This was the first Russian wedding that I ever photographed and was delightedly surprised by the amount of enthusiasm exhibited by all of the guests. The couple chose to celebrate their special day at the Chateau de Vallery in Burgundy, located about an hour and a half away from Paris by car. The location was absolutely splendid and enabled them to organize various events at different locations in the chateau’s garden. The wedding began with funny games outside which set the lighthearted tone of the day. Guests then enjoyed a Moroccan buffet style lunch and cooled off in the swimming pool. Around 2 p.m. I began photographing the bride getting ready, prior to the outdoor ceremony that took place in the rose garden. Following the ceremony I photographed both the couple and guests during the cocktail and finished the day with a beautiful dinner and firework display.
David Bacher wedding photographer at chateau de Vallery