FRANCE party PHOTOGRAPHY || MARIE-ISABEL + NICOLAS pt 1 at chenonceau castle

I was actually speechless when we arrived to do the site recce at Chenonceau Castle- it really is the most breathtaking venue, once a royal residence.  The castle was loved, administered and protected by extraordinary women who have marked history and ensure that throughout times of conflict it remained a place of peace.  The delight of the guests who entered via the long tree lined walkway was obvious and they spent the first few hours of the reception wandering around exploring it's collections of art, sculptures and tapestry before the party made it's way to the Orangerie for a sumptuous Russian themed feast and dancing.  Amazingly the bride didn't leave until 3am despite the 7am call time for hair and make-up for the wedding the next day!