M and J’s wedding planning started months ago far away on the other side of the world – and their dream wedding ? … to be surrounded by their closest friends and family at the Chateau de Bagnols hidden away in the vineyards of the beaujolais, on a perfect blue skied day in late April and oodles of happiness – and they had the lot !    because they live so far away we only met face to face the day before their wedding – they are a wonderful couple, so friendly, welcoming and fun that i knew instantly that their wedding was going to be amazing – and it was !


M and her sisters were starting to get ready when i arrived – not a sign of nerves just huge grins and calmness, and that was the mood for the whole day!   the bride looked stunningly beautiful in a dress to die for, the bridegroom looked like he was the luckiest / proudest / happiest man in the world . Once the ceremony was over and the rose petals had been thrown to congratulate the happy couple we headed off into the beautiful gardens of the Chateau de Bagnols to take the couple shots of the two happiest people on the planet .  Then it was back to their guests so that M could throw her bouquet … duly caught by the youngest young lady there, her adorable niece.  Champagne, laughter and a string quartet accompanied them throughout the afternoon and afterwards everyone made their way into dinner in the amazing hall  – speeches from those nearest and dearest to them brought the official part of the day to a close.  The dancing started with a beautiful first dance and i left them partying into the night …

chateau de bagnols

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venue : Chateau de Bagnols,


  • Jenny Wharf
    May 13, 2011 5:41 pm

    Stunning photos, as always!

  • so so sooooo splendid! and oh well, how can i not notice this shoes?=)

  • Gorgeous images, such a wonderful record of the day and such a fabulous location and style. Love them!

  • Marieleng Jaeger Skorge
    May 12, 2011 4:42 am

    Dear Gill,

    We have been waiting with anticipation all week on the first few pictures. What a gorgeous shots you have captured. Looking at the pictures just makes me relive the whole experience. They are truly a memory for a lifetime.

    From the entire day your presence was very important for us and you were so organised and pleasant to work with. Both me and Joachim agree that you are truly a talented and skilled professional. Thank you for being part of our wedding day and making it an unforgettable and memorable experience.

    The blessed Bride & Groom!
    Marieleng & Joachim

  • Hello Gill,

    Super pictures you made:)) Pity we could not talk more that day, we were both so busy:) But it was a great day and a beautiful wedding:))with a very photogenic couple!
    greetings from amsterdam,

    Josina den Burger
    wedding registrar

  • Total gorgeousness 🙂

  • Andrew Collier
    May 10, 2011 11:39 pm

    Hi Gill,

    How’s things going. I saw the link on Facebook and had a quick look. Absolutely beautiful work here Gill. I cant think of another way to describe it.

    Best wishes,

    Andrew Collier

  • Simply put – BREATH TAKING WORK Gill, I am blown away with the peace and tranquility of the images, every single one is beautiful xxx