When you dream of a wedding in Provence…

Elegant styling, flawless taste, and flawless light. Olive trees, champagne cocktails, and a deep blue sky. *That* first dance. Elena and Tyler’s wedding in Bastide Du Roy was simply perfect. 

Planned and styled by Keri at Matthew Oliver Weddings, E&T’s day was a masterclass in elegant-chic romance. From the sundrenched ceremony in Le Jardin de Musique. To the spectacular florals, the black-tie styling, and Elena’s stunning dress from Lela Rose

And all of it backdropped by the endlessly beautiful gardens of Bastide Du Roy. 

If you’re dreaming of getting married in Provence, come take a look. E&T’s wedding in Bastide Du Roy will capture your heart, just as it has mine. 

Elegant bridal styling for a wedding in Bastide Du Roy

Our morning began- as all the best ones do– slowly. 

Elena and her girls getting ready in the oh-so-comfy rooms of the chateau. Sunshine pouring through the windows; champagne on ice. Love notes passed from room to room; Tyler and the boys, a few corridors away. 

Elena looked stunning in her classically beautiful dress from Lela Rose. She completed the look with a full-length veil, elegantly natural makeup, and a sleek bun. And a gorgeous bouquet of pure white peonies (my absolute favourite!)

A little while later, she stepped out into the warmth of the morning sun, to where her bridesmaids were waiting. 

There were screams, hugs, tears, and more hugs! And then with Elena leading the way, we headed off through the gardens to her wedding in Bastide Du Roy. 

A ceremony in The Garden of Music

At the back of The Garden of Music sits a fountain of Neptune. Carved in stone, and dappled in the shade of two centuries-old olive trees. 

In front of him- framing him- were four spectacular floral urns. Bright white stone, overflowing with white blooms, deep green foliage and small bursts of colour. 

Simple white chairs sat in the sun. And a basket of parasols waited for the guests. *Deep sigh* When you dream of getting married in Provence, it looks just like this. 

The ceremony itself was beautiful. E&T never stopped smiling, laughing, holding hands. Their personally-written vows had literally everyone crying! And as they were declared husband and wife, a huge cheer filled the garden, and confetti filled the air. 

A sweetheart table, and a drinks reception with a view

For a little while after their ceremony, Elena and Tyler found a table by themselves. They found a quiet space by the fountain, and shared their first drink as a married couple. 

No guests, no photographer, just them. 

And honestly, I can’t think of anything more romantic. In all the chaos, excitement and nerves of the day, they’d carved out a few precious minutes just for them. 

Meanwhile, the cocktails and grazing platters were in full flow! The sun was blazing, the food was delicious. The views to the distant alps were nothing short of breathtaking. And behind us, the iconic chateau climbed into the deep blue sky. 

If you’re having your wedding in Bastide Du Roy, I beg you, have your drinks reception on the terrace by the pool. It’s idyllic. 

Wedding photography in the gardens of Bastide Du Roy

As the cocktails flowed (and the tasty food began to dwindle!), we left the guests behind and went for a stroll. 

And as a wedding photographer, I must say…the gardens of Bastine Due Roy are wonderful. 

Secluded, and beautiful. Immaculate, but ancient. And endless. Filled with secret walkways, arches, steps and old stone walls. 

E&T kissed, they cuddled, they held hands. The late afternoon sun shone through the branches, and glowed gold through Elena’s dress. 

It was perfect. 

Quite possibly my favourite first dance photo…

A little while later, E&T came out onto the balcony, and were met with a huge cheer from the courtyard below. They shared a kiss (another cheer!) and came down to join their guests. 

And then came their first dance. THE first dance.

I climbed the steps to capture them dancing from above. And as Tyler dropped Elena into a dip, I let out a little squeal of wedding photographer bliss! 

A golden hour, a cake, and one hell of a party

The rest of the evening was a beautiful blur. 

There was champagne, speeches, and more champagne. There was a golden hour with the girls. And a few more portraits with E&T (after all, you don’t have your wedding in Bastide Du Roy and NOT take full advantage of golden hour, do you?!) 

The festoon lights glowed, the stars shone. There was a cake with sparklers, more drinks, and more dancing. And with an epic live band, a heaving dancefloor to finish the night. 

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Bastide Du Roy…

If you’re looking for someone to capture your wedding in Bastide to Roy, I’d be so excited to hear from you. 

Reach out today and let’s see if we’re a good fit.