Wedding at Domaine des Grillons
Camille and Martin's wedding
Wedding at Domaine des Grillons
Today I take you to Domaine des Grillons, a great location in the Drôme Provençale.
For their wedding, Camille and Martin wanted a sensitive and fun wedding photographer. They found me through a recommendation from a previous wedding I’d done in Toulouse. Both come from Singapore and are originally from Denmark and France. They had been putting off their wedding for 2 years because of Covid. At the last minute, they finally found an available date. They fell in love with Domaine des Grillons, a beautiful place surrounded by nature. Their original date was in June, but it was still impossible in June 2021 to have a big wedding because of the health crisis. Ideally, they dreamed of lavender, but there was none in the fields at the end of July. The main thing for them, after many ups and downs, was to be happy to be getting married there, surrounded at last by their loved ones from all over the world! They were treated to crickets, lots of love, wind, dreams, rain, emotions and festivities – everything they needed to celebrate their love, surrounded by their loved ones, on July 30, 2021.
I arrived on Friday and it was the first time we’d met in person after several visios. Camille & Martin are just fabulous and we got on really well within the first few minutes! I took the opportunity to do a mini “engagement” session of them for about 15 minutes, as there was still so much to do before their wedding. I’ll show you a bit of it here, but I’ll probably do another article to show you more, as I want to show you their wedding first and foremost. The weather was turning stormy and the meal planned around the pool had to be moved to the barn at the bottom of the property. It had been very windy since Friday, and we were all keeping our fingers crossed that it wouldn’t rain during the ceremony. It started raining at the beginning of the cocktail party, and we didn’t have enough time for couple or group photos. They preferred to be with their guests, and too bad for the official photos, so I just did the reportage.
They had chosen this spot because it rarely rains in summer in the Drôme Provençale. Even in the rain, they partied hard, but it didn’t detract from the charm of this place surrounded by mountains and nature. At the end of the cocktail party, you’ll see the state of her dress! Luckily, she’d thought of everything!
The saxophonist, Rayansax and musicians, Sofia, Clemence and her band really set the place alight. It was a fabulous wedding, the Danes really know how to party! I stayed until 2 a.m., starting around 1 in the afternoon.
I’ll give you more details throughout the report. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the pictures. As we speak, they’re expecting a happy event, and we wish them all the best superb location in the Drôme Provencal.
A Danish custom
During the evening, the witnesses cut off Martin’s socks, a Danish custom. The tradition is to cut a hole in the groom’s sock as a token of fidelity. The groom with a hole in his sock is considered to be unable to seduce other women, and no longer attractive enough for them to be interested. I found it adorable, but they didn’t warn me when they were doing it, so all I got was the result of his toes sticking out of his holey socks. Don’t hesitate to come and see me when there are events like this because it’s part of the magic of a wedding, and it’s good to laugh and learn about other cultures.
Flowers and beauty
Planning their wedding was no easy task. The dates kept changing. Camille’s dress was made by a designer who burned out during the health crisis.
Unfortunately, this covid cost many suppliers and couples dearly, both mentally and financially. For the record, Camille had to find another designer to finish her wedding dress, and you’ll see towards the end of the report that the dress was quite fragile… But that didn’t stop her from celebrating and keeping her smile and joie de vivre until the end of the night with a simple new dress!
The florist, Nathalie de Murmur & Natipi came all the way from Annecy to bring her bouquet and beautiful floral decorations.