Wedding Photographer Bordeaux – Personal Travel Journal

France is a truly special country. Being a wedding photographer Bordeaux is a great honour. Elegant cities, full of historical architecture dot this country. Buildings with a glorious history and stunning details. It’s amazing when we get to follow our dreams. This happened not long ago. One of our couples, Sarah and Joe recently married at the stunning Chateau Rigaud in Bordeaux. This gave us an excuse for a little break from the norm, a chance to explore and travel. Its a rare treat in the hectic and whirlwind lives of destination wedding photographers.

First of all, we visited the Bordeaux region of France. A truly stunning part of the world. Bordeaux was our first port of call where we drank white Bordeaux wine and watched the world go by. The huge plaza called The Water Mirror or Miroir d’Eau is less than 10 years old but located just across from a monument nearly three centuries old. It has become one of the city’s main attractions. We also bumped into a guy called Corentin Cherolle with a Google Earth camera strapped to his back. Hopefully, we will feature on Google Maps in the coming months.

In Saint Emilion, people basked in the warm winter sunshine and ate exquisite French delights. Old cobbled streets oozed with character and elegance. From quirky little wine shops to souvenirs and trinket stalls.  Its beauty spoke a thousand words.

Over the Bridge we go…

We crossed the Dordogne river where many famous actors have made movies. Our place to rest our heads at night was the tranquil Clos Vieux Rochers, Castillon. First of all, we were welcomed very warmly by Rob, Steve and also their handsome dog Branston, yes, just like the pickle. They actually had a cat called Pickle but he was always off exploring. Our gité was clean cut and modernized with a relaxed country vibe. The quietness was magical, the scenery was simply breathtaking. The sunset views were so magical it put you in a daze. This venue was featured on Channel 4 – A New Life in the Sun.

The boys took us on a full wine tour and at the end, we tried their own batch of Clos Viex Rochers red wine. Extremely palatable and very smooth to drink, so much so we finished the bottle that night. The hosts Rob and Steve were truly wonderful. Branston well he just stole the show, welcoming us in the morning and seeing us off when we went exploring. In conclusion, it’s a magical destination that we will soon revisit.

Enjoy our little slide show…