Claire & Kevin ♥ Bordeaux, France
I love it when you stumble across a totally new and exciting holiday locale that you knew nothing about previously, but that instantly makes you want to add it to your future must-visit list. One such delightful destination is the beautiful beach location that Claire and Kevin chose for their engagement shoot – Biscarrosse, situated on the Atlantic Coast in southwest France.
Apparently a renowned surfing spot that attracts surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers from across the whole of Europe, Biscarrosse is also surrounded by three inland lakes that come complete with water activities and is settled beside the largest forest in Europe (the Forest of Gascony), therefore developing itself into a family-friendly beach and outdoor activity vacation resort.
Biscarosse beach sports a busy beach life vibe with a central plaza and pedestrian streets that are packed with restaurants and bars with buzzing outdoor-terraces and as the sun sets the atmosphere comes alive with street performances and live music. Sounds like a truly idyllic summer vacay spot doesn’t it and could there be a more picturesque setting for a sundowner engagement shoot?!
This cute couple and their photography team (Ossama and his wife – film wedding photographers from OssaPhoto) wanted to capture the action, love and beautiful light of this stunning beach haven and draw us in to the feeling of an endless summer in France….I think that they did just that!
When you’re planning a trip away, whether it’s for a mini-break, a long vacation, your destination wedding or even your honeymoon, the best information and ideas for choosing where to go or what to do when you’re there, always come from recommendations.
Hearing about the magic atmosphere of a place first hand is priceless, being given personal advice on where to visit and when is so invaluable and taking a glimpse at the undiscovered beauty of a locality can really help you to decide if this is the perfect holiday hotspot for you.
So that’s where Travel Diaries comes in! Your favourite wedding photographers are stepping away from their day job in the wedding world and instead they are sharing stunning personal snapshots of their global adventures, revealing their most beloved corners of the globe, whilst recommending fun and fascinating things to do when you get there.
This month the super-talented Caroline from BlueCicada Photography shares her personal passion of Provence; having grown up in this picture-postcard part of France she certainly knows the places to go and how to experience Provence like a local.
Fallon & Fleetwood ♥ Paris, France
Photographer: Annabelle Denmark Photography
Fallon and Fleetwood met at a friend’s barbecue in May 2007. A brief conversation about Fallon’s tattoos led to the pair discovering that they shared a love of motorcycles. By the end of the first week this darling duo were inseparable and planning a motorcycle ride to the Rocky Mountains together…
Fast-forward six years and Fleetwood performs the perfect surprise proposal for Fallon, seriously sweeping her off her feet. She of course said ‘Yes!’ and they both knew in this very instant that Paris was always a good idea for a destination wedding!
Paris held a special place in their hearts and they had previously talked about the City of Love as a destination wedding location. They didn’t even need to discuss the idea any further, the moment that they were engaged they just knew it was for them and who could blame them? Paris really is always a good idea.
The oh-so-talented photographer Annabelle Denmark tells us more about this cute couple’s proposal and their Parisian love story…
Rachael & Edgar ♥ Paris, France
Photographer: L’Amour de Paris
Where could be more romantic for an intimate elopement than Paris? These two lovebirds flew all the way from Los Angeles to the City of Love to tie-the-knot in a relaxed outdoor ceremony.
They then strolled through the city with Stacy from L’Amour de Paris as she perfectly captured the emotion of the day with the elegant, beautiful architecture of this stunning city as the backdrop. Rachael and Edgar opted for delicate details and a hint of vintage Parisian chic to complete their big day style.
What’s red, white and blue and French all over? Today’s destination wedding inspiration of course! If you do like to be beside the seaside, you’ll love this whimsical, nautical styled shoot.
The lovely Sara from onelove photography spent some sunshiny spring days visiting France last year. Whilst there, Sara and a tremendously talented team created this magical Marseille inspiration shoot.
The famous red, white and blue colour scheme creates a striking yet simple theme that is a colour feast for your eyes; romantic red and bold navy blue work perfectly against crisp white and the bright light of a destination day.
Like all things French, this styled shoot is chic and elegant, yet with an added hint of fun and a unique twist. This theme is a real way to stamp some personality, and of course some pretty, onto your wedding day.
Lisa & Alex ♥ Provence, France
Videographer: Pierre Abramovici
Lisa and Alex are wedding their way around the world, having a ceremony in every country they visit and blogging about it as 2People1Life.
Nuptials number 49 saw the cute couple say ‘I Do’ with a romantic rendezvous in picturesque Provence in France. Pierre Abramovici was on hand to film the day and capture all the of the highlights, giving you a little sneak peek into this wonderful wedding day.