Bliss in Bordeaux…


CHATEAU RIGAUD WEDDING // EMILY AND PHILIP

If you venture an hour east of Bordeaux, you’ll find yourself deep in the vineyards. You’ll know you’ve arrived once you see signage pointing towards a plethora of wine-tasting excursions in-between each town and village. This was exactly where, at the beginning of summer, Emily and Philip celebrated their love story at the beautiful Chateau Rigaud in Bordeaux. This was also my first time as a wedding videographer in France and wow it was such a pleasure.

I arrived a couple of days before the wedding itself to explore the area and capture some footage of the vineyards in all their glory. The Rigaud team offer a few different excursions for wedding parties for the the days leading up-to the special day. Some are perfect way to relax, whereas some, like canoeing, are perfect for the more adventurous.  

The morning of the began when preparations began. Emily and her bridal party got ready in the tower of the chateau while Philip and his party enjoyed their morning on the other side of the chateau. 

A wedding ceremony delivered by a close friend is, in my opinion, pretty special. They know you better than any celebrant ever could, for this reason this ceremony was one of my favourites of the year. This freedom allowed them to enjoy their ceremony however they desired. A close friend delivered a beautiful ceremony, right In the gardens of the chateau. Pure bliss.

With the ceremony over, everyone headed back to the chateau veranda for mouth watering canapes and perhaps a few more glasses of champagne. In the meantime, the fabulous team at Rigaud were working hard to craft a  stunning dining room where heartfelt, funny speeches preceded a stunning feast. Party time to follow.

Following dinner guests began to wander and enjoy the shade of the trees in the courtyard, shielded from the sunshine but warmed by the breeze. A first dance accompanied by sparklers whilst the sun went down was exactly (maybe even better) than it sounds.

This outrageously stunning Chateau Rigaud wedding was one I won’t forget. I was lucky to be heading to Vallery, France to film another fabulous destination wedding just a few days after! Emily and Philip: I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. Congratulations on crafting your dream wedding in France. I consider myself truly lucky to have been your destination wedding videographer.

Au revoir!

Enjoy the Film! Reece 

If you are getting married abroad and are looking for a destination wedding videographer, feel free to find out more or contact me directly.

The Amphitheatre


Tanjila and Anup’s charming destination wedding, Tuscany, Italy. Last year I had the absolute honour of filming a stunning wedding at La Selva Giardino del Belvedere. 

I’ve known Tanjila and Anup since meeting them at the wedding of Simon & Taj in Spain, where I was the videographer for their wedding in Marbella. We all flew over a couple of days before the wedding day which was a brilliant opportunity for me to get to know the area and the different locations, and get to know their thoughts on the day.

I already knew that they wanted their wedding videography to be natural, relaxed, and cinematic so this matched my style perfectly!

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The wedding took place at La Selva Giardino del Belvedere, Cavriglia, Tuscany…..a beautiful Tuscan villa tucked away in the Chianti Hills, trapped  by olive groves and woods, with a rustic ampitheatre set back from the villa used for an intimate wedding ceremony.

Tanjila & Anup (with the help of Francesco, whose parents built the villa from all-ethical materials) designed all the decor which was a hit with everyone present. Arrival of the guests was dotted throughout the day, everyone was there by the evening, and tucking into a plethora of tasty food!

Makeup and hair dressing took place upstairs in the Villa whilst Anup and his entourage got ready at a separate villa just a stones throw away. Despite the years of planning and anxiety building up to the day, Tanjila & Anup both seemed fairly relaxed (on the outside!) and definitely took everything in their stride on the big day.The speeches were emotional and heartfelt, and dancing under stars at La Selva in the Chianti Hills countryside was just as good as it sounds. 

Vendor Credits

Photography: Eric-René Penoy

Venue: La Selva Giardino del Belvedere

Make up: Art of Liza

It was a perfect destination wedding, and I was grateful to be their wedding videographer in Italy. Reece Iveson Videography is a destination wedding videographer, based in Marbella, Spain. If you’re planning a destination wedding and looking for a Wedding Videographer in Italy, feel free to contact.

Wedding video La Selva Giardino del Belvedere

Château Love Story


Whisking away to France for a destination wedding is about as romantic as it gets. Pop the champagne and get lost in the perfectness of this gorgeous Château De Vallery wedding! Seun & Toye chose me as their destination wedding videographer and I was thrilled by their decision.

The love between Seun & Toye comes through in the film and I am thrilled to have captured so many intimate moments between them throughout this special day. Their 300 guests came from all over the world, but predominantly London & Nigeria. Guests included politicians, celebrities and of course the amazing families & friends of the lovely couple.

This chateau is stunning and an absolutely perfect location to host a wedding or event. Both the grounds and chateau are in immaculate condition. There are a variety of different spaces which can be used for different parts of the event and no real restrictions on how you use them – the chateau are very accommodating. 

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Each of the guest bedrooms are beautifully furnished and finished to a very high standard, excellently maintained and all have their own character, which is evident in the film (at the bottom of this page).

Vendor credits: 

Photography: Nora Mancini

Planned by: Dorothee Le Goater Events

Venue: Château de Vallery

Reece Iveson Videography is a destination wedding videographer, based in Marbella, Spain and available worldwide. If you’re planning a destination wedding and looking for a Wedding Videographer in France, feel free to contact me.

Cinematic Wedding Film Chateau De Vallery, France.

When You Smile …


It was a joy to witness Simon & Taj get married at their El cortijo de los caballos wedding in Spain under the trees and have an unforgettable experience on their special day. Being their wedding videographer in Spain was such a pleasure.

The secret ceremonial garden was tucked away at the far end of the venue and was the perfect setting for this wedding ceremony. After the ceremony guests headed to the lagoon style swimming pool area for drinks & canopies.

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The evening dance & party area was located in the main terrace with shelter, and a morrocan style chill out area outdoors to lay out after one too many drinks! Decorated with fairy lights, candles and Moroccan lanterns, this area provided a great backdrop for the evenings entertainment.

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el-cortijo-de-los-caballos

El Cortijo de los Caballos is a 14 bed private Villa near Marbella, available for weddings and other special occasions. The venue is managed by the brilliant Rachel Rose Weddings. This stunning villa is one of the last true Cortijos left in the surrounding area, it has easy access from a close by main road and is close to Estepona, Marbella, Benhavis and other quaint Spanish villages, and of course the beautiful beaches of the Costa Del Sol.


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The eclectic mix of Spanish and Moroccan décor sleeps 28 guests plus extra beds, but there are plenty of options in the surrounding areas for larger wedding parties.

It was a pleasure to work alongside Kino Ortega on the day, who is an amazing photographer based in Malaga. Kino also has a great blog about the day and the venue which you can read here.

If you’re getting married in Spain, considering an El cortijo de los caballos wedding and are looking for a videographer in Spain to capture your special day, you can contact me here.