Katie + James
I hadn’t been to France in 15 years and I wasn’t sure if this would be the same place I had fallen in love with so many years ago. It wasn’t just an ordinary trip, this trip was for a very special and romantic wedding. As a guest at the wedding I decided I’d better pack my camera as this wedding would be something out of the ordinary.
We met Katie and James almost 3 years ago when we moved in together in the beautiful Bronte, Sydney. They are an incredible couple, they dream up ideas, their dream grows more and more elaborate, then James reviews and revises the dream to meet reality, Katie continues to push all boundaries and somehow, together this dream becomes a reality. Their wedding was just this, a dream that they turned into the most spell-bounding day.
This was no ordinary Chateau; this was Chateau was built in 1460s complete with an old moat, rickety drawbridge, a petite chapel and a caretaker who’s family had been the caretakers for many generations. The current owners purchased the Chateau in an unloved state and are gradually restoring the Chateau to its former splendour. I can imagine it would be quite spooky at night with all the lights off but for this romantic night, the Chateau felt like it was alive again, and we were celebrating, as they would have many centuries ago.
Long tables were arranged out in the courtyard of the Chateau for the dinner, decorated with chandeliers, lace and olive trees. We drank rich red Bordeaux wines, ate till our stomachs could take no more and when we thought the dinner was over, a lavish croquembouche wedding cake was bought out. Later we wandered over to a dance floor in the Chateau barn, fully decorated with chandeliers and ivy for us to dance the night away. And, as we left the Chateau late that night, we wanted to do it all again.