Chateau La Guaterie wedding photos

“We wanted the whole day to be relaxed and certainly didn’t want our day taken up with posed wedding photos- we just wanted real moments captured! Jonny was such good fun! He was just a part of the wedding day and we didn’t even realise he was taking so many photos!”

Sara & Michael actually met through Instagram! They had a couple of mutual friends and decided to meet up for a drink. Michael proposed 18 months later on a surprise trip to Northern Ireland. Here’s their wedding day story told by the beautiful Sara.

Chateau la Gauterie Wedding Photography

We organised most of the wedding ourselves however we did get a lot of support from the chateau owner Sarah https://www.chateaulagauterie.com

We wanted to keep it classy and let the venue and the surroundings do the talking. The theme was all white flowers and added a touch of pastels here and there. Chateau la Gauterie is such a beautiful venue we didn’t need to do much to make an impact. My favourite part of the wedding was our beautiful wedding marquee which happened by default! In hindsight, we were a bit naive thinking the weather in France would be sunny throughout the whole of June. As we lead up to the wedding the occasional thunderstorm got us thinking we need to provide some shelter! Luckily the chateau owners put us in contact with a marquee hire (who were available last minute) and they came and built up the beautiful marquee on the grounds.

Saint-Paul-Lizonne | Dordogne | France

There is so much choice in France for wedding chateaus. When I came across Chateau la Gauterie I knew it was the one. The interiors and exteriors just blew me away! It took me over a year to find my perfect dress. Finally I found the one at blue bow bridal in County Durham, the gown it’s self is an enziano design. I felt it was a perfect mixture of classy, modern with a traditional twist. The groom and groomsmen suites were all from Next. The bridesmaid’s dresses & shoes were all from ASOS apart from my bridesmaid Kaylee who is seven months pregnant. We had to have hers specially made to match the other girls!

Advice to future brides and grooms for their wedding day

It’s so hard to try and stay relaxed in the day but please try your best just relax and take it all in. Also just remember this day is for you and your fiancée so you don’t need to please all the people all of the time! Try and be as organised as possible! Keep a diary or tasks you want to concentrate on over a certain time scale and a folder with all confirmations/contracts to hand. Michael just wants to add- Happy wife happy life…

 

Chateau La Guaterie in France

Chateau La Guaterie outdoor swimming pool party

Pink flowers in the grounds of Chateau La Guaterie France

Interior wedding details at Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne

Bridal prep make up mask Chateau La Guaterie

Bride applying make up in mirror reflections Chateau La Guaterie

The bridal suite at Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne France

Bridal prep make up Chateau La Guaterie France Dordogne

Groom with best man getting dressed at Chateau La Guaterie

Interior grand spiral staircase at Chateau La Guaterie photos

Wedding celebrant holding a toy dinosaur Chateau La Guaterie

Flower girls looking down the well at Chateau La Guaterie France

Groom drinking a beer and wearing a boater hat

Groomsmen fixing buttonholes at Chateau La Guaterie wedding photos

Documentary wedding photos at Chateau La Guaterie France

bride smiling and fixing her earrings with mother at Chateau La Guaterie

Bridesmaids taking a selfie in reflection of a mirror

Father of the bride walks bride down Chateau La Guaterie staircase

Crying child at Chateau La Guaterie

Wedding ceremony photos Chateau La Guaterie France

Wedding ceremony father of the bride kissing daughter at Chateau La Guaterie France

Emotional groom during wedding ceremony at Chateau La Guaterie France

Documentary wedding photos Chateau La Guaterie

Documentary wedding photos Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne

Wedding ceremony signing register Chateau La Guaterie

Throwing confetti at bride and groom Chateau La Guaterie France

Reportage wedding photos Chateau La Guaterie

Bride and groom documentary wedding photos Chateau La Guaterie

Groomsmen wearing hats documentary wedding photos Chateau La Guaterie

Romantic portrait bride and groom documentary wedding photos Chateau La Guaterie

Emotive image of bride and groom on staircase at French Chateau

Chateau La Guaterie wedding photos

Bride wearing an enziano designed wedding dress and veil at Chateau La Guaterie

Wedding guests sat on sofa inside Chateau La Guaterie France

Wedding guests inside Chateau La Guaterie France Dordogne

Wedding couple walking in garden at Chateau La Guaterie Saint-Paul-Lizonne

Wedding guests laughing and wearing hats outside

Romantic bride and groom portrait photos Chateau La Guaterie France

bride wearing a long flowing veil holding groom at Chateau La Guaterie France

Chateau La Guaterie documentary wedding photos

Young boy grabbing a bottle of wine from ice bucket

Statue at Chateau La Guaterie with football in mid-air

Young girl drinking red wine at Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne

Bride and groom laughing at top table during wedding breakfast

father of the bride reading speech during wedding breakfast

Bride and groom kissing sat at top table Chateau La Guaterie destination wedding

Best man speech Chateau la Gauterie, Saint-Paul-Lizonne, Dordogne, France

destination wedding photos Chateau la Gauterie, Saint-Paul-Lizonne, Dordogne, France

Football game destination wedding Chateau La Guaterie photos

croquembouche french wedding cake at Chateau La Guaterie

Bride and groom eating croquembouche french wedding cake at Chateau La Guaterie

Documentary wedding photos Chateau La Guaterie France

First dance inside marquee Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne

Guests watch bride and groom first dance inside marquee Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne

Reportage wedding photos of first dance inside marquee Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne

Reportage wedding photos of first dance inside marquee Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne

Reportage wedding photos of first dance inside marquee Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne

Candid wedding photos of first dance inside marquee Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne

Sunset romantic wedding portraits at Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne France

Romantic black and white wedding portraits at Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne France

Black and white wedding portraits at Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne France

Natural unposed wedding portraits at Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne France

Chateau La Guaterie Dordogne wedding photos France

Chateau La Guaterie destination wedding photography France

Chateau La Guaterie destination wedding photography France

Party dancefloor Chateau La Guaterie destination wedding photography France

Party Chateau La Guaterie documentary wedding photography France

Guest vaping Chateau La Guaterie documentary wedding photography France

Party aftermath Chateau La Guaterie documentary wedding photography France

CHATEAU LA GAUTERIE WEDDING PHOTOS – THE SUPPLIERS

Celebrant: Gaynor McKernan at https://www.celebrantfrance.com/ | Florists: Mary Ellerymay La Fleuriste | Cake & Catering Company: Hannah Marcus at [email protected] | Entertainment: Mathew the DJ at https://sounds-crazy.fr/

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If you are considering Chateau la Gauterie, Saint-Paul-Lizonne, Dordogne, France for your destination wedding, or any French venue, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and start a conversation.