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Toulouse City Hall / Chateau Labistoul, Cordes-sur-Ciel, France Elopement Photo Story Award

Chateau Labistoul, Cordes-sur-Ciel, France wedding day portrait after the civil ceremony at the castle

Chateau Labistoul, Cordes-sur-Ciel, France Elopement Photography | The civil ceremony took place in the magnificent city hall of Toulouse

This intimate marriage took place in South West France in Toulouse and Cordes-sur-Ciel. The bride wanted a unique and poetic marriage, completely representing her style and personality. She did not choose a white wedding dress in accordance with tradition, but wore a red dress instead, setting the tone and color of the wedding. 

This was not a large wedding, and the couple chose to celebrate with a few friends and close family members instead. The civil ceremony took place in the magnificent city hall of Toulouse. The son of the bride presented the wedding rings on a dream catcher, perfectly fitting the whimsical and romantic atmosphere of the day. 

After the ceremony, the guests moved to Cordes-sur-Ciel for cocktails and the evening wedding reception at Château Labistoul, a small 11th century castle specializing in small weddings. Before cocktails, the couple went for a stroll in Cordes-sur-Ciel, which is a medieval city, a mecca of Occitan culture linked to the history of the Cathars. Despite a few delays and obstacles, bride, groom and their guests never let anything interfere with their joy! Overall it was a beautiful wedding full of happiness.

In this image, the bride and groom share a loving hug next to the stone façade of the castle with the light casting their shadow onto the wall behind them.

Toulouse Occitanie, France wedding image of the groom preparing for the elopement ceremony

Toulouse Occitanie, France Elopement Image | The groom prepares for the wedding ceremony

The groom prepares for the wedding ceremony as his witness and cat evaluate his tie tying skills.

Occitanie, France wedding photography in Toulouse of a closeup of the bride’s elopement dress

Occitanie, France Elopement Picture from Toulouse | a closeup of the bride’s sparkling red wedding dress

Here we get to see a closeup of the bride’s sparkling red wedding dress as she puts it on.

France wedding photography from Toulouse City Hall of the bride and groom walking down a hallway

France Elopement Image from Toulouse City Hall | The bride and groom walk down a massive, ornate hallway with marble columns

The bride and groom walk down a massive, ornate hallway with marble columns, statues, and a frescoed ceiling on their way to the ceremony.

Toulouse City Hall, France wedding photo showing the bride and groom walking down the ceremony aisle

Toulouse City Hall, France Elopement Photo | The bride and groom walk down the aisle together

The bride and groom walk down the aisle together with their guests seated on either side. The ceremony takes place in the magnificent Salle des Mariage of the Toulouse City Hall, decorated with classical statues and a massive mural.

Toulouse City Hall wedding image showing the bride’s son presenting the rings during the civil ceremony

Toulouse City Hall Elopement Photography | The bride’s son presents the wedding rings to the couple

The bride’s son presents the wedding rings to the couple upon a white lace dream catcher as the couple holds hands.

Chateau Labistoul, Occitanie wedding image of the beauty of the cocktail hour

Château Labistoul, Occitanie Elopement Photographer | From above we can take in the beauty of the cocktail location

From above we can take in the beauty of the cocktail location, which took place outdoors in a courtyard surrounded by greenery and flowers with a fountain in the center.

Occitanie wedding photography from the Château Labistoul of the bride sharing an emotional moment with family

Occitanie Elopement Image from Château Labistoul | The bride shares an emotional moment with one of her family members

The bride shares an emotional moment with one of her family members as the two women hug one another.

Occitanie, France wedding couple photo from the Château Labistoul of the bride and groom dancing together

Occitanie, France Elopement Picture at the Château Labistoul | The bride and groom have a romantic minute together

The bride and groom have a romantic moment together as they dance to live guitar music during the cocktail party.