiful chateau just an hour from Bordeaux in the heart of the Dordogne. At this point, it’s difficult to find words to describe the chateau. It was ‘perfect.’ I loved every single thing about it.

Tim, Roo and their 90 guests had an absolute ball. An experience that they and I will certainly never forget and I can’t thank them enough for welcoming me to the party the way that they did. A big ‘hello and great to catch up’ with my best friends Adele & Ben too.

Having photographed for 14 hours, I have found it tricky to choose the images for the blog and have ended up displaying a few more than normal. Take a look:

The beautiful Chateau Soulac.

Chateau Soulac

Roo’s beautiful bouquet.

Bouquet, Chateau Soulac

Now they are what you call ‘shoes!’


Final touches for Roo.

Bride, Chateau Soulac

Best Man, Matt & Groom, Tim.

Groom & Best Man, Chateau Soulac

Already on the pink stuff.

Groom, Chateau Soulac

This one makes me laugh!

Flower Girls, Chateau Soulac

Beautiful Roo.

Bride, Chateau Soulac

I absolutely love this shot as Tim & Roo meet at the top of the aisle.

Ceremony, Chateau Soulac

The intimate ceremony took place on the lawn outside of the chateau, in the shade of a huge tree.

Ceremony, Chateau Soulac

Whilst the guests drank champagne and ate canapes around the back of the chateau, Tim, Roo and I spent some time at the front.

Bride & Groom, Chateau Soulac

Roo’s girls.

Bride & Girls, Chateau Soulac

After the group shots there was more time to photograph Tim & Roo around the chateau’s pool. This shot obviously doesn’t show the pool but it was just off to the left!

Bride & Groom, Chateau Soulac

Beautiful views.

Bride, Chateau Soulac

The barn was kept a secret to the guests before the wedding breakfast began. They were all in for a treat as it was decorated so wonderfully. No detail had been forgotten. Well done to Jo & James Bussell for your hard work and dedication – lovely to meet you both.

Barn, Chateau Soulac

Lovely table detail.

Table Detail, Chateau Soulac

Tim’s sister, brother-in-law and little Eliza.

Guests, Chateau Soulac

Rapturous applause as the newly-weds enter.

Bride & Groom enter, Chateau Soulac

Such fun!

Guests, Chateau Soulac

Whilst the guests ate, the light over the chateau got better and better so I went for a little wander (between courses!).

Chateau Soulac

So atmospheric in the barn.

Wedding Breakfast, Chateau Soulac

Such an incredible place.

Chateau Soulac

Things got a little more crazy after dinner!

Guests, Chateau Soulac

A beautiful sunset allowed for some lovely shots.

Bride & Groom, Chateau Soulac

Fab band!

Band, Chateau Soulac

Working it on the dance floor!

Party, Chateau Soulac

This was taken at about 11:30pm but (apparently) Tim & Roo were still on the dance-floor at 5:30am!!

Bride & Groom, Chateau Soulac

What a ball! A huge thank you for flying me out to France for your wedding extravaganza. I love your attention to detail – from the sign on Grandad’s door to re-hydration powder and paracetamols for all of your guests! Thanks too for the fun and games on Sunday – I have a set of photographs following from then too. Your complete gallery won’t be long – you’ll be the first to know. -Amy xx

Wedding photographer: Chateau Le Mas de Montet, Dordogne, France: Martin & Rachel

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers in the Dordogne at the Chateau Le Mas de Montet for the wedding of Martin & Rachel

We spent a few days in the Dordogne (France) last weekend in order to photograph Martin & Rachel’s wedding at Chateau Le Mas de Montet. After a couple of beautifully warm days, we were all surprised to wake up to an overcast & wet Saturday! The ceremony was switched from outdoors to a beautiful room in the Chateau and the enclosed space made for a really intimate ceremony. As fortune would have it, the weather cleared up later in the day offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and, later in the evening, the fireworks.

It was also great to catch up with Dave & Nina (we photographed their wedding last year in Siena) and see so many of their friends & relatives who shared both of these lovely weddings.

As we’re away from home, we don’t have the means to ‘work’ these images – but here are a few to give you an idea of what’s to come:

Le Mas de Montet – this is actually out of sequence, as it was later in the day when the sun made an appearance and lit up the building, but it sets the stage perfectly for the images that follow. Check out the large Redwood in the foreground.

A confetti moment.

I was going to put this into black & white but if you can see the colour of this little guy’s eyes together with the boquet colour, you’ll understand why it stays this way.

Martin & Rachel were just getting ready for a large group photograph. I like the way they are the only ones paying attention whilst Amy is trying to gather everyone else together.

Maggie – a VIP (Very important pooch!)


And finally, from the Mitterrand suite looking out at the couple on their balcony.

That’s all for now – we’re in and out of internet contact whilst we’re travelling for this week’s weddings; if we don’t reply straight away to your emails, that’s why. Ciao! – Andy