Chateau Soulac is a venue that holds a place close to my heart. There’s something magical about watching the sunset on the Dordogne with a glass of wine and the last rays of sunshine casting down on the vineyards. I can see exactly why people choose this location to get married. I never asked Mark and Deborah, but I do wonder if that’s what made them fall in love with the venue.
I photograph a wide range of ceremonies back home in Lincolnshire, but the light in France has that special glow that seems to lift the photographs from the screen. It makes my job a thousand times easier. Allowing me more time to focus on you as a couple – capturing your wedding day in its full glory.
Mark and Deborah had utterly perfect weather for an outdoor ceremony, with dappled shade cast down over members of their wedding party. The grounds of Chateau Soulac offer lots of different combinations for your wedding ceremony under the trees. But, in the event it rains, the classic French barn offers incredible atmosphere.
Destination weddings at Chateau Soulac
Working alongside the Cine Collective, we ventured out on the epic journey to capture Deborah and Mark’s wedding. We hired a car at Bergerac airport, which gave us the opportunity to scout around the venue beforehand. In total we spent four days out there, with so many stories to share. That’s the joy about destination weddings, I don’t just offer one day coverage – I will cover as long as you request. Chateau Soulac had a small motel nearby, which offered cheap accommodation, making those extra days a sure investment.
Deborah and Mark kindly invited us to try wine tasting with them, so the day before the wedding we got to sample the great wines at Font Vidal. Some of which I brought home for special occasions, alongside those special visual reminders on film for the couple.
Have a look through their photographs and check out the video by Cine Collective at the end.