We're excited to share some more of Joseph and Virginie's wedding with you! We have so many images from their wedding in France to share that we decided to break them up into separate posts so that we can share even more images! Be sure to check out the preparation photos if you missed those a few days ago. Joseph and Virginie were married in the gorgeous St. Pierre Cathedral which was built in the 15th century in the little town of Montfort l'Amaury. We're pretty sure you'll agree it was an amazing location for their wedding. There were several moments throughout the ceremony where I had to pinch myself to make sure I was really standing in a medieval cathedral photographing such a beautiful wedding. We begin with an image that might look slightly familiar. If you saw the previous photos, you saw another image from this series. I wanted to share this one to further point out how rowdy and enthusiastic the onlookers were! Check out the guy on the left with his hand in the air...and then look carefully to notice his gold and red wrestling mask! Then just in front of him, there is another man with long hair wearing tights and a skirt! I wish I would have had more time to photograph this crowd or at least figure out exactly what they were celebrating. Either way, I'm glad they were there to create an amazing juxtaposition for this series!
All of the guests were taken from the castle to the church in these large buses. Well, I guess when this town was built, they weren't expecting huge tour buses to make U-turns for some reason! Hats off to the drivers for getting in and out. Again, I love the juxtaposition!
Let me just tell you that the music in their wedding was gorgeous. I was seriously fighting back the tears at one point when the choir sang "Amazing Grace" to the accompaniment of this string quartet! Again, it was another pinch-me moment!
Did we mention how huge the cathedral is? You really get an idea from these next two images!
Another pinch-me moment came just after the ceremony when I was standing amongst the guests waiting for Joseph and Virginie to exit. Here we were on a gorgeous day standing on the steps of a cathedral in a little town in France while the church bells were ringing and everyone was celebrating! I'll never forget this moment.
While I was down in the crowd capturing the images above, Sarah was in the back capturing these!
And we leave you with another of our favorite from the day! Be sure to check back soon to see the portraits and the reception. Have a great weekend everyone.