We have never been to a three day wedding before, in fact we’ve never been to a wedding in France and I have to say it was amazingly beautiful! It was alot more than a wedding, it was the first time in six years that André and his family were all together. André who is South African left SA six years ago to fulfill his rugby dreams. He now plays for SCA-Albi, prior to this he played for Section-Paloise. Rugby is a big deal for this family and so is “the braai” you’ll get a taste for this in the picture story below. As well as André’s family traveling from SA, it was the first time both the families would meet. Tears, laughter and emotions were everywhere and it adds to been the perfect story to document.
This was our first destination wedding and it went off plutôt bien. This was a three day wedding, but we were here for nine days and from the very start, we were made apart of the family 😉 Cheese, wine and endless broken conversations, all met with goodness and kindness. Deux families, deux countries and deux different languages now joined together as one x
How it all went down!
Every wedding in France starts in the Town Hall, this is the official marriage of the couple. The Town Mayor, François Bayrou officially married André and Laura on the Friday in the presence of both families. Only once you’ve had this ceremony can you then go to the Church for the Religious ceremony. The following day was the Church ceremony, the day of the dress and the big party! And then the after party, THE BRAAI!!!
I’ll let the pictures below speak for themselves….. A massive congratulations to you both, Laura and André. And thank you so much for having us document your wedding weekend.
Day One – La Mairie (The Town Hall)
Day Two – l’église ( The Church )
The Photoshoot – Part Deux
Nothing like a good ‘Braai’ to keep a party going
Day Three – La Braai