Following on from their English Wedding in Part One, Katie and Andrew made the road trip down to through France for Wedding no.2 in Provence. We followed them by plane and landed just in time to join them for their welcome drinks and dinner. This was perfect timing as it gave us a chance to get familiar with the surroundings.
First off, we travelled to meet everyone at the tail end of their wine tasting at Domaine de Marotte, near where we were staying in Carpentras before making our way to their home for the weekend – Chateau Talaud.
Katie and Andrew had warned us about the Mistral – a strong, cold wind that blows from the South of France. But we didn’t think much of it – we’ve shot November weddings in gale force winds. How bad could it be? Answer – Very. It was so strong, it knocked around ten degrees off the temperature and caused havoc with the table settings.
So, as beautiful as the set-up was outside, an emergency team rescue was put in place to move everything indoors in record time. The result was a cosy welcome dinner ahead of the wedding the next day.
More about that in Day Three…