Now that we are about to start a new wedding season, I wanted to share a very special wedding from last summer, just to bring a little bit of a warm breeze to these cold days.
As a destination wedding photographer, it was a real privilege to join Hayley and Dave for their little wedding in France. They wanted a very chilled, relaxed and intimate wedding, so they chose being surrounded just by a bunch of very good friends and close family in this lovely hidden gem in the heart of Gascony’s countryside.
For more than eight centuries the history of Gascony and the founder of the Chateau de Malliac have been linked. It is situated in the south of beautiful Dordogne where the founder and his descendants, having settled in the southwest of France in the 12th century, left an indelible mark on the region throughout the four succeeding centuries. They were notably Crusaders or Consuls and actively participated in the construction of the villages’ fortified manor (the oldest in Gascony). They are among key figures locally to whom we have to thank for today’s legacy of fortified castles, cathedrals and colourful legends.
Later, in the 16th century, one of the descendants it is said, initiated his entourage into the rituals of Armagnac, one of the first eau-de-vie in France. At the beginning of the 20th century, the family of the present owner, bought this domain and developed its own brand of Armagnac, which became a landmark in French gastronomy.
The vineyard produces for the Chateau a white and a red Gascony wine which is reserved exclusively for the visitors (well, and the photographer 😉 ).
If you are planning your wedding at a destination abroad and looking for creative, documentary and alternative wedding photographer, please get in touch, I’d love to get involved in your adventure 🙂