Burgundy is a land of fine wines, historic manors and delicious cuisine. It is located in Northern-East France, a couple of hours’ drive from Paris and its main city is Dijon (yes, the city of the mustard!!).
In this beautiful land is Chateau de Varenne, the venue chosen by Katrina and Guillaume for their wedding.
Katrina and Guillaume is a French-Chinese couple who lives and works in Dubai and have decided to celebrate their “Western” wedding in the groom’s homeland.
It’s June, the temperature is pleasant and the lavender field behind the manor is flowered and colourful. Perfect for wedding couple portraits and also for setting up a romantic wedding table with crystal chandeliers.
The interiors of the manor are classic but with modern details. The large rooms are excellent for bride and groom getting ready. Guillaime toasted with her closest friends with a bottle of Cognac and Katrina, after writing her wedding vows, had a few moments of fun with her bridesmaids.
The wedding ceremony was held in the shade of a huge tree in the front garden of the villa and the bride’s walk towards the aisle was spectacular and breathtaking. I have filmed several weddings in France, especially in Paris, but this was the first time the wedding cake was a traditional French one, the legendary croquembouche!
I love France. Its food and wine but also the beautiful cities. For me it is always a great pleasure to be called as a wedding videographer to film a wedding in this country. I enjoy hanging around looking for interesting details and “postcard” images to include in the wedding film and also I always find very stimulating to deal with different cultures and with wedding vendors from other countries. It’s what I love the most when I go to a destination wedding.