Posts in summer wedding
Our wedding in the South of France
 
 

So as you may know, especially if you follow me on Instagram, my boyfriend (now husband) and I got married in May!  We had a small destination wedding in the South of France with 12 of our closest friends and family.  Since we are both wedding photographers we knew we wanted to do something a bit different and not have to deal with the drama that comes along with having a 100+ guest list.  Don't worry though if you are having a big wedding!  We still had drama lol.  

We found our "venue" on Airbnb which also doubled as everyone's accommodations for the week.  It was a stunning 14th century chateau in the small town of Saint-Hippolyte-de-Caton located around nine hours south of Paris.  This place was wildly beautiful and I still can't believe we got married there!  Everyday started off with an adventure to the nearest bakery to get fresh croissants (HOLY CRAP WERE THEY EVER DELICIOUS!) and some other staples for the day.  We relaxed pool-side or would go on mini road trips to the near towns and be tourists for the day.  Half of our group had never been to Europe before and the other half had never been to France so we were excited to explore the stunning countryside.  I would definitely recommend it can't wait to go back one day with Joey!

Our wedding day was really low-key and relaxed.  We started out the day the same as the others, with croissants and coffee out on the patio.  We got ready in the afternoon, did our first look and then some photos and had a late ceremony with cocktails and dinner afterwards.  The night ended with a lot of Drake, ska music, some crazy dance moves, and jumping into the pool!

Some of these photos are from the sweet little town of Saint-Hippolyte-de-Caton, including our chateau, Arles, Nimes, and other little towns that we stopped in because of their beauty.  Enjoy :)

 
 
 
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Destination wedding photographer.
Wedding photographer in the South of France.
 
 
French countryside wedding venue.
 
 
Niagara wedding photographer.
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travel and tourism photography.
France countryside.
 
 
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Destination wedding in Paris, France.
 
 
Photo of a European vespa.
Paris street photography.
 
 
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Film photographer in Paris, France.
Street performers in Paris, France.
 
 
Poppy fields in France.
 
 
Portrait on film at golden hour.
Fine art wedding photographer in Europe.
 

I couldn't help myself, I had to take some photos on my own wedding day!

 
Blush pink, beaded wedding dress.
Needle and Thread wedding dress.
Vow books for the bride and groom.
Different wedding dresses.
 
 
Wedding in a private chateau.
Bridesmaids getting ready for wedding.
 

Now some actual photos of our wedding from our insanely talented wedding photographer Kristin Sweeting.  

 
backless wedding dress.
Wedding photos at golden hour.
 
 
Destination wedding in the South of France.
 

This one below is one of my absolute favourite wedding photos!  This was well after midnight and after a lot of drinks!

 
Crazy wedding photo ideas.
Fun wedding party photos.
Wedding party photo ideas.
Fun wedding photo ideas.
 

Now back to my photos!

 
French Alps photograph.
 
 
Photo of mountains.
European wedding photographer.
 
 
South of France.
 
 
Summertime in Cannes, France.
Canadian wedding photographers in France.
European cars.
French countryside photograph.
Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea
Lady in red dress.
 
 
Being a tourist in the South of France.
Horseback riding in France.
 
Countryside Estate Inspiration at Dundurn Castle
 
 

Canadian couples take note: you don't need to fly across the ocean to find the European setting of your dreams! Located in Hamilton, Ontario, Dundurn Castle is a little piece of the English countryside - tucked in a busy downtown core. It is the perfect spot for dreamy photos in the heart of the city and provided a beautiful backdrop for our English countryside editorial. Our talented team of local vendors was inspired by the colours, textures and scents of summer in the country. We were struck by the beauty of sweet cherries on the trees and the warm, caramel glow of sunsets in lush meadows. Imagining a beautiful bride running through a field in the English countryside set our hearts a flutter and we knew we had to capture that magic and share it with stylish brides and grooms-to-be. With this inspiration in mind, we chose a palette of peach, caramel and blush, which were a perfect warm contrast to the stone architecture of the castle. This mix of classic softness and modern, cool elements were carried throughout the editorial and gave it a beautiful depth. The sweetheart table, set in a tree-lined gravel lane, had a perfect view of the castle and the lush grounds beyond. We chose ivory linen with a soft blush runner and accented it with charcoal grey chargers, modern silver flatware and beautiful etched goblets. The stunning florals, golden miniature cakes and fresh local fruit added just the right warmth and texture to the tablescape. The paper goods coordinated perfectly in soft blush and metallic gold with sweet vintage stamps. Naturally, our blushing bride looked absolutely radiant in an off-the-shoulder gown and ethereal jewels as she explored the grounds. Our team loved being transported to summertime in the English countryside! We hope our editorial inspires stylish Dear Gray Magazine readers to share a bit of this feeling with their guests.

-Vivian Lyttle

I am sooo excited to say that you can find this shoot in the pages of the newest issue of Dear Gray Magazine!

 
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off the shoulder wedding dress
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pink and white wedding bouquet
pink and gold wedding invitations
pink and gold wedding invitations
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outdoor summer wedding
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pink wedding decor
White and gold wedding cakes
floral wedding centrepiece inspiration
outdoor wedding at castle
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summer wedding in hamilton ontario
bride wearing gold wedding ring
bride in hamilton ontario wearing gold headpiece
blush and gold wedding reception details
niagara wedding photographer
three stone engagement ring
ontario film wedding photographer
colourful wedding decor inspiration
bridal photos at dundurn castle
 
 

Thank you to the incredible team who helped me put this shoot together and for making it as stunning as I had hoped!  

Styling: Vivian Lyttle Events

Menus and place cards: Via Calligraphy

Florals: Fiorella Floral Design

Hair accessories: Frilly Bits

Hair: Sarah Baksh

Wedding dress: By Catalfo

Invitation Suite: Little North Company

Makeup: Love Me Makeup

Cake: Sweet Avenue Cakery

Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor

Jewellery: Kim Drosdick

Model: Zoe from Elite Models

Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab