destination wedding

Laila & Mark's Wedding at Château de Robernier, Var, France by This Modern Love

Château de Robernier Wedding - Laila & Mark

In her first message to us, Laila described her and Mark as 'slightly awkward humans', a little bit camera-shy.

Our kinda humans, we thought :) This is gonna work.

And of course we, and the camera, loved Laila and Mark. Because they are awesome people. And their wedding was ridiculously good fun. And because none of this is about posing for perfect fairytale pictures. Even if the wedding is in a French chateau...

Chris & Colleen's San Francisco Wedding by This Modern Love

Chris & Colleen's Wedding on Mount Tamalpais, San Francisco

So, let's talk about this crazy wonderful Californian road-trip. 

Let's start with Chris and Colleen. Two amazing people, our good friends. Chris is one of Ireland's rising wedding photography stars. Colleen is a ridiculously talented vegan baker. Together they are an unstoppable crack team of adventure junkies. The plan was to start in the San Francisco hills - get married, party, go take some photos the next day...

'Hang site 2' on Mount Tamalpais was our ceremony destination. Where exactly this was, we didn't quite know. A lost driver and some time on local hang-glider forums later, we got there. They were married by their friend Shawn in a beautiful mountain-top ceremony. 

Soon after, we were eating the best vegan food I've ever tasted. Then a dive bar, some jazz and an hilarious coach-trip, and slowly day 1 ebbed into day 2. This was a quieter day, we spent a few hours wandering around forests, finding a lighthouse, Chris & Colleen catching their breath. Some of the portraits were shot then.

It was an enormous honour and a privilege to be part of this spectacular day. I'll never forget it. All the love to these amazing humans, Chris and Colleen. Wishing you many more happy adventures to come x

Lucy & Sean's Wedding at Chateau de Lacoste, Dordogne, France by This Modern Love

Lucy & Sean - Chateau de Lacoste Wedding Photography, Dordogne.

We're not into the idea of perfect fairytale weddings. We prefer them messy and real. But I have to say, there was something quite magical about Lucy & Sean's wedding in the South of France. I think it was something to do with being in the warmest of company, in the most beautiful of settings, on what felt like the starriest night of the summer.

This was one of those weddings where it feels like you're with old friends. Sean & Lucy are pretty much the soundest people you could ever meet. You can see it in the photos. But I'm gushing now. Suffice to say - top wedding, top venue! It was in Chateau de Lacoste - you should check it out for all your French chateau needs!