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Autumn wedding in the Dordogne Valley,France:inspiration photo shoot - Part 1

Hi everyone!

Today I’ve got the first part in my autumn photo shoot to share with you. You have probably already guessed that I’m a bit of an autumn-addict, so perhaps I needn’t tell you how desperate I was to capture the seasonal colours whilst at their best and blend them with a bit of vintage styling. I enlisted the help of Dan Courtice, a talented local photographer. A friend of mine knew of the perfect location: an intimate, hidden lake in the middle of nowhere. What followed next was a bumpy off-road drive through the forest, I didn’t think the tyres on my car would make it! But when I got there it was SO worth it and the weather that day in mid-October was perfect.

I wanted this shoot to be simple, rustic and showing woodland-inspired wedding style...Pine cones, ferns, wild mushrooms, moss-covered rocks and plenty of autumn leaves- it was all there waiting for us! It just goes to show that nature can provide a stunning wedding look, with little effort and cost.

I added a few DIY decoration details, such as the hessian and lace bunting and wine-bottle cover, home-made buttonhole, some cute crockery, fresh flowers and just a touch of français. The lace dress and fur-stole added a bit of vintage style. So here’s what we got….

autumn weddings:reflections in the lake.
bride's pearls and white rose.vintage lace wedding dress with fur stole.
wedding table decorations, autumn inspiration.
 chair backs for bride and groom.
violin.wedding pearls and pumpkin.
hessian buttonhole.
 wedding tbale decorations with bride and groom chairs.
wedding table with lake panorama.
 flower chandelier.
wedding shoes on mossy rocks.
 hessian french wedding bunting.
 wedding table decorations:lovebirds, flowers, pine-cones. hessian wine-bottle cover.
 wedding rings on autumn mushrooms.
romantic little cabin at the lake.

I made the DIY decorations myself and must give a huge THANK YOU to Sam for helping with the flowers and to Jo and Fi for their help with the props. For the photographer’s website go to http://www.penngraphics.info

Next week, I’ll be sharing Part 2 of this shoot, which took place just down the road from this lake at a beautiful chambre d’hôte (guesthouse) which caters for weddings.

In the meantime, I'd love to get your feedback about my photo shoot, please leave me a comment!

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