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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Chateau Brametourte Wedding Portrait of The bride and groom toasting one another and their new marriage

Chateau Brametourte Wedding Couple Portrait | The bride and groom toast one another and their new marriage

The bride and groom toast one another and their new marriage as they pose for golden hour portraits in the French countryside.

Carrie and Denis, an American couple, decided to get married in the south of France with their close friends and their families in attendance.  The wedding took place at a very romantic and beautiful venue called "Chateau de Brametourte" near a small village call Lautrec.

The couple readied themselves in the chateau accompanied by their families. Carrie and her sister chose beautiful dresses while Denis and his best friend put on great costumes. Everybody was very elegant. We had to wait in the castle because it was raining, but fortunately, the wind blew the clouds to give way to a magnificent sun at the end of the afternoon.

An emotional ceremony took place in the garden of the castle, and afterward, the newlyweds enjoyed a golden hour portrait session before the cocktail hour began.  

The reception took place in a tent that offered incredible views of the French countryside. A singer and guitar player added to the ambiance of the event, and before long, all of the guests were dancing to the live folk music. It was a wedding filled with emotions, smiles and laughter, and everyone left knowing they would cherish the memories of that day for a lifetime.

Bridal Wedding Picture from Chateau de Brametourte of sister helping her to get ready w gown

Bride Wedding Picture from Chateau de Brametourte | The brides sister helped her to get ready

Carrie's sister helped her to get ready and put her beautiful wedding dress on.

Chateau de Brametourte, Lautrec Wedding Photo of best friend helping groom get ready

Château de Brametourte, Lautrec Wedding Photographer | best friend helped him to get ready

Denis's best friend helped him to get ready in Chateau de Brametourte.

Chateau Brametourte, Lautrec, Tarn, Wedding Venue Image of The bride arriving for the ceremony w musician on the flute

Chateau Brametourte, Lautrec, Tarn, Wedding Venue Image | The bride arrived for the ceremony while a musician played the flute

The bride arrived for the ceremony while a musician played the flute. Her fairy tale arrival had an impact on her future husband, who was overcome with emotion.

BW Wedding Photograph from a Tarn Marriage Ceremony during words from the bride

BW Wedding Photography, Tarn Marriage Ceremony | A few words from the bride

A few words from Carrie during the ceremony made Denis laugh.

Near Village of Lautrec, a Wedding Image in BW of parents very moved by tender ceremony moments

Village of Lautrec Wedding Image in BW | parents were very moved by these tender moments

Carrie's parents were very moved by these tender moments during the wedding ceremony.

BW Wedding Photography in South of France showing The groom was touched after the exchange of alliances

Best Wedding Photography in South of France | The groom was touched after the exchange of alliances

The groom was so touched after the exchange of alliances that he shed a few tears.

South of France Wedding Photography of The bride enjoying her day with a dance with her father

South of France Wedding Photographer | The bride enjoyed her wedding day with a dance with her father.

Carrie enjoyed her wedding day with a dance with her father. The eye contact between them was very meaningful.

Lautrec Wedding Reception Image of the bride dancing under the tent to the delight of the wedding guests

Wedding Photographer Tarn - South of France | The bride and her sister enjoyed a carefree dance together

The bride and her sister enjoyed a carefree dance together during the reception, much to the delight of the wedding guests.