Intimate wedding in La Rochelle
Getting married during these challenging times is not a walk in the park, especially when your families live in different countries, like Rita & Sébasiten’s. Nevertheless, their will to getting married was stronger than ever and they decided to spread the event through 2020 & 2021 to make sure their families would be able to attend at least one date. I loved documenting this first celebration and I can’t wait for the next act.
Your favourite photo of the day, and why ?
It’s very hard to pick one ! One of our favorites is the one showing us hugging in front of the tree, where Sébastien is kissing my forehead. It really translates the way we felt at this time. It was an intimate moment, just the two of us, right after our ceremony at the city hall and group pictures. There was just some natural light coming through the small park and it felt just peaceful. Very close second is our picture at the city hall by night, just an incredible shot in a beautiful place. We felt like celebrities !
What is something you would like to tell currently engaged couples about wedding planning ?
Plan ahead but don’t give yourself so much pressure when it comes to uncertainties and trying to do too many things in one day. Take the time to slow down and enjoy the day as much as you can as it goes by very quickly !
Would you recommend us to another couple? Why or Why Not ?
Absolutely yes ! Charles and his assistant were very professional, friendly and accommodating. We also appreciated that they try their best to fulfill all of our requests, listen to our ideas and spent time to understand the style of photography we prefer. We had great feedbacks from guests about them as well. We did multiple sessions and they always made great suggestions while asking for our preferences. During our last session at the end of the day they were very caring about the way we felt and even offered us some warm beverages ! They genuinely wanted us to enjoy the experience and have fun !
What is one thing you particularly enjoyed about working with us ?
We like the fact that Charles’s approach was a “ natural ” one, to capture the moment rather than providing us “ posing instructions ”. A lot of respect for us and what we wanted to do.
What is one thing you think we could be better about ?
Cannot think of any, it was really great !
Anything else you would like us to know or other couples to know ?
It would be a good idea to prepare a folding chair or second pair of flats for the bride during the photoshoots as well as extra clothing. Perhaps map the spots you already have on mind beforehand to avoid too much walk.
Event planning Weday’s – Insta @wedays_weddingplanner
Rita’s dress David’s bridal – Insta @davidsbridal
Sébastien’s costume Indochino – insta @indochino
Rings Tiffany & Co – insta @tiffanyandco
Flowers Roseraie La Joliette – insta @lesrosesdejoliette
Caterer Maison Martius – insta @maisonmartius
Wine Plaisir du vin La Rochelle – insta @plaisirsduvin17