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Wedding at the Chateau de Carsix

Danielle + Milad

This Chateau took my breath away. I remember driving down from the sea, taking back roads through farm country and catching a glimpse of the regal facade through the gates as we pulled up.

The American bride, Danielle + her French groom, Milad, couldn’t have picked a more romantic location to celebrate their wedding day. The castle was completed during the reign of Louis XV by the du Fay where his family lived up until the end of the 19th century. The chateau has gone through renovations to return to it’s former 18th century glory and is considered one of the top three most beautiful chateaus in the region. It is now available for multi-day wedding events, the property can accommodate ninety guests.

The bride and I connected over email and met the day before just in time for their Rehearsal Dinner on the afternoon I arrived, it was like meeting an old friend.

Their wedding celebrated both Western and French traditions. The couple and all of their bridal parties got ready onsite at the venue I had fun running around to capture all the excitement. The ceremony itself took place along the path in front of the castle with the cocktail hour on the back porch and a traditional coursed dinner in the back tent. There were so many moments in between from goofing grooms getting ready to the ring bearer stealing the show in overalls and a cap, the bridesmaids popping bubbly, balcony toasts, quiet stairway moments and dancing into the night.

My favorite moment was sneaking the bride and groom away between courses out to the front of the property. They danced and twirled on the country road as the moon watched from above.

Destination weddings like this one are extra special to me. I love getting to spend extra time getting to know not only the couple but their wonderful family and friends. It gives the gallery deeper roots and allows me to tell richer stories in my artistry.

I should give proper credit to my mom for helping me second shoot for a brief moment and being the garmet steamer for the chateau 🙂

Enough chatter, here are some of my favorite moments:


Venue: Chateau de Carsix

Makeup: Onorina Jomir Beauty

Hair: Jessie Silverman

Dress: Ines di Santo

Floral: Floraison Paris

Band: Deyster