Raphaëlle & GregREAL LOVE - Rustic Wedding in Bourgogne

I left Marseille under 30 ° to arrive in a rural village in the heart of Burgundy under 40 ° …. Fortunately in the region the white wine and the Small breads to welcome the guests and the villagers! And another tradition of this house, it receives all the générations since 200 years to get married. The family and friends in small committee accompanied this tender couple to the YES of the town hall. The rest of the afternoon took place in the family garden, in the shade of the trees, feet in the grass, all in simplicity, a real moment of relaxation before ‘THE’ day. A rural spirit floated in the air …

Since the morning, everybody is engaged to fine-tune the last details, the bride composes small bouquets, the groom installs barrels of wine, a decoration in all simplicity, natural, wildflowers, wheat ears, cork stoppers … The emotions rise as much as the temperature on the ground. The bell tower of the village reminds us that the religious ceremony begins. Chants and promises fill the nave of this small church of the XIIth century. And that’s it! The bride and groom are married! We go under the cherry trees of the neighboring field to refresh and enjoy the spectacle of the sun. This softness of light is reflected in the portraits of lovers. On the steps of the house, I sneeze their day with an old photographic technique, collodion, wet plate. A peaceful dance opens the ball, followed by a funky-jazz explosion in live, the dancers leave the shoes. The party will be in full swing until late in the night on the notes of the musician Cléa Vincent.

The great festive weekend comes to an end … We lay in the deck chairs … We open a last bottel of magnum of Burgundy wine … The children, they still have the energy to run around, a hose in the hand . I take my last shots, a little bit sad to say goodbye soon …
Since the first contact I was only your photographer. Thank you for our meeting and all those beautiful moments spent with you.

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