Rik Pennington is an award winning documentary London wedding photographer capturing moments naturally and creatively.
Helaina and Dan’s Chateau La Durantie wedding
As soon as Helaina and Dan booked me for their Chateau la Durantie wedding in the Dordogne I knew it was going to be the sort of wedding that lives long in the memory. Helaina had seen the photos that I’d taken of Clara and Jason’s wedding on Love my Dress and got in touch to see if I was available for her wedding. Not only did she book me, but she also asked Clara to design her hair piece as she a talented London jewellery designer. This was just the beginning of planning a wedding in France which was second to none in the care and creativity that went into making it a remarkable day.
As well as the styling and stunning surroundings of Chateau la Durantie, Helaina, Dan their family and friends celebrated with the laughter and tears that befitted the emotion of the day. The surprise fireworks at the end of the night were the perfect way for the day to finish.
Thanks so much to Helaina and Dan for having me along to document their big day. I’m always humbled by the feedback I get from couples and have shared a few lines from their email to me:
“WOW!!!!! We have been looking for hours! I need to start again at the beginning to take it all in properly. But just a quick note to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The are amazing!!!! We have opened our last bottle of wedding champagne which we had saved and chilled ready, especially for this moment and have been in tears of joy and fits of laughter all evening. Words can’t describe how incredible it is to be taken back to that beautiful, wonderful day. Every image is a work of art – thank you thank you thank you!”