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Autumn Wedding in the Dordogne Valley, France: inspiration photo shoot-Part 2

Hello folks et Bonjour!

I am excited to finally be sharing Part 2 from my French autumn weddings photo shoot. After the magical time I had at the lake (see Part 1 here if you missed it), the photographer and I moved just down the road to La Clauzure. Literally meaning ‘ the walled garden’, La Clauzure is a family-run estate set within 2 acres of walled garden in the beautiful Corrèze department.

La Clauzure Weddings in France.

Steve & Jo Michael are the charming English owners who have lovingly restored this 19th century manor house to it’s former glory. It now provides a range of accommodation for up to 25 people, as well as two function rooms (seating 30 and 70 respectively) plus the option of adding a marquee, or using the terrace and pergola.

La Clauzure, a bedroom, Weddings in France.
la Clauzure Pergola for Weddings in France.

I wanted the styling of Part 2 to be slightly softer, more feminine than in Part 1. I had in mind the bride’s pre-wedding preparations. Hence the dressing table was set with classic Chanel no 5 perfume, antique wooden print-press blocks and a pearl tiara.
The florals, including lavender and hydrangeas were in pastel shades of pink and mauve, tying-in with the alcohol favours and the beautiful door-panel that Jo has cleverly transformed into a feature for the La Clauzure pergola.
For the sweetie-table, I added some lace with cake-stands and bonbonniere jars of mouth-watering petites meringues, madeleines and a gâteau aux noix. And what bride wouldn’t want a sip or two of Moët & Chandon pink champagne?

I mustn’t forget to mention the fabulous bride and groom for this shoot, working up to the camera with natural grace and poise. Marley, the golden retriever and the demure Sophie, his clucky bride…available for wedding editorials across France!

La Clauzure dining room for French weddings.
Chanel no 5 for French weddings.
French wedding dressing table.
Marley.
La Clauzure interior.
lace wedding dress for French wedding.
French wedding cake table.
French wedding cake table with meringues and madeleines.
Sophie on the swing.
French dressing table with pearl tiara.
pastel wedding flowers.
walnut cake.
French pink champagne.
pergola and champagne for weddings in France.
 alcohol favours for a french wedding.
 cake table with French bonbonnieres.
 wedding pergola with French chandelier.

Many thanks to Jo & Steve at www.laclauzure.com and to Dan Courtice, the photographer at www.penngraphics.info/photography.php.
Thanks also to Sam and Fi for their help with flowers and props.

Please leave me a comment below and give me some feedback.
À bientôt!





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