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.
Enjoy the Film! Reece