Romance in the South of France by Stirling Photography

June 1, 2012. Written by

The bride wore white, the bridesmaids wore white, the groom wore… white, and so did the groomsmen… it was a beach-themed wedding after all! Soaked in splendid sunshine, and photographed in all its colourful South of France glory by Ben Stirling, with a crowd of smiling guests and surprise fireworks at the end organised by the bride’s father – it truly was a foreign affair to remember! 

The Couple: Jessica, a journalist originally from France, and Hap, who is in financial sales.
Wedding Date: 18th June 2011
Wedding Ceremony: Holy Trinity Anglican Church of Nice, France | Reception: Plage Keller Restaurant, Cap d’Antibes, France
Wedding Photographer: Ben Stirling, Stirling Photography

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We met… At the Lansdowne Pub in Primrose Hill, London.

My first impressions of Hap… I thought he was handsome, intelligent and funny.

My first impressions of Jessica… Beautiful, great smile and daring! She came up to me and gave me her number. I called her an hour later and she didn’t pick up!

Our proposal... Hap proposed in the rose gardens of Regent’s Park where we often walk through on weekends. We had spent the day riding our bikes and Hap suggested we make a stop in the park, which I didn’t think twice about because it was on the way home. Little did I know!

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My dress… My gown was light and elegant- a perfect beach wedding dress.

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Our wedding theme… We had a beach wedding theme and the colours were (mostly) white.

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Our ceremony… It was romantic and quick!

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Confetti.co.uk helped me for my wedding because… I used it to buy a lot of organizational things including the table name holders, and also for gifts for my bridesmaids.

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

We chose our venue because… I am originally from France and I grew up visiting there every summer.

Real Wedding by Stirling Photography

My favourite part of the wedding… Dancing with my husband, the caipirinha bar and the surprise fireworks organized by my father!

Our first dance song… Ray LaMontagne- You Are The Best Thing.

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My advice for other brides-to-be… Relax ‘cause things will go wrong regardless. Don’t yell at your mum too much ;) Enjoy your day and have fun! Don’t fret over the small stuff – get a good band or DJ because everyone loves to dance at weddings.

Ben Stirling is a professional wedding photographer who covers the UK and South of France, capturing the natural ambiance of your day with that extra ceativity either by himself or with his wife and partner Sarah. 

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